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Mooncakes (original 2019; edition 2019)
by Suzanne Walker (Author)
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker (Author) (2019)
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Fun to re-read the webcomic ( )
This is such a cute story!!! I love the artwork, and especially loved Nova's outfits. I was surprised that mooncakes didn't have a whole lot to do with the overarching plot, given the name. I loved the magical realism of the world, and how the authors show how non-magical people react through Tat. And Nova and Tam are just too cute!
Hugo 2020 Nominations (Best Graphic);
I have been hearing rave review things about this book, so I was tickled pink to finally have a reason to stop what I was doing and give it a read when it hit the Hugo Nominations list. This is the love & growth story of two young people in a supernatural realm. It was a treat to see earlier on that this book was pro-LBTQ, pro-disability, pro-gender choices, pro-race, pro-religious empowerment, and incredibly feminist. This book is definitely "Diversity for Days and Days and Days."
But with that said? It's so candy codified in every direction, and when compared to the use of magic/magic world/supernatural/supernatural creatures in [b:Monstress, Vol. 4: The Chosen|45899240|Monstress, Vol. 4 The Chosen|Marjorie M. Liu|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1559570414l/45899240._SX50_.jpg|70742623] in this same nomination bracket, there are no real, long term, risk-challenges that one doesn't just wave a wand and solve. The eschewing of men into only abusive fathers and cult members felt super unbalancing, too.
It was soft, sweet (the art, the writing, the handling of everything) and I think it'd be a great middle grade or early young adult book, but it wasn't my cup of tea with it's less real-world take on all those things, too.
Sweet love story, beautifully drawn. A cute take on witches and werewolves and all magic creatures. Another kick ass protagonist, both bi and hearing impaired, with two grandma, and the love of her life a non binary werewolf, with the non believing scientist funny friend thrown in the mix. Definitely a girl power storyline too. Total acceptance by everyone in the story. I did enjoy it and would like to see what happens with Nova in the future.
Such a heartwarming story, it made me feel cozy and content (❁´▽`❁)*✲ﾟ*
The art is cute and the characters were so loveable!
I would definitely read more by this author and this illustrator o(*^▽^*)o
A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers' bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home. Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery.
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