Book Review: “Mooncakes”

Mooncakes, written by Suzanne Walker and beautifully illustrated by Wendy Xu, is a young adult graphic novel about witch-in-training Nova Huang, who is apprenticing at home with her grandmothers. Together they run a magical bookstore with just about every magical book you could want to read, and more tea than you could probably drink in a lifetime. Nova is going about her business protecting the town with her witchy expertise when a childhood friend, Tam Lang,  suddenly comes back into her life. Tam happens to be a werewolf with a big secret, but I won’t spoil the rest for you! 

This graphic novel is a diverse halloween adventure perfect for any reader looking for great artwork and an inclusive cast of characters. This story explores magic, romance, friendship, family, and the supernatural in such an entertaining and inventive way. I personally recommend adding this to your reading list if you enjoyed graphic novels like Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell or The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill.

Review by Megan Hultman, Circulation Assistant.

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