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Mooncakes: 06/24/21

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu (Illustrator) is a young adult graphic novel paranormal romance. Nova Huang lives with her grandmothers and works in their bookshop. While it serves as a regular bookshop, it also serves the local witches and other magical people of the area.

Nova's long time friend, Tam, returns and asks to stay over. They've had to leave home because their stepfather is transphobic. As they catch up on things, they begin to fall for each other.

But there's also a supernatural mystery afoot. A demon has been spotted in the forest. Normally the grandmothers would be strong enough to handle the situation but this one is different. Tam has her werewolf powers which seem especially suited for defeating the demon.

The story is written with humor and heart. The art is delightful. There's good queer representation. Wholesome romance. Acceptance of pronouns and gender.

I would definitely read the further adventures of these characters.

Five stars

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