Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

*I received an ebook copy of this graphic novel for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5.

This graphic novel follows Nova Huang a teenage witch who spends her days working at her grandmother’s bookshop, loaning out spell books and looking into supernatural phenomena going on within their New England Town. One night she stumbles across Tam Lang, who happens to be a werewolf and her childhood crush.  Battling a demon in the woods alone Tam asks Nova for help, together they explore witchcraft, occult rituals, untested magic, and rekindle a flame that never quite went out.

This was honestly the cutest graphic novel I have read this year, I loved, loved, loved it! It is due to be released on the 15th of October, making it perfect to curl up with on chilly Autumn evenings.

Nova and Tam made great main characters, the novel explored them and those around them in great depth accompanied by beautiful imagery. Tam was my favourite character their strength and determination was admirable. The representation in this book was important too, it is always nice to see inclusive writing, and characters we can all relate to. Moving forward I hope to see other authors creating such authentic characters that readers can resonate with. I enjoyed the strong family elements in this novel, the author conveys the important message of supporting those around you and helping them grow into the best people they can be.

The blurb gave me a pretty good idea of where the plot was going, but that just added to the novel for me and made me want to read it even more. The illustrations merged perfectly with the text, this graphic novel was a delight to the mind and to the eye.

Overall I loved this graphic novel, and I look forward to reading more by this author. I would recommend this graphic novel to anyone looking for a both adorable and engaging novel.

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