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Mooncakes

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I haven't read a comic in a while and I forgot how much I love them. This was an extremely adorable simple story that brought out only positive feelings in me. I loved modern diverse characters, fantasy world and the feminine illustration style. I read it in one sitting and it was just a simple joy. I'm genuinely in love with the characters and I'm hoping there will be the second volume coming out. The only negative thing I have to say is that I felt like the main story was rushed and the concept could be developed more.  

Thank you NetGalley for arc version of this book
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I had a coworker who went crazy for this book, but for some reason it took me forever to get around to it. I shouldn't have waited so long...because it's so, so good! The family dynamics are great, the relationship is awesome, the villain is believable (if not unsurprising), the art is lovely....it's just a well-done graphic novel. I look forward to more from the creators!
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this book is beautiful, the representation, the characters, the art style and just everything. 
the way that the older relatives in this book are not only accepting but lgbtq+ themselves. i also love the way that the representation is so natural and they dont make a big deal which is how life should be and it is so lovely to see it.
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Adorable

Absolutely freaking adorable.

Witches, werewolves, Lgbt+, disability rep & an evil cult. What more could you ask for?? And is all neatly wrapped up with cutest artwork ever.
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Adorable graphic novel about a witch and a nonbinary werewolf. Beautiful artwork. I just wish there was a little more character development, but still a cute story.
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An absolutely delightful graphic novel with queer and disabled rep that has the ability to enlighten anyone's day! Perfect to cuddle with  by a fireplace on a chilly night, Mooncakes is a stunning whimsical story that celebrates magic, family, and queer love!
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This was one of the cutest reads of 2019. This graphic novel has so many elements that could appeal to such a broad audience. Fantasy, amazing artwork, an entertaining story, and some of the most fun characters you will ever meet. A perfect read for when you need something easy and fun.
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This was so cute! I loved the art style so much, it was beautiful. I normally have some problems with liking a graphic novel because I never really love characters or the plot because they're so short. But with Mooncakes I didn't have any of those problems! I loved Tam, the non-binary rep was amazing. It wasn't a big deal in the story at all and that's amazing. I just love stories about witches, especially when they're queer. Just a big yes to this story.
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Such a cute graphic novel. It was my first comic/ book with a non-binary character and that was really interesting. The story was well structured and really creative. I LOVED the art style, it’s cute and colorful and very clean so you don’t get confused what’s happening or anything like that.
Would love to read something else from this author, especially if it’s another graphic novel
5/5 stars, recommend 100%
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Oh my god, this was just so adorable! I love the atmosphere of this graphic novel and I loved the two main characters. The artwork was really beautiful as well, I might go and check out more by Wendy Xu soon!
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Super cute and inclusive, with heartwarming characters and an engaging story. I wasn't sure where the story was going at first, but once it kicked off it was very good. The art compliments the storytelling beautifully and I would love to read more about Nova and the next chapter of her life!
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Loved this cute little story. I would definitely read more like it and look forward to more in the same style!
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I really enjoyed Mooncakes. The plot was addictive, the pacing was perfect, it has LGBTQ+ characters and representation and MAGIC.  What's not to enjoy? The illustrations are vibrant and beautiful. I really enjoyed this!
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This book was super cute and just what I needed. I loved the art and the aesthetic of this graphic novel. I enjoyed the magical world mixed with the muggle world it was set in. The setting made the story seem more relatable. The relationships are so pure and sweet. Overall an enjoyable read.
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ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Wow this was my first arc ever and I’m really grateful. Mooncakes is just a cute, light and sweet graphic novel and I loved it. I think since I read it on my kindle I miss a lot of the experience but I can’t wait to get the final copy on my hands.
This book has a lot of diversity and good representation which is always a plus.
We follow two teenagers , Nova and Tom when they got reunited years later in the same town where they grew up. Nova is a teenager witch who lives with her nanas and Tom is a werewolf who always dreamed to come back to town after leaving and it’s a non binary character. They dreamed to come back to town and run away from their mom and awful step dad and they are trying to stop this demon.
The story is quite simple but interesting and I love Tatyana , nova’s bff bc she is funny and relatable but also loyal to her. I also really like the relationship between nova and her nanas.
If you are looking for a cute, dearing and light graphic novel mooncakes is for you and it comes out on October.
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an arc of this book
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Stuck for something to read, I picked up this graphic novel and fell in love. A whimsical YA tale of a witch and a non-binary werewolf, up against a mysterious force in the woods. Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu is adorable, and the graphic novel equivalent of a cuddly blanket and a mug of tea. While it is not the deepest story, it is captivating, and embraces its format and audience. This is the perfect thing to read while stuck in quarantine!
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This was an beautiful tale of witches, werewolves, queer love and the magic of friendship. The art is gorgeous, the plot is exciting and the characters are relatable. I'd been looking forward to reading it for a long time and I wasn't disappointed!
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This is probably my favorite graphic novel of all time - there's a quiet, queer, magic here that is breathtaking, original, and absolutely spectacular.
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A big thank you to NetGalley and OniPress  for providing me an advanced reader’s copy of “Mooncakes“.

Firstly, I loved the diversity in these books! Nova is a queer, hard-of-hearing witch, while Tam is a non-binary werewolf. Also, both of Nova’s grandmothers are also in a relationship! I loved Nova’s interactions with her grandmothers, and her relationship with Tam as well.

The story is very endearing and makes you fuzzy and warm all over. The illustrations by Wendy Xu are wonderful and compliment the story so well. Moreover, I loved the cute mystical creatures from the woods and wanted to see more of them! Furthermore, there are some quirky characters like the cousin with the pigeon head, who was hilarious! As I received an advanced copy of the book, the pages towards the end were not colored. I am interested to pick up this book after all the final revisions and see how it turns out.

There are a few minor things which I felt could have been better. For example, I would have liked to the backstory between Tam and their parents. I was also a bit confused as to what the cult was trying to achieve by getting rid of Tam, and there is no motive mentioned. The plot also seems to change directions midway. For instance, the first half seems to focus mainly on the ghost horse in the woods, but in the second half, it completely shifts focus to the cult. While I am ok with this, I felt like the shift of focus between the two came out of nowhere and felt very rushed towards the end.

But overall, “Mooncakes” is a charming graphic novel if you are in the mood to read about diversity, love and magic!
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This was such a cute and heartwarming read! The artwork is beautiful, the worldbuilding is incredible and I think I fell in love with all of the characters. It was also full of queerness and seeing they/them pronouns used and respected made me feel so happy. I think it's the first time I've read a graphic novel with a non-binary character. Definitely going to keep an eye out for future works by this artist.
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