By Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker. Published by Oni Press.
Softcover, 256 pages, Color, 2019.
Nova Huang is still young, but she’s one of the most powerful witches in New England. She spends her days working in her grandmothers’ spell book shop and her nights hunting down the supernatural.
Tam Lang, a genderqueer werewolf, was Nova’s childhood crush. Tam has been wandering from place to place for years until the one fateful night they find themselves back in their hometown… battling a giant horse demon in the woods.
Tam turns to Nova for help, and 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.
“Mooncakes is spellbinding. It had everything I love in a story—magic that felt inventive, characters that became my friends, and a romance that felt truly authentic. It was one of those books that I was sad to see end. Luckily, I can always reread.”
— Tillie Walden, creator of Spinning and On a Sunbeam
“[…] Xu and Walker have created a charming, magical tale. Tam and Nova are multifaceted, with developed backstories and motivations. Their shared identities (they are both Chinese American and queer) are integral to their characters; Tam’s nonbinary identity and Nova’s hearing impairment are similarly authentic. […] This sweet, spellbinding story will appeal to fans of magic and romance.”
– School Library Journal Starred Review
“…it might just restore your faith in magic.”
– Charlie Jane Anders, author of the Nebula Award-winning, Locus Award-winning, and Crawford Award-winning, All the Birds in the Sky
“If you love sweet stories with a paranormal twist, Mooncakes is the book for you”
– Paste Magazine, Most Anticipated Comics of 2019
“…too cute for words”
– Book Riot