Mooncakes

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A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft.

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.

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In bookstores October 15

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Written by Suzanne Walker
Illustrated by Wendy Xu
256 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-5493-0304-3
USD: $14.99

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One of Barnes & Noble’s most anticipated LGBTQAP YA books of 2019

Reviews

“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

Additional reviews

School Library Journal Starred Review

“[…] 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

Charlie Jane Anders

“…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

Paste Magazine

“If you love sweet stories with a paranormal twist, Mooncakes is the book for you”

Paste Magazine, Most Anticipated Comics of 2019

Book Riot

“…too cute for words”

– Book Riot

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A letter from the creators

Mooncakes Author LetterDear Readers,
Mooncakes began on the eve of separation, in spring of 2015, as Suzanne was preparing to move back to Chicago and Wendy remained in New York. Our creative partnership became a way to keep our friendship alive and thriving, the space where we could connect across the country. It’s fitting, then, that Mooncakes is a story of a reunion… Read More…

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Mooncakes Logo
Mooncakes Cover

Written by Suzanne Walker
Illustrated by Wendy Xu
256 pages, paperback, 6 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-5493-0304-3
USD: $14.99

AUG192060

A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft

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.

In comic shops October 2
In bookstores October 15

Order now

Amazon button
Books a Million
Barnes and Noble
Edelweiss
Indie Bound logo
Buy Now Button Indigo
Comic Book Store Locator

One of Barnes & Noble’s most anticipated LGBTQAP YA books of 2019

Reviews

“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

Additional reviews

School Library Journal Starred Review

“[…] 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

Charlie Jane Anders

“…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

Paste Magazine

“If you love sweet stories with a paranormal twist, Mooncakes is the book for you”

Paste Magazine, Most Anticipated Comics of 2019

Book Riot

“…too cute for words”

– Book Riot

Watch the trailer

A letter from the creators

Mooncakes Author LetterDear Readers,
Mooncakes began on the eve of separation, in spring of 2015, as Suzanne was preparing to move back to Chicago and Wendy remained in New York. Our creative partnership became a way to keep our friendship alive and thriving, the space where we could connect across the country. It’s fitting, then, that Mooncakes is a story of a reunion. .. Read More…

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Mooncakes © 2019 Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker

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Mooncakes © 2019 Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker