Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Mooncakes - Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu

'Mooncakes' is a light, witchy romance celebrating family and friendship. It's super cute, which may be why I couldn't get into it as much as I should have.


Nova Huang lives with her grandmothers and helps run their café/magic bookshop. In her spare time she investigates mysterious goings-on that have a magical vibe. A report of a large white wolf in the woods and a horse-demon lead to an unexpected reunion with an old friend.


The dynamic between Nova and Tam is sweet and genuine and the added details of their lives - family dynamics, supernatural identities, struggles with handicaps - were very welcome. I could have used more with the bird-headed cousin. Maybe a sequel?


It was just very, very, cute. Even when it got serious. Other people are going to love this, but it wasn't for me.