Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker, Illustrated by Wendy Xu


2019 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
2019 Cybils Award Finalist
2020 Hugo Award Nominee
A 2020 ALA Rainbow Top Ten Book

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Our bookseller says:
“Reading Mooncakes feels like giggling with your best friend, eating cookie dough out of the bowl, driving down a country road at night with the windows down, and pretty much every other good feeling rolled up into one. I felt at home in the pages of this book, not the least because the main character Nova and her love interest Tam, actually look and feel like me and my partner. The authors seamlessly blends a wondrous, magical world with real-life struggles like grief and unsupportive family. Additionally, the illustrations are GORGEOUS! Finally, Mooncakes poses the ultimate question: what if, instead of one large cat, you had three smaller cats that were small clones of the initial big cat? Magical.”
-Julia H.
A story of love and demons, family and witchcraft. Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers’ bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home. Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. 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 by Suzanne Walker, Illustrated by Wendy Xu