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Mooncakes Collector's Edition

Illustrated by Wendy Xu

"Charming, inclusive, and so much fun." — BOOK RIOT

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

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 genderqueer 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.

Suzanne Walker is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She is co-creator of the graphic novel Mooncakes (Lion Forge, October 2019) with artist Wendy Xu. Part of it can be read on Her short fiction has been published in Clarkesworld, and she has published nonfiction articles with Uncanny Magazine, Women Write About Comics and the anthology Barriers and Belonging: Personal Narratives of Disability. She has spoken at numerous conventions on a variety of topics ranging from disability representation in sci-fi/fantasy to the importance of fair compensation for marginalized SF/F creators. You can find her posting pictures of her cat and occasionally yelling about baseball on Twitter: @suzusaur.

  • Publisher: Oni Press (September 7, 2021)
  • Length: 264 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781620109731

"If you’re looking for a sweet, magical comic to fill a few hours, then Mooncakes is it."

– Rich In Color

“Mooncakes is heartwarming, playful and absolutely magical! A story about love and family, with a kind and powerful core that radiates through the vibrant cast of characters.”

– K. O'Neill, author of The Tea Dragon Society

"This sweet, spellbinding story will appeal to fans of magic and romance."

– School Library Journal (starred review)

"Mooncakes is spellbinding."

– Tillie Walden, creator of Spinning and On a Sunbeam

"This graphic novel is the joyful fantasy romance we all need right now, and it might just restore your faith in magic."

– Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

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