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Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew
Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew | Grace Ellis
Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it's up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it's too late. The first chapter of the brand new, all-ages magical coffee-laden adventure from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE. Collects issues 1 through 5
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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

Something with this graphic novel just didn't quite work for me. I adore Grace Ellis and typically love everything she does, but this was just okay for me.

The concept was great, the artwork beautiful, but the story, although I liked the characters, felt flat to me. I'll try the next volume at some point to see if perhaps I enjoy that one more.

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mariaku21
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Pickpick


I happened to fall into this coffee shop au by accident and it was the best kind of accident as I fell in love with it from page one - the MC is a lovely, awkward and a plus-sized latinx lesbian that is trying to juggle work and falling in love.. oh and being a werewolf!

There were some panels that seemed a bit confusing but I can only hope that as the story progresses, those can be remedied as I see a lot of potential in story and artwork.

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jpmcwisemorgan
Pickpick

I liked this, even though I think the plot could have been a bit better particularly in the last two issues that make up this volume. The art is awesome! It‘s queer, diverse, and probably ok for some middle graders. I couldn‘t find what ages it was recommend for but I also did look that hard. I think the comic is cancelled and it‘s moving more into a graphic novel format.

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Krisjericho
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Pickpick

Mild pick. There are so many good things here (diversity and adorableness and great art), but they can‘t overcome the messy plot that gets just kind of cobbled together at the end with no satisfaction to the conclusion. This has lots of potential, but it is not fulfilled in this first go-round.

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BlameJennyJane
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Pickpick

I just loved this super cute graphic novel. It is quirky and queer and so much fun. 💗💗💗💗💗

#blameitonlitsy #24B42019 #graphicnovel #lgbtq

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BlameJennyJane
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The illustrations in this graphic novel are delicious! 💗🧁💗

#24B42019

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collegecatlady
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Pickpick

This comic is sweet and fun! The cast of gay and non-binary characters is perfection and the relationships are real. The main female couple has problems just like everyone else. There is no idealization of gay relationships like a lot of other media. Gay relationships are the same as straight relationships. I loved this comic.

Bibliogeekery This sounds great! #queerbooks 13mo
rachelsbrittain I agree this one is so adorable! 13mo
ShidotheCat Aaaaaaahhh!!! I adored this comic! So happy you enjoyed it! 13mo
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alanacristin
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Pickpick

I loved absolutely everything about this! Characters, world building, language, the art and the color are so dreamy 😍 basically all i want out of life is to hang out in a cafe full of delightful fantastic beings and occasionally solve mysteries with them. Each character, including the villian, would be great featured in a one shot issue backstory. There seems like so much more story to tell. #mommyreads #queer #comics

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BlameJennyJane
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Sometimes you get lucky and find more than comic books at the comic store!

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LeanneAslin
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Loving this volume, so so cute!

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kathytrithardt
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Pretty cute comic to curl up with, especially if there's coffee nearby.

Mindelan Love the Night Vale mug! 1y
kathytrithardt @Mindelan - Thank you! I love it. 1y
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Blair_Reads
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This comic is adorable. I‘m just loving it!!

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HeathersReadingHideaway
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Pickpick

[#ComicBookReview] Moonstruck Volume One: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis! This is such a cute comic book that has magic, supernatural creatures, diverse characters, a really cute wlw romance, and such pretty art! 📚

http://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2018/09/comic-book-review-moonstruck...

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Bkwrm7
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Pickpick

While using up my #hoopla credits last month, picked this because of good buzz and it did not disappoint. The only problem is I immediately wanted more. Loved this fantastic take on the modern world - I was particularly amused by the accurate depiction of ubiquitous cell phone use juxtaposed against the fantastical elements. Also loved that gender and sexual orientation were both diversely portrayed without that being the issue at hand. #comics

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Lindy
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This character is Lindi. I happen to know that her name (also Linde and Lindy) comes from the Teutonic “lithe as a serpent.”

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Lindy
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Pickpick

Cute lesbian-werewolf-romance / slice-of-life-in-a-real-world-with-magical-elements #graphicnovel by Lumberjanes co-creator Grace Ellis. A heap of great characters (centaur, minotaur, witches, poltergeists, vampire bats, humans, etc.) plus cool, colourful art by Shae Beagle (main story) and Kate Leth (story-within-a-story) plus pop culture & literary references. It‘s all about friendship & self-image; a delight for all ages. #LGBTQ #comics

mcipher I just read this last week and felt the same way - so cute and the art and background detail is great! 2y
Lindy @mcipher 👍 2y
Broke_Girl_Reads Loved this one! 2y
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Lindy
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Chet the centaur uses they/them pronouns. He‘s irrepressible. ❤️
#lgbtq #comics

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Lindy
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Emoji-face! I love visual humour like this, and also Julie‘s snarky notes (in red) as she rereads a book* because it‘s her crush‘s favourite, even though Julie doesn‘t like it as much as others in the series. “But if Selena likes it, then maybe I missed something amazing the first times I read it.”

*Pleasant Mountain Sisters #29: Super-Solver Mystery: Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Betsy Buxton (tee hee). Pages from this are interleaved throughout.

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danimgill
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Pickpick

This was a super cute soft fantasy comic set in a world where magical creatures live and work casually amongst humans. The main character is a werewolf barista navigating her new relationship with her girlfriend while also investigating the nefarious magician who stole her nonbinary centaur coworker‘s centaurness. The plot wraps up a little abruptly but I love this world and these characters and will happily check out where they take this next!

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GondorGirl
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This is the absolute crappiest monthly review I've ever done, but here it is. And I think 11 books isn't too bad considering all the wedding stuff I've had to do. The tagged book is my favorite for the month based on the fact that our was adorable, inclusive, and full of great art.

#MonthlyReview #MayReads #MayReview

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eekabook
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Mehso-so

Honestly this is between a pan and a so-so for me. A lot of elements I like, a seemingly normal supernatural society and wlw, but I just couldn't get into it. I didn't care one bit for the characters and thought they were over the top and obnoxious almost the entire time. I really liked the art!

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BekahB
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Well, I caved into temptation and bought the new Stephen King today. I was going to wait a couple weeks until I finished ‘Salem‘s Lot, but I‘m jealous of the people already reading it. 😂

I also bought Moonstruck vol. 1. I‘ve never heard of it, but it seems right up my alley! I really love he artwork.

And earlier I swung by the library and picked up some graphic novels. I‘m all set for a long weekend of reading! 📚📚

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elizabethlk
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Also hit up some great sales at #freecomicbookday this year. Excited to get back to one of my all time favourite series, as well as try some great looking stuff that is entirely new to me.

#FCBD #bookhaul

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GondorGirl
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Pickpick

Lesbian werewolves, a gender nonspecific centaur, magical coffee shops... This might be the cutest comic collection I've ever read. I can't wait for volume two! 😍😍

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Fancypants
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Pickpick

Really cute paranormal graphic novel. Definitely worth a read!

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nsol
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Pickpick

I was having a terrible weekend...
then I found this!
I waited until I finished one chapter to say,
YESSSSS!!!!
(Of course I will give an updated review if it's horrible.)
This cover speaks to me so hard. And we need more of this! Not just in comic books but in all genres!!!
My heart is real full RN.

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2BR02B
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This comic is adorable so far and I'm so happy gay pride Babadook made a cameo.

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pocketmermaid
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My body is attacking itself, so I‘ve been in bed all weekend. But I‘ve got a kitty pillow and Hoopla, so I‘m doing all right. 👍

Alfoster Hope you are better soon!😫😫😫 2y
Kshakal I hope you have a speedy recovery!! 2y
batsy Feel better soon! That looks like the perfect sweet read. 2y
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AshleyKorinE
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Pickpick

This was such a fun magical, queer girl mystery with adorable artwork. The main characters a werewolf with anxiety named Julie going through life. There were some stressful moments in the relationship between Julie and Selena but I‘m overlooking it for the fun friendship with Chet the centaur. This is the first volume and I can‘t wait to pick up the next!

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chexala
Panpan

Picked this one up on impulse because the cover was cute. Sadly, this one wasn't for me.

It had an interesting premise, and was very specific about using inclusive language and representation, but the storytelling felt jumpy and a little underdeveloped. I liked that the main character had anxiety, but it meant that she never wanted to participate in the plot, which is a frustrating trait in a protagonist. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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BooksAtNight
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😍😍😍😍😍😍 If you like your graphic novels cute, sweet, and with a good dose of character diversity, check out Moonstruck. I just adored it. The storyline is fairly straightforward so young readers can enjoy it too. Definitely going to pick up the second volume when it comes out!

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silentrequiem
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Mehso-so

Really cute idea, loved the graphics and the worldbuilding, but the plot execution was off for me.
#arc from the publisher

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mdemanatee
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I love this so much already. Don‘t mind the pixels on my IPad.