Sunday, May 17, 2020
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker
The cover made me hope for some “cooking is magic” action, so I felt a bit betrayed by it when that didn’t happen. Mooncakes had no impact on the plot! But otherwise a cute story. Some coming of age stuff, some excellent representation, but most of the beats felt a bit trite. This didn’t feel like it tread any new ground, which is fine, but disappointing after all of the good stuff I had heard about this. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the art. Most of the characters looked so similar to each other that I had a hard time some times remembering who was whom, and I also found the omnipresent warm color palette monotonous.