Moonstruck, Volume One (Moonstruck #1) by Grace Ellis

Moonstruck, Volume One (Moonstruck #1)

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.Collects issues 1 through 5.

Details Moonstruck, Volume One (Moonstruck #1)

TitleMoonstruck, Volume One (Moonstruck #1)
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Lgbt

Reviews Moonstruck, Volume One (Moonstruck #1)

  • anna (readingpeaches)
  • rachel β€’ typed truths
    Trigger warnings for the use of slurs - against a fictional race, however - dysphoria and mild violence.If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times before but I simply adore pastel fantasy worlds. You know the ones that have witches drinking their potions from Starbucks thermos and vampires that cannot take selfies? The AUs that blend modern technology with traditional mythology. You can imagine how excited I was to get my hands on Mo...
  • Shadowdenizen
    4 stars for a charmingly witty and subversive title. The cartoony art sparkles and complements the story, and the cast is wonderfully diverse and inclusive.
  • Harker
    The broader setting of the story has a lot of potential. There's quite a pantheon going on in this town, everything from werewolves to centaurs to Medusa creatures and more. There were more that I didn't quite recognize, some I did but couldn't remember the name for, and none of it's weird. There's not much interaction with humans as far as I could tell, at least not worth mentioning except in the last few pages. It was fun seeing the different b...
  • Adiba Jaigirdar
    This was a totally adorable comic, and I definitely can't wait for the next volume!So this book is filled with fantasy creatures of all sorts. Our main characters are two werewolves (who have just started dating), a centaur, and a seer. When three of them go to a magic show, the centaur's (Chet) horse legs get stolen, and he gets turned into a human. And the merry band of magical creatures have to try and get these horse legs back.There is so muc...
  • Misty
    I'm on the fence with this one. Art and world are fantastic, the plot has potential, but there's something off about the whole thing. Full review to come.
  • Devann
    this was so adorable!! really the only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me was because i thought the main conflict wrapped up a little bit too easily there at the end but it more than makes up for it in sheer adorableness and hilarity. also the art and character designs are absolutely amazing. if you like lumberjanes you should DEFINITELY check this out.
  • Aleksandra
    This was so much fun and so adorable! The artwork is exceptionally pretty! I like the arc of the volume, exciting adventure to help a friend. There was also a story-inside-story about three sisters, which was rather cute.The main character is Julie, she's fat Latinx werewolf, who's working in a cafe with her best friend Chet. Chet is centaur and they are super adorable. Julie went on one date with lovely black werewolf Selena, but when they go on...
  • bri
    "Can you really call yourself a hero if you do things that hurt the people you care about?" This was one of my most anticipated comics and I gotta say... I'm disappointed. The art style and color palette was GORGEOUS but the plot and writing was not the best. BUT we did get lesbians and a non binary character so I would definitely recommend it in terms of diversity!! I was just super confused as to what was going on and I don't think I'll contin...
  • Erika
    Amazing queer cast that showcases how you can be inclusive without having to spotlight everything about people, they're just people. The artwork was super adorable and lends a good vibe as to why you'd fall for this ridiculous and wonderful characters. I look forward to seeing how the story progresses and how the world is developed. While the mystery spotlight pages were a cute idea and so were the interviews I found myself wanting to skip them t...
  • Ashley Elliott
    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!
  • Candice
    I wanted to like this comic more than I did. Love the artwork and the personalities of the characters. Love the diverse representation. The plot/story is simple and not really that exciting. I wanted to love it, and I just thought it was OK. It's cute and funny at parts, and the art and characters are charming, which makes it worth reading.
  • Cat (cat-thecatlady)
    incredibly cute art and amazing diversity but the story just didn't work for me. it made me feel like I missed some panels, making it super confusing and weird to read. there were also some side plots I didn't see the point of... not amazing but still a fun read
  • Andrienne
    Cool graphic novel about magical creatures. I really like the artwork. Julie, Selena and Chet try to fight a fearsome magician who has the ability to transform the magical beings into humans. Cute story with funny characters. Access to review copy provided by the publisher.
  • Debbie
    I wanted to love this a lot, but I ended up feeling pretty lackluster about this title. The plot concept was really cute, I loved the art, I loved the world-building, and I liked the characters. The plot execution left something to be desired. There were weird jumps in the narrative that didn't really connect, the pacing felt really off, and some plot lines didn't feel fully resolved. I think I would have liked this a lot better if it had been lo...
  • Heather
    This is a cute, beautifully drawn LGBT fantacy graphic novel. The main characters were mythical creatures with human features. For example, the main character is mainly human but changes into a werewolf. The best friend is a centaur. There are many other mythical creatures that you meet throughout the story with different traits and personalities that were well done.It was fun and whimsical and reminded me of a Scooby Doo mystery. There's also a ...
  • Paul Decker
    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics in exchange for an honest review*This comic is adorable! I love the light and pastel colors used. The character design is breathtaking. I loved spending time on each panel just admiring the background characters. I want so many more stories set in this modern world full of paranormal people. There are werewolves, medusa, and so much more. My favorite is the gender queer centaur barista! There's a...
  • John Shaw
    I never say this in a positive waybut, this book isadorable.Cute and genuinely sweet.Julie is a barista at a coffee shop.She's also a werewolf.But she's the least odd personin this book.Julie's co-worker chetis a centaur.Creatures from mythologyare out and proud living right alongside humans.This series is about Julie andthe wacky Scooby Doo-esque adventures she and her friends get into.Which are just plain fun.It's also about Julie'sburgeoning r...
  • Licking County Library
    Recommended by Kelli, Adult Services, Five Stars, March 2018.Kelli's Review: Hold onto your hats because I cannot recommend this comic enough! This charming comic combines everything you love about mythical creatures and combines them with the trials of living a normal-ish adult life. Awkward dates, nosy best friends, and dealing with the gorgon that lives across the hall is all in a day's work for our hero, Julie. But she must learn that in a wo...
  • Sara
    How delightful! I really loved this illustration style and all the fun fantasy elements. The characters were pretty likeable and incredibly diverse I think the most fun was finding all the easter eggs in the background or in the script. Just a bunch of lighthearted fun all around. I would love to read more of this series.
  • Jennifer
    Incredibly cute and fun new series about a world pretty similar to ours, except it has magical creatures living in it. Julie is a werewolf coffee barista with a new girlfriend and a best friend who has somehow been transformed into a regular human. Can she and all her friends figure out what is going on? Or will something dreadful happen?
  • Bethany
    This was a bit disappointing. The setting was great and the characters were adorable (lesbian werewolves??!!!?!?!), but the plot was all over the place. The plot tried to go in too many directions and as a result none of the stories felt satisfying. I'll still read volume 2 when it's out, hopefully things improve!
  • Becky
    So cute and fun. I got an egalley of this and kind of hate reading comics as ebooks BUT am glad to have read it so I know it fits our collection and will likely reread in paper after I get it for the library.
  • Erin
    This is mega mega cute and I love the idea, but I sort of felt like there were panels or entire pages missing?
  • Sam
  • Ines
    This was really fun and cute. Loved the characters, the world and the art. I got an e-arc from the publisher via Edelweiss, thank you.
  • Jamie Winter
    I love the art and the world, but the storyline and characters are just kinda meh for me. I plan to continue reading and hope that the characters start to feel more complex as it develops.
  • Abby
    (I rated this volume 4.5 stars!)This is really cute, but the main conflict was wrapped up a little bit too easily which kept it from being 5 stars. Really looking forward to seeing where it goes!
  • Lizzy // The Bookish Unicorn