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, Young Adult

Reviews Moonstruck, Volume One (Moonstruck #1)

  • anna (readingpeaches)
  • rachel • typed truths
    If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times before but I simply adore pastel fantasy worlds - the aus that blend modern technology with tradition mythology. You know the ones that have witches drinking their potions from Starbucks thermos and vampires that cannot take selfies? You can imagine my excitement the moment I learned Moonstruck existed. Lesbian werewolves in a pastel uf coffee shop AU? A dream come true! From the very first ...
  • Mehsi
    Werewolves, sweet cute romance, a hilarious centaur friend, magicians, drama, and more! This book will pull you in and not spit you out until the end.So I have been meaning to read this book for ages, the cover was what pulled me in. These girls looked adorable and cute together and I wanted to see them get together/go on dates/etc.But this book is so much more than just cute dates and cute romance. There is some drama and tension when an evil ma...
  • Alison
    3.5 STARSI thought this was fun and the storyline was unique and interesting, but I didn't really love any of the characters and was honestly annoyed with pretty much all of them at some point. Especially because trivial things were fought about and it just made me roll my eyes a lot. It felt like this maybe should have been targeted towards a younger audience.
  • Stephanie
    This graphic novel is utterly adorable and an awful lot of fun. It's set in a college town full of happily coexisting magical creatures, with romantic subplots and a team-of-friends quest, I really, really enjoyed it. I also loved the larger message about not quashing parts of yourself (or anyone else!) to be "normal."The writing was fun and the artwork was super-cute, but for some reason, there were a couple of key scenes in the second half wher...
  • 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.
  • Shan(Littleirishbookcat)
    I wanted to love this so much and I did like it, I just didn’t love it. Let’s start with the good • Julie and Selena are both qpoc and fat. Both characters are also lesbians. • The fat rep was so well done. The characters were drawn beautifully!! • It’s ownvoices for queer rep.• Julie’s best friend, Chet, is non-binary and a centaur!!! • Fantasy= Monsters, ghost some supernatural side characters.• It made me smile so much!! ...
  • 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...
  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    Why You Might Bump This Up On Your TBR:Seeing fat protagonists in graphic novels gives me life, so I loved that part of this. It's extremely queer friendly with an f/f couple at the forefront and a (very lovable!) genderfluid (if I read that correctly) best friend character, among others. The art style, plot progression, setting, world, characters, and queer-inclusive messages were all working for me.Why You Might Bump This Down On Your TBR:In th...
  • Elysia
    This was such a cute and inclusive graphic novel/comic, I'm excited to read the next instalment in this story, but know that I have a long time to wait! oh dear
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Robin Stevens
    This is a beautifully-illustrated and clever world that's still finding its feet narratively. I love the idea of magical creatures living cute 21st century urban lives, and I adore the way the story looks. All the right ingredients are here - I'm looking forward to seeing where this story goes in future. (10+)*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without as...
  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
  • Annise Blanchard
    What an adorable little series! Featuring a lesbian werewolf couple and a non-binary centaur
  • Darcy Roar
    Five stars for adorable art styles & 3 stars for a bit of a rocky story with potential. First off the art is. so. frickin. cute! Slightly dreamy with interesting, diverse characters (lesbian werewolf girls, trans centaur cutie, vampire emo douches, medusa with rage issues, the list goes on and on
  • Danielle Booey
    Moonstruck is cute. The story takes place in a magical version of the real world where centaurs, werewolves, witches, and oracles are commonplace and the extraordinary is ordinary. The main character is Julie, a werewolf barista, who has recently gotten a girlfriend and lacks self confidence. She and her friends get mixed up in a plot to steal magic from creatures.While I LOVE Julie's supporting cast, especially her best centaur friend. Julie her...
  • 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...
  • ashley (saidthestory)
    Okay, so I enjoyed this, but I also felt kind of... wanting? I wanted more.I felt the end was rushed, and I felt the author/artists were trying too hard. HOWEVER, the premise is super cute, I love many of the characters, and at certain moments I was LAUGHING OUT LOUD. Will I keep reading the series, DEFINITELY. I have high hopes it will get better as it goes!
  • Summer
    The art here is wonderful and there's some fun ideas within the story. However despite a good beginning the pacing felt disjointed and the story felt rushed. It couldn't adequately focus on either of the central conflicts so both felt underdeveloped.
  • Kathryn Kania
    Mrrr too cute. But why was she being so mean to Julie :(((((
  • Ed Erwin
    Well that was gay! 😄Picked this up completely at random because of the lovely colors and the cute cover. Very pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the story. The characters are great and I could totally "get" who each one was in just a few panels.Trigger warning: a centaur loses his butt and has to put up posters "have you seen this butt?"
  • 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...
  • Laura
    I liked it. The art is fantastic, the colors are amazing. The story had some very good and relatable parts, but there was a lot in a short time. And the resolution was rushed and didn't make a lot of sense. I definitely felt connections to the characters and will most likely continue reading.
  • 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.
  • Jennifer
    I love the fun and fluffy art of the series, which contains a kind of a hipster Portland (in a good way) queer magical creature cast, and a positive message about not giving up the weirdness that is a part of you. I didn't love the interludes of the mystery-solving triplets, though, and this could definitely use a stronger plotline.
  • Sydney (sydneysshelves) West
    Cutesie, Diverse, Mystery-ish. Paranormal. Rep for different races, gender fulidity, Lesbian, and bisexuality. Characters were annoying at times but overall more enjoyable than not. I wish the MC and her love interest didn't act like the worst teenagers ever. They were totally irrational and i just... struggled to deal. Also wish the world and magic had been explained a little more. But I did enjoy the art alot. And the over arching story was pre...
  • Maggie Gordon
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... this is so cute, I want to die! Moonstruck is about a world where monsters exist and they are baristas just like anyone else. Our protagonists are two lady werewolves in early love, a genderqueer centaur, and a witch with prophetic powers. They make up a silly, but heartfelt group that must find take down an evil sorcerer who is stealing people's magic. There's a good lesson about embracing your unique qualities, even w...