Review: Moonstruck Vol. 1: Magic to Brew

Moonstruck Vol 1

Publisher: Image Comics
Released: March 27th 2018
Received: Own
Issues: Moonstruck 1-5
Rating: 4.5 Kitties

I’ve been hearing about Moonstruck for a while now, but only just got around to reading it. I can tell you that I’ve hearing nothing but good things about it though, so I’ve been really looking forward to making some time for it!

Moonstruck is an adorable new supernatural series. It has werewolves, witches, and so many more creatures than you can imagine fitting into one series. Oh, and did I mention that it’s also very LGBTQ+ friendly!

Spoiler Warning

This was such a charming read; I can’t believe I didn’t get to it sooner! It’s basically everything I could have hoped for in a casual, comfortable series. It has magical creatures, best friends, fun plots, and a welcoming nature to it. Of course I fell in love with it right on the spot.

Julie is the main perspective for the series, she’s a werewolf barista with self-confidence issues and low self-esteem, especially in regards to here werewolf form. It’s sort of endearing, how shy she is about it – it felt so human that it was impossible to do anything but identify with her.

Naturally Julie has a best friend and a love interest, and the lot of them get involved in a supernatural mystery. I’ll admit that I was surprised by how intense some parts were – like the reason they had to come together and resolve the issue.

There is a lot of character development in the series, specifically around having them accept who they are and learning to trust people. It was sweet, but also carried a lot of important messages for those of us stuck in the real world as well.

There were so many cute and hilarious moments in this volume; I honestly can’t even bring myself to hint at them. I don’t want to spoil a single moment for you, so I’ll just say that those moments alone would make this volume worth reading.

I’m so glad that the next volume is almost out (actually, by the time this review is out the second volume will likely already be out!). I’m looking forward to seeing what adorable adventures they’ll get into next time. I’m sure they’ll keep the characters they’ve introduced so far, though I wouldn’t be against them adding a new character or two!

 

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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