Cemetery Boys Blog Tour Review + Giveaway

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for letting me participate in the blog tour for Cemetery Boys! Make sure to check out their website for upcoming tours!


Book Details

CemeteryTitle: Cemetery Boys
Author: Aiden Thomas
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: September 1st 2020
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas’s paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys.

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.


5 Stars

My goodness! This book was so good! I don’t know why I don’t read more paranormal because I enjoy it when I do. This was definitely one I am so glad I had the opportunity to read!

Yadriel just wants everyone, especially his father, to accept him for who he is. When he summons a ghost to prove he is a real brujo he finds himself in the middle of the mystery around four missing teens. I think Yadriel is a great MC. He bravely navigates the tasks ahead of him with the help of Julian, the ghost he summoned, and his cousin and best friend Maritza. The three of them together are determined to discover what is really going on in their town and not only find Julian’s body but that of Yadriel’s cousin Miguel.

Maritza is a great supporting character. She loves Yadriel whole hearted and offers the support he needs from his family. She stands by him throughout this crazy adventure. She sees him for him and I love that about her. She’s the best cousin anyone could ever have!

Julian is so adorable. He’s witty and pushes Yadriel out of his comfort zone in some ways. He never judged Yadriel for being who he is and I enjoyed watching them fall for each other.

The concept of this book was so well done and I loved learning about the brujo’s and how they help the spirits of the world move on. This is a story of love, acceptance, and the support of family and friends. I’d love to read more about Julian and Yadriel any day. I definitely recommend this one to anyone who loves paranormal or contemporary. It was so much fun!


Tour-wide giveaway (US only)

  ***  Print copy of Cemetery Boys


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Aiden Thomas is a YA author with an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Originally from Oakland, California, they now make their home in Portland, OR. As a queer, trans Latinx, Aiden advocates strongly for diverse representation in all media. Aiden’s special talents include: quoting The Office, Harry Potter trivia, Jenga, finishing sentences with “is my FAVORITE”, and killing spiders. Aiden is notorious for not being able to guess the endings of books and movies, and organizes their bookshelves by color.
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September 2nd
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MI Book Reviews >> Review
Confessions of a YA Reader  >> Review
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