Cemetery Boys

Cemetery Boys[PDF / Epub] ☃ Cemetery Boys By Aiden Thomas – Heartforum.co.uk Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of himWhen his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his 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 freeHowever, 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 up 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.

Aiden Thomas is a YA author with an MFA in Creative Writing 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, useless trivia, Jenga, finishing sentences with “is my FAVORITE”, and killing spiders Aiden is notorious for not.

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Cemetery Boys
  • Aiden Thomas
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 9781250250469

10 thoughts on “Cemetery Boys

  1. chai ♡ says:

    Update: I love this so book so much I want to scream! I made a twitter thread on my reading progress that you can find HERE. Full review to come!

    I can't prove this with science or statistics, but every time I see a queer couple on the cover of a YA novel, ten years are immediately added to my lifespan. God bless

  2. Miranda Reads says:

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    Oh my gosh. Can I rate this more than 5 stars???

    I cannot even BEGIN to talk about how BRILLIANT this one was.

    I was hooked from the start - the way Aiden set up the characters and the Brujx world was so intriguing and exciting.

    The plot felt so unique and fresh - I literally read this in a single night and was devastated there wasn't more.

    I absolutely loved, loved, loved Yadriel and his struggles were so perfectly shown. The way his dad struggled with coming to terms with Yadriel's true self was so heart-achingly real.

    I also adored Julian - and I'm normally the type to roll my eyes at characters like this in YA. And yet, it worked so well for him. He really embraced himself and did a fabulous job of giving the book some much-needed spunk.

    The two characters clicked together right from the start and kept that momentum going. They played off of each other so well and honestly carried the book to new heights.

    I cannot wait for this one to be published and for more people to read it!

  3. ari says:

    Latinx trans teen boy, hoping to release his cousin's spirit and prove himself as a brujo, accidentally summons the wrong ghost and ends up falling in love with him...............this honestly sounds like everything i've ever needed in my life, 2020 already serving us

  4. Sahil Javed says:

    a gay book about a trans boy who may or may not be in love with a ghost? i didn't know i needed this until right now.

  5. Adri says:

    CWs: Misgendering, depictions of gender dysphoria, exploration of parental death, non-violent references to blood magic

    ☑ Watch my spoiler-free #ownvoices reading vlog for Cemetery Boys!
    ☑ Check out this interview I did with Aiden Thomas!
    ☑ Read my second CB review for even more detailed feelings!

    I am THRIVING. I am LIVING. I am convinced this book was written for me and me alone and I will be accepting no other feedback at this time. While this story acknowledges the realities of queer pain and queer trauma, it is resolutely written from a place of JOY and love. It's fun as hell to read, the trans Latinx rep is out of this world, the gender-affirming magic system is so well executed, and ultimately it's an empowering story about honoring your truth.

    Don't you dare sleep on this goddamn blessing of a book, because it's going to be a mirror that so many of us have needed for so long.

  6. Leo says:

    I think 2020 should be renamed 20TRANSty just because of this book and all the #ownvoices transgender umbrella releases coming up.

  7. Xandra (StarrySkyBooks) says:

    DID I FINISH THIS BOOK OR DID IT FINISH ME?


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    (spoiler free review. tw list at the bottom. this is a Latinx ownvoices review)

    I really experienced so many different emotions while reading this book, and most of them were just some form of happiness. Happiness for Yadriel, whenever something good happened to him, and happiness for myself, because I was blessed with this ARC. (Thank you to MacMillan, Swoon Reads, and Netgalley for providing me with an eARC!)

    It’s difficult to put my feelings for this book into words. My feelings toward it fall under my own special category of “I loved it for so many reasons but most of those are personal”. In other words, this book had a lot of things that I personally love, but I’m not sure they are things other people would love as well.

    First of all, the characters! I loved the characters. As a character-based reader, these bright characters really made the whole experience for me. I loved how the interacted with each other, and I loved how different they were from each other. As a Latina, I also appreciated the Latinx representation in this book. Many Latinx books feel stiff and stereotypical, but this one was bright and lively, and it made me proud to know a lot about Yadriel’s culture already. I could tell this was personal to the author, and I really appreciated that.

    Another thing I admire about the writing is the amount of times I related to the events in this book, or the times I really believed what the characters were doing. There were times when Yadriel did something and I felt in my soul that I related so much, that I would also do the same thing if I was in his situation. And there were times when Yadriel’s Lita did something frustrating, and I believed it because I have an abuelita and she would 100% do the same thing.

    Something I noticed and liked, but also recognized that not everyone would feel the same way about, was the fact that these characters were sometimes a bit too exaggerated. At times, it was just characteristic, but other times, their action were a bit too fast-paced or their dialogue was a bit too loud. (For example, if a character yelled about something in all caps, italics, and with an exclamation point, rather than just italics.)

    There were a few scenes which were kind of messy, in a way which made the dialogue flow a little bit difficult to follow, but I think that’s common when it comes to debut books. (Although, I think this is technically Thomas’ second book.) But this was easy to overlook and understand for me. Also, according to Aiden Thomas’ twitter, they’ve made a lot of edits since the ARCs were sent out, so hopefully a lot of these issues have been resolved.

    Character like-ability: 4.5
    Character development: 3.5
    Plot development: 4
    Writing style: 3
    Dialogue: 3.5
    Personal emotions: 5

    3.9 ≈ 4 stars

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    tw: transphobia, death, misgendering and deadnaming, gender dysphoria, parental death, some references to blood magic.

  8. Tucker (TuckerTheReader) says:


    Many thanks to Macmillan Audio for the free audio file in exchange for an honest review

    Don't mourn me.
    If you cry for me, I grieve your pain.
    Instead, if you sing to me, I'll always live and my spirit will never die.

    I probably wouldn't have picked this up if my friend Miranda hadn't recommended it to me but I am very glad she did. It was spooky, funny, and so, so adorable. It also had a pretty hefty plot twist in the end.

    So, what's this book about?
    When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his 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 up 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.

    I absolutely loved the Latinx culture. I've said it in multiple reviews but in case you haven't read and reread all 800+ of my reviews (how dare you), my dad is 100% latino making me 50% latino which I guess makes me biracial. ANYWAY, this isn't a discussion of my ancestry. My point is I love learning more about the Latinx culture (I admit I don't know as much as I wish I did) and also reliving the stuff I already know.

    Yadriel's family, in spite of some of them being unaccepting, were sweet. It reminded me of being surrounded by my Abuelos, Tios, Tias, and cousins and the sweet chaos the brought with them.

    I also loved the magic that was tied to the Latinx culture. It was fascinating and enjoyable to read and I really hope to see more of it in this author's upcoming books.

    I loved the characters too. Yadriel reminded me of myself (a little bit) and I loved his determination. Julian was so adorable. It's a doggie dog world will forever be one of the best, most adorable quotes I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

    I enjoyed the mystery that was woven into the story. I won't spoil but the plot twist in the end was so good and it totally surprised me. It was very Stalking Jack the Ripper-esque.

    Bottom Line:
    4 stars
    Age Rating - [ PG-13 ]
    Content Screening (Mild Spoilers)
    Positive Messages (3/5) - [Sacrifice, Selflessness, Perserverance]
    Violence (4/5) - [Gore, Body horror, Ghosts, Death, Blood, Stabbing, Shooting]
    Sex (1/5) - [Mild sexual themes, Kissing]
    Language (2/5) - [Sh*t, d*ck]
    Drinking/Drugs (3/5) - [Alcohol consumption, Medicinal drugs]
    Content and trigger warnings - Transphobia, Loss of a loved one, Violence, Gore, Horror
    Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
    Publisher: Swoon Reads (an imprint of Macmillan Children's (an imprint of Macmillan))
    Genre: Fantasy/LGBT

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    Hecka cute and a substantial plot twist at the end! review to come

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    I'M SO EXCITEDDDDDDDDDDD

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  9. Tabi (ᕗツ)ᕗ says:

    why does this cover give me Pynch fanart aesthetics??

  10. Jessica says:

    As soon as I saw this book a few months ago on twitter, I knew that I had to read it. That cover? Witches? A trans main character? Sign me up.

    From the beginning, my heart went out to Yadriel. With the magic system in this book, it is very gender driven and the brujo and bruja have different powers and roles. Yadriel has not been allowed to take on the role of a brujo because not everyone has accepted his identity as a boy. To prove his powers, Yadriel accidentally summons the spirit of a cute boy from school and they set off on an adventure to find out what happened to him and Yadriel's missing cousin. I loved how Yadriel and Julian's chemistry slowly built throughout this book as they opened up to each other more and more leading up to October 31st. The mystery was great and I didn't know what any of the answers were until leading up right to the reveal.

    My only complaint with this book is the pacing seemed a little off. They would be in school all day, set out to complete a task, and then it'd be nighttime and they'd spent the entire afternoon having one conversation with someone. They also spent an entire day running tasks and only did two or three things and it was suddenly midnight. Other than the pacing, though, this book was fantastic!

    This book is so atmospheric and the perfect book to read this fall. It's so witchy and I loved the Latinx culture and how there were so many different cultures within the Latinx community that came together in this book. The side characters were fabulous and I loved Maritza, her dogs, and Luca, so I ended up giving this one 4.5 stars. You HAVE to pick this book up when it comes out! As always, please make sure you look up own voices reviews as well!

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