Can’t-Wait Wednesday | Cemetery Boys

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Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings where bloggers share the books they can’t wait for. I use it here on my blog to highlight an upcoming release I’m excited for and tell you why it should be on your TBR!

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Can't wait for

52339313._sy475_Title: Cemetery Boys

Author: Aiden Thomas

Publisher: Swoon Reads

Release date: September 1, 2020

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Goodreads Summary: “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.”

Why I'm excited for it

  • Cemetery Boys has a trans main character, a ghost love interest, and is full of magic!
  • Queer rep + paranormal elements? This is basically my brand.
  • I always love Swoon Reads books and they rarely disappoint me!
  • The author and I share an alma mater! I’m always excited to support someone else from our tiny liberal arts college.
  • I’m always looking for #OwnVoices YA that center queer POC characters!
  • I just started reading this one last night and I’m already obsessed after just a few pages.

why it should be on your tbr

  • Because you should be supporting queer & trans Latinx authors!
  • If you like paranormal books, you’ll love this one.
  • Look at that stunning cover! The illustration and the deep, rich colors are perfect. How can you look at this and not want to read it?
  • The author has an awesome preorder campaign going on! You can also submit library requests, too!
  • It’s already gotten rave reviews and blurbs from some incredible YA authors, including Isabel Sterling, Mark Oshiro, Mason Deaver, and Kayla Ancrum!


Is Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas on your TBR?

Thanks for reading my post! I would like to ask that you please also take the time to read about how you can support Black Lives Matter, as well as the Junk Terror Bill initiative. 

Happy reading! Ari

3 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday | Cemetery Boys

  1. I’m really want to read this one! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. It just seems like the perfect autumnal read


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