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Cemetery Boys

(2020)
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A trans boy determined to prove he's a brujo to his Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's paranormal YA debut.

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


Bestowed by the ancient goddess of death, Yadriel and the gifted members of his Latinx community can see spirits: women have the power to heal bodies and souls, while men can release lost spirits to the afterlife. But Yadriel, a trans boy, has never been able to perform the tasks of the brujas - because he is a brujo.

When his cousin suddenly dies, 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 not his cousin. It's Julian Diaz, the resident bad boy of his high school, 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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A story much bigger than the paper that binds it, Cemetery Boys is the tender intricacy we have all been waiting for." - K Ancrum

"This book is magical, tender, loving, and so so so important. I love it with all my heart." - Mason Deaver

"Cemetery Boys is nothing short of an astonishing work of art. Aiden Thomas masterfully weaves a tale of family, friendships, and love in a heartwarming adventure full of affirmation and being your best self." - C B Lee

"This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic. I was bawling by the end of it, but not from sadness: I just felt so incredibly happy that this queer Latinx adventure will get to be read by other kids. Cemetery Boys is necessary: for trans kids, for queer kids, for those in the Latinx community who need to see themselves on the page. Don’t miss this book." - Mark Oshiro

"Cemetery Boys is a celebration of culture and identity that will captivate readers with its richly detailed world, earnest romance, and thrilling supernatural mystery. This delightful debut is a must-read for all paranormal romance fans." - Isabel Sterling


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Used availability for Aiden Thomas's Cemetery Boys

Hardback Editions

September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cemetery Boys
Author(s): Aiden Thomas
ISBN: 1-250-25046-3 / 978-1-250-25046-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Cemetery Boys
Author(s): Aiden Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Cemetery Boys
Author(s): Aiden Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Cemetery Boys
Author(s): Aiden Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Cemetery Boys
Author(s): Aiden Thomas
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2020 : USA Audio CD

Title: Cemetery Boys
Author(s): Aiden Thomas
ISBN: 1-250-61911-4 / 978-1-250-61911-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cemetery Boys
Author(s): Aiden Thomas
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU