Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas


A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in this Own Voices LGBT paranormal YA novel, described as “Groundbreaking” by Entertainment Weekly.

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Our Bookseller says:

“Okay, so who doesn’t love a good ghostly romance? But mix in some brujx magic, snappy relatable characters, and a hefty dose of mystery and you’ve got the flawlessness that is Cemetery Boys! Thomas does an excellent job of introducing elements of Latinx cultures (primarily Mexican) that readers may not be familiar with and even does a good bit of world-building within Los Angeles in such a way that the city maintains its character while gaining the magic the story needs. Beautiful and touching, I can’t think of a single thing I’d change – aside from making it longer because I need more!”


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.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
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