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BOOK REVIEW

CEMETERY BOYS

by AIDEN THOMAS

REVIEW BY MYTH AND MAGIC BOOK REVIEWS

“Queer folks are like wolves," Julian told him. "We travel in packs."

Myth: 4/5

I really like reading that this book started off as “what if I accidentally summoned a ghost and couldn’t get rid of them?” and grew into this charming and powerful story. Julian and Yadriel make a perfect pair as they try to take care embrace very different futures. Their chemistry is a delight, Julian tending to splash his emotions all over the place and Yadriel more reserved but determined. Together, with the help of Yadriel’s cousin, we go on a quick adventure, trying to tie up loose ends and solve a murder in the brujx community.

 

Magic: 4.5/5

The rich world of the brujx jumped right off the first page. A family heritage, steeped in history and gender based magic roles. It was such a perfect setting, adding it’s own set of magical challenges for Yadriel, a trans boy, to deal with. Will his magic reflect his identity? Will his family traditions even give it a chance?

 

Overall: 4/5

Perfect spooky season vibes with witches that shepherd the dead and Dia de Muertos celebrations. Amazing exploration of a trans boy coming of age in a magical community with gender specific magical powers.

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One Comment

  • jen furlong says:

    I really enjoyed this book, too. I read the first chapter at the library and then was so curious I stuck with it. I loved the insights, culture and general fun of the story as a whole. Easy to read, solid relationships and nice twist at the end!

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