Anticipated Adventures: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

(Last Updated On: April 12, 2020)

Anticipated Adventures is a regular feature at Reader Voracious where I highlight and discuss upcoming releases I can’t wait to get my hands on!

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I’m going on an adventure!

I know what you’re thinking: “Kal, you already break my TBR monthly with Anticipated Reads!”ย  Don’t worry, those posts aren’t going away. Anticipated Adventures is meant to spotlight releases further in advance, especially debuts and recently announced pre-order incentives.

๐Ÿ“ฃย  This week, I’m stoked to spotlight one of my most highly anticipated debuts of this year! Cemetery Boys is an LGBTQ+ paranormal YA fantasy with a trans gay main character with a stunning cover and preorder campaign!


About Cemetery Boys

Publisher: Swoon Readsย  |ย  Release Date: June 9 September 1, 2020ย  |ย  Pages: 352
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQIAP+

Goodreadsย  Buy Indieย  Preorder Campaign Page

Cover for Cemetery Boys by Aiden ThomasYadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he canโ€™t get rid of him.

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 schoolโ€™s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. Heโ€™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.

This book sounds so utterly unique and I can’t express how excited I am to read it! But wait! There’s more!

Preorder Incentive for Cemetery Boys

If you preorder yourself a copy of Cemetery Boys (or submit a library request!) and submit your receipt, you will receive some amazing swag. This preorder campaign is international!

Preorder incentive for Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Preorder goodies designed by Mars Lauderbaugh

U.S. Entrants Will Receive:

  • All 5 Character Cards featuring Yadriel, Julian, Maritza and Lady Death.
  • 1 Signed Bookplate.
  • *50 random entrants will receive a Limited Edition Pin!*

International Entrants Will Receive:

  • All 5 Character Cards featuring Yadriel, Julian, Maritza and Lady Death.
  • 1 Signed bookplate.


With everything going on in the world right now and some publication dates being pushed back, I want to do my part to boost books I’m excited for… especially since my reading capacity on ARCs has been zero for weeks. I hope you all will enjoy this new regular feature!

Update: the publication date for Cemetery Boys has been pushed back to September 1, 2020.

Are you excited for Cemetery Boys? Was it already on your radar? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. Nandini Bharadwaj

    April 10, 2020 at 9:16 AM

    I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this book so I’m excited for it as well! ๐Ÿ˜ It’s unfortunate that the release date got pushed back though.

    1. Kal

      April 14, 2020 at 6:39 PM

      I’m bummed that the publication date got pushed back, but I think it was the right decision. I can’t wait to read it!!!

      1. Nandini Bharadwaj

        April 14, 2020 at 8:48 PM

        Same! I really think it was for the best. Hope you enjoy whenever you get to it. โ™ฅ๏ธ

        1. Kal

          April 20, 2020 at 1:12 PM

          I’m starting it tonight, yayyy!!!

  2. Lisa @ waytoofantasy

    April 12, 2020 at 5:36 AM

    Oh, this looks good. Also, I really love the pre-order swag!

    1. Kal

      April 14, 2020 at 6:57 PM

      I am so excited for this book, and the swag is really great! I love artwork as incentives so much.

  3. Uma @Books.Bags.Burgers

    April 12, 2020 at 8:22 AM

    Oh I am SO looking forward to this book! It sounds so amazing and diverse and just AHHHH I want this already!

    1. Kal

      April 14, 2020 at 6:58 PM

      I KNOW, I can’t wait to have this book in my hands!!!

  4. Laurie

    April 13, 2020 at 9:48 AM

    Nice and interesting meme! Good luck to everyone entering this giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Krisha

    April 15, 2020 at 5:24 AM

    I am so excited for this book too! It sounds absolutely awesome. Though itโ€™s sad that itโ€™s pushed back I think it was a good decision given everything that is going on!

    1. Kal

      April 20, 2020 at 1:22 PM

      Yea I agree, I think the delayed publication is for the best. Not only for a better market where people can afford to buy books, but also this keeps their production teams safer by not printing any books right now.

  6. Haley

    April 19, 2020 at 7:05 AM

    I am so excited for this, sad I have to wait longer, but, excited still! I preordered this when I first heard about it, it feels like a book I’ve been missing in my life lol

    1. Kal

      April 22, 2020 at 10:31 PM

      I am really looking forward to this one — I’m lucky enough to have an ARC and will dive in probably tomorrow or Friday. YAY for getting your preorder in though…. I hope you are a lucky enamel pin winner!

  7. Clo @ Cuppa Clo

    April 23, 2020 at 2:19 AM

    Aaah I love the preorder incentives the artwork is so pretty! I think I’ll have to waddle this onto my TBR shelf now <3

    1. Kal

      May 1, 2020 at 1:35 PM

      I know, the artwork is so nice & it’s an added bonus for me to preorder a copy!!!

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