Title: The Cemetery Boys
Author: Heather Brewer
The Cemetery Boys is a dark story with a horror vibe. Stephen is forced to move back to his father’s home town. He thinks this small country town has nothing to hide but he couldn’t be more wrong. The towns-folk still believe in ancient superstitions and they seem to be true.
Personally I wasn’t a big fan of this book, mainly because Stephan was consistently unlikable. He started out as a sulky teenager without a shred of empathy or concern for anyone but himself and he ended that way as well. I didn’t see any growth throughout the entire novel.
The way the teenagers talked was weirdly formal and Brewer stuck to the tired old tropes of the outsiders versus the in-crowd, all of whom were as horrible as each other. I also wasn’t sure if the book was meant to be scary although there was a good dose of suspense.
I liked the premise of the story and Brewer can obviously write but I can’t recommend this book.
NB: The book I read was published under the name Heather Brewer but since the publication of this print the author has undergone gender re-assignment and is now called Zac Brewer. Look for his books under both names.