Five Minute Friday: THE CEMETERY BOYS
I totally freaked out when I spun to win books at the HarperCollins booth at New York Comic Con and won The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer.
Ever since Auntie Heather posted about her new book, I wanted to get my grabby hands on it. Guys, I read this in one day! I LOVE THIS BOOK! I know it doesn’t release until March 2o15, but I had to share how wonderful the story is. Heather Brewer writes like no other. Her descriptive prose draws the reader directly into the story and makes you feel like you belong. Seriously…this is a MUST read!!!
When Stephen is forced to move back to the nowhere town where his father grew up, he’s already sure he’s not going to like it. Spencer, Michigan, is like a town straight out of a Hitchcock movie, with old-fashioned people who see things only in black-and-white. But things start looking up when Stephen meets the mysterious twins Cara and Devon. They’re total punks–hardly the kind of people Stephen’s dad wants him hanging out with–but they’re a breath of fresh air in this backward town. The only problem is, Cara and Devon don’t always get along, and as Stephen forms a friendship with the charismatic Devon and something more with the troubled Cara, he starts to feel like he’s getting caught in the middle of a conflict he doesn’t fully understand. And as Devon’s group of friends, who hang out in a cemetery they call The Playground, get up to increasingly reckless activities to pass the summer days, Stephen worries he may be in over his head.
Stephen’s fears prove well-founded when he learns of Spencer’s dark past. It seems the poor factory town has a history of “bad times,” and many of the town’s oldest residents attribute the bad times to creatures right out of an urban legend. The legend goes that the only way the town will prosper again is if someone makes a sacrifice to these nightmarish creatures. And while Stephen isn’t one to believe in old stories, it seems Devon and his gang might put a lot of faith in them. Maybe even enough to kill for them.
Now, Stephen has to decide what he believes, where his allegiances lie, and who will really be his friend in the end.
Posted on October 17, 2014, in ARC Reveiw, ARC Spotlight, Heather Brewer and tagged bad times, cemetery, dark past, friendship, loss, The Cemetery Boys, urban legend, winged creatures. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.