Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer

Friday, September 25, 2015
The Cemetery Boys 
by Heather Brewer
Publisher: Harper Collins 
Genres: YA, Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery

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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.


First and foremost,

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I read suspense drizzled with a little bit of horror, a major plot twist, and friends who shouldn't even be classified on the same level as friends, but as scared cowards who don't know what the hell they are thinking about half of the time. Yet, this book was deliriously twisted and disturbing in a great kind of way! 

I thought the writing style was pulling and attracting. Most of the book wasn't boring (at least, some parts were mildly so), but instead filled with information and thoughts that invaded my mind and left me wary about who to trust and who in this story would be part of the good people, throughout the book. I just happen to be more of an action type of girl and it was a shame that around one half of the time, I was waiting on the edge of my seat for something to happen and attack-but it just never came. Not until the very very end anyways.

The end. I read through books and books and will always seem to have this engraved into my mind at all times. That moment when you start screaming silently from the inside of your chest until it reaches your mouth and you continue to silently scream in shock and disbelief. No, not in the "I'm screaming, because they finally kissed" sort of way. More like the "Holy Fuck! Holy Fuck! That just happened!" kind of way.

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Characters. I could state two characters that really connected with me. It would be Stephen and Cara. [Move to #2 within the minor spoiler section to read the rest of my opinions on these two]

I was amazed and glorified by the unique and creative plot line that roughly grabbed my heart from my chest and started stabbing it violently until it broke into a billion pieces. I just wish that there could have been more events that could have engaged me and didn't make me feel and think that the time I spent reading this book, was about 1,000 years. I was very disappointed and shocked. No, yes, no, yes, no, sorry. 

Friends till the Bitter End.

How fitting.

Minor Spoiler Section

[ 1 ] I liked how the ending of this book was not a readers typical Happily Ever After that has been chased for, or cried for, when it does not present itself as the conclusion of a book. It may have been a cold and callous way to end such a well written and skin clenching book, but it definitely made me turn my mind around and wonder "What the hell just happened"?

[ 2 ] Yes, I had high hopes that got crushed violently and strategically (cause' this pair-Stephen and Cara-just about killed me). They were supposed to be together. They were supposed to figure out the world together. They should leave Spencer together.

But this never happened.

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tell me: do you want to read this book? did you already read this book? 

1 comment :

  1. I kind of want to read this book now, even though I hadn't really had an interest in it before, and all because of your review! It sounds like this book is all sorts of conflicting, and sometimes that can mean the BEST thing when I'm reading a book, because being conflicted (and having feelings about a book) is 100% better than reading a book and feeling absolutely nothing after you close it.

    I also really want to know what the ending was, and why you had that reaction! I am so intrigued now.

    It's a shame that the action was only really in the book towards the end, though. It sounds like it could have used some more of that.

    I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for you great review :D


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