The Boy in the Cemetery

This Friday is Halloween, here in Catalonia, it's not a tradition to celebrate it. In fact, when I was a kid, I didn't even know what it was but in recent years, schools started celebrating it, especially to promote English language and culture, and obviously the kids love it (I mean what is there not to love? The dressing up or the sweets?) so nowadays you see spiders, witches and jackolanterns everywhere. This year, I decided to add some spooky reads to the celebration. I have to admit that I never watch horror films because I get scared easily and I think I had never read a horror book so I was both very excited and scared at the same time. Now I'll tell about my first spooky read:

Title: The Boy in the Cemetery
Author: Sebastian Gregory
Published: October 29th 2014 by Carina UK
Amazon | Amazon UK

Blurb: This is the story of a girl who didn’t want to live...
Carrie Anne is desperately unhappy. Tangled in a web of abuse, she seeks solace in the cemetery that backs onto her garden. But something creeps between the gravestones. Carrie Anne is not alone

...and a boy who cannot die.
The cemetery is home to a boy. He has guarded these forgotten bones since meeting a gruesome end two hundred years ago. Neither dead nor alive, he has been watching for a long time. And now, he finally has the visitor he’s been waiting for...

 *First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: I don't read horror books for one reason: I scare easily, plus I don't like -more like hate- spiders, rats, snakes or anything half terrifying). So when I decided to pick this book I was worried that I would have to leave it unfinished or that I would just not enjoy it. And nothing further from the truth. This story is just beautiful. I mean, don't get me wrong, there are rats, decomposing corpses and gore a plenty but the story of the boy and the girl is so uniquely beautiful that I just couldn't stop reading.

Sebastian Gregory's style is very unique too. His descriptions are vivid and he transports you to another time and another place easily with his words. And his characters, even if the main ones are just kids, are really deep and complex and awaken really strong emotions in oneself. I instantly felt for the two kids, surrounded by detestable humans and an unfair world. I hated with all my heart the girl's parents though. 

This is the perfect Halloween read, not only does it have all the death and gore details but it also has a strong beautiful story that will have you gripped to its pages. Even if I could have done with less rats, I really enjoying this book more than I expected and I will be checking for sure Sebastian's other books as I found his writting very enthralling. So if you have a couple of hours this weekend, go and get this book, totally worth it!


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