This book has been sitting on my tbr for a while and I thought that it was about time that I got around to giving it a read and seeing why it has been rated 4.41 on goodreads.
Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.
When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true 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 school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie off 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.
Taken from goodreads
So this book took me a little bit of time to actually start getting into, to put it simply it took me 2 days to read the first 60 pages and then I finished the rest of the book in a single day. The reason why it took me so long to get into the book was the use of a language I simply didn’t understand and I went in feeling lost and unsure of what was actually happening. However as the story progressed and I became more invested in the story and the characters I found the forgein language to add to the atmosphere of the book.
The characters I found myself loving, Yadriel just simply wants to be accepted by his father and the rest of his community but due to them being very set in their ways it is an emotional journey you get to witness.Julian is a character I loved from the start all the way to the end. Maritza is the sort of best friend every single person needs in their lives.
The story is so good especially after you become invested in the characters and the lives that they live. A perfect mixture of history mixed with a bit of mythology mixed with a bit of paranormal it is a journey I expect most people to love.
The ending broke me a little bit and I now want to read more from Aiden Thomas especially if they can produce content like this.
I can see why this is so highly rated on goodreads, I personally gave it a 5 star and I think even that might be a bit low.