By Rey Terciero, Illustrated by Bre Indigo
In this swoony and spooky teen summer romance graphic novel set on a Texas ranch, sixteen-year-old Cade Muñoz finds himself falling for the ranch owner’s mysterious and handsome son, only to discover that he may be harboring a dangerous secret.
Cade has always loved to escape into the world of a good horror movie. After all, horror movies are scary—but to Cade, a closeted queer Latino teen growing up in rural Texas—real life can be way scarier.
Cade’s plan to lie low at the movie theater all summer is disrupted when he’s forced to help his stepfather, Dale, work on the ranch of Dale’s old army general in order to earn some extra money for their financially struggling family. Cade hates everything about the ranch, from the early mornings to the piles and piles of horse poop. The only silver lining is the company of the General’s two teen kids, who also live on the ranch—in particular, the ruggedly handsome and friendly Henry.
But as unexpected sparks begin to fly between Cade and Henry, things get…complicated. Henry is reluctant to share the details of his mother’s death, and Cade begins to wonder what else he might be hiding. Inspired by the gothic romance of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey comes a modern story of romance for today’s teen reader.