Boys of the Beast by Monica Zepeda

Boys of the Beast

Monica Zepeda

304 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult emotional reflective medium-paced


Ethan.Jewish. Gay. Sci-fi nerd. Carrying a phone that contains his entire relationship with Levi--unless they finally get to meet IRL on this trip. Three cousins. Four days. One car. This smart and fearless road-trip novel is perfect for fans of D...

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Community Reviews Summary of 32 reviews


adventurous 80%
emotional 80%
lighthearted 60%
reflective 60%
sad 40%
challenging 30%
dark 30%
funny 30%
hopeful 30%
inspiring 30%
informative 20%
mysterious 10%
relaxing 10%
tense 10%


medium 77%
fast 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

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