Mac can’t lose another friend. Even if he doesn’t want to be found.The ripple effect caused by Mac’s best friend Amy’s murder has driven Mac’s new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac knows that Kyle plans to enroll in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. She refuses to accept his
decision, especially since the camps are rumored to be tortuous. So she sets out in search of Kyle with a barely sober Jason—and Amy’s all-seeing ghost—in town. Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado—but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill—and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.
Although Thornhill had a different storyline, it still was a great sequel to Hemlock. Mac is still an awesome character. I like how determined she is, although her determination definitely could border on being rash. Throughout the book, she's haunted by weird nightmares involving Amy. I didn't like those so much and was confused to what exactly they meant. Their was a surprising twist thrown in, too, which I thought was very cool to incorporate into the story.
Thornhill, the werewolf rehabilitation camp where most of the book takes place, was a really harsh, awful place. The camp presented a sad, realistic scenario of what would probably happen if werewolves did actually exist. I think that's part of what made the camp and everything that happened there so fast paced and interesting to read about. Thornhill had a pretty different plot from the last book, and I was happy with the way things were mostly resolved in it.
There are two love interests involved in the story, but in this one it becomes pretty clear which one Mac prefers. I have a definitely preference regarding one of the guys, and I was pretty disappointed that the one I liked wasn't the choice Mac seemed to make. I'm still hoping that he'll have a big role in the final book ;)
The secondary characters introduced, mainly other werewolves, are all awesome and I liked reading about them. They were definitely integral in the way things played out in the book. I'd give Thornhill 4 out of 5 flowers. It's a must read for anyone looking for a unique, gripping werewolf series! :)
Kathleen Peacock spent her teen years crushing on authors and writing short stories about vampires. She put her writing dreams on hold while attending college, but tripped over them when office life started leaving her with an allergy to cubicles. Her debut, HEMLOCK, is coming May 8th, 2012 from Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, and will be published in the UK under the title DEADLY HEMLOCK from Simon and Schuster Children’s Books. Website/Blog/Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads
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