Thornhill (Hemlock #2) by Kathleen Peacock
Release Date: September 10th, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rating: 5 STARS
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 tow.
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.
ASDFGHJKL A bloody brilliant book, Thornhill is an absolutely fantastic sequel to Hemlock! Considering the fact that Hemlock is one of my favorite books, I most definitely had high expectations and boy did it reach it. Kathleen Peacock once again did a great job writing a thrilling, action packed, horrific yet magnificent, and a page turner, Thornhill won't disappoint!
The plot was written awesomely and had the perfect pace that you never got bored! Thornhill represented the concentration camps in the Holocaust except this one is more of a "rehabilitation camp". It was quite fascinating seeing an author bring it up and have this kind of setting since most don't usually incorporate it into their modern world novel. The imagery easily made me feel like I was immersed into the world as both a bystander and as Mac. Thornhill (the camp) however got way more complicated and all the secrets that got unravel was just mind boggling and was not something I expected.
Mac, oh Mac how much I love your character! One of my favorite heroines, Mac continues to be brave, loyal, and lovable as ever. I basically squeal at all your moments with Kyle but more with Jason ;P I love that no matter how dangerous the situation, she was willing to do anything to rescue Serena and anyone else if possible. Mac also a pretty relatable character and it was easy to connect to her. We also see more of her history and background which I really liked since I thought that would be an open ended thing that some authors love to read.
Then there's the romance. *dreamy sigh* I honestly love both Kyle and Jason (Jason a bit more :P) I really wouldn't mind if Kyle and Mac got together but I would like some more Jason and Mac moments. But if Mac and Jason did get together which doesn't really have a huge chance unfortunately I would be happy! I love that we did get to see more of a relationship development in this story as well. And we definitely see the friendship between the 3 or well at least the common goal both Jason and Kyle had which was Mac's safety. Another thing I want to talk about is Amy, Jason's dead ex-girlfriend and Mac's + Kyle's dead best friend, her ghost I feel like foreshadows or signifies something big. It could be me over analyzing things but one can never know. Besides she reminds of Lily Kane from Veronica Mars which actually has a kinda similar love story/friendship arc. If you've watched Veronica Mars, you'll understand. If you haven't do yourself a favor and go watch it :D
Thornhill is a MUST for all readers!! With mystery, a love story anyone would love, and action packed as ever, Hemlock and Thornhill is perfect for any YA reader! Trust me you don't want to miss out on this series. Kathleen Peacock did a crazy awesome job writing this book and JUST READ IT. Happy Readings!