Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock

Talk about the perfect Halloween read. What is better than a gang 9or camp) full of werewolves that are liable to turn on you at any moment?
Check out my review of Thornhill and see for yourself. 

Today's stops for the Something Wicked Tour are:
Tressa@Tressa's Wishful Endings: Melissa Wright: Bound by Prophecy

Maja@The Nocturnal Library : Darynda Jones: Death and the Girl He Loves

And tomorrow there is even more fun with these great authors:
Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings: Jay Kristoff: Kinslayer
Maja@The Nocturnal Library : P.J. Hoover: Solstice

Title: Thornhill
Author: Kathleen Peacock
Series: Book Two in the Hemlock Trilogy
Published By: Katherine Tegen Books (September 10, 2013)
Source: Purchased
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!!

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts and Review:
I fell in love with Ms. Peacock's writing after reading her debut novel Hemlock last year and truth be told I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the second installment. I don't love werewolf stories (especially in the YA genre) for the most part but once in a while one will come around that I get completely into and it so happens this was one of them. 

I just had to know if Mac ever went after Kyle and yes, the romantic in me wanted them to have that romance, that happily ever after I so desperately crave and as much as it killed me to think about, I knew that more than likely that might not happen as things tend to go with stories like these but I couldn't help root for them anyways, my inner sap demanded it.

So much happens, so much it told, shown, and revealed I don't really even know where to begin other than to say, I loved it. All of it. 

The action, the revelations, the suspense, the romance, the secrets, the suspense, all of it. Peacock once again proved to me that she is an amazing story teller and had me completely wrapped up in the story line and I became once again, invested in Mac, Jason, Kyle, Amy and Serena's future, in the outcome of their lives.

Mac has grown so much since the first book, she is strong, brave and little bit fierce. Willing to do anything to protect and save those that she loves. She doesn’t always make the easiest choicest or even the wisest but she does them all out of love.

This one ended with a little melancholy but with lots of promise and honestly I am dying to find out how it all comes together. I will be eagerly awaiting the final book, I know it will be bittersweet to say goodbye to Mac and her friends and I have a horrible feeling, I will be saying goodbye to some of them in a completely different way.

I don't put quotes in my review often but once in awhile I feel the need to and even though this sort of goes against my whole hopeless romantic side, I still liked this quote. Maybe because it fits Amy's personality so well or maybe because some small part of me knows that it can be true, either way, take what you may from it. 

“Love's a game where the odds are permanently fixed. The house always wins, and anyone stupid enough to sit at the table is lucky if they walk away with their soul intact.”

*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*


  1. I have heard of this series but haven't got to read it yet. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I haven't read a YA book with werewolves in a while. Also I love that quote at the end. Great review :)

  2. Ali, I have book one..I so need to start this and I am delighted book two was a winner for you!

  3. Oh I loved the first book and can't wait to get my hands on this one! I'm so happy to hear that it's great!

  4. If you liked the first one you will definitely like this one Candace!

  5. I didn't know about this series. Thank you for sharing.:)

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  6. Oh that is a cool quote! I love it. I have been wanting to read this series since it has been awhile since I read a good werewolf book but alas, I haven't time....

  7. Thanks for stopping by Glass!

    I hope you have time soon Heidi!

  8. Ooh, I love that quote! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the sequel, and that you found a YA werewolf series to really get into. If you're excited about book three, that gives me hope that this series isn't having the sophomore slump so many promising series seem to be having lately. Great review!

  9. I haven't started this series yet, but it one that I have been interested it. Thanks for the great review.