Author: Kathleen Peacock
Series: Book Three in the Hemlock Trilogy
Published By: HarperTeen (January 6, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Willowgrove is Kathleen Peacock's riveting conclusion to the Hemlock trilogy, a dark, romantic, paranormal suspense series that pits friendship against survival, and trust against love.
Ever since Mac's best friend, Amy, was murdered, Hemlock has been a dangerous place. But now that Mac, her boyfriend, Kyle, and Amy's ex, Jason, have investigated a mass breakout from Thornhill, a werewolf "rehabilitation" camp, the danger has only grown. Fear of the infection spreading is now at an all-time high, and anyone with a scar is suspected of being a wolf.
What makes Mac even more afraid, though, are the dark experiments that the warden of Thornhill was performing on wolves in a secret asylum called Willowgrove. Uncovering the truth about what happened may be the only way for Mac to save everyone she loves and end her nightmares for good.
It is so very hard to say goodbye to a trilogy that over time you have become so invested in but I knew if anyone could answer all my questions, tie up all loose ends, and still stay true to the storyline and characters, then Peacock was my author.
And she did do all of these things and she did them brilliantly.
I have loved this series from the very first page. It is riddled with everything I look for in a good YA paranormal read without being cliché or so been there done that. If I am being honest this is probably the series that really got me interested in werewolves not only in YA but in adult books too.
While I wasn't expecting a happily ever after for everyone, I was expecting some closure and a world that would some how be more understanding of those infected with LS and while there was some heartache in the story and death of certain people, it was all very believable and done well. The storyline stayed true to the rest of the series while still giving Mac room to grow, make mistakes, and learn how to love and trust and I loved seeing it happen, I loved seeing her grow and change.
I won't get into any detail because I don't want to spoil a single thing but I am very satisfied with how this ended and super excited to see what else Peacock will come out with next. I just love her writing and the world that she created in the Hemlock series and I know great things will be in store for us with whatever she writes next.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*