Thornhill

By Kathleen Peacock
Published on September 10th 2013
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Publisher
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.
Let me be upfront.  I think I have a problem.  I think I genuinely don't like werewolves.  I am not really sure why, but werewolves and I really don't get along.  There are two exceptions to that rule- one indie book and the first book in this series, Hemlock

I am not sure if it was timing, or the plot, but although I enjoyed Thornhill, it really didn't wow me like the first book did.  I really enjoyed reading about Thornhill itself- the author did a masterful job of creating this place and making it feel incredibly authentic.  I think my real problem was the people.  It has been an entire year since I read Hemlock, and other than a few plot points- I had really forgotten the entire plot of the book.  I found it difficult to read to start with for that reason.  The second book starts without any recollection of the first book.  I usually like that about books (I find recaps a waste of time).  In this case, it really hurt me.  I found myself needing a few chapters to really figure out what was going on.

There was a decidedly huge lack of romance in this book.  I am not entirely sure why because I remember it was one of the main themes of the first book.  That being said- the plot that was there was absolutely interesting (and at some points super creepy).  I really enjoyed the time spent in Thornhill ( ha ha that sounds awful and totally not what I mean!)  I honestly think that I will enjoy the third book because the second book really sets up for a huge finish to the trilogy.

I DID enjoy Thornhill.  I am not sure if it was timing or because I needed to re-read the first book before starting it, it wasn't my favorite of the month. Fans of the first book will miss the romance of the first book but will be satisfied by the solid plot.



1 comment:

  1. Lack of romance is most of the times a plus point for me, haha. I don't really care for it as main theme of the book :) So, that's good and I like the sound of the plot. It has been a while since I've read Hemlock, so thanks for the warning. I will try to find a summary somewhere or read some reviews.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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