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Thornhill (Hemlock #2)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,939 Ratings  ·  246 Reviews
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 th
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Sep 13, 2013 Giselle rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own, paranormal
The long anticipated sequel to Hemlock arriving at my door was no doubt the highlight of my week. I greedily tore into it a few days later, bringing me back into the turbulent lives of Mac, Kyle, and Jason. As usual with sequels, I think I would have loved it more had there not been such a large gap of time between reading this book and its predecessor. Things did eventually come back - mostly - although the dark, action packed thriller that it is removed any chance of ever becoming bored regard ...more
"You do know why I'm really here, don't you?"

I shook my head. I didn't. Not anymore.

Amy looked at me sadly, then glanced over her shoulder at the fountain. Something churned the leaves and gave off a sharp, metallic scent. With horror, I realised the liquid in the basin was blood. I scrambled to my feet, but Amy stayed sitting as though nothing were wrong.

She dipped her finger in the fountain and it came back coated red. "Things are about to get so interesting."

A search.

All Mac wants to do is tr
Molli Moran
Dec 03, 2014 Molli Moran marked it as ongoing-series
I can't do it. I can't wait ANY longer.

I NEED THIS ONE IN MY LIFE NOW. I need Kyle. And Kyle/Mac.


*cries in the corner clutching HEMLOCK*


Okay so we have a cover! I LOVE the title design with the swirly and the forest!
Kaylee Magic
Jun 04, 2012 Kaylee Magic marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2014 Juhina rated it it was amazing
Just.... ugh.. I love this series with such passion <3
This doesn't have a bad cliffhanger like Hemlock so thank you Kathleen Peacock!
Still.. I can't help feeling book hungover and sad that I have to wait a full year (or even more) for the third and last book
Kyle.. why do you insist on breaking my heart? and Jason? and Mac? and all the amazing characters in this book!!!

Full review to come closer to the release date, but bottom line?

Review posted on S
CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK!!! One of the best werewolf genre books I've read...Oh and Team Jason FTW! Although Kyle is awesome as well ;P

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
Kira Simion
Jan 20, 2016 Kira Simion rated it it was amazing
Someone is going to hate me. I just know it but, I feel like this was a tad bit, a wee bit (my friend is British. ;)) slower or just a tad bit not as dramatic as the first one.

Still really good and I thought it was a great read. I have high hopes for the last book in the trilogy.

5/5 *crosses fingers*
The wait is already miserable and it has only been about an hour since I finished it! SO far away! 2013 come faster....
Jun 18, 2013 Juliette rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
First of all, I just want to say that I am so grateful for the advanced readers copy I was given that allowed me to read this wonderful book. I’m so happy I don’t have to wait until September
I had high hopes for this book after reading Hemlock. Hemlock was unlike any werewolf stories I’ve read and I loved the creativity of it. Thornhill was just as creative. I was happy to see the lovely Mac Dobson, Kyle and Jason.
Anyway this book starts off where it ended in Hemlock. Mac and Jason set off to f
Mar 11, 2015 Say rated it liked it
Shelves: march-2015-reads
3.5 stars. I liked Hemlock than this one. It started out slow and I was bored during the first half of the story. But I liked how the story progressed. It is more of a "government espionage" rather than a paranormal story on werewolves. I liked that it's different. I liked it because of the mystery and suspense. BUT I hate the love triangle. I just don't care about Mac and all her drama regarding her conflicting feelings for Jayson and Kyle. I JUST DON'T. If it weren't for the annoying love tria ...more
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Aug 25, 2013 Christina (Ensconced in Lit) rated it really liked it
Shelves: won
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock was one of my favorite reads in the past year. It had everything I wanted in a book-- a fiesty heroine, hot boys, fast paced action, and a surprising depth. When I found out it was the first book in a trilogy, I was both excited and nervous because so often the second book turns into mere filler. Happily, that was definitely not the case here.

Thornhill takes place right after Hemlock ends. We meet up again with Mac
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Genre* YA Paranormal
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

"Something is coming, Mac. It's not over." Amy

The Hemlock series is told in a world where the government sends anyone who has been infected with the Lupine Syndrome to various rehabilitation camps around the country where they kept without any hope of being released to protect others from being exposed to the epidemic.

Unlike other werewolf novels, you have to have been scratched or bitten by a nearly or fully transitioned wolf before being infecte
Jan 06, 2015 Marie rated it really liked it
SO good. Parts of this left me breathless. So much great action, and lots of twists. Review to come!
This was an interesting sequel, but it wasn’t quite what I expected.

Mac went on a journey in this book, but I expected it to be solo, I didn’t factor in Jason tagging along, and I didn’t expect her to find Kyle quite so easily! Mac did make some poor decisions in my opinion though. (view spoiler)

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Sep 22, 2013 Darkphoenix rated it liked it
Thornhill is the second book in the Hemlock series and it was an enjoyable sequel to the first book, Hemlock. It picks up pretty much immediately after the events of Hemlock and maintains a decent pace throughout the book. There are some rough patches but they are few and far in between so thankfully it doesn’t drag too much.

At the end of the previous book, Kyle leaves his hometown of Hemlock to protect his friend, Jason and girlfriend, Mac. In Thornhill, Mac and Jason go to Denver to look for h
Oct 18, 2013 TarynXO rated it really liked it
Pure awesomeness!

I really enjoyed the second book to the Hemlock series. Mac and Jason set off to find Kyle, who ran out of town to "protect" his friends. Did he really think that they would just sit back and let him go? Silly, silly boy. In the midst of the chase we get a real inside look at these "rehabilitation camps" and exactly what is going on behind the madness. Along with Mac being dragged into the mess, she pretends she is a werewolf so that she can figure out whats happening to everyo
Aug 23, 2013 Amber rated it it was ok
I have been banging my head trying to get through this book. I just cannot finish this. I really liked Hemlock. So why did Thornhill seem so different and lack the pull that Hemlock had??? I know that writing a book takes a lot of time and commitment, but Thornhill felt contrived and lacked excitement, and a strong plot. I don't like to give negative reviews, so I will keep this short...

Thornhill did nothing for me. Pretty cover. I couldn't connect with the characters or their behavior at times.
Annie Brewer
4.5 stars

Phew!!!! What a continuation!!! That was pretty damn awesome! So intense and heart-pounding!! I loved it!

Review to come!

I'm SO fucking excited for this book! I just ordered it and now have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. But it's okay, I can be patient. I can't wait to find out what happens with Mac, Kyle and Jason. And after that blurb, I'm nervous as shit!

Seriously, I'm fiending for more of the craziness that is Hemlock/Thornhill.
Zeba Saiyad
Jan 14, 2015 Zeba Saiyad rated it really liked it
In the Hemlock series, lupine syndrome equals complete ostracism, and the government has the right to send anyone who has been infected with this "monstrous" disease to rehabilitation camps around the country. For Mac, this just started out as a quest to reunite with her new love, Kyle. She knew there would be road bumps along the way, however she not was expecting such a dangerous turn of events. At a camp where she doesn't even belong, she must hide the fact that she indeed does not posses any ...more
Aug 26, 2015 Jeannette rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
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Thornhill was one of those second in series, with lots of potential but not as compelling as the first one, (you see, I rated Hemlock 5 stars).

After the climatic ending of Hemlock, Mac and Jason set off to search for their missing friend Kyle before it’s too late—before his plan to enroll in a rehabilitation camp tosses him into a greater peril. Their search leads them to a werewolf den in Colorado, where following some sporadic tracks, they find Kyle, but their reunion is cut short by a Track
Apr 02, 2014 Dr.Mandi marked it as to-read
Omg..... Just got my hands on the arc! could not be happier!Why such the long wait? I've been waiting forever!! Read the arc way before it came out...grrr
Just finished HEMLOCK and OMG! It's amazing! I wasn't expecting it to be so good! Seriously can't wait for THORNHILL!
Mimi Valentine
Not quite as good as the first... BUT STILL GREAT!

Review to come! :')
Tara Higgins
Feb 02, 2016 Tara Higgins rated it it was ok
Shelves: can-t-finish
Boring. It wasn't that bad, but I did not feel like finishing.
Sep 16, 2013 Hayley rated it it was amazing
I wonder why the change of publishers for book two?? O_o
Mary the Book Lover
Jan 31, 2014 Mary the Book Lover rated it it was amazing
I want this book now!
Sep 20, 2015 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't think it is possible to have book in this series that does not wow me! I hope the third book is as good as the first and second have been.

This book flows on nicely from the first book, it starts where the last book left off. I would recommended reading this series in order one after the other as I had a break in between and I had to go back to refresh my memory.

I highly recommend this series if you want a series that shows how werewolves should really be. The descriptive detail in this b
Michelle Sedeño
Feb 17, 2014 Michelle Sedeño rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-4-5-stars
Originally reviewed on The Escapist.

Rating: 4.5

Reading Thornhill was as exciting as I felt after I finished Hemlock (first book). I was game for another reading ride with werewolves, mystery, and love. When I open this book on the first page, I felt like I was back again on my non-existent yet comfortable couch.

Just like Hemlock, Thornhill started with Mac dreaming--a stomach flipping-and-creepy dream. Amy appeared in Mac's dreams just like before, but now she/the dream became more creepier a
THORNHILL was one of my most anticipated releases of Fall 2013. Kathleen Peacock’s HEMLOCK was one of my favorite YA debuts last year, and I couldn’t wait to see what else she would come up with. I greedily dove into THORNHILL as soon as I received it and while it didn’t wow me as much as its predecessor, it was still a decent sequel, and it definitively kept me interested in the story. HEMLOCK was more of a murder mystery/thriller with paranormal elements, but this sequel was more of an in dept ...more
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Kathleen spent her teen years crushing on authors and writing short stories about vampires. She put her writing dreams on hold while attending art school, but tripped over them when office life left her feeling restless.

Kathleen is Canadian and likely to perish in the first wave of the zombie apocalypse.
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“I loved Kyle. More than anything. Maybe enough to want what was best for him -- even if that best would end up hurting me.” 5 likes
“Can you hide what you were? Every moment of every day, could you pretend to be something else? Someone else? Could you stand spending every day worried that you were going to hurt someone if you knew there was an alternative?” 4 likes
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