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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, 342 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own
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
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
May 14, 2012 marked it as to-read
CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK!! I need more Mac & Kyle & Jason & Kathleen's awesome writing! <3 (; ...more
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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 Sept
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
Sep 27, 2015 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*
Mary ♥
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.2/5 stars

Love is a game where the odds are permanently fixed

I probably had second book syndrome. I did not enjoy half the book (the other half was awesome), which made me really sad because I had adored Hemlock and I had really high expectations. These things happen, though. I was really glad to be back in this world, see all these characters I loved again. The relationships in this book are amazing. It's like something connects them all, like a red string of fate, and after Amy's death, every
The wait is already miserable and it has only been about an hour since I finished it! SO far away! 2013 come faster....
Apr 07, 2013 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
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
*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
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Apr 13, 2013 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
Mar 08, 2015 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
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
SO good. Parts of this left me breathless. So much great action, and lots of twists. Review to come!
Jan 25, 2013 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
May 08, 2012 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
Sarah Elizabeth
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)

The res
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.
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4.5 stars!

One of the most original werewolf books I've read in a long time. I love reading about Mac and her friends, unraveling the mysteries of everything around her along with her. I cannot believe this series is not more popular. It deserves more recognition, like now!
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I wonder why the change of publishers for book two?? O_o
Dr.Mandi Fessler
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 ...more
Just finished HEMLOCK and OMG! It's amazing! I wasn't expecting it to be so good! Seriously can't wait for THORNHILL! ...more
Mimi Valentine
Not quite as good as the first... BUT STILL GREAT!

Review to come! :')
Oct 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I want this book now!
Jamie Coudeville
While book 1 felt more paranormal, this one had more of a dystopian feel. I finished this book very quickly, which is a good thing cause that means it was high paced and difficult to put down. Very curious where the final book will lead, especially considering that title.
Kat T.
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
More like 4.25-ish stars.

This series is surprisingly good.

P.S. Mac—girl, I honestly can’t even choose who’d be better for you. Both, probably.
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This sequel was so good and I said to myself don't side with the couple that's not going to be endgame but guess what I picked the one most likely to not happen. ...more
Dec 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock
Book Two of the Hemlock series
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the author

Summary (from Goodreads):

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
Kate (The Bookaholic Blurbs)
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted over at The Bookaholic Blurbs!

*Might be spoilery for you.*

Thornhill is LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

I tried requesting for Thornhill ARC back in April because you know, I LOVED Hemlock to bits and am too excited that is. Thornhill is basically one of my Most Anticipated Sequels of the year so imagine my eagerness in getting it. I've actually encounted several issues getting it but I am SO grateful that it finally arrived. I actually devoured it in less than 7 hours (which is pret
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