I am thrilled to be hosting the next stop of the Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock Blog Tour!!!
Release Date: September 10th 2013
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. (goodreads)
Boy oh boy! What a read. I absolutely loved the first book in the series, Hemlock, so I jumped at the chance to be able to review it and be a part of the blog tour.
I love werewolf stories. I've read a ton and I've watched a ton and I have to say, the story of Hemlock is very original. Thornhill builds on that and makes Kathleen's werewolf lore a force to be reckoned with. It would be so easy to go awry when dealing with werewolf stories but the story of Mac and the other characters we first met in Hemlock rolls right along wonderfully.
Mac is one of my favourite female heroines. She has this strong can-do attitude that is just so endearing. She will literally do anything to protect the people that she loves and that is something that I very much admire. She put her life in danger many times throughout Thornhill to help those that she loves. Hell, she got stuck in the rehabilitation camp willingly even though she knew it was dangerous because she wanted to help. Mac is a badass.
I loved Jason and Kyle as much in Thornhill as I did in Hemlock. Both boys are fantastic in their own ways and bring out different sides in Mac. As a love-triangle, I'm not sure how I feel about who I ship with who but I love them both as their own person which is rare for me in dealing with love triangles! I always very much like one of the boys than the other but when it comes to Kyle and Jason, Kathleen writes them so well that I can't help but love both of them.
There were also new characters introduced like Amy. I won't dive too much into her because I don't want to give too much away but I loved her. She was such a fierce, feisty character that I found myself excited whenever she showed up.
Thornhill definitely kept me on my toes and I know it will do the same to everyone who reads it, new fans and old fans alike. I breezed through it in a day because I had to know what Mac and co were going to get into next. Kathleen weaves the romance and the action together seamlessly as well as bringing new werewolf lore to the table. Do yourself a favour and pick up Thornhill immediately!
I LOVED IT
1. How did you come up with the idea for the Hemlock series? Where were you when it happened?
I had the idea while walking to work one morning. I was crossing a long bridge and listening to music and "It's been Awhile" by Staind started playing. As I listened to the song, a scene with Mac, Jason, and Kyle unfolded in my head.
2. What other werewolf novels/television shows/movies do you enjoy?
My favorite werewolf movie is Ginger Snaps, but I also have a huge soft spot for An American Werewolf in London. When it comes to werewolves on television, the first season of Being Human (UK) is brilliant, and I've always had a mad crush on Oz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I haven't actually read too many werewolf books because I made a conscious effort not to read them while working on the Hemlock trilogy. I did break down and read the first few Mercedes Thompson books by Patricia Briggs and quite liked them. I actually have a whole list of werewolf books to read after the third Hemlock book goes to copyedits.
3. Do you believe in the supernatural?
That there might be more to our world that meets the eye? Sort of. I don't believe in werewolves or vampires, but I do believe in hauntings, ghosts, and psychic abilities. My parents let me watch Firestarter when I was six and I spent an entire week trying to light things on fire with my brain.
4. Would you rather be infected with LS or be a reg?
A reg. Being a werewolf would be terribly inconvenient and you'd spend a fortune on clothes.
5. What have you been reading lately?
I FINALLY got around to reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I absolutely adored it. I've also been reading a few non-fiction books for research.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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. Connect with Kathleen: Website - Twitter - Goodreads - Facebook
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YOU COULD WIN A HEMLOCK/THORNHILL Prize pack, guys!
Good luck to you all!
Be sure to stop by the awesome blog hosts for the OFFICIAL THORNHILL BLOG TOUR
Sept. 9th: Juhina from Maji Bookshelf
Sept. 10th: Hayley from Booking It With Hayley G
Sept. 11th: Giselle from Xpresso Reads
Sept.12th: Rebecca from OMFG books
Sept. 13th: Lindsay from Me on Books
A very big thanks to HarperCollins Canada for allowing me to participate in this blog tour!