Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Age Group:YA
Pages: 416
Publisher: 5/18/2012
Publication date: Harpercollins Publisher

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac's life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac's hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy's killer:

A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy's murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy's boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

This was Kathleen Peacock’s debut novel, and it was amazing.  I really loved it.  It was a long read, but it is so action packed that you hardly notice.  This is quite possibly the best werewolf book I have read in a long time, and I have read many.  This story was one that seemed so eerily plausible, as I read it I could see how this could happen in our society though not necessarily with a werewolf virus.

  This book was a refreshing take on werewolf story.  It didn’t focus on it being a curse but more of a sickness.   Kathleen Peacock had a great pacing and kept the story twisting and turning throughout the book.  I never saw the end coming. This book was a great read; I would recommend it to anyone.

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