Hemlock

Hemlock Fans of Maggie Stiefvater and the hit television show True Blood will flock to this first book in the supernatural mystery series set in a town where werewolves live in plain sight Mackenzie Dobson s

  • Title: Hemlock
  • Author: Kathleen Peacock
  • ISBN: 9780062048660
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fans of Maggie Stiefvater and the hit television show True Blood will flock to this first book in the supernatural mystery series set in a town where werewolves live in plain sight.Mackenzie Dobson s life has been turned upside down since she vowed to hunt her best friend Amy s killer a white werewolf Lupine syndrome also known as the werewolf virus is on the rise acrossFans of Maggie Stiefvater and the hit television show True Blood will flock to this first book in the supernatural mystery series set in a town where werewolves live in plain sight.Mackenzie Dobson s life has been turned upside down since she vowed to hunt her best friend Amy s killer a white werewolf Lupine syndrome also known as the werewolf virus is on the rise across the country, and bloodlust is not easy to control But it soon becomes clear that dangerous secrets are lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, Mac s hometown and she is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her in grave danger.Kathleen Peacock s thrilling debut novel provides readers with a mystery that Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder, calls clever and frightening, while Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight, raves Forget every werewolf book you ve ever read This one breaks the mold.

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    1. "while trying to choose between the human boy who loves her and the troubled werewolf who saves her life."Um, gag me. I SWEAR TO GOD if I see another freaking love triangle where the idiotic girl CAN'T FREAKING CHOOSE a boy, I'm going to rip my hair out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. There has been no shortage of vampire and werewolf novels in recent years. I was wondering how a new werewolf book could possibly bring about something new and original. Somehow, someway, Kathleen Peacock thought of an intriguing plot, wrote some fantastic characters, gave them life, unique voices, strong personalities, and wrapped it all up in this lovely novel full of mystery, friendship, and loyalty.What makes this plot unique is obvious from the start: The werewolves are out. The public has [...]

    3. This is the per­fect book for fans of Vam­pire Diaries or soap operas.  If that’s your thing, then this will be YOUR thing.  I mean, in a big way.  You’ll prob­a­bly jizz your­self and explode in an apoplexy of  fan squees.It’s not that there wasn’t a plot, but it was suf­fo­cat­ing under a bar­rage of heavy, thick, awk­ward romances.  Like that guy who was really into you but also really into mouth-breathing and you weren’t sure if his hands were always wet because he w [...]

    4. If you are looking for something original, unique, something that immediately grabs your attention, you will not find it in Hemlock.If you are looking for stock characters and story lines, stock love triangles and stock narrator full of grief, angst and no distinct voice, Hemlock might work for you.

    5. First read: April 15, 2012Re-read: July 15, 2013 SO GOOD__________________Oh my gosh, it has been a LONG time since I have been obsessing over a book like I am obsessing over Hemlock right now! This book BLEW ME AWAY! I mean, I have read this book about 10 days ago and i am STILL raving about it to anyone who would listen!! Hemlock is definitely one of those rare books that remind you of WHY you love reading so much! Also, this is coming from ME, who is a person that does not like paranormal as [...]

    6. Hemlock is one of the best werewolf fictions I have crossed path with. This novel is an absolutely heart wrenching paranormal love story with ingredients like murder and mystery, secrets and suspense.The Wolf StoryIt’s been twelve years science US government has declared the existence of Lupin syndrome, known as werewolf virus. One scratch from an infected person can turn you into one of them. When her best friend Amy was brutally murdered by a werewolf, haunted by vivid nightmares and memorie [...]

    7. Hemlock is quite possibly the best werewolf book that I’ve read. It’s not like I’ve read that many, but this was still amazing. Hemlock follows Mackenzie (Mac), and her longing to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of her best friend, Amy. Of course, things get in the way of her journey to uncover the truth, one of those things being a group of werewolf hunters known as The Trackers. As more secrets of the seemingly quiet and peaceful town of Hemlock unfold, Mackenzie realizes sh [...]

    8. I read all 400 pages in 24 hours. I can't give you a full review but I can say this. Its one of the best mysteries I have ever read. I had tons of theories going through my head and yeah, they were all wrong but let's not dwell on my uber power to not take a hint. The werewolf lore was interesting and there was a small dystopic vibe for their plight. The bad guy was supremely bad and I wanted him to meet the long end of a pitchfork all through the novel. The protagonist was smart and unobservant [...]

    9. I almost didn't write a review for this because I'm not sure how to put how much I loved this book into words. But I attempted anyway.I might have been a little biased about this book because of the werewolves. I have a special attachment to them because the first thing I ever really wrote - and the only thing I ever finished - was about werewolves. But after I finished, I knew that had nothing to do with why I loved it so much. People might say they're sick of werewolves, but Hemlock is somethi [...]

    10. Well this book was a mighty awesome surprise! I had no idea what to expect when I started reading it. I've had it on my shelf since last year, and had wanted to read it so many times but something kept holding me back. I love werewolf books, love them. But for a year I'd been on a contemporary romance kick, and I'm happily off that train. For a while anyway. I couldn't have been happier with this book. It was so different, refreshing, fascinating take on weres. And not only that, it had a bit of [...]

    11. Truth be told, I was just about over werewolf books. I've been disappointed by two of what use to be my favorite were-series and just as I was about to boycott them for life, I remembered that I own this book, so I figured I'd just read it. Rate it. And be done.Little did I know that this was going to be an absoulte favorite! So, series, please, please don't let me down. I'm gonna take a chance on you;)Hemlock is one of those reads where I started to read the first chapter only to be done six ho [...]

    12. When I heard ARCs existed of this book, I immediately begged for a copy.I’m going to confess something: I don’t read a lot of werewolf books. It’s not that I don’t like them, but I typically don’t find myself choosing them off the bookshelf. That said, I knew HEMLOCK was a book that had werewolves . . .But when I read it, I didn’t think, “This is a werewolf book.” Because it’s not about werewolves. It’s a book about prejudice, friendship, loyalty, and mystery. It happens to h [...]

    13. I’ve been reading a lot of “friendship” books lately and this one tops them all. I love the heart of the story being about the loyalty and devotion that a friendship should have, but often doesn’t. Mac believes she would know everything about her best friend Amy, but a year after Amy’s brutal murder she starts investigating and finds things she never knew.Mac begins investigating due to the arrival of the Trackers. The trackers are anarchical thugs that have tattoos on the side of ther [...]

    14. As a reader, I come across a lot of stories overdone. Werewolves being one of them. I must tell you that this book is pure AWESOMESUACE! Not only it is unique but the world building is simply amazing!In the words of Luigi from Disney Cars, this is how I feel:"I must scream it to the world, my excitement from the top of someplace very high."What I loved most about this book is that it is what is really is. Werewolves. Not nice werewolves who can speak to each other through their minds but wolves [...]

    15. Read this on a plane ride. If I hadn't been on a plane with zero other distractions around me, I probably wouldn't have finished this. Unexciting plot. Obligatory love triangle with no real chemistry between either dude. Super meh.

    16. Rating: 2.5 Stars There are not many books I can say I was happy to finish, butHemlockdefinitely falls into that category. I believe I skimmed through the last seventy pages and I was so relieved to have finished it that I just gave a great big sigh of happiness. When a book incites a reaction like that from you then it can't be good. However,Hemlock,for all it's standard, boring, snore-worthy YA moments, did have a heck of a murder mystery going for it - one which kept me on the edge of my seat [...]

    17. 4.5 - Hmmm 4 or 5?I finally found a werewolf book that I liked!!! Yes, this book is your typical, overplayed werewolf storyline - so yes, it is cliche and predictable. But there was just something about it - probably the LOVE TRIANGLE, there's your warning - that had me flying through the pages in the three hours it took me to read it, and no, I did not skim any of it.WARNING: This review may have some minor spoilers because of the vague summary and because of the way Peacock wrote the book. I s [...]

    18. An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.Wow! What an incredible debut novel written by a fellow Canadian! Honestly I wasn't into werewolf themed novels but this one just became my favourite. Maybe the beginning was terribly slow, but I was already interested in the characters and the plot so I had no problem plowing through. The mystery within this novel kept me reading on way into [...]

    19. ABSOLUTE LOVE FOR THIS BOOK, OH MY GOSH. ♥ This is definitely my new favourite werewolf book out there! It's just so sweet and intense, and Mac rocks, and both Kyle and Jason stole my heart, and the ending just broke it!Plus, I love how Kathleen's Canadian and there are maple leaves on the cover! I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or not, but it put the biggest smile on my face! x) Gushing review to come! :)

    20. 4.5 starsSo you've trekked from La Push to Mercy Falls and think you're an expert when it comes to treating flea infestations and discouraging your furry, four-legged friend against marking his territory? You think if you've read it 5 times, then you've read it all? Please. You're still a pup. Kathleen Peacock has shown there is still plenty of exciting life to be found amongst our shapeshifting friends. Deadly Hemlock brings murder, mystery, twisted politics, simmering romance and shocking secr [...]

    21. Reeling from the recent gruesome death of her best friend, Mac is struggling to find peace. As Amy’s ghost haunt her dreams, her remaining circle of friends seemed to be growing apart. Jason, Amy’s boyfriend is on a downward spiral, while Kyle, Mac’s best friend harbors secrets that involve his clingy ex. But the terror of the citizens of Hemlock is also far from over as wolf attacks persist. A group of radical werewolves hunters moved in, bringing in extreme views and questionable methods [...]

    22. Mystery, politics, and romance combine for easy but slow-to-start readIn Kathleen Peacock's Hemlock, the town of Hemlock has been ravaged by a string of fatal werewolf attacks. Mackenzie's best friend Amy was among those killed, and ever since she's been trying to come to terms with what happened. When a vigilante group called the Trackers comes to town to investigate the murders, Mac decides she wants to find out the truth for herself. She soon learns that people aren't always who they seem to [...]

    23. Kathleen Peacock is a mad genius. Hemlock is definitely one of the best books I have read this year and I am in awe of Ms. Peacock.My goodness it is hard to start a review for this! I don’t even know where to start. If you have read the summary then you know the gest of what this book is about but don’t think for a second you know it all. There are so many twists and turns thrown in that I never knew who to trust and at one point I had condemned everybody, even Mac herself. That to me makes [...]

    24. When i first read the sypnosis, i got this feeling this is another paranormal book. It was not. In the first few pages, i fell for the writing. It was the kind of writing i was looking for, not simplified describtions or hard to follow. Mac's voice was dull. Her past and situation has formed her differently than her friends, who come from well-situated families. But there's plenty more of Mac to explote hopefully in the next books. In Hemlock she's filled with with grief and guilt,as a consecuen [...]

    25. *sighs and tries to find how to explain the book**sighs because I don't know how*5/5While some might hate this, I for one love it. Maybe I'm simplistic or maybe I'm just deluding myself. Not sure but, I know what I like and I'm not afraid to say it.

    26. GAH. MURDERED?!?!How dare someone murder an Amy?!?!?Even though it's not me, I still feel like I have a connection to this Amy in the bookI feel so bad for her :,(--------O.O two likes? Where did they find this shortsy not so much of a review anyways?

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