Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (May 8, 2012)
Buy the Book: Amazon
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 boy-friend, 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.
Kathleen Peacock's thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spell-binding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.
At a Glance:
Small town murder. A teenage girl is is murdered by a werewolf. Or, was it just a cover up? In the town of Hemlock, if you catch the Lupine syndrome you are shipped off to live at a rehabilitation camp. Of course, if you are a werewolf you keep it a secret right? Well many people are dying, who is responsible?
Yes, there was some good intense scenes. A couple of action parts. Not on the edge of your seat action, but they were pretty good.
Hemlock has a double love triangle, I'm not even sure what that means, but it's sounds intriguing. A lot of different relationships are going on, but hey it's high school. The love interest was just okay for me, nothing to get all hot and bothered over.
Mackenzie "Mac" did not stop searching for her best friend Amy's killer. That definitely makes her the heroine in my book!
It really could be Trey or Jason, they are both in love with Mac. Each one has their moment of heroism. I guess it depends on if you like the sweet, soft, caring guy or the rough, tough, alcoholic type of guy.
Favorite Supporting Character:
Amy. She haunts Mac in her dreams, kinda of creepy, sure.
Something I loved:
I love werewolf books!
Something(s) I hated:
Somewhat cliche', nothing really made this book stand out.
Somewhat, the Epilogue at the end gives you a good idea what to expect for book 2.
Would I recommend it?
If you like werewolf books then yes, I would.
I will keep it because I already bought it on Amazon
The Shiver Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater
4 out of 6
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