GoodReads: Ever since Mac's best friend, Amy, was murdered, Hemlock has been a dangerous place. But now that Mac, her boyfriend, Kyle, and Amy's ex, Jason, have investigated a mass breakout from Thornhill, a werewolf "rehabilitation" camp, the danger has only grown. Fear of the infection spreading is now at an all-time high, and anyone with a scar is suspected of being a wolf.Expected publication date: 06/01/15
What makes Mac even more afraid, though, are the dark experiments that the warden of Thornhill was performing on wolves in a secret asylum called Willowgrove. Uncovering the truth about what happened may be the only way for Mac to save everyone she loves and end her nightmares for good.
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Prior to becoming a book blogger I read YA PNR books, but after I started book blogging my taste for the genre quickly dwindled to the point where I rarely ever read it anymore. Kathleen Peacock's Hemlock trilogy, however, has had me hooked since book one. It's unique, captivating, and not your usual werewolf story!
In regards to the romance I was a little worried about the "love triangle" *highlight to read spoiler* but thankfully Mac didn't waver from her initial love interest, Kyle. Kyle/Jason/Mac could easily have been a full blown love triangle, but instead Peacock handles the situation wonderfully. The relationship between Kyle and Mac hasn't been easy, they've faced many problems, but I love how in Willowgrove you see them both fighting to make it work.
Speaking of relationships, the one between Kyle and Jason hasn't been easy either. They started of as friends, but like Mac and Kyle they were faced with challenges. It was heartwarming to see them both attempting to get back to a good place, and Jason's character development was great to see, too.
Willowgrove, like the previous two books has a dark tone, which Peacock balances out wonderfully with the occasional burst of humour. Plot wise, I love how after the build up of mystery and suspense everything came together and all the loose ends were tied up.
I would recommend this trilogy to people who enjoy YA Paranormal Romance and also to those who, like me, don't, as you may just be surprised!