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New Spellbinding YA Werewolf Series on the Way

Hiya readers, I just came across an upcoming young adult werewolf trilogy that will soon be making its way to a bookstore near you! Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock is the first in the new series and is slated to be released May 8, 2012. Yes, that’s a long way off yet, but the pre-release reviews on this book are so good I had to give the book some early love.

Check out the book description below:

“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.

Hemlock is the first novel in a spellbinding urban fantasy trilogy filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.”

Sounds interesting. From what I have gathered, the book is set in a world were werewolves are known to exist, and judging by the author’s blog, they are hunted for what they are. Honestly, I like that, I like that everyone knows about werewolves and those with the virus must hide what they are. It’s not a new idea, but it’s one not seen much in werewolf fiction. So I like it, it could add some new and interesting drama.

For more info check out the author’s official website.

What do you think of Hemlock? Does it sound like a book you might give a read?

– Moonlight

About the Author
Moonlight loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and you may lose a limb. You can stalk her via her Twitter.

 

By moonlight

One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.

4 replies on “New Spellbinding YA Werewolf Series on the Way”

Damn, slow internet, my comment got lost.

Ok, short version:
I probably won’t read this series. It sounds like same old same old to me.

While not among the target audience I found it in my local library and gave it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised. And think werewolf fans will like it. It deals with werewolves, prejudice, and more while taking the reader through a murder mystery as a werewolf kill is not as simple as it seems. All done of course with mainly teen protagonists and includes the usual complicated romantic entanglements expected but happily while important to the plot does not overwhelm it.

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