Book We Covet: Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Why we covet this book: We love a good dark mystery first and foremost and we're curious about Ms. Peacock's take on the whole werewolf virus thing. Also, it's being markets as an "urban fantasy" YA and we haven't really read a lot of YAs like that.

book coverHemlock by Kathleen Peacock
(released May 8, 2012)
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.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.

For more info about Kathleen and her book, visit her website. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here.
It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. Amazing cover! This sounds like an awesome werewolf story. I'm really looking forward to it, too.

  2. Ooh I can't wait for Hemlock! And that cover is gorgeous! Aweome pick!

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  3. Ooooooh that one looks soooo good! I've never heard of it before, but it's definitely going on my TBR list. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Sounds great, I've not yet read a werewolf story that I've liked but this one may be different. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great choice, I haven't heard of this one yet but it is going on my list now. The cover is gorgeous!

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  6. OOOh, another were novel :) I'll get a bite of it :))

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  7. I like the cover a lot!! The book sounds amazing. Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!


  8. I want Hemlock like yesterday!!! awesome choice! Thanks for stopping by my WOW:)

  9. Ooh I've seen good things about this. I hope we both get to read it some time soon!

  10. This sounds really great except what happens to Amy :| LOL

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  11. I am looking forward to this one too. It sounds really good and the cover is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. This one does look amazing, I agree that most of the time UF is adult. I really think that YA UF is going to be the new thing for 2012.

  13. OOuu looks intriguing to say the least! Thanks for stopping by my blog - you have a great pick here, thanks for sharing!

  14. Love the cover, great pick. Enjoy your read and Have a Happy New Years!

  15. Great pick! This one sounds really good and the cover is pretty :)

  16. Sweet pick! I believe its on my TBR list already :D

  17. Interesting pick, though I'm not really into werewolves. But I might consider this one. The cover's pretty too. :))

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  18. This sounds like an excellent read and I'm totally in love with the cover! thanks for stopping by my blog and happy reading.

  19. The cover is gorge! And who doesn't like wolves and romance? Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Pretty cover, and seems like an awesome book :D Great pick :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3 And yeah, Hereafter is a must read :D
    Love, Carina

  21. this sounds really good. I like the idea of it being a prejudice and a virus, instead of straightforward werewolfs


  22. Hemlock is in my TBR list as well!

    Thanks for stopping by :)


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