06 November, 2018


Title: Wolfsong
Author: TJ Klune
Series: Green Creek 1
Genres: LGBT, Paranormal
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release: June 20th, 2016
Source: ebook
Pages: 400

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Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.

Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.

Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.

Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.

It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.


EXPECTATIONS: I wanted something supernatural, preferably with werewolves, but something I've not read before. This one really seemed promising, but I can't say exactly what it was that I expected from it. Only that it didn't justify a damn thing, and I'll explain how's that in a moment.

THE WORLD: Green Creek seems to be teeming with werewolves, Benet family being the largest or at least the main one. They suffered enough to learn to be decent, kind, and loving as a family, accepting live, and learning to co-exist with humans, without endangering them. It is likely the view many packs out there have, for the one Big Bad Wolf that roams around, with only one want: to take away the Alpha Power of the Benet family - seems to be unique in his intent. That, of course, doesn't make things any better.

CHARACTERS: Joe Benet was kidnapped as a child, and tortured by the said werewolf who wanted the Benet family Alpha power. Kid got through horrors enough to render himself mute due to the trauma. But then, one day, after years of silence in the safety of his family home, he met a boy on the road, a boy to whom he very quickly gave his Wolf, his heart, a boy who got him talking. Ox was always a special young man in his own sense. He was kind, trusting, and wanted to be loved more than anything, thus accepting moral abuse from his father. But with Joe in his life, things changed. He, as a human, became part of the pack, for he seemed to be destined to be Joe's mate, even if that wasn't yet decided by the two of them.

ROMANCE:  It is clear from the start that Joe and Ox are in love, but they're both so broken, that neither dares to put it to words. It takes even more hardship to finally push them together, but from that moment on they both are determined to not let each other go for anything.

GOOD: It was an interesting enough book if you like Young Adult romances, such as Twilight. 

BAD: So. For one, this felt like reading a mediocre Teen Wolf fan-fic story. The whole of the lore and a lot of the characters truly reminded me of all that. Second, speaking of Twilight, remember that part where Edward had to leave Bella, and she spent seasons by the window, unmoving, not going out, just quit life? Yeah, on a smaller scale, same happened here. Joe went out to hunt down the evil bastard of a werewolf. And so action was limited to the Benet grounds, for Ox did no more than wait, and wait, and be angry at Joe for leaving him, for not letting him know what's going on. And waiting some more. Majority of the book is Ox waiting for Joe. No joke.

OVERALL: This is not my cup of tea. It's an okay book that had its moments, but not something I'd willingly read if I'd know.

What do you think about WOLFSONG?



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