Review: Wolfsong by T.J. Klune

BOOK STATS

Rating: ☆☆☆.5
Title: Wolfsong
Author: T.J. Klune
Series: Green Creek #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Audience: Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Kirt Graves
Length: 19 hours (494 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Source: Audible
Recommended for fans of: Teen Wolf, Twilight, M/M romances
Content Warnings: death of parent, sexual content, violence, child abuse, torture, kidnapping, domestic abuse, abandonment, adult/minor relationship

SYNOPSIS

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.

MY THOUGHTS

T.J. Klune writes found families like no other, and he knows how to make readers feel for his characters. When I pick up one of his books, I know I can expect an emotional, character-driven fantasy, a focus on all kinds of relationships, M/M romance, and positive LGBTQ+ representation in general.

Wolfsong is a paranormal romance with a really unique take on werewolf lore. I love that pack membership (and even leadership) is not exclusive to werewolves, including humans and other creatures as well.

However, this was not my favorite Klune novel for a few reasons. I was a little uncomfortable with some of the details of the age gap romance. It reminded me a bit of the Twilight saga, and not in a good way. The pacing dragged in the middle, and the book seemed longer than it needed to be.

I also was NOT prepared for the spice level in the book based on the other Klune books I’ve read. One chapter toward the end and the epilogue featured very explicit, detailed scenes.

I will continue this series! I love the characters, setting, and magic system, and I look forward to seeing what happens to the pack next.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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