July 6, 2021

Wolfsong (Green Creek Series Book 1) by TJ Klune


Wolfsong by TJ Klune
Rating: 5 Stars
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Format: eBook
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

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“That’s what life is, Ox. Choices. The choices we make shape what we’ll become.” – Wolfsong by TJ Klune, pg. 16

Such an amazing book (and series)!! Wolfsong is all “candy canes and pinecones and awesomeness” (this is a reference from the book for those of you who haven’t read it). I think this is a serious contender for one of my top books of the year.

I normally don’t do this (especially when I’m on a book buying ban), but as soon as I finished Wolfsong I knew I had to buy the rest of the books in the Green Creek series. This series is addictive, full of angst, romance and has an insane level of imagery (including scents, visuals, and auditory signals). If you’re looking for a read featuring LGBTQIA+ characters for pride month, then may I recommend this series?

First, Ox and Joe are such a cute couple. It was kind of weird to see the commitment from Joe at such a young age (he gave his stone wolf to Ox at 10, the day after he met him, and this is basically the shifter version of a promise ring). However, all the serious stuff happens once they are adults, and once Ox fully understands what he’s getting into. I liked watching the relationship progress and getting committed to seeing the relationship work out over the course of the book.

I think the part that hooked me was how Ox and Joe must learn to love the new version of each other after they’ve spent time apart. They met when Joe was around ten and Ox had just turned sixteen. You can’t reasonably expect someone to be the same person after they’ve grown older and experienced massive trauma (and there is a lot of different traumatic moments in this book). TJ Klune fully embraces this idea within Wolfsong, and I am all here for it. The relationship starts out cutesy and holding hands and fully progresses to steamy moments. He turns up the temperature all the way, and the chemistry between Joe and Ox is off the charts.

While the relationship between Joe and Ox is amazing, I think my favorite character is Gordo. TJ hints at his relationship in this book, so I’m excited to see how everything turns out between Gordo and Mark in Ravensong.

CONTENT WARNING: mentions of child abuse, kidnapping, murder, parental death, violence

About the Author

TJ KLUNE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The House in the Cerulean Sea, The Extraordinaries, and more. Being queer himself, Klune believes it's important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive queer representation in stories.

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