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(Green Creek #1)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  24,831 ratings  ·  4,734 reviews
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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
Kindle Edition, 495 pages
Published June 20th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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T.J. There will be, but I wouldn't expect it until 2018. I have got some other books to do before I can focus on Mark and Gordo. =D…moreThere will be, but I wouldn't expect it until 2018. I have got some other books to do before I can focus on Mark and Gordo. =D(less)
T.J. Yes, but they won't be the focus, as each subsequent book will deal with another member (or members) of the pack.…moreYes, but they won't be the focus, as each subsequent book will deal with another member (or members) of the pack.(less)

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Aug 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
this is the most unpopular opinion i've had in a hot sec,,,welcome to it

i initially picked this up bc the third book in the series features a couple with an ace character, and i want to read that SO bad, but after reading this i doubt i’ll ever make it there bc, woah boy, this was very much nooooot for me. and trust me, i am truly wavering on what to rate this bc i usually reserve one stars for books that have no redeeming qualities, but that’s not the case with this one. it’s got big found fami
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
5 "Candy Canes and Pine Cones and Epic and Awesome" Stars


I originally read this book in preparation for a giveaway over on the blog; but rest assured, said giveaway had NOTHING to do with me giving this bad boy 5 big ones.

If it had sucked, I would have rated it however many "suck" stars it deserved, written a semi-diplomatic "this thing sucked" review...

And then still done my blog-wife duty and shamelessly plugged the giveaway.

But thank fuck I didn't have to do that.


Because this thing was awes
Feb 20, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: mine
UPDATED 9/25/19

I am so happy to announce that the EBOOK for Wolfsong is now back up for sale! The profits go to me from here on out. Again, this is for the EBOOK ONLY. The paperback will be coming soon.

In addition, there is no need to redo any reviews if you've already written one on Amazon since it was released. Amazon will be able to link back to all the reviews the book already had.

Thank you so much for your patience.


All other locations:
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

**Spoiler-free review**

*4.5 stars*

RAWR! T.J. Klune writing a shifter book? I'm soooooo there!

First of all, I'm a total T.J. Klune fan-girl, so when I saw that he was writing a werewolves book, I just about died. I know what you all want to know: does this book deliver? The answer is YES! Do you also want to know more about the story, the really relevant things, not just a plot summary? If the answer is YES, then read on!

chai ♡
in light of recent events, i will be deleting my personality to focus solely on the Bennett pack of feral gay werewolves & witches

wolfsong #1, ☆★☆,5/5
ravensong #2, ☆★☆★/5
heartsong #3, ☆★☆★☆/5
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Enough said.

"You smell like candy canes and pinecones and epic and awesome."

(im not crying. you are.)

☆ Todd
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, boy-babble

And that right there, ladies and some more ladies and probably a few gentlemen, is how you write a freaking shifter novel!

This is the tale of the Bennett pack of werewolf shifters, the oldest, most respected pack in the entire country, and how a human boy named Ox first heals the broken family at the end of the lane and then makes them stronger than they'd ever been before.

At the core of the story, though, are Ox Matheson and Joe Bennett. How they meet, how they grow up, together and separat
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars.

He said,"There was never anyone else the entire time I was gone.There was never anyone else for me.Because even if you couldn't hear me when I called for you,the howl in my heart was always meant for you."

Every once in a while a book comes along that you weren't expecting and just blows you away.
I'd read friends reviews for this and got the sample but the only thing putting me of was that it's quite long and the lack of steam.
Well,I started reading it and right from the first
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Christy by: Rachel Reads Ravenously

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5 stars!

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So I have a friend who recommended this book to me. I put it on my TBR and said I’d read it soon. Then a few weeks later, she said ‘Hey! Have you read this yet?’ Since I was getting badgered (LOL) I looked it up to see if it was on audible. It was, so I knew it was meant to be. I started listening right away. Wolfsong is a story of family, friendship, loyalty and love. It’s my first read by TJ Klune, but I plan to read many more. Especially if there are spin-offs f
chan ☆
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
imagine if Bella didn’t suck and had chosen the werewolves and was also gay

this book follows Ox Matheson as he navigates life and growing up in a small town. at the beginning of the novel we see his father leave and a new family move in "down the lane" which really starts the beginning of Ox's life.

i can't do justice to this story or the way it was written, honestly. this book spans a nearly 10 year period and is told exclusively through Ox's point of view. his relationships both familial and r
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Signed paperback giveaway!!! :) *grabby hands!*

Go to to enter! It's right on the front page!

Back in September my buddy Judith said, "I was blown away by this book!"

She said, "I wasn't expecting it."

And I said, "Sounds good, may be later."

Then my friend Jan read this book and said, "SO. MUCH. TALENT."

And I said, "Noted. On TBR."

And then in October, on Instagram, Tillie Cole said, "Holy shit you guys, read this book!"

She said, "It's beautiful."

“You don’t get to decide what you’re worth because you obviously don’t know. You don’t get to decide that anymore because you have no fucking idea that you’re worth everything.”

How does one review perfection? I don’t know. But I am sure going to try.

I knew from chapter 1 this was going to be a 5 star read. That this was going to be the best thing I've read in a while. Or maybe even one of the best books I've read, EVER.

You know when a book is so good you have to go back and re-read chapter
~Mindy Lynn~
5 Stars!

Re-read 7-11-18

Second time around and it was just as enthralling and brilliant as the first time. This is a story you can't help but get sucked into never wanting to leave these characters behind. I can not wait for the next book! xx
What can I say... TJ... You blew my mind once again.

I cannot say enough how much I LOVE this mans writing. The worlds and characters he creates are nothing if not brilliant. The way he weaves a story together whil
✨    jami   ✨
look I really wanted to like this it has such a high rating on goodreads and all my friends gave it five stars and I HONESTLY thought it would be a five star read for me but, alas. I probably would have dnf'ed this if I didn't need it for Magical Readathon

what didn't work

• never got over how icky I felt over the age gap. When the characters meet they're 11 and 16, and from that first meeting they're 'destined' to be mates. Even though they don't start dating until their 17 and 23 (which I stil
Wendys Wycked Words
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This is by far one of the best shifter books, I have ever read !!

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I'm not going into the plot or anything, because I couldn't even explain the awesomeness, that is this book. I also don't want to spoiler.

The only thing you'll need to know, is that this book is about candy canes and pinecones and epic and awesome !!!

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This book gave me so much. It made me smile, cry, swoon and laugh out loud. It had me on the edge of my seat, and once I started it, there was no stopping. My emotions were all ove

This smells of pinecones and candy canes. Of epic and awesome.

I don’t exactly remember the smell of pinecones and candy cones right now.

But I will always remember the smell of epic and awesome.

It’s a power some have. A power a few people on Earth simply have. The power of writing epic and awesome. The power of creating epic and awesome.

This is an epic and awesome creation. And it’s powerful. In every sense of the word.

I loved everything in this book. I loved Ox. I loved Joe. I loved the pack, as
Sophia Triad
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Men don’t cry! Ox’s dad taught him that.

Well Ox cried a lot.

He cried during sad moments: when he was twelve and his dad abandoned him and his mother.

He cried during happy moments: when he was fifteen and he got a shirt for present. A shirt that signified that he was now part of the Gordo’s team at the shop where he was working.

And he kept crying when he felt like it until he became twenty-five and he stopped sharing his story with us and the book finished.

It seems he had disappointed his fath
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
EDIT 08/02/2018 : First of all, I won't delete this review. It seems important to me to keep it, because I stand by what I said the first time : ultimately, Joe's parents were abusive. They didn't give Ox a choice. It will never be okay. As much as I can, now, find it in me to accept it, rather than love it, I'm not disowning myself. But. I just read Ravensong and the weirdest thing happened : I fell in love with these characters again. Because perhaps my review didn't make it clear then, but I ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Ed
ON SALE FOR $1.99!!!


“You don’t get to decide what you’re worth because you obviously don’t know. You don’t get to decide that anymore because you have no fucking idea that you’re worth everything.” ​

This book. THIS BOOK. If I could use the praise hands emoji I would. THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2016 TO DATE! Oh my god, the everloving feels. This book made my soul hurt, in a good way.

This book is the story of Ox and Joe. Ox's dad left when he
Stacey is Sassy
If I could convince you to try, Wolfsong would be the one.

My hubby hates coffee and salad. Now, to me, this is WEIRD. How can he survive without coffee? What could he find fault within a nice fresh crisp salad? Every time I have an extraordinary coffee or salad, I say the same thing to him - If I could convert you, THIS will be the one… My poor darling hubby then shakes his head at me, girds his loins and takes a sip or a bite. Now, even weirder…he hates the smell of coffee. So the first problem
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
We sort of Gang Banged TJ. His book, I mean! #awkward Check out all the awesome reviews of a book that's sure to make a lot of 2016 Best Of lists!

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I wish I had the words to adequately explain just how much I loved this book. Right from the start 12 yr old Ox grabbed hold of my heart and he's yet to let go. And I loved it. He squeezed it so tight sometimes it made my face leak. And I loved that too. I wish I could smell him like Joe can. I wish I could smell the epic and the awesome and the ca
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Re-Read 7/29-8/1/18 Still one of my all time favorites!!

5 stars is not enough!!!

What did I just read? This book was absolutely stunning. The writing, the characters, the story itself, sucks you right in.

What do you do when you own father makes you feel worthless and tells you “You’re gonna get shit, for most of your life.” As any child would, Ox believed his father. Ox grew up thinking he was no one, nothing special. Until the day he met a beautiful boy named Joe, who jumped into his arms and in
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
DNF at 70%: I struggled with this. I struggled A LOT. This just was not my jam 😅
amy ☂︎
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq-rep, 2020
funny how stephenie meyer has been quiet since t.j klune wrote this
TJ Klune hates us. Wookie Cry Face, he says. We've heard him warn us of Wookie Cry Face. I say BRING IT. I ain't skeered of no effin Wookie Cry Face! I've tackled your Wookie Cry Face before, TJ. I am undefeated!

But after this book?

Seriously one of the worst book hangovers ever. In the best possible way. Damn him.

Ox is sixteen when he meets his future - the family just down the road. Ten (soon to be eleven-year-old) Joe climbs on his back and takes him home. And his fate is sealed.

Ox has never
5 stars for this unique, heartbreaking, soul wrenching, but absolutely amazing story!

Re-read on January 2019 and loved it just as much as I did the first time.
"You gotta smell him and tell me why it's all candy canes and pinecones and epic and awesome."

"And the moon. Ah God, the moon. I wished it was full. Because full moons were my favorite kind of moons. Joe's face came and blocked it away. I decided that was okay, because I loved his face more than I could ever love the moon."

"We had
Alexandra Elend Wolf
“It should have been obvious. It should have been obvious what they were, but then I wasn’t looking for the incredible buried in the ordinary.”

I love wolves. They're my favorite animal. They're majestic and beautiful, and loyal and powerful, and I could probably talk about wolves for days. So... Why the heck didn't I read this before?!

Seriously it's just ridiculous how much time this has been sitting in my tbr, especially since, just by the name, I knew it would involve wolves, adding the
Wil Loves Books!
5 Huge Candy Canes and Pinecones and Epic and Awesome Stars!!!

“Red,” he said quietly. “Your eyes are red.”

I’m struggling with words to write a review that would make this book justice. I probably can’t come up with them. This was awesome, OMG, so awesome. From beginning to end, this book captured my heart. I used to be a huge paranormal reader, not sure why I stopped reading paranormal on a regular basis, but I probably need to rectify that. But this book, man, this book, was pure amazingn
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's a flawless book and shows that you can take the fantastic and make it so very human. Ox is so well named, solid and sturdy with everything swirling around him, he is the linchpin that holds everyone together. I thought the supernatural would be what grabbed me but instead it's Ox's humanity and humility and loyalty. I hope there will be more. Wildly recommended. ...more
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hmmm.... Robin. Robin. Robin. I read this because you loved it so much. Once I read your review, I couldn't not read Wolfsong. So, to whom it may concern, blame Robin Hill!

Pack. Pack. Pack. Alpha. Alpha. Alpha. Ox. Ox. Ox. Joe. Joe. Joe.

I don't know what to write...hmm...BRB
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TJ KLUNE is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author (Into This River I Drown) and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company. His novels include The House in the Cerulean Sea and The Extraordinaries. Being queer himself, TJ believes it's important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories. ...more

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