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All Robbie Fontaine ever wanted was a place to belong. After the death of his mother, he bounces around from pack to pack, forming temporary bonds to keep from turning feral. It’s enough—until he receives a summons from the wolf stronghold in Caswell, Maine.

Life as the trusted second to Michelle Hughes—the Alpha of all—and the cherished friend of a gentle old witch teaches Robbie what it means to be pack, to have a home.

But when a mission from Michelle sends Robbie into the field, he finds himself questioning where he belongs and everything he’s been told. Whispers of traitorous wolves and wild magic abound—but who are the traitors and who the betrayed?

More than anything, Robbie hungers for answers, because one of those alleged traitors is Kelly Bennett—the wolf who may be his mate.

The truth has a way of coming out. And when it does, everything will shatter.

391 pages, ebook

First published October 22, 2019

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T.J. Klune

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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.

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Author 60 books35.7k followers
October 22, 2019

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*Reminder: the paperback is published by Amazon, and therefore, is an Amazon exclusive. The size of the paperback is the same as Wolfsong and Ravensong, but the formatting of the interior is slightly different.

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3,861 reviews5,640 followers
January 25, 2020
Something is seriously wrong with me because I made the extremely poor decision to start Heartsong at 10 pm.

I decided to read just a few chapters, and I checked the clock a minute later and it was stupidly, nonsensically 3:30 am. THREE-THIRTY IN THE FREAKING MORNING.

If you think there will be a natural stopping place where you can put the book down for a bit, some downtime between the excitement and action, you'd be dead wrong.

I was a bit worried about reading this one because it had been about a year since I read Ravensong, and I was concerned that I had forgotten all the details. I was also worried that this would be an established couple story, and I often struggle with those. However, the book totally surprised me in the best possible way.

The story is an established couple story... and it totally isn't. We get all the butterflies and excitement of a new relationship, and all of the pain and struggles of a love that has weathered a terrible storm. The love story WILL make you feel all the feels.

Also, just remember that one of the MCs is asexual, so the story has relatively low steam. But, trust me, you won't even miss it. I felt everything I wanted to feel.

The best part of the story is definitely how well-paced it is. It's a long book, almost 400 pages, but the reading time will absolutely fly by. It was extremely hard for me to put the story down (3:30 am, duh!).

No, the story is not a stand-alone. Yes, I can't wait for Brothersong. And HELL YES, you will be thrilled by this story.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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1,350 reviews1,482 followers
August 15, 2020

I loved, loved, LOVED getting to read this next book in the Green Creek series. The boys are back, you guys!

However, I've got to admit that if you're looking for tons and tons of forward movement in the overall plot arc, this might not be a favorite story for you.

This was Robbie's book and when I first began reading, I admit to feeling completely lost. Kind of spun around a bunch of times, then set loose while wobbling around disoriented.

I suspect that TJ probably did that intentionally, but you could definitely have colored me confused for quite a few initial chapters.

I *personally* wish that I had known that the story started and was not some sort of . I would've still been confused, but much less so.

After the conclusion of "Ravensong", a major event happened to Robbie, leaving his bonds to his Bennett pack mates in tatters, including those with his favorite Bennett, Kelly.

Without getting all spoilery, this was mainly the story of Robbie fighting his way back to being happy and whole again, while coming to terms with the fact that a huge portion of his recent life may have been nothing more than one huge betrayal by those that he'd most trusted.


I've always liked Kelly, and seeing what he had to go through in this story was heart-wrenching, as it was for Robbie, himself. To have your entire life upended like that, just... gah!
“You have this void. This hole in your head and heart where you know something should be but isn’t. It’s the same for all of us. We were taken from you, yes, but you were also taken from us.”
When the final shoe dropped, Robbie and Kelly's situation had gotten better, but there was another pretty major setback (or two), leaving the Bennett pack reeling and unsettled again.

So yeah, one step forward, two steps back in regards to moving closer to the final goal post.

As serious and painful as this story was, there was also quite a bit of humor, especially from Rico, Tanner, Chris, and Gordo, along with a serious amount of bad-assery from Jessie thrown in for good measure.
He pulled out a pair of glasses and handed them over to me. “Put those on.”

“I can see without them.”

“Good. Then I’ll just break them.”

I yelped as he started to do just that, snatched them out of his hands, and put them on. Something soft crossed his face before he rolled his eyes.

“You look stupid with those on. You’re a terrible werewolf.”
I'd rate the story at around 4.5 stars, rounded up because it's GREEN CREEK, folks!


My ARC copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.

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Author 11 books75.3k followers
October 31, 2019
Me tardé en ponerle rating porque tenía que pensar.

Mi review completo estará en el wrap up, pero sepan que ME GUSTÓ MUCHO.

Robbie y Kelly tienen mi corazón shippeador en sus manos. SON UNOS PRECIOSOS.
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841 reviews3,774 followers
February 15, 2021
Well, that's a surprise. I wasn't lying when I wrote this before starting ☟☟☟


... and even though I was eager to get back to the Bennet's Pack, I didn't expect to love Robbie and Kelly's story, mostly because it was an established couple kind of story and I don't really enjoy those in romance. Plus I mean, I've always loved Kelly (who's ace, by the way ♥), but Robbie?? Huuuuh. Let's say that at best.... I didn't care about him?? SHAME ON ME.

I was wrong. TJ Klune surprised the fuck out of me on this one - I wasn't prepared to feel so much, damn you! The tension during the first half was off the charts (as soon as I understood what was going on, at least) . I loved that very much (even though it fucking hurt), and I rooted for them so damn hard.

Why not 5 stars then? Hmm. In my opinion it did loose steam a bit towards the end, unfortunately. Not that it wasn't action-packed, because it was, but for some reason my attention wavered a little - this said, maybe that's on me. My attention is anything but reliable, you know???

Two things are certain :
➊ As much as I'd LOVE to become a wolf, I could never be a werewolf. THE MULTIPLE-PEOPLE HUGS. Gah. All this touching makes me uncomfortable just reading about it (no judgment - I'm somewhat touch-repulsed is all)
I'm even more excited for Carter's story now. DEAR BOYS.

PS. After three books, I'm very happy I gave this series a chance, despite the hominous (for me anyway) mate stuff. Actually I love how TJ Klune plays with this trope, going all the way with relish and not taking it too seriously at the same time. Recommended.

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1,557 reviews3,815 followers
June 13, 2020

I started this book completely confused. I didn't know up from down and I had nu clue what the freck was going on !!!

Now, I did re-read Wolfsong and Ravensong right before I started this one (you should do it too) so that was not the reason for my confusion. You will get me when you start this one...I can only say, hang in there...things will clear up !! 

I can honestly say that out of the three books in this series that are out now...this one stressed me out the most. Poor Robbie and Kelly...the hits just kept on coming. TJ sure knows how to make my poor heart bleed !!!

Don't worry too much though...this is TJ we are talking about and even though he loves to toy with our emotions...he also makes things right again...mostly 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

Now I am not gonna go into the plot and spoiler the story. So this is about all you're getting from me. I can, however, tell you that I really loved seeing all my favorite characters again. Team "human" still cracks me up and they (again) managed to keep things light when the darkness threatened to take over. 

After reading Robbie and Kelly's story, I am even more excited about Carter's book. I really believe his story might become my favorite, though it will be hard topping Ox (<---see what I did there). 

As most of you know, TJ's books aren't really high on the steamy side of things, and with Kelly being asexual, the steam is even lower than in the previous books. That said...the intimacy between Robbie en Kelly is definitely sky-high ;) 

Highly recommended !!!

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3,818 reviews32.4k followers
September 24, 2021
5 stars

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It wasn't fierce, the way he loved me. It wasn't the burning fire of passion. It was heavy and soft. It was love unlike anything else I'd felt before.

Heartsong was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and the minute it went live, I picked up the audio and started listening. Let me tell you something about these books, reading them is great, but listening to them is even better. Kirt Graves is the narrator and he does such an amazing job voicing this series, I can't recommend the audios enough.

This book is Robbie and Kelly's story and it had been a while since I've been in the Green Creek world, but after a few chapters it all came back to me. Robbie's story was hard to read at times, and it's really hard for me to review. I think this is definitely one of those books you need to read for yourself to feel all the feels and experience everything without any spoilers. Of course, read 'Wolfsong' and 'Ravensong' first, this cannot be read as a standalone.
"You. Are. Wolf." He said.
"You. Are. Pack." He said.
"You. Are. Bennett."

Kelly and Robbie are mates, but this isn't your typical established couple story. It's much more complex than that. Honestly, there wasn't anything I didn't love about this book. It was a perfect read for me.

TJ's books always make me cry, make me laugh, and make my heart soar. This series is so special to me. I adore this pack and the family dynamic they all share. It's by far my favorite shifter/pnr series and I can't rave about it enough. I am so excited for 'Brothersong' I can't stand it. I never want this series to end!!
"You filled a hole in me I didn’t even know was there. You make me complete. You make me happy. I see you, Robbie. I see you."
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Author 84 books2,530 followers
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September 16, 2018
Who knew waiting could be so torturous?

And I only just finished Ravensong.
Gonna be a long year.
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2,239 reviews3,458 followers
January 24, 2020


The truth will be revealed, and everything will shatter.

I declare myself a huge fan of Green Creek’s boys and girls and mother. And father who keeps appearing in visions and dreams. By the way, I would love to have the story of Elizabeth and Thomas Bennett told at some point.

So, this book is about Kelly and Robbie and Bennett's pack new adventure. And in the beginning the story is completely confusing. The main issue is that the story is told by Robbie and Robbie is a very very confused young man.
Who is Robbie?

“You’re Robbie Fontaine,” she said. “Born January 21, 1991. You’re twenty-nine years old. Your father was a hunter. Your mother was a lovely woman. She died protecting you. In fact, her last act was to ensure your survival.”

What is he doing with devious Michelle Hughes?

”Alpha Hughes has taken something that doesn’t belong to her. Many somethings, in fact.”

Last thing that happened in Ravensong had been Alpha Hughes and Gordo's father plotting against the Bennetts. So, what happened? And most importantly how much time has passed?
Or is Robbie describing the past?

Things will definitely become clearer for the readers after a few chapters. But they won't be clearer for Robbie who continues to describe his thoughts and what happens around him with amazement.

Poor Kelly needs his soulmate back and poor Robbie needs to be back home. The whole book actually describes his struggle for self-discovery and inner peace.

Despite Robbie's inner self adventure, the book does not lack angst and nail-biting. Towards the end it is easily characterised as thriller. Some of the findings could have been part of a Stephen King's novel ().

The book also moves the Bennett’s story forward. There is the ultimate villain that he needs to be defeated in the next book and then there will be Carter's turn to tell his story that, as you may have guessed, it involves him and a certain wolf that cannot shift.
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1,218 reviews173 followers
January 19, 2020
Re-read 01/18/2020

Fuck my life. This was harder then I thought I'd be. Why. Just why do I do this to myself 😭 I love the people in this series. And it never gets easier.

Going to just go bawl in the corner.

“Home,” he whispered. “You smell like home. You always have. And that’s the only thing that matters. You don’t need to remember because I remember for the both of us.”


5 stars.

“Because you filled a hole in me I didn’t even know was there. You make me complete. You make me happy. I see you, Robbie. I see you.”

This book man.

It really got to me. And I loved every second.

There's no one out there like Klune who has the ability to take me out of a book funk but also put me in one. Heartsong was no different. It was brilliant. Amazing. Heartbreaking. Hilarious.

“A virus?” Carter said, sounding outraged. “What kind of virus? Who gave it to him? I’ll kill whoever did! I’ll kill them all!”
I nodded furiously. “I’ll help. I’m going to tear them apart.”
“Still too soon,” Chris muttered.
“I feel bad for you,” Jessie said to Mark. “Seeing as how you’re related to most of them. I don’t have to worry about that.”

What can I say that hasn't been said already about the author and book? It will f*ck you up in the best way possible. Things will happen and you will not see them coming. Any expectations you have coming into this book? Throw them out the window.

Maybe one day I'll write a better review when I can find better words to describe the amazingness that is the book and author. Until them, I'll be here, impatiently waiting for Carter's book.

It was grass and lake water and sunshine.
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621 reviews934 followers
February 10, 2022
5++ grass and lake water and sunshine stars

❝There was something... I don't know. Endless. About you and me. We came here sometimes. Just the two of us. And I pretended to know all the stars. I would make up stories that absolutely weren't true, and I remember looking at you, thinking how wonderful it was just to be by your side.❞

my heart belongs to kellyrobbie, and kellyrobbie only.

i love the whole pack, don't get me wrong, the entire family owns me. however, kelly and robbie's story spoke deeply to me. these two had the most sweetest souls and they deserve nothing but happiness. 🥺🤍 their relationship had an innocence feel to it that it made the angst even more heartbreaking. i just love them. 😭


this didn't affect my rating/enjoyment whatsoever, but if i had one minor complaint, it's that .

ps. ok but ngl, i'm excited to read carter's book...especially after that ending. 👀
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870 reviews
May 10, 2023
Relisten #5

It wasn’t fierce, the way he loved me. It wasn’t the burning fire of passion. It was heavy and soft. It was love unlike anything else I’d felt.

Relisten #4
“There was something… I don’t know. Endless. About you and me.”

Relisten #3
Kirt's Kelly voice just SLAYS ME.
Also Rico is amazeballs. I love him
I'm very happy with the banter in this book because without it, the book would have been too heavy.

All the stars 🌟🤩✨💛

Audiobook narrated by Kirt Graves
****Spoiler Free****
***** Highly Recommended Heartache****

Finished Heartsong, just in time for Brothersong's audio to go live! #yayme.

For fans of #FatedMates #WolfShifters #Angst #SecondChanceRomance
Why read/listen to this book....

1. The Characters....
Kelly: A complete sweetheart with the biggest heart, a heart that was broken and needs mending... #CinnamonBun

Robbie: Loyal to a fault, utterly in love, and has lost his way. His heart knows where it belongs though. #MyHeartBeatsForYou

2. The Plot...
Enchanting, smart, detailed, confusing and so much more. Epic story telling that will keep you hooked through the whole book. #GotMeHooked

3. The Romance...
Epic, endless, inevitable. starts with heartache and ends with a heartsong. #LoveYouLikeALovesong

4. The Rep...
Kelly is asexual, accepts himself and Robbie is there for him however he needs. Also, the explanation of what asexuality is, is straightforward and so helpful. #AsexualAwarnessWeek

5. The HFN...
Kelly and Robbie have their happily ever after that is hard-earned and so well deserved. #NoMatterWhat
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137 reviews103 followers
November 15, 2019
5 Million Stars... totally a thing

Ohhhhhhh, TJ… How have we gone from pinecones and epic and awesomeness to… this? I’m not mad at it. At all… but I could have used some pinecone moments when I was getting my ass kicked by your creative genius.

Not gonna lie, I started, Heartsong and had zero clue what was happening until…


And then it was all GASP. WtAF. And Rawwwwr. And more incoherent thoughts as I began piecing things together. Which turned into…

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Then actual footage of me coping...


A lot happens in book #3 and giving spoilers or too much information would absolutely ruin the crazy ass (and totally amazing) dysfunctional, and horrific events that take place in Heartsong.

The love story between Robbie and Kelly is bittersweet and beautiful. I couldn’t help but feel ALL the feels while trying to calm the face leaking. Kelly is asexual and their love is sooooo pure and sweet. Don’t get all comfy cozy based on that description thinking that it’s smooth sailing. They get dragged through Hell and at the end of the day when that happens, you want your person with you through it all. Robbie and Kelly are just... so much green and then the deepest of blue and then green. packpackpack

TJ outdid himself with the horror creativity on this one. It's a freaking rollercoaster of events/emotions that left me hanging on for dear life and unable to put it down. With all the heaviness, heartbreak, hellacious moments, and holy-shit-gory-AF, there's comic relief with the Bennett pack that lets us catch our breath right when we are desperate for some air. Every. time.


With the direction of the series, everything in this book is necessary and masterfully crafted with the past and the future in mind. Definitely recommended while I figure out how to get a head start on Carter’s story… like yesterday.

 Copy provided for honest review.

Copy provided for honest review.

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103 reviews1,010 followers
July 22, 2021
5/5 y me quedo corta <3
Cómo empiezo con este libro? fue simplemente maravilloso. Al principio debo admitir que estaba súper confundida y no entendía nada de lo que estaba ocurriendo ni en qué línea temporal estábamos. antes de? después de? pero cuando todo fue cobrando sentido quedé en shock! y wooow, que librazo!. Leer esta historia desde la mente confundida de Robbie me rompió el corazón, pero con el desarrollo de todo se fue recomponiendo poquito a poco para que TJK lo rompiera de nuevo :') jajajaja, típico de él.

Me encantó que se tocara el tema de la sexualidad desde otro punto de vista (posible SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER *Kelly es ACE o Asexual* FIN FIN FIN). Siento que este no es un tema que lea normalmente. La mayoría de las veces tenemos todo esto de la tensión sexual, el amor, las relaciones desde un punto de vista más carnal, incluso en los libros previos de TJ Klune (no me quejo, ya? LO AMO), pero en esta ocasión la relación de Robbie y Kelly era algo más, una conexión especial que va más allá de esa atracción y me encanta que ambos se compenetraran tan bien y lo hicieran funcionar <3 Me encanta que los lobos sean tan fluidos y que todo se normalice de esta manera, la vida debería ser así para todos.



MANADA, MANADA, MANADA. AmorHijoHermanoAmigo <3
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584 reviews257 followers
November 3, 2020
4.75 stars.

“Grass. Lake water. Sunshine. So much sunshine. As if the world was on fire.”

This was such an enjoyable book... especially because it destroyed me so thoroughly.

The moment I knew this book was gonna exist I was excited to read it. Hard not to, after all, it is the third book in a series. Though, I tried my best to not have expectations aside from seeing my beloved characters again.

Which worked out mostly fine.

“What remains is a broken heart shattered like so much glass. Pieces are missing, and the ones that are left don’t fit like they used to. But still it beats, because no matter what it was taken away, no matter what is lost, it needs to continue. To survive.”

An important thing to take notice of before getting into the book is the fact that the beginning of the book is confusing. I knew this before going into it and it made a world of difference. It gave me the opportunity to have fun with that part rather than just be wondering what was going on.

I made so many theories, all of which were wrong, and made a little game out of it. Otherwise, I may have been way more confusing. It can be frustrating.

Yet, I think it really works.

It's a definite different pace than past books. I like that. I really like that each book has its own way to narrate the story time-wise. It allows room for us to explore the story from different angles. See the other sides of the story.

Mind you, it broke my heart once I realized what was going on but all the confusion for that revelation was absolutely worth it.

“There was something… I don’t know. Endless. About you and me.”

Robbie is our narrator this time. A fact that I was not sure how I felt about until the moment I finished the book. He had been pretty... unremarkable so far to me.

But, oh boy, didn't this guy steal my heart?

It is no secret that Robbie is Kelly's romantic interest. It's a fact that it's established from pretty much the first book, but their relationship is way more adorable than I expected.

I mean, there's a certain air of innocence and simplicity that makes them so appealing and adorable to me. I know for a fact just how badass both of them are but at the same time, they are just two little teddy bears that love each other so.

And it may help the way we see their story. It's a different approach than what we have had so far. It showcases things differently. But, in the end, it really makes their love shine and lets you see just how powerful of a connection it is.

“Because pack is family. And family is everything. An Alpha is only as strong as his pack. And you are my strength.”

Getting to see Green Creek's evolution was so incredibly rewarding.

For some reason, it happens to be a fact that I love these little town settings for a story. They almost feel like a character of their own to me. So, yeah, seeing all the changes in this beautiful town and the way they're adjusting made me smile and my heart feel all warm inside.

I may have cried once or twice because of them.

That, plus just seeing my beautiful characters was a high of its own.

“She sang, ‘Little wolf, little wolf, can’t you see? You are the master of the forest, the guardian of the trees.’ She laughed. ‘Always quite as a mouse. Let them hear you now.’”

Now, plot-related there are some things to say.

On one side, I didn't felt like we had a lot going on -externally - for most of the book. Ravensong delivered a lot of heavy blows that we are still assimilating. Sure, things are happening that are mysteries but they are not quite the focus for the moment.

No, it isn't until the end that we get the shattering moments.

I thought that things were going to go somehow differently. Yet, I really like how it went.

The whole big-final-battle that we have come to expect at the end of each book was a lot eerier than expected. Intense to a fault it had its own twists, some I liked, some I'm still conflicted with. Not because it's a bad twist, it makes a twisted kind of sense, but because , of course, that had to happen. I mean, I was wondering, at one point, what was going to happen because there was no way things were gonna be resolve in this book, so kudos for keeping the story moving.

And, well, uppon some reflecting, I guess I can see where it all came from. It's in the little details that have been sprinkled through the series like soft rain drops. Really, they are the kind if-you-blink-you-miss-it moments that I really enjoy.

It gives a lot more of weight to some things that we have been seeing from the very beginning of Wolfsong.

Anyway, I did really liked the battle. We have a revelation that I put together in the last book but it was still pretty cool to see. And that opens up the plot for our last book. And the way it does it just totally broke my heart.

“But you were my greatest teacher. Because with you, I understood life. What it meant to love someone so blindingly and without reservation. To have a purpose. To have hope. I have been a big brother for most of my life, and it’s the best thing I could ever be. Without you, I would be nothing.”

To say that the book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions is putting it lightly. It played with them in an almost cruel way.

The amount of hype I'm feeling for Brothersong is so incredible that I can verily contain it.

I need the next book. I need it as soon as I can get my hands on it.

“I looked back at this pack of mine. This ridiculous, wonderful pack. At the way they moved in the moonlight, the way they sang together, the way they loved each other with their whole hearts.”

Now the revised version of the review.

First time read: 2019/10/17
Second time read: 2020/09/22


What a book.

I'm blown away by it.

My heart has been destroyed and rebuilt so many times in such a short period of time, which is exactly what I wanted, that I'm still reeling.

It definitely went far and above my original expectations.


To say that I'm excited about this book would be a huge understatement. I'm super excited and ready to begin.

I like the fact that each book has different protagonists. Though, I'm not sure about Robbie. He has been kind of a minor character so far.

Furthermore, I have heard that the beginning can be really confusing. Which, really, I don't quite care - especially because I've been warned and know what to expect - as long as is an interesting kind of confusing.

I'm also kind of sad to start reading it because that will mean that we'll have just one more book and then it will be over.

Anyhow, I'm mostly excited, so that's good.
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536 reviews18 followers
December 3, 2019
When this was first released, I put off reading it for a while. I was nervous because my friends said the beginning was confusing. So, when I dipped my toe into the water, of course I was confused, but not as much as I thought I would be. I was, once again, sucked into a world with wolves and witches, the way only T. J. Klune’s flawless writing can do.

So much as happened to the Bennett pack the last few months, and it is fractured. Their bonds must be strong if they expect to succeed in finally claiming what’s has always been their place in the wolf world. They must win the battles of all battles.

Of course, this is story is a little emotional, and I found myself crying a few times (what else is new, I am a crier), but I also fell in even more love with the pack/family. Their love and protection of each other is beautiful, and in typical T. J. Klune fashion, I found myself laughing at their antics, especially Rico.

I switched between the audiobook and reading and I must say, the audiobook was amazing. I loved the narrator, Kirt Graves, and his Boston accent!!

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172 reviews382 followers
December 8, 2020
wow Wow WOw WOW WOWWWWW WOWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a gist for you all;
•Me before starting the book: I am not that interested in this man. I mean I like Robbie but I am not sure. I am not that excited to start it. But guess I can read more about Gordo this way.

•TJ Klune smirking from behind: I am gonna ruin this bitches whole existence.

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Yeah, so that sums it up you guys! I can not tell you how good this book was! When I started the series I wanted to DNF the first book but I continued nonetheless, it turned out okay by the end. Then I thought if I were ever gonna love a book in the series it would have to be of Gordo because that witch is my favorite. SO, you can imagine my shock when I went into a bliss induced coma after reading this one. I did not have expectations for this book and I didn't expect it to surpass the greatness of the 2nd book but how wrong I was!
“What the hell? This is some goddamn horror movie shit. I don't like this. I'm a minority. Everyone knows minorities die first in horror movies.”

My feelings are literally all over the place right now cuz I am writing the review just after finishing the goddamned book (that is also an indication of how much I loved the book bc I often go into hibernation after reading a book nowadays as I am too lazy to write a review but I can't help but tell people how much I love this book!)

The plot has me shook, the writing has me shook, the characters have me shook. THIS BOOK IS NOTHING LIKE THE PREVIOUS TWO BOOKS AND I SAY IT IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE!

I think I am gonna keep the review short bc I had my brain cells damaged.

I absolutely loved the plot! And I say it with the utmost respect to the previous two books but their plots lacked SOMETHING. I am not saying they were bad but they lacked something (yes my English dictionary is limited at the moment)
This book starts at a confusing but very interesting note and I cant tell more cuz it is a spoiler but believe me when I say I was mentally, emotionally, physically invested in the book by the 5th chapter. Like my soul was devoted to this book. The suspense at the start leads on so amazingly...the mystery and the writing kept me on the edge the WHOLE time.

I won't even start on the characters because they are so well written and the character development is out of bounds here. OH don't even get me started on the character development because I will cry how good it is. As always I can count on TJ Klune to write the best family and friendship dynamics. Plus this book is beyond funny. I was WHEEZING at certain parts! One of the things that makes the humor of the book stand out more is how the author makes fun of his own story sometimes. Like how EVERYONE is queer or how no one has boundaries.
“We are literally the gayest pack that has ever existed,”

This book had a very solid start and I was worried it might go downhill somehow but it didn't...at least for me. I was on edge the whole time because things happened right after the other and there was chaos, bloodshed, love, hilarious people, mystery, and friendships...it was PER-fect!

The only problem I seem to have with the book, which I am probably gonna ignore and pretend it doesn't even exist after writing it... is the action sequences. I have read so many beautifully written amazing action sequences and somehow the big action sequence in this series bore the heck out of me. They lack a thrill, I guess? They are good but I think the execution lacks somewhere. They start off good but I get tired of it by the middle. I had the same issue with Ravensong but I have learned to tune it out I guess.
(Now I am gonna pretend I didn't write that because this book deserves all my love)
“You're my first love. I knew that when you would always smile when you saw me, and it was like staring into the sun.”

So this book holds my fucking heart in its pages man! I legitimately highlighed so much shit that the ebook pages are the color of a rainbow now XD
I can not tell you how much I loved this, and I will probably read this again in a few months.
secret wish: god erase my memories so I can read the book again and get the ground to shake beneath my feet *wink wink* *see what I did there, people who have read the book....see*

It is EVERYTHING I wanted from this series, to begin with! And if you have made it so far in the review I will remind you again for the 287273rd time that I love this book!

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Buddy read with Devanshi! I am sorry I completed the book before you got past the halfway mark #iamnotsorrylol but you are the best!!!!
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277 reviews252 followers
July 27, 2021
Han pasado días ya en que terminé el libro. ¡¡Y debo mencionar que esta historia ha estado cargada de emociones!!

Admitir que T. J. Klune lo ha hecho de nuevo, es poco, en cada uno de sus libros logra que me vincule con cada uno de sus personajes y transmitirme sus alegrías, temores y sufrimientos.

La historia de Robbie y Kelly no me ha dejado indiferente, es más, los amo así como a toda la manada. La trama es tan emotiva, a lo largo de la cual se desarrollan los conceptos de: sentido de pertenencia, establecer lazos de amistad o de amor, lealtad, entre otros.

No voy a contar muchos detalles para no dar spoiler. Pero es un libro totalmente recomendado, te hace cuestionar muchas cosas y darle sentido a otras. Esta historia me ha hecho derramar muchas lágrimas 🥺. ¡Y con ese final!, ya se vislumbra que pasará en la próxima entrega y quienes serán los protagonistas de la historia.

En fin, lean esta saga, es una de las mejores que he leído, con personajes que siempre se quedaran en mi ❤️.
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650 reviews402 followers
March 7, 2021
02 July 2020

Thomas Bennett would be so proud of Ox and Joe! 😭 And the letters he wrote to his sons' significant others? 😭
He wrote the truest sentence of truest sencences: "But he [Kelly] must be protected at all costs, because he deserves it."
I can't even begin to tell you what Kelly means to me, because we would be here for days. I just want him to be safe and loved. Because he deserves it. He deserves everything.
And Elizabeth... the queen she is. I wish she was my mother. She is the softest badass woman alive.

02 January 2020

I'm not ready. Just thinking about this book makes me fear for their life and happiness. I want to read it right now, I really do, but I know I'll cry a lot, and I'm not ready. Why do they have to suffer so much?
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1,009 reviews142 followers
November 7, 2019
I don't even know where to start...

First of all, I LOVE this cover.


A book I have a hard time tearing myself away from. A story that keeps me captivated so that I keep anxiously coming back for more.

5 stars!

This is book #3 in the M/M PNR series Green Creek. You might be able to read it as a stand alone novel and enjoy it. But if you read it as part of the series you'll get a much fuller and intimate experience.

TJ Klune blew the PNR genre out of the water with Wolfsong. With Heartsong he has taken a well known trope and turned it on its head.

***The rest of this review may be spoilerish for the previous books in the series.***

Fast paced, emotional, and heartwarming, this story kept me on my toes. Klune does an excellent job intertwining a bit of humor into the darkest scenes so that the reader doesn't bog down with negative emotions. Very skillfully done!
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1,828 reviews2,189 followers
October 31, 2019
5 stars

Oh my god MY HEART

Why do I let TJ Klune do this to me??? I keep coming back to him like an addict begging for my next hit! His books hurt soooooooooooooooo good!!! Gah!

Heartsong is book three in the Green Creek series and yes, you do need to read books 1 and 2 before this one. Plus, you really should just read them, period. The beginning of this book is a tad bit confusing, not gonna lie I picked it up and put it down after 5% or so. It wasn’t until another book friend *cough* Christy *cough* encouraged me to pick it up again that I did and I regret not just slogging through because when this book gets going, it takes off.

I don’t want to say much about the plot because I feel most of what I would say would be a spoiler. But I will say I was so happy to be among the Bennett pack again. SO MANY friggin feels in this book, which is to be expected. ALL THE FEELS! And I am dying to read the next book and it’s going to be torture waiting for it.

TJ, you are the best. Keep writing these magical books!

An arc copy was provided but I choose to read a purchased copy for reasons that you may have already figured out.

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1,617 reviews240 followers
July 28, 2022
Audiobook: 5+ Stars!!!!
Story: 4.75 Stars (I’m charging .25 stars for Kleenex)

Yes, it’s true what all the other reviews say that this book is angstier than Ravensong. And, yes, it will make you cry more than once—but what book from TJK won’t do that, be they tears of pain, laughter or joy?!

Will this be one that I listen to repeatedly like the first two? Maybe. Why? Robbie goes through such an INTENSE and EMOTIONAL journey here. His story, from his POV, is a total mindf**k! And as a reader, you find yourself questioning what the truth is, and even if the truth truly matters. The fact that this book had my head spinning like this made me revel in the pure skill of TJK to deliver such magistry!

If you are a TJK or Green Creek fan you MUST buy this book!!! I never felt much for Robbie in the previous books and I wasn’t too excited about his story. I can now say that I’m all for TEAMROBBIE and that he is a diamond, in the rough to be sure, but a diamond nonetheless!!

Will you cry? Yes? Will you fall in love with Robbie? I did, so maybe you will, too. Will you think Kelly the most big hearted of all the wolves? Without a doubt. Will you question love? Most certainly. Will there be loss? Yes, but maybe not the kind you think.

All I can tell you is that to get to the end is a marvelous journey and one that doesn’t stop with this book.

Thanks TJ and Kirt for bringing Robbie and Kelly into such blindingly, rich life!!
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1,012 reviews1,334 followers
October 28, 2022
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“You’re my first love. I knew that when you would always smile when you saw me, and it was like staring into the sun.”

Wolfsong ★★★★
Ravensong ★★★★
Lovesong ★★★★
Heartsong ★★★★ 1/4

My love for this series just increases with each entry. Heartsong is my favorite in the series so far and I can’t wait to see what Brothersong has in store for us.

The beginning of this story is the strongest so far, it is not similar to the first two books and it is kind of confusing at first but in a very good way. I love Klune’s prose and it is the same case for this book. I don’t know if it was less cheesy or if I am more tolerant to cheese in this series but it bothered me less than the previous book. In fact, it did not bother me and I liked it! I also liked how filthy it was and I am not sorry for that.

This story follows Kelly Bennett and Robbie Fontaine and they were just so darn cute. My criticism from last book still stands true that the previous protagonists seems like minor characters in this entry which is a bit weird. Also, the humans remain hilarious and are very well written. Everyone seems to be gay in this world which is also a bit queer (see what I did there) but it is a world full of magic and werewolves and ferals so I can accept that.

“We are literally the gayest pack that has ever existed,” Rico said to no one in particular. “I see no problem with this.”

The plot is great and it seemed more intense than the previous books. The villains were three dimensional and they had realistic motives which helps overcoming the good vs bad guys trope.

Summary: My favorite in the series so far with emotional and hilarious writing. Characters to die for with an Ace rep. A plot that will keep you on your tip toes with anticipation and I can’t wait to see how it all wraps up in book 4!
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679 reviews43 followers
November 6, 2020
***5+++ Stars*** for both, audiobook and story

"Pack is hope.
Pack is family.
Pack is love."

Boy, did this one HURT ... One heartbreak after the other, but I'm still kicking, because... thank f*ck for Rico who made me laugh so hard sometimes. ;-)

“We are literally the gayest pack that has ever existed,” Rico said to no one in particular. “I see no problem with this.”

Neither do I... ;-) Gawd, how I love them all!!! ❤️
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534 reviews136 followers
December 22, 2019
As much as I love this series, and I really do love all the Bennetts and their mates, Robbie and Kelly's story didn't really keep me on the edge of my seat. There was A LOT of drama, many painful scenes, but many times I felt the need to take a break from it all.

This book felt too long, the action dragged many times and I got tired of the repetitions and all their memories...

Overall I enjoyed it, there were a lot of wonderful scenes, but I kind of wanted more and the action to speed up. There was a time when I didn't really know if I wanted Robbie to remember all about his past. But the ending was great for the couple and sad for Carter.

The only thing that I really LOVED would be the timber wolf, Gavin. I am looking forward to reading the next book. Carter and Gavin ❤

I really hope Robert Livingstone will DIE a horrible death, like he deserves, and the Bennetts to be finaly free!
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1,397 reviews88 followers
January 11, 2020
What an amazing world TJ Klune has created with this series. So vivid. Atmospheric and gripping. Heartsong was impossible to put down once picked up. Real life was not my friend while reading this wonderful book. Klune held me captive with his words. They all had meaning and together they created this amazing tale about a lost wolf finding his way back home.

The more time we spend in Green Creek the more intricate this world becomes, more layers are revealed. Wolfsong was kind of straightforward, Ravensong started to unveil the layers and complexity of this world, and Heartsong deepens it even more. Klune created a world so atmospheric and real that you could see and smell the trees, feel the sticky sap on your fingers and see the fireflies hovering before your face.

Heartsong wasn’t what I expected – but then again, when are Klune’s books ever predictable? The first thing that surprised me was the timeline. For a long time I couldn’t really get a grip on when this took place. It was surprising in a good way I might add. Personally it made me connect to Robbie in a new way. To feel the confusion that he felt, that things didn’t make sense or quite add up. That you were missing something, something vital. I loved it!

The majority of this book dealt with family. The fate and consequences of Robbie and what happened to him – and by extent the pack. The hurts and sadness but also the anger and mistrust. How they gathered together to start again, to rebuild what was lost and repair the damages. To reform those bonds that were missing. During all of this discovering and mushiness, there was this underlying sense of urgency. Building towards an epic show-down, with the alpha of all and her witch. A fight that would finish the wars once and for all – at least that was the hope. As always there were a few surprises along the way.

More than once I found myself wondering if Klune would break my heart. He is sneaky and I wouldn’t put it past him to kill off someone I’ve come to love. He never takes the easy road, that’s one thing that I know for certain. This suspense, the unknowing and uncertainty adds to the reading experience. I love that feeling of not knowing what to expect and that need to turn the page to see what happens next.

Heartsong was all about family. Pack. Brother. Love. Friend. Of finding your way back home. Starting over and anew. I still have a lot of questions, but I know one thing for sure; the release of Brothersong can’t come fast enough, because I haven’t gotten near my fill of the Bennett pack.

A copy of this book was generously provided in exchange for an honest review

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688 reviews248 followers
May 13, 2020
Wow, wow, wow, did I not expect this! T.J. Klune has outdone himself yet again with a plot so enthralling it was a struggle to stop reading.

"You would make up stories that absolutely weren't true, and I remember looking at you, thinking how wonderful it was to be by your side."

This series is everything to me right now. These characters make my heart ache, as I’m terribly attached to each one. Green Creek is the perfect little forested town; being immersed into such a beautiful place with each book is wonderful.

Not to mention Heartsong included major character ace rep! Seriously, that makes me the happiest to see.

“I didn’t remember him, but I wished I did, because I thought maybe he could be everything.”

Robbie Fontaine was a character I was eager to see more of since Wolfsong, and so having him as the narrator of this book had me beyond excited. His troubled past and family life was so great to follow, I felt for Robbie every time a tough moment was relived. My heart ached for him more that I could have ever expected, especially due to the main conflict in this novel.

I am so fond of the familial relationships and brotherly love stuffed into this series. The Bennett pack and their constant closeness with each other is something that never fails to warm me.

I loved seeing Robbie and Kelly piece together the fragments of their budding relationship. Saddening as it was to see them struggle through , the moments where things began to improve between them were well worth it.

Gordo and Mark remain my favourites, though all of the main ships in this series have earned spots amongst my favourite pairings of all time.

Let me tell you: I cannot wait for Brothersong, the conclusion to this series. I’m almost too eager to follow Carter on his hunt to bring Gavin back.

This was yet another amazing novel by T.J. Klune.
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