Review: Heartsong by TJ Klune

39926005All 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.

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Heartsong is out today! Buy it here!

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I originally received this book as a review copy from DSP; as per author’s request, this book is now being self-published (so please support it!).

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-16 at 7.38.38 pm“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.”

 

Heartsong is the very, very highly anticipated third book in the Green Creek series that is sure to make the fandom explode from excitement, from tension … and from cliffhangers.

Without going into any details, this book is a massive surprise. You think you know where the story is going and then it knocks you on your ass and goes in a completely different direction, especially at the beginning of the book. And I loved this! I love how Heartsong constantly keeps the reader on their toes, frantically trying to figure out what’s going on and what will happen to these beloved characters.

I’ve loved Robbie since the boy first showed up in Wolfsong, with his fake glasses, computer knowledge and his cute crush on Ox. He’s always been a sweetheart and this book is no different, but we do get to see a completely different side to Robbie too. He’s physically stronger, a little bit meaner, and so vulnerable. But Robbie has always been a fighter and in Heartsong he’s clawing his way back to happiness, and trying to come to terms with a horrible betrayal. But thankfully a certain wolf is there to help him.

It’s completely impossible to choose which of the Bennet brothers is my favourite because they’re all incredible, but I do have a real soft spot for Kelly. Kelly is just so different from Joe and Carter: Joe is, of course, an Alpha, and Carter is the protector. He doesn’t seem as strong as his brothers and they constantly feel the need to protect him, but in Heartsong we find out just how truly strong Kelly Bennet is. I’m trying my hardest to be vague but what Kelly goes through in the book is so heartbreaking, but he never gives up. I adore him.

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-16 at 7.38.38 pmIt was grass and lake water and sunshine.

 

Kelly and Robbie’s romance is just adorable. Their relationship is established in a sense … but also not. (Being vague again!) But those two guys together is just the sweetest, especially because Robbie is so respectful and understanding of Kelly’s asexuality (as he should be — and as we all knew he would be). I just wanted to hug them both!

Despite this book being so heart-wrenching, and TJ giving us plenty of warning, I was surprised by how humorous the book is! This is in part to the amazing Team Human, our favourites Rico, Chris, Tanner and Jesse (who are getting a little less Team Human), and of course Carter and his Timberwolf 👀. Trust me when I say you’ll be crying from laughter and crying from pain while reading Heartsong. And enjoy every minute of it!

Heartsong is amazing as everyone expects it to be, but somehow still exceeded my expectations. As usual, TJ Klune has written an incredible, emotional sequel to two already remarkable books; I loved returning to this amazing world again and am even more excited for Brothersong, if that was even possible. Oh and by the way, try not to cry when you find out why Robbie wears glasses!

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