Saturday, September 14, 2019

ARC Review: Heartsong (Green Creek #3) by T.J. Klune

Heartsong (Green Creek, #3)
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.

Todd's rating:

I loved, loved, LOVED getting to read this next book in the 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.

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 is 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!

This ARC copy was provided by the previously intended publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review. The author has since had the rights reverted but agreed to have the review posted. The new publishing date for this book, per the author, is 10/22/19. We are unable to provide a purchase link at this time.

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  1. Excellent review. I can NOT wait. But I will wait for audio in Dec


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