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Wolfsong by TJ Klune | Green Creek 1

1Author: T.J. Klune
Title: Wolfsong
Series: Green Creek 1
Genre: LGBT, Paranormal
Pages: 400
Rate: 3/5 | Goodreads

I’ve wanted something new, fresh, and preferably with werewolves in it. My search brought me to “Wolfsong” by T.J. Klune, and… It felt like reading mediocre Teen Wolf fan-fic, if I’m honest. Not a bad book per say, but not my cup of tea for sure.

About: Joe Benet was kidnapped and tortured as a child by one of the most infamous, notorious werewolves known, who wished for the Benet Family Alpha power. Upon his return to the family, Joe was so broken he was mute, and even as time went by in the safety of his home – he just couldn’t speak. Up until that faithful day when he met a boy on the road, Ox. He gave Ox his Wolf, his Heart, and ever since – wouldn’t shut up about him. Thus, at least in the Green Creek, in the territory of the Benet Family, everyone knew Ox will be a great part of the werewolf world, even as a human. But darkness was never truly beaten, and it seems it decided to return and see what more can be broken in attempt to take the Alpha Power from the Benet family. A human, a human whom the young heir seems to love so very much, seems a very appropriate target…

Mine: You know that moment in Twilight where Edward leaves Bella, and we get to see her spend seasons in her room, not going anywhere, not doing anything? Well, when Joe left to hunt down the evil werewolf, Ox was left to wait. And wait he did. The plot became so narrow it felt claustrophobic. No matter what was happening, we got to watch it from the Benet family territory, the Benet house, Ox’s head, via prism of “why you left, why aren’t you in touch with me?“, and all that. That, and the fact that lore really felt a lot like Teen Wolf if not the same, are the biggest damn flaws in the book. But if you like romance like the one in Twilight, and if you did enjoy Teen Wolf, I am sure you will love this book too, for otherwise it was pretty good. Mind you, graphic sex, so even if I compare it with Teen Wolf, this is not for the Young people.

The book really had its moments, but you really have to work through a lot of muddy waters to get to them. So I can’t give it more than 3 out of 5 here.

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Brian McGreevy – Hemlock Grove

12510849Not that long ago I watched series on Netflix called Hemlock Grove. It wasn’t bad, to be honest, especially the first season. Later on I found out that there is a book by Brian McGreevy (ISBN 0374532915; 319p; Goodreads) on which the first season is actually based. And since it’s October, I figured, why not, right? Vampires, werewolves. My verdict? Not too bad.

 

In the town of Hemlock Grove girls are being killed gruesomely. They get torn to shreds, and parts of them are left for people to find. It doesn’t look like it’s wolves. And bears don’t exactly act like that either. That creepy giant of a girl with strange lights under her skin, the Godfrey daughter Shelly, might have had enough strength to tear a girl up tho, right? But to try and question the freak would mean stepping over Roman Godfrey, her weirdo of a brother. He looked normal, but bloody hell, the boy was not normal. Or maybe it’s that gypsy who moved into the trailer in the woods? Rumor has it he’s a werewolf. Hey, you never know, with the White Tower, pulsing it’s white light like the very heart of the Hemlock Grove, with the blasphemous experiments happening within the lab walls – werewolves might just be real.

Peter didn’t expect the new place they moved to to be this much of a muck. First he gets accused of being a werewolf. Then he befriends an actual upir, babbling something about the Order of the Dragon. And all those damned bodies. If it really is a werewolf – they’re in a lot of trouble, all of them. For the being changes on the wrong moon, and the rule, that werewolves change on full moon is there for a reason!

The book is easy to read, but is written a bit odd. Here you spectate from the third person perspective, there you’re reading a journal, or a letter. The best part was the mythology, the werewolves, the vampires. Tho there’s little to none of those, mind you. Still, I can give this 4 out of 5, tho I will refrain from recommendations. As for series, they’re watchable.

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Victor Pelevin – The Sacred Book of the Werewolf

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A day, or maybe two ago, I finished another book by Victor Pelevin. This time it was something from my reading list, which is update often, and yet it seems to get only longer and longer, never shorter. It’s a book called “The Sacred Book of the Werewolf“. I knew Pelevin and his rough writing style, very deep, but with this dirty representation, from his other book, “The day of the Oprichnik” or how was it. Eitherway, I had forgotten that this book is his too until I finally took it for the reading. From the previous book I knew that he’s digging into the right topics, thus I expected. And I received.

At first it’s a little bit difficult to roll into the book. You get to know this girl, an old, very old werewolf, called A Chuli. She’s a fox who turns into a human, not vice versa. And she earns her living as a Night Lady, if I may say so. But thing is – a fox in human body is still more of an evil spirit, than a girl physically, so instead of actually having sex with her clients – she drops her pants, releases her tail out and bewitches those guys. She sits and reads by the bed, while they’re experiencing their sex fantasies. Alone in bed. But so well, that if he asked her to whip him – there’d be scars and sores and owies for certain, even if no one touched the guy. All would go well and good, but one day she meets one quite charming General who is resistant to her spell. And why is that?

There are more of those like her – foxes. They call each other “sisters” and write emails to one another. Each works this way, but some are more cruel than the other. For fox has no greater pleasure than to hunt. Some prefer chickens. They capture them, run off, allow villagers to chase them, then run away out of their view, release the chicken and go back home to rest with new-found energy and love for life. Others prefer hunting royal blood, for once – it was royal blood who hunted the foxes. The more drama – the better. And yet it all was a minor point of the book right up until the point where A Chuli realises that her tail began working differently ever since the General popped into her life.

What’s so deep about a book, you’ll ask me, for so far I said nothing, just the general plot. Well, thing is, that Pelevin has this way of knitting a great philosophical web. Difference from the philosophers books you could take in library and fall asleep upon is that this book gives it in a great and simple way, something meant for a person nowadays, a person in a hurry, a person who seeks a lame little laugh at something dirty, a person who is happy about the life as it is and yet secretly craves something more. This is one of those stories, where you’re introduced to the philosophy of: helping me you help yourself, for I am you, you are me, and we both are I. I enjoyed it greatly, even if it was slow at first – later we were taken for a ride on a road twisted as a snake, turn here, turn there, uphill, downhill and one damn sudden break. I’ll give it 5-5, hands off.

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