“I’d loved him anyway, because I was his son.
And he was my father.
I wondered what that said about me, that I could love someone like him."
Wolfsong was so beautifully written I will definitely check out more of this author's work. It's told in a creative, narrative style most romance doesn't touch. Chopping and poetic in pieces with short chapters that sometimes jump ahead in time, I spent as much of my reading experience hooked on the story as I did enjoying the writing style itself.
I love the first part of the story. Ox is unique and draws a new family near for well, mystical reasons, without realizing it. Having been abandoned by his father, he makes sure to take care of a 10 year old traumatized child who hooks onto him for friendship and support. He's embraced by the family and slowly works his way deeper into their supernatural fold.
Throw in other supernatural twists with where he works and different races, and you get a cleverly constructed, detailed world rich with lovable, supportive characters.
It would have made a 5 star, easy, but I had issues with some of the second half. Trust me when I say the book gets even darker and more depressing as time goes on. Child abandonment is no sneeze, but living through grief is hard to do, even with fictional book form. Add to that a stressful separation and some changes in pack position, and it was a little hard to deal with.
It's a serious, somber fantasy world well structured and well played. Ox is a fascinating character and super sweet, even if I'm not crazy about some of his changes in the second half. I have no quips with any of the characters, other than some hesitation with the humans becoming too involved and knowing too much in the second half.
Ever have this weird, floaty and almost surreal feeling in the your head and heart when you read a book so epic you feel blown away? This is one of those books. It rarely happens to me with a book that's called romance, but this is above all much more than just a side crush story. It's about family and growth and personal bonds. Overcoming tragedy and embracing the future. Loyalty supernatural and logical.
Beautifully written and filled with soul, Wolfsong is a gorgeous and unforgettable book.
“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.”