book reviews

Saying goodbye to Green Creek

Brothersong By TJ Klune is the last installment of the Green Creek Saga. It was time to say good bye to the Bennett pack, to tie up those loose ends, and to answer all the questions that have been building since Wolfsong. This installment was also the love story of Carter Bennett and Gavin Walsh, and I have to say that it is easily the best book in the series to me. TJ did not disappoint with his ability to create characters that stay with you long after the book is done. Add in the genius narration of one, Kirt Graves, and it is quite frankly a marriage made in book heaven.

It isn’t easy to talk about this book without spoiling it so i’m going to be vague. Brothersong begins where Heartsong left off, and almost immediately we’re thrust into Carter’s wants, his desires, his fears and his memories. I truly felt like i was visiting an old friend as I read through his trials and tribulations. I cheered when he found what he was looking for, and when we the readers got to meet Gavin, it was like we always knew him. Watching these two stumble into a relationship was exhilarating. Watching them fight alongside their pack was thrilling and heartbreaking all at the same time. Brothersong is the story of fathers, brothers, friends and lovers. It’s the story of Pack, Pack, Pack, and its about love, family and great sacrifice. It was a fitting end to the Green Creek world. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry. You will cheer and you will scream. Tissues are a must, and by the end of it you’ll want to hug the nearest person and never let them go.

Thank you TJ for this wonderful narrative about the lives and loves of our dear Bennett Pack. Thank you for your unapologetic characters, and for showing that it is okay to be who you are, and for reminding the world that found family can be an amazing thing. Thank you Kirt Graves for bringing these characters to life, and Thank you to Green Creek and the Bennetts for your song that will always be heard

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2021: The Year That Could

Here we are, at the beginning of week three of 2021. Just ten days into the New Year and it’s already eventful. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget January 6, 2021. It’s going to join September 11th, June 26th, and July 20th as one of those “remember where you were when moments”. Well, okay so I wasn’t yet born when Neil Armstrong stepped down on the moon on July 20, 1969, but I think you guys get my drift. It’s been a few days, and I’m still trying to wrap my mind around what happened at the Capitol. I can remember quite clearly, talking to my friend Karen via Facebook Messenger. We were waiting for the count, knowing full well it would be a long process because objections were going to be made.

One moment we were listening to the objections about Arizona, and the next the camera is scanning the outside of the Capitol, where a crowd was forming. What happened over the next few hours was something right out of an episode of 24, or some other crazy nighttime drama. To say that the past four years have been interesting, would be an understatement. Our country is in bad shape, and that picture was forced into perfect clarity on Wednesday when a riot erupted and stormed the Capitol building. It turned what should have been an easy, quiet process into a nightmare. In the aftermath Democracy remains on life support. People died that day.

But okay, I’ll take a deep breath now that I have gotten that off my chest. Despite the eerie beginnings of this year, and the cloud that still hangs over the state of the government, there is a bright side, a silver-lining if you will. In ten days we’ll usher in a new era. We’ll start to see an end to this period of isolation we’ve fallen into. There will be a light at the end of this dark tunnel, and breathing will become a lot easier. Will this happen over night? Of course not, Rome wasn’t built in a day after all. I choose to look ahead, to focus on today and what I can control as we navigate this new year. I have goals i want to accomplish, i’m sure all of us do right?

I started this post because I wanted to talk about writing, but Wednesday derailed any thought of the impending novel i still need to write, I will get cracking on it though. I have been reading some amazing books here at the beginning of the year. My favorite author of the moment is Michelle Notaro. I just love the way she weaves story and her characters are so lovable. Reading is giving me the motivation I need to get my own story out there. I am thinking I might even try writing the synopsis for More Than Just one Night in the voices of Jayse and Ian since it’s their story. It would fit the fact that the story is in first person with dual narration. We’ll see what happens.

If you’ve made it this far I thank you for reading! I am learning about writing content that readers will want to read. I have a long way to go with that, but I will keep pushing forward until I get it. That’s my lesson for today, don’t let the world get you down. If you hit a roadblock, find a way around it and keep on pushing. Sometimes its not the destination that’s most important. It’s the journey.

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And So It Begins

Here’s my first post. Where I’m not really sure what I want to say. Maybe it will be a lot, maybe an idea or a thought. I’m looking forward to getting started here, and my first victory! I figured out how to work the blog posts yay!

It’s week nine in class, and I’m determined to turn in my final before Saturday. I can make it happen. but okay, that’s not what this post is about.

What is it then?

  • I’ve been writing forever, and I’m excited to get back into it. IT will be fun, and challenging and hopefully rewarding.
  • I love telling stories. Writing makes me happy, and I’m excited to share stories with you.

I’ll leave it at that. I’ve been sitting here so long, I got a charlie horse! Well, it’s time to get my final done and go dream about all the Disney magic i get to make tomorrow.

Before I let you go though…please read NautiCal by Lucy Lennox! It’s the best thing I’ve read recently, and I’ll have to review it later on the blog!