YA Reads Presents: Greta And The Goblin King + Giveaway




Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles #1) by Chloe Jacobs Published December 11th, 2012 Published by Ent
angled Teen 279 Pages Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy Goodreads 

Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13260802-greta-and-the-goblin-king 
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  While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse. To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape. But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back…


My Thoughts...
This is a a book for those readers who want to be transported into their stories right away.
Because this story packs a great many elements of high fantasy into a very slight 279 pages.  Authoress Chloe Jacobs leaves very little wiggle room for long winded diatribes or meandering plots,common to the genre.

Choosing instead, to draw readers in with vibrant, flawed, and very complex characters. A lightening speed pace, and enough plot twists to leave one dizzy.

Leading lady Greta offers readers a hero to champion, a lost girl to fret over, and an enchanting love interest.

Leading man Isaac, is mysterious, alluring, secretive, fierce, loyal, magical, manipulative...and a Goblin King.
Isaac is a character to love simply for shock value; if nothing else.
There are so many facets to him however, that he is simply spectacular.

This book is based on a "golden one" trope.  Meaning that Greta is the one that can either save Myleana, or destroy it.  What makes this story so appealing, is the fact that readers can never be completely sure which side of the coin she's on.  Or even if she truly has a side at all.

What one can be sure of though, is the attraction between Isaac and Greta.  Whenever these two share scenes, sparks fly!
Just to throw a fly in the ointment...
There is a bit of a love triangle between Greta, Issac, and a certain kind, sweet, understanding, lostboy.

Hmmmmmm...

Speaking of "lost boys".
This story element is where things that have been fantasy for so long to Greta, suddenly become very real.
Bring on the feels, baby!
Discoveries, revelations, choices, and emotions abound!

The world bulding and baddie are the only areas of the story that didn't come into razor sharp focus.
Because this is the first book in a series however, there is plenty of time for their development in later books.

Raw, exhilarating, emotionally charged, and action packed!
Greta And The Goblin King!



About the Author
: chloe jacobs 
 Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she’d at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers. 

 Author Website: www.chloejacobs.com Author Twitter: @Jacobs_Chloe 


   Read below for an excerpt from Greta and the Lost Army:
The streetlamps cast soft cones of light on the sidewalks all the way through the neighborhood. Greta pointed things out as she remembered them. “That’s where my friend Danielle used to live. I guess she probably still lives there.” “Are you looking forward to seeing her again?” She nodded. “And if I remember correctly, she’s more hyper than a Mylean berserker—only less ripping and tearing, and more frenzied hugging and constant talking.” The rumble of his amused chuckle made her grin. He squeezed her hand. She looked up at him, and it hit her. “You know, this is kind of like a date,” she said, tingles of awareness dancing up her spine. His smile was crooked, and his eyes warm as he laid his arm across her shoulders, making her feel like he would rather be here with her right now than anywhere else. It probably wasn’t true. They were both too worried about Mylena for it to ever leave their minds completely, but maybe one day it would be true. “What would be the purpose of a date?” There was such a thing as courtship in Mylena, but she and Isaac had pretty much bypassed anything resembling normal…in both worlds. What if she was wrong and the portal didn’t open again? What if they stayed here? There could be more nights just like this, and eventually maybe they would get a place of their own and… “You know, so a couple can get to know one another and decide if they like each other.” “But we already know we like each other.” When they were alone like this and his voice softened because he trusted her enough to let down his guard, it did crazy things to her. Like popping candy hitting her bloodstream. “Even more important, we know that we fit together. In battle together, or planning for Mylena’s future, even while arguing…and definitely when I kiss you…nobody fits me like you do.”

  The Giveaway: Winner’s choice of $5 Amazon Gift Card or a print or eBook copy of Greta and the Goblin King or Greta and the Glass Kingdom. As well as notebook, a pen with the words "Dream bigger darling," and Hammond's candy.

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2 comments:

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Hmmm...one of my very early favorites was Snow by Tracy Lynn! It was so different and unique, but it remains a favorite of mine!

YaReads Blog Tours said...

Great review!!! Thanks so much for joining the Greta and the Lost Army blog tour!!!

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