Greta and the Goblin King
Series: Mylena Chronciles #1
Author: Chloe Jacobs
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: YA, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Action
Release Date: Nov 13th 2012
Source: Provided by publisher for review
Something about the cover, the title, and the synopsis caught me.
Summary taken from Goodreads:
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...
Greta and the Goblin King is a mixture of the supernatural and fantasy, and usually fantasy is not the genre I am interested in; however, I was interested in Greta and the Goblin King. This book was provided to me by the publisher for review and this was a book I openly pursued. I wanted it. I had no clue why but something about the cover, the title, and the synopsis had me grabbing for it. And I was left quite pleased after reading it. After trying to save her brother Greta is thrown into a world that she knows nothing about and where her kind (humans) are persecuted and pursued to the point of extinction. Humans are the reason behind the creatures of Mylena being cursed. Yup, about once every two years they go absolutely crazy and turn into monsters. But, not all of them are monsters. Oh, no, no, no. The Goblin King—Isaac...he’s ok in my book. And, in Greta’s. Even though he is hiding things he is out to protect Greta (that is what I truly believe) and lets face it Greta has some secrets of her own. I liked Greta she is stubborn, determined, independent, and good-hearted. Her only flaw: she trusts no one. Hence why her and Isaac are so good together—he doesn’t really trust anyone either. Oh what a power couple. At first I was a little confused. You see some things about Mylena, like The Lost, don’t really get explained for a while, and so I sat there frowning wanting to know what they were all about until it was finally revealed. About halfway through (may not that much) Greta stumbles across some lost boys and I had a sense of nostalgia. It reminded me of Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys. Greta was sort of Wendy and they were her Lost Boys…oh and there is a Peter (his name is actually Wyatt) who happens to be interested in Great/Wendy. I smell a love triangle. But, I’m still in the corner of the Goblin King. At first the lost boys kind of creeped me out. Why? Well these boys ranging from 4(I think) to 19 haven’t seen a human female since they were sent to Mylena, which for some is over two year. I thought things were going to take a turn for the dark for a couple of minutes. This being the first fantasy book that I’ve read since A Wrinkle In Time I have to admit that I really like it and I cannot wait for the next novel in the series. Chloe Jacobs takes you away to another world, just like Greta, and put a hunk of a young king in front of you and one kick butt story to follow.
Greta—She reminds me of Katniss. Just wanting to survive and go home to her family. And she risked her own life to save her younger siblings.
Isaac/The Goblin King—killed his uncle for the thrown and wants to protect his people, his land, and Greta.
This is who I envision when I think of the Goblin King
With the darker hair.
Oh. My. Lord. *Sigh
Wyatt—Determined to do what is right for the younger human boys and has taken up a leadership role to help protect them. Like Greta he tried to save someone else and ended up risking his own life. I smell a love triangle come on sort of like a mixture between Twilight and The Hunger Games.
Some things were a little confusing until they were explained. And, sometimes I wanted to slap Greta for not trusting anyone.
Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):
Overall the writing was very well done. I had a perfect image of the world of Mylena and its characters. Especially when the eclipse stared to have their hold on the creatures of Mylena and some could barely hold on to their control. The characters and story were interesting a unique and I find myself itching for the next book. Chloe Jacobs has created a whole new world that I want to read about and be apart of. I want me some of this sizzlingly hot and protective Goblin King.
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Next in the Series:
I have no clue but I want to! (That rhyme was unintentional)
Viewer Type Recommendation:
If you are a lover of the YA variety, and maybe also a lover of fantasy with a leading butt-kicking female than this is your novel.
If you liked this you'll probably love:
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Poison Princess by Kresley Cole, Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins, Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins, The Demon Trapper series by Jana Oliver, Jessica series by Beth Fantaskey, and maybe even The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, and The HungerGames by Suzanne Collins.
Team Goblin King/Isaac!