Book Review: Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs + Giveaway!

Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles, #1)Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
Paperback, 279 pages
Published: December 11th 2012 by Entangled Teen
Review Copy: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon -- Barnes & Noble

Description 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...

My Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’d put off reading Greta and the Goblin King for some time because I just didn’t think I would enjoy it. But when I found the paperback on sale on Amazon, I decided to give it a go, and I’m glad that I did. I ended up enjoying this book a lot more than I thought I would.

I will admit that, in the beginning, I was a bit annoyed with both Greta and Isaac. They were both a bit too headstrong for my liking, but the story was interesting enough to hold my attention. After a few chapters, I found myself unable to put the book down. With nonstop action, a strong heroine, and a complicated love interest that you’ll easily find yourself rooting for, Greta and the Goblin King is a book definitely worth picking up.

There were a few moments in which I found my interest waning, especially when there was a second love interest introduced, but overall, I enjoyed the world that Jacobs created within this story. If there hadn’t been a love triangle, my rating would be a five, but the thing with Wyatt felt far too rushed and unbelievable as far as I’d been concerned. Sure, maybe her relationship with Isaac started off quickly, but as the story went on, we were able to see their relationship develop. I just don’t think the love triangle was needed. She could’ve easily worked with Wyatt without their relationship turning into more than a friendship.

Still, the world was very interesting and unique.
I found myself eager to read the next book as soon as I finished reading it.
I can’t wait to see where Jacobs takes Greta and Isaac’s story next.

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So, here's the deal! Because I've been slacking on reviews, I purchased a second copy of Greta and the Goblin King to giveaway. I'm also throwing in some signed swag. (Fun fact: I don't have a lot of the new Emile Reed bookmarks as I sent most of them off for the Indie Bookfest, so this will probably be the only chance to grab one for some a bit.)

This giveaway is US only as I can't afford international shipping. Must be at least thirteen years old to enter.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard some good things about this book and after reading your review, my interests have peaked even more so! Thank you :)

    My favorite read of 2014 so far has to go to City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare because it is the last in The Mortal Instruments series and it just gave me a lot of feels D; haha

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!