Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Greta and the Goblin King


Today I have the pleasure to be part of a blog tour organized by Shane (@Itching for Books). And don't forget that the giveaway is at the bottom of the post (US & Canda only, sorry internationals!).



Greta and the Goblin King

by Chloe Jacobs
Series: Mylena Chronicles #1
Release date: 13th November, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Pages: 400 (paperback given by author for blog tour)

Summary 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...

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

One of the greatest things about this book is Greta herself. With her we have a girl that learned to adapt to her surroundings when most of us, common humans, would have lost our minds and die in hands of the creatures in this world.
But not Greta, nop. She survived with the help of a sprite who taught her how to fight and hide her human side (because being human in Mylena means death) which is how she becomes a bounty hunter... an awesome bounty hunter!

Strong, ready to kick ass and sarcastic, those are the three things that describe her best. And if that is not enough we also see how much Greta struggles to keep her memories of the human world and the inner fight she keeps having because she is not sure she even wants to return... after all, she has changed a lot and has earned a place in Mylena.

And then we have Isaac, the Goblin King, who in the first half of the book tricks Greta into letting him enter her dreams. If that was not enough to earn her distrust then the fact that he would kill her in a heartbeat if he finds out she is human does the trick.
But then romance happens and when everyone in Mylena knows her secret Isaac decides to protect her no matter what. Which is sweet and infuriating at the same time.
Isaac is drop dead sexy, kind of possessive too but he lets Greta defend for herself most of the time; he knows she is capable of fighting and trusts her.

As for the world, Mylena, I can only say the author made an amazing job. Really amazing, guys. She thought of everything: the races (like goblins and sprites), the landscapes (so beautiful!) and the terrible curse that affects it (created by humans which is why they hate us so much) were the perfect background for this book.

Right now all I can say is that this book will have you from the very first page and you won't be able to stop reading until the very end, even if that means sleeping only 3 hours. Trust me.
Give it a try, you won't be disappointed. Chances are you will join me in the terrible waiting I now have to endure: the release of the second part.


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