Greta and the Goblin King

Paperback | November 13, 2012

byChloe Jacobs

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While trying to save her brother from the witch three years ago, Greta was thrown into the fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon. To survive, 17-year-old 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 determination to escape. But Greta's not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil being knows she's the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the boys she finds stranded in the woods will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back . . .

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While trying to save her brother from the witch three years ago, Greta was thrown into the fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon. To survive, 17-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job o...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.1 × 5.44 × 0.85 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1620610027

ISBN - 13:9781620610022

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A delightful young adult romance 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. Good: 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. 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. Bad: 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. View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is amazing (eARC provided to me in exchange for an honest review, and for blog tour) Gore: Yes Magic: Yes Romance: Yes Action Yes Pacing: 4 stars Plot: 5 stars Four years ago, Greta was sent to another world, Mylena (that's my sister's best friend's name, although her name is spelt with an a, not an e), where only magical creatures such as: goblins, gnomes, sprites, faeries, and other creatures live. Because of their hatred for humans, since they believe it's the humans fault that it always snows in Mylena and also the eclipse, Greta has to pretend to be one of them. She's now 17, and has been taken of by a sprite who found her and saved her the day she fell through the portal. He also taught her how to protect herself. She also has feelings for a certain goblin king, even though she doesn't want to admit it. Greta also struggles to keep her memories of Earth, she doesn't even remember her parents clearly. I really enjoyed this book, it has many great characters, mystery, lots of action (yay, I love action!), and many funny parts as well. I love Greta: she's strong, independent, stubborn, doesn't let people tell her what to do, smart, sarcastic, feisty, etc. She also learned to adapt to her surroundings, wich isn't easy, most of us normal humans would have probably died right away, either from the constant winter with no winter clothes, or from the creatures that live there. Thanks to the sprite that helped her, she can take care of herself and hide the fact that she's a human, in this big bad crazy world. That's how she became an awesome bounty hunter. I also like Isaac, the goblin king, who tricked Greta into letting him enter her dreams, a while before the events in this novel. After that, she doesn't trust him much. She can't figure out what Isaac's real self is, because he's always acting different around her, more is explained in the book, plus if he finds out that she's a human, he will kill her, so she has to be very careful around him as well. Pretty soon, everyone in Mylena know who Greta is and Isaac desides to protect her, but Greta refuses his help, and after some arguing, he lets her go, but not for long. Isaac is a little bit possessive, but he lets Greta defend herself most of the time and he knows that she can protect herself, but he still worries about her. I also liked the world, Mylena. The author did an amazing job on creating the world and the characters. She thought of everything. I don’t want to ruin the excitement of this book by giving too much away. When I was reading this book, there were some really small similarities to Hansel and Gretal: first of all, her name, there is also a witch. ANother fairytale/story that I made some connections to is Peter Pan: There is one, but I can't tell you or it might spoil the book for you, but when you read the book, it's obvious what it is. I'm not sure if others who have read this book have noticed these same connections as I did. These similarities are what made the book more enjoyable to me, I love looking for connections in books, as long as there aren't too much. It’s very entertaining and hard to put down, I finished it pretty quickly. It's not just the plot and Greta that kept me reading, it was also some of the other characters too. I felt scared for them, I sympathized for them. I liked everything about this book, it is amazing. This book will suck you into the story from the very first page and you won't be able to stop reading. I ended up reading most of it from around 11pm - 5am, then I was like, ok, I should get some sleep or I'll end up waking up at 2pm. My mom goes crazy if we're not awake before noon, it happens a lot, but I can't help it. Normally I don't stay up past 2am even on a weekend. There are more things I want to say that I loved about this story, but I can't because they are spoilers. Chloe is an amazing writer and I can’t wait to read the second book in this series, but unfortunately, since this book hasn't even released yet, that means an even longer wait for book 2, *sighs*. I kept flipping page after page digitally (since I was reading the ebook), eager to know what happened next. I highly recommend this book, this story is original and amazing. Overall, I enjoyed this book a lot. This book was adventurous, funny, has lots of action in it, great characters, and kept you flipping pages waiting to see what would happen next. I don't know how anyone cannot love this book. I rated this book: 5 stars.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fantastic Journey ~Copy of the book provided by the publisher for an honest review~ When I opened Greta and the Goblin King I can admit I had very high expectations. Unfortunately, I was very worried that the book was not going to live up to the description and beautiful cover. Well guess what, I was wrong. Dead wrong! It was all that and a then some. The author drags you in from the first page, taking you through a well written plot line filled with many twist and turns that will have you thoroughly entranced. You won't be able to put it down, I know I couldn't. I was so taken with the story that I stayed up well into the night reading. I just had to finish it. The authors description and well fleshed out characters will truly captivate you and make you feel as if you are there experiencing Mylena with them. Chloe's writing is like a well versed poem, or a fine wine that you will always remember the taste of. First off we have this amazingly strong independent heroine Greta who has learned to become more than the average everyday human. Greta is a girl who has hidden her humanity and become a bounty hunter, defied the odds and survived four years in a strange land who kill humans on sight. Now if this girls is not a heroine then who is? I love reading books where the MC is no weak willed cry baby, that they take destiny by the horns and kick it in the face. Greta is that heroine. Sure she has some major obstacles to overcome but I know she can do it. Even though she is a badass bounty hunter, deep down she is still that shy, hormone crazed teenager. The chemistry between her and Isaac. Scorching! There are several steamy scenes that will have you becoming a puddle of goo on the floor. You have been warned ;) Isaac, what to say about this sexy piece of goblin. I can honestly say I don't think I have ever read a YA book where the love interest is a goblin. That being said Jacobs has me joining the goblin bandwagon. Chloe has written such a hunky, dreaming guy that I think I might just have a crush on him myself. Okay no lying, I do have a crush on him. He is just so perfect. That perfect blend of protectiveness and possessiveness that has your heart in a tangle. Isaac is an alpha, no other word for it, he takes charge whenever he enters a scene. He dominates those parts like a pair of nice fitting jeans. I loved that though he is openly pursuing Greta he still holds an air of mystery and secrets. I found myself wondering about him through most of the book. Is he "too good to be true" or is he really after Greta for another reason. But one thing is for certain, Isaac will have you wanting a goblin king for your very own! I know I do ;) Greta and the Goblin King was an amazing fantasy filled with intrigue, action and romance. Each page will hold you spellbound and aching for more. I know I will be marking my calendar when part two comes out. If you are looking for a book to take you on a journey and lose yourself in it, Greta and the Goblin King is it.
Date published: 2012-11-03