Greta and the Goblin King (Paperback)
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DescriptionWhile 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 ...
- Published: 11 December 2012
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781620610022 ISBN 10: 1620610027
- Sales rank: 271,876
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Reviews for Greta and the Goblin King
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.
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.
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. by Jetches (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
Greta and the Goblin King was an unexpectedly wonderful book to read. The plot was compelling and the writing wove such an enjoyable and surprising fantasy tale. I read this book in one day because I could not put it down!
When Greta was 13 she tried to save her brother by pushing him out of a witch's fire only to be sucked into it herself. As it turns out it wasn't a fire but a portal into another realm. In this world called Mylena, humans are hated because it is thought that they brought down a curse on all who live there.
For four years Greta was taught to be tough and to hide that she is a human. Now as a bounty hunter she works hard to survive and to find a way back home. Only Isaac stands in her way as he has found a way into her dreams. What will happen if he finds out she is not what she seems to be...
To say I am looking forward to the next book in this series is a serious understatement! Greta is one of my favorite female heroines of this year and Isaac is so dark and yummy. I cannot wait to see what happens next with them in this unique adventure! by Dani Chapman
Greta (awesome!) & Goblin King (breathtaking!)
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. by Alaiel Kreuz