Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles # 1)

Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles, #1)Title: Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles # 1)
Author: Chloe Jacobs
Rating: 5 Stars
Source: Bought


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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My Thoughts

 Goblins don't get any sexier than this!

I picked this book up because of my love of the old 80's movie "Labyrinth". The promise of a sexy Goblin King and an epic adventure in a magical land was just too good to resist.

Delving into the story itself there was most definitely an irresistible yet aggravating Goblin King. There was also a lost brother to save, however the similarities to the old film ended there. Chloe Jacobs has created a whole new world of creatures and with a whole new set of rules to live by. The world of Mylena is full of dangerous creatures and even the weather is trying to kill the residents of this crazy place. The world building was wonderful and descriptive. It was only too easy to get lost in this world.

The story was fast paced and dived right into the action from page one. This was one of my favorite aspects of this book. There was not time wasted getting right into the thick of things and not once did things drag on or slow down.

Greta was a great heroine. She is compassionate, brave, and confident in her abilities. My favorite part about her, though, was that she wasn't perfect and she acknowledged this. She wasn't always the selfless warrior and made a lot of mistakes, but she learned from them and in the end she took responsibility for her actions. Her loyalty to those she cared about was unbreakable even in the face of her own wants and needs.

Isaac was arrogant, stubborn, and loyal. Isaac has some serious secrets, but his loyalty to his people and especially to Greta knows no bounds. He knows Greta's secret, but will go to any lengths to keep her safe. Isaac is often very gruff and mysterious, but when he is with Greta he often lets his guard down and his devotion is quite obvious. He has his own people to worry about and responsibilities he must deal with. He is a true leader and does what is necessary to keep those in his charge happy and safe. He also loves to provoke Greta and the back and forth between these two was always amusing.

I only wish there was more time between Isaac and Greta and for their relationship to progress, but I cannot wait to see more of these two and the rest of Mylena in the next book.

Faeries and Gnomes and Goblins, Oh My!