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Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles #1)

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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
Paperback, 279 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Entangled Teen (first published November 13th 2012)
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"Caught the attention of the Goblin King, darkly enticing, Isaac..." Ohuhuhu.

Greta saved her brother when she was 13 years old by pushing him out of a witches fire that was really a portal. While saving her brother Greta fell through the portal and entered Mylena. A land of goblins, faeries, horrible snowy weather, and also humans are hunted there. A sprite took her in and trained to her survive and be the great bounty hunter she now is. She hunts the Lost, ghouls that have given into their dark sides. Every eclipse all Mylena's creatures go over to their dark side. When ...more
Vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, dragons what else is really left for paranormal books to delve into? How about goblins? Those crafty shifty looking buggers from Harry Potter immediately came to mind, but in Greta and the Goblin King we are faced with a whole different kind of goblin, a goblin king who’s fierce, arrogant, infuriating, and confident but most importantly when he growls was hot? Yes ladies forget about the preconceived images you already have of short goblins with sharp claws ...more
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Greta and the Goblin King is one of those novels that starts out with a bang, but ends, quite unfortunately, with a whimper. Nevertheless, Chloe Jacobs debut is certainly a novel to look out for and it is a start to a refreshing new series that I can already see myself eagerly following through till the end.

In the harsh, winter land of Mylena, humans are said to be the cause of a centuries-old curse. Hence, they have long been hated and the l
Three and a half stars: A kick butt heroine fighting to survive in a cold, dark world.

Greta trudges through the snow. The icy wind bites her fingers, but she ignores the frosty cold, intent on tracking the ghoul that stole the goblin child. Greta is an accomplished bounty hunter. She is seventeen and human. Four years ago she and her brother were lured by a witch into a cave, Greta shoved her brother aside, but fell into the fire. When she awoke, she found herself far from home in a snow covered
So is it just me or does the cover chick look like Karen Gillan/ Amy Pond?

Actually holding the book, not so much. Close though.

You know when you start reading a book and instantly you know it's going to be a favorite?

This is one of those books for me. I was planning of 5 staring it but throughout the book there were little inconsistencies that I just couldn’t overlook. Like every time Greta thinks about home, she mentions how it's fuzzy and she doesn't recall much.

“She couldn’t remembe
Kal-El (the BookGeekBeauty)
So we have her...


Who meets him...


Then this happens...


Oh, I'm just KIDDING! But in all seriousness we had some SERIOUS Labyrinth parallels going on.

It was ACTUALLY more like she...


Meets him...


Then a whole lot of this happens...


Throw in a few of these cuties....


And a pinch of some unrequited love...


Send it to a publisher...
And we have the strong makings of a YA Paranormal romance.

Here's the quick run-down:
When Greta was 13 she tried to save her brother by pushing him out of a witch's fire only to
I'm trying to calm myself down. Just a little bit. I want to scream on the top of my lungs, becouse I LOVE LOVE this book. It's that epic! It's literally so good I'm shaking becouse I finished reading this and knowing my luck I'd have to wait an entire year for sequel. And this thought make me angry. I think I'll have to scream into pillow or break something.

Anyway, Greta and the Goblin King was my first book about Goblins, so I think I just popped a delicious cherry and it was the best way to
Rachel Harris
Review coming soon, but I loved this book sooo much! If you haven't pre-ordered it, do so. The mood she captures is just breathtaking....not to mention my man Isaac :)
I've been fortunate enough to get a special peek of this book. I'm not a big YA reader, but this one kept me turning the pages. Loved it!
What can I share with you about this place called Mylena? It is a world with extremely tough living conditions. It’s a land with many ruthless creatures roaming. If you didn’t know how to defend yourself and you had limited survival skills in the wilderness, you’re out of luck. Chances are you wouldn’t be able to stay alive for long if you were being thrown into Mylena through a portal. In this story, Greta and her little brother were being lured by a witch and before she knew what really happen ...more
Ahana .M. Rao
“You’re mine, Greta. I would bring you back from death itself if I had to.”

Oh Good freaking Lord, I don't even know what to write! This book was sooooooo good and I'm soooo glad that it stumbled on me. It was an un-put-downable, bunking-school, quit-doing-your-homework, forget-to-eat-sleep-talk kind of book.
Frankly I wasn't sure what to think. The title "Greta and the Goblin King" sounded like a fairy tale name (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beedle the Bard, you get the picture) and the whole
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
A phenomenal debut! Brimming with fantasy, magic and a sizzling paranormal romance, Chloe left me wanting so much more of Greta and Issca's story. I wasn't hard for me to get swept me away with Greta and the Goblin King. This action packed debut is fabulous! I'm a huge fan of well written fantasy stories, and this was just what I needed. Greta's story has now found a new home on my shelf of "go-to" books. You know those books you can't get enough and find yourself wanting to read them over and o ...more
My first thought when I was reading this book was: "This is.... a debut novel?!"

Because it was flipping fantastic.

You know how sometimes you read a book and you just love it so much and you want everyone to read it and fall in love with it? That's how I felt about Greta and the Goblin King.

The characters:
Greta is officially my new favorite heroine. She is a badass and I loved her for it.

"She needed to remember this moment. Not the fear or the loneliness- although those feelings were strong e
Ji Mei
I couldn't finish this book. And that is a rare thing since I read through every school book without even using sparknotes for summaries. The first indicator for me was on the first page. "The shadows falling across the blanket of craptastic white stuff were still long" is one of the most idiotic phrases I've ever read. The author could simply say snow instead of making you think the main character is walking through some odd white substance. I understand though what the author was getting at af ...more
Teresa Mary Rose
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The moment I saw sign-ups for the blog tour for Greta and the Goblin King; I simply knew that I had to be a part of this tour. This book sounded like something I would enjoy. It reminded me of the movie Labyrinth from the 80s with David Bowie and puppets running around everywhere. Being that I have a slight overwhelming love for that movie, I just knew I had to read this book. With all of that being said, this book caught me by surprise. I expected
Nov 07, 2012 Tiffany rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Greta has been in Mylena for about four years after saving her brother. She has spent that time in Mylena trying to find a way out and learning to survive. All her training came from her Pater Luke. He made her one of the deadliest bounty hunters. She has learned to keep her emotions in check, but no one gets under her skin like the Goblin King, Isaac. She especially doesn’t need complications b/c no one can find out what she is, a
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian

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So much promise ...

Greta and the Goblin King follows the adventures of Greta, a 17-year old human who 4 years ago fell through a magical portal to Mylena, a world of goblins, Faeries, Giants and Witches. It's also a place where being human is a one-way ticket to an early grave, as they are blamed by the locals for, well, everything. Luckily for Greta, she was found early on by Luke, a Sprite and B
Did anyone picture David Bowie in spandex at the words "Goblin King"?

Or was that just me?

Who would have thought that a goblin of all things could be the hero of any tale? Even if your childhood wasn't tainted by that movie Labyrinth and David Bowie with his spandex bulge and purple eye shadow, goblins aren't exactly your typical hero material. But that's part of what makes this story so cool. It's different and interesting and I liked it! (and don't worry, Isaac is a MUCH cooler goblin king than
Dec 24, 2012 Jackie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
very different place and plot than I'm use too. I don't really go for goblinish stuff. If you are a total amateur to the world of goblins, this is a good introduction and easy to follow with all the "magic" and "descriptions" of the monsters.

I really enjoyed the love part of the story. Without revealing a lot, yes there are the "toe curling" moments, and I really liked the dream aspect. Sometimes I had a bit of an eye roll at corny lines, but they were done with style :)

The girl is really kick
Hansel and Gretel meets Alice in Wonderland meets Labyrinth in this dark, enthralling story about what happened to Gretel after she fell through the fire to save her brother. One of the most fascinating love interests I've ever read!
I loved this story! So unique and exciting. The inhabitants of Mylena and scary, and beautiful... just like the frozen landscape. Greta is a tough girl and she must adapt or die in this new world that she has been pulled into. Love the Goblin King.
Whoa that was awesome. Greta and Isaac I think i'm inlove. Can you be my new bffs?

Review to come. ^.^
Dude, this sounds awesome.
Melissa Martin
I liked this book. Greta falls through a portal to make sure her little brother doesn't fall through and ends up in a world of goblins, sprites, faeries, etc. She lives with a man/sprite, Luke, who claims her as his daughter. In this land of Mylena, humans are not tolerated. They are hunted down and killed or taken to the demon Agramon.

But there is a goblin King named Isaac that invades Greta's dreams. He takes her to the human world where they talk and so forth. She thinks he doesn't know that
A Canadian Girl
Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs was a book that started off great, but could have used a little more clarity towards the end. Here’s what I liked and disliked about the novel:

- One of two female bounty hunters in the story, Greta is a likeable protagonist who’s quite capable of taking care of herself due to her career choice. However, she also displays moments of physical and emotional vulnerability. For example, having been stuck in Mylena for the past four years, she desperatel
Lisa {Silverlight} {Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Reviews}

A fantasy world parallel to ours filled with creatures of the wild forest, Goblins, Orges, Ghouls, Wood Sprites, and more, make this story an adventurous tale.
Fast-paced, action packed, with a strong female lead, makes this a winner for fantasy fans.

Greta, the human is thrusted into the world of Mylena after trying to save her brother in our world from a witch, whom's soul purpose is to collect young human boys and transport them through a fire into the world of Mylena. Flash forward four years
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
**3 1/2 stars**

So, I went into Greta and the Goblin King thinking it would be similar to Labyrinth . And I guess it was, though not nearly as much as I expected. Little boys abducted from our world and taken to the world in which goblins exist. Check. Mysterious goblin king with intense attraction to the heroine. Check. Quest to save the boys and send them home to their own world. Yup.

While there are similarities to the movie's premise, this storystands apart. For one, Greta isn't a waspish, co
~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. Y
Greta has been living in Mylena for four years now, ever since she fell through a portal from her dimension while trying to save her little brother. The world as she knew it is only a distant memory now. The world she lives in is one she though only existed in fairy tales and horror stories.......only it is very, very real. With the help of her mentor, she has has trained and has become a very successful bounty hunter. She hunts and battles the lost, ghouls, goblins, ogres, fairies, and sprites ...more
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“I’m in your mind, getting to know every part of you. You can put up walls, but sooner or later I’ll break down every last one. There won’t be any secret you can keep or any part of you I don’t know…Intimately.” 31 likes
“You’re deluding yourself if you think you can know who I am or what I want from spying on me in my dreams. Therein lies a realm of fantasy, and while it’s an interesting place to visit every once in a while, we both have to live in the real world, don’t we?” 25 likes
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