Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blog Tour ~ Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs ~ Review, Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Greta and the Goblin King 
by Chloe Jacobs

Release Date: November 2012
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 400
Genre: YA Fantasy
Source: eARC from publisher
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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 . . .

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 the sprite that took Greta in is murdered she wants revenge. So close to the eclipse, and with the goblin king Isaac on her trail, she must protect the humans she has found, and also stop the evil Aragomon who put the curse on Mylena, abducted humans, and also needs Greta in order to escape. 

Greta is, in Issac's words, a very stubborn human. She is unbelievably strong but doesn't stop to think some of her actions through. Desperately home sick she has been searching for another portal to take her home. But for the last four years she has begun making Mylena a home whether or not she wants to admit it. She was lucky enough to have someone take her in, train her, and was able to hide her human identity. Then there is also Isaac. He cares for her even though she is a human and will do anything to ensure her safety. Greta has very strong feelings for him but continues to fight them. That was a little annoying. I thought she should have let him help her.

Isaac is one sexy, funny, sometimes arrogant, yet sweet and caring goblin! Who knew a goblin could be so hot?! As a new king he has a huge duty to protect his people but he is also willing to go against them for Greta. He still has a few secrets but always had Greta's safety in mind. Isaac can Greta's mind through her dreams which he does often. Greta is not a fan lol but he is interested in learning about where she came from. I had a few laughs when he was asking about cars and things from her world. The dreams were my favorite part of the book. Their interactions are so full of sexual tension and swoon worthiness. I was very addicted to Isaac! Every time I wanted to stop reading I decided to keep reading until after his next scene and that mostly continued the entire night until I finished the book. He knows just the right things to say.

Greta doesn't want to give into Isaac so while on her path for revenge she finds a group of humans. She feels a connection and responsibility to them. Wyatt is leading the group and he begins to fall for Greta. I thought he was a really great guy but never felt much chemistry between them. The book is called Greta and the Goblin King not Greta and the Human after all! Greta's mind was often with Isaac as was mine! But Greta was willing to give up her life to help the boys and even rescue more if it was possible. With the eclipse so close she will have to work fast and Isaac is on his way to find and protect her. Mylena was an intriguing and exciting world and I was very caught up in Greta's mission and especially in Isaac. I was on the edge of my seat towards the end but everything wrapped up nicely. No cliffhanger but still a very desperate need to get my hands on the next book!

"Maybe you've forgotten, but I don't play nicely with others."
"On the contrary, I think the two of us would play very well together."

"You can put up walls, Greta, 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..." He leaned forward, his voice lowering to a whisper. "Intimately."

"Would it be so horrible to belong to me, Greta? To give yourself into my keeping and trust me to take control of your happiness?"

"If there was trust between us..." He stopped and took a deep breath. "You could have me."

"No matter who you are or where you come from, we're the same. We were meant to be together."

"Why would you continue to put yourself and your people at risk for me?"
His gaze fell to her mouth. "You know why."

"Don't you understand anything?" He shook her. "It never mattered what you are, or what I should have done. Not since the very beginning. I fought my own uncle to keep you safe. I've fought my own people. I have no intention of letting the demon have you now. You're mine."

Rating: 5/5


Her knife was at his throat before he could blink, going a little way towards salvaging the pride that had been damaged when he managed to sneak up on her.“ Maybe you’ve forgotten, but I don’t play nicely with others.” His arm tensed under her grip, and his gaze flickered to her mouth almost hesitantly. “On the contrary, I think the two of us would play very well together.” 
The warm rush of mortification flooded her cheeks.“ You may think because you can spy on my dreams you have some kind of claim on me, but it’s never going to happen,” she spat. “Not in any way that counts out here in the real world. Let’s just get that straight right now.” 
The light in his eyes flared. “You have such a peculiar way of speaking,” he said. “I rarely have any notion what you’re talking about, but I could listen to your voice all day long.”
She’d adamantly held onto her human expressions and mannerisms over the years. It was a little like hanging off the edge of a cliff, desperately scrabbling for every crumbling handhold. She did it despite knowing it further isolated her in this world, because the longer she stayed here, the more afraid she was of losing herself completely. 
It was already happening. She remembered less and less about her life before Luke, one of Mylena’s more reclusive wood sprites, had found her in the snow that long-ago night and took her in. The people and places from that former life, even the person she’d been… it had become a foggy blur that slipped away a little more every time she closed her eyes. 
Greta lowered her blade and sheathed her dagger in the custom leather sleeve fitted to her forearm. She barely noticed the sleeve anymore. It was simply a part of her, like her freakishly tall body, big nose, and long blond hair— hair she kept plaited to hide her human ears from prying goblin eyes. 
Locals in every county liked to gather around their tavern hearths on stormy nights and tell tales about how humans were responsible for the endless winter, and turned the daughters of the Great Mother— Mylena’s two moons— against them. All of it was crazy mythology, of course. But it had forced a young girl who’d found herself stranded in a strange land to hide her true self from everyone. 
He straightened with a shrug, reminding her that the goblin king topped her in both height and breadth by several inches. She wasn’t small, but next to him, an Amazon would look like a dwarf. 
“Have you finished ogling me?” His audacity made her grumble. 
“Don’t you ever get tired of being so full of yourself?” 
“Don’t you ever tire of being so contrary?” 
“Interesting sentiment, sprite.” 
Greta barely stopped herself from adjusting her braids over her ears. No, there was no way he could know. She’d be dead by now if he had somehow discovered her secret. 
He watched her closely. “As much fun as this has been, you don’t want to waste any more valuable time, do you?”

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 cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.



  1. Who knew a goblin could be hot. I honestly wasn't sure this story was for me, but you've helped change my mind. Great review!

    1. I loved it! I admit I was mostly drawn to the story based on the promise of a sexy goblin lol But I thought the world, action, romance, and twits and everything was amazing! Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Barbara's (from Basia's Bookshelf) tour stop for this book is tomorrow, and I must admit.. I'm insanely jealous she gets to read it now! Guess all of us lesser mortals will have to wait until it releases.;-)

  3. Great review Jennifer! From what I just read, I think I'm going to really like this book. Loved the quotes you added, if someone said that all to me...I wouldn't fight it! LOL.

    1. Oh I know the quotes SWOON! I would have been puddy in his hands within minutes! Take me to your goblin castle! LOL

  4. A sexy goblin? Well, now I'm interested! ;)

  5. Awesome review! I am so in now!! I want to read this badly! I have a feeling Issac is going to be rivaling David Bowie for the role of Goblin King!!

  6. Sounds fantastic! Thanks so much!

  7. I've heard some good things about this book. I need to get on it! :D

  8. Great review! I've had this book on my TBR for months. Looking forward to reading it, especially more of Isaac. Love the quotes you picked from the book :-) :-)

    Is there an "official" release date? I see that Amazon, B & N, The Book Depository & Goodreads all have a different release date.

  9. This sounds so good! It's been on my wishlist for months! Thanks for the giveaway.:)

  10. This was on my wishlist before I read your review, but now I think I have to move it closer to the top of the list. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  11. This book sounds really good. Great review and excerpt. This is going on my TBR list.

  12. I really enjoyed the review and excerpt. The cover would have gotten my attention - very nice. Who knew goblins could be good looking?! lol This is definitely a TBR!

  13. I am reading this now and at the halfway mark, I am really liking it especially since it is something different. My review and post go up on Sunday!

  14. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Awesome excerpt!!

    Thank you:)

  15. I must admit that I wasn't sure this book was for me when I first heard about it. But hearing that you loved it and that the Goblin was hot sways me a bit! Maybe someday I will have to give it a go. :)

  16. This sounds like a good read!!! Good to know they can be attractive goblins!!!!

  17. WOW the synopsis sounds amazing like it'll be a great read... Excellent review, which had me add it to my TBR list...
    Thanks for sharing the post :)

  18. Great excerpt! Yay to hot goblin kings! :)

  19. I plan on reading picking this up as soon as possible.

  20. I cannot wait to read this! I have been hearing amazing things about the plot, the characters and the romance all sound fantastic! I can't to see for myself how it turns out. LOVE LOVE LOOOOVVVE the excerpt as well! Thank you for sharing! Brilliant review! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  21. Ooo a sexy and hot goblin! This just move to the top of my tbr list =} Thank you for sharing quotes, the excerpt, and the great review and giveaway!

  22. This sounds like an intriguing story and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  23. I've been hearing good things about this! Can't wait to read it!

  24. A sexy goblin? well, color me surprised! I'm not thrilled that there's a love triange, but I guess I can overlook it since you're right about the title that doesn't leave room for doubt about who Greta will end up with.
    Great review!

  25. LOL, I'm surprised that so many people are surprised about a sexy goblin.
    I've read enough books, I guess, that it's no surprise that anyone and anything can be sexy.

  26. Loving the cover! Can't wait for it to be out!

  27. omg, I just read all that was here and now I want this book.
    As though my life depended on it D:
    I love books that involve goblins as some of the main characters (despite there not being many)
    It seems so interesting and Isaac seems so hot!!! Especially on the cover!! ♥

  28. I am glad that I finally took the chance and read the synopsis for this one, because it sounds great and I might have passed it right on by. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  29. Love the idea of something different. Goblins -- why not?

  30. I've thought this book looked like it could be really good for awhile and now I'm so excited to find a copy! Oh many, the characters sound like so much fun to read about! And I love when books wrap up nicely. I didn't realize this was part of a series, though!



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