Thursday, February 12, 2015

Blog Tour: Review: Greta and the Glass Kingdom by Chloe Jacobs (GIVEAWAY)

Welcome to my stop in the GRETA AND THE GLASS KINGDOM by Chloe Jacobs Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours

Title: Greta and the Glass Kingdom 
Series: Mylena Chronicles #2
Author: Chloe Jacobs 
Category: Fantasy/ Romance/ Adventure
Genre: YA
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
*ARC was received by author in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Once upon a dark time… 

Greta the human bounty hunter never quite fit into the shadowed, icy world of Mylena. Yet she's managed to defeat the demon Agramon and win the love of the darkly intense Goblin King, Isaac. Now Isaac wants her to rule by his side—a human queen. And the very announcement is enough to incite rebellion…

To make matters worse, defeating Agramon left Greta tainted with a dark magick. Its unclean power threatens to destroy her and everything she loves. With the Goblin King's life and the very peace of Mylena at stake, Greta must find a cure and fast.

Her only hope lies with the strange, elusive faeries in the Glass Kingdom…if she can get there before the evil within her destroys everything.

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My Review

I'm so happy to finally get the next part of Greta and Isaac's story. I have really missed being in the world of Mylena. 

The world that Chloe created is by far one of my favorite aspects of this series. She really created a fantastical world filled with creatures that are both scary and amazing. I love the little bits of lore and culture she wove into her story. The land itself was really amazing, not just the creatures that inhabitant it.
She suddenly realized the most disturbing and distressing thing about Isaac, the goblin king, the boy she'd linked her future to and hopelessly fallen for... She was poisoning him. 
Greta is still the strong heroine I remember from the first book and that is why I love her character so much. She really is a tough individual, but she once again gets tested. Though she faces quite a few obstacles, one being with facing her new role in Mylena, to the darkness that now is trying to take over her and the world she has grown to care about.  Despite being unsure of herself at certain times in the book, she always seemed to pull through in the end and never really gave up, even when she felt like she had.

I adore the arrogant, over confident Isaac quite a lot. There is just something about this Goblin King I can’t get enough of. Like Greta, Isaac is a determined character willing to do what he must to protect Greta and his kingdom. And even when things seemed bleak, he always came through, especially when he was almost lost. What I truly loved was the love he had for Greta. That really was a pure aspect of the story.

The book was also filled with some amazing side characters. Some I was able to get to know quite well. I loved that Chloe gave more depth into the other creatures as well. The sweetness and romantic scenes had my toes curled and I just couldn’t get enough of them. Though they don’t happened a lot, they were well placed and just enough for me wanting more. The character growth was also very evident through the book in all the characters.

The story was pretty fast paced and I did feel like it did more a bit too quickly for my taste. Things built nicely, but to me it all came to a head a bit too fast. In a blink of an eye everything changed, characters moving along, plot turning into a different direction, and a new crisis had arisen.  But, in all honesty, I was able to move past that and just enjoy the story, which I enjoyed immensely.  The writing is simple in detail, but that was something I did like. The action was intense and it moved the story along quite well. There were a few things I didn’t see coming and took me quite by surprise.  
His big hands wrapped around her, holding her up, and he ducked his head to kiss her like a shipwrecked man kissing solid ground after washing up on shore. She was just as desperate, needing to know he was real, that this was all real. 
Now, I can't wait to read the next book because that was one killer of a cliffhanger! Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, filled with action, characters I can’t get enough of, and a world I really like being lost in! 

About the Author:
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.
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1 comment:

  1. I am reading this one over the weekend and I am super excited! Even more so now because you enjoyed it! I love Isaac and Greta and I really cannot wait to see them again. Although now I am so nervous about the cliffhanger! My heart can't handle it. Great review Magen!


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