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Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

Greta and the Goblin King
by Chloe Jacobs

By: Chloe Jacobs

Release Date: November 13, 2012

Rating: 3 stars

Summary: 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 good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape.But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back…

When you read the synops what do you expect? Blood, fights, cruelties, monsters and torture right? Right. Did I get that though? No.
Or not in the way I was expecting. Sure there were creepy creatures but the gruesomeness I was hoping for, wasn’t there. Where were all the fights?? And where did the kickass heroine go? The first chapter was rather promising and I looked forward to read a book with a tough heroine, cause lets face it the damsels in distress still rule the majority of reads. But others constantly needed to safe Greta’s ass…

Then there was Isaac, the goblin king. Well at least he was a little bit scary. Until he went all mister romantico. The parts where Isaac appears in Greta’s dreams where a bit dragging for me. I like romance in books, (ok I admit, I normally crave romance in books), but even I was rolling with my eyes after a while. Because did I already mention I was looking for bloody fights?? It got a bit more interesting when Wyatt and the other guys showed up because the boys were quite entertaining, but apart from a few exceptions it stayed rather boring.

When the time was there for the big fight near the ending I thought ‘yes, finally some action’. Again I was disappointed. The only thing our ‘kickass’ heroine does is keeping a gate open while her goblin king fights the villain. And of course she needs to be rescued. Again.

I also prefer books where I can feel a strong connection between the characters and/or where the characters grow on me. Neither really happened. Maybe it is because the book is written in third person but something was lacking for me.

It was not a bad read at all but I expected more action (why do i have the feeling i am repeating myself?) in a world full of creatures like gnomes, goblins, ogres…
So if you’re out for blood, pick up another book.

Go to Lis’ review on Goodreads.


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