Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Greta and the Glass Kingdom Book Tour: Review + Giveaway! @EntangledTeen @Jacobs_Chloe

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Welcome to my post for the Greta and the Glass Kingdom book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a prize pack that includes a copy of Greta and the Glass Kingdom and swag. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: February 9, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance
Series: Mylena Chronicles #2

The sequel to the Hansel & Gretel retelling Greta and the Goblin King ups the stakes of danger and romance. As conflict surges across Mylena, the tough Greta struggles to save those she loves.

Against all odds, Greta and the Goblin King miraculously survived the battle against the evil Agramon. Greta should be happy to be alive and ready to claim her place in Mylena by Isaac's side. Yet nothing is the way she thought it would be. The battle against Agramon left a dark magick inside Greta that will eventually kill her. Isaac hasn't been the same since he almost went Lost. And there are whispers of a rebellion brewing throughout Mylena...

Determined to save Mylena from a bitter civil war, they travel to the mysterious Glass Kingdom to form an uneasy alliance with the deadly Faerie race. But when an unexpected disaster tears Greta and Isaac apart, she must make the journey on her own. Along the way, she discovers a conspiracy stretching back to events she never thought she would have to revisit, betrayal from allies whose loyalty she never questioned, and an enemy vying to control all of Mylena.

Follow Greta into unexpected romance, explosive secrets, and shocking betrayals that will leave her and all of Mylena forever changed in the stunning second installment of The Mylena Chronicles.

Book 1 in the Mylena Chronicles: 

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...

My Rating: 4 Roses

With thrills, twists, and an unexpected betrayal, Greta and the Glass Kingdom was a wonderful sequel that topped the first. It upped the stakes, revealed a few secrets, and the ending changed the game. I thought it was great.

Greta was as strong as always and she went through some growth. In book 1, she came across as narrow-minded and somewhat cold. But, in this book, she became more accepting of the land she found herself in and more willing to hope for the impossible. It made her a more likable character.

Isaac had a difficult time in this book with what happened to him. But, he was still a mix of powerful leader and sweet guy that made him so adorable. I still wish we got to know more about him, his past, just his character in general. But, while his character wasn't as deep as I would have liked, I still thought he was great.

The romance deepened in this book, particularly because Greta and finally admitted to her feelings. Greta and Isaac were a kick-ass couple and definitely sweet together.

The plot was well-paced keeping me interested all the way through. There were a few unexpected twists and a surprising betrayal along the way. I liked the story and the ending has me curious about what's coming next.

Greta and the Glass Kingdom was a great sequel that packed a few surprises in store. Fans of book 1 won't be disappointed. And, YA lovers, you might want to check this book out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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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.

1 comment:

  1. OOoooo I have not seen this series before....thanks so much for the intro! Don't think I have read a Hansel and Gretal retelling yet. Have added to my wish list! :D