Thursday, February 4, 2016

#Review: Greta and the Lost Army by Chloe Jacobs - 4.5 Wine Glasses

Series: Mylena Chronicles #3
Author: Chloe Jacobs
Format: Kindle, 291 Pages
Published: Entangled: Teen (February 1, 2016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

After spending the last four years trapped in a place of monsters, demons, and magick, the last thing the fierce teenage bounty hunter Greta expected was to ever be back on Earth. But a rare opportunity gives her and the Goblin King Isaac the opportunity to do just that. Now she’s home. With a boy in tow. And her parents have lots of questions.

Although Greta finally has her heart’s deepest wish—to see her family again—every step she takes to reconnect with them drives her further away from Isaac. Greta and Isaac planned for her to return to Mylena and become his queen, but she’s not sure if she can go back to that harsh world, though staying on Earth means giving up the boy she loves.

But a powerful enemy refuses to let Greta escape. A demon who will stop at nothing to destroy her and everything she loves. Even if it means following her to Earth and forcing her to face a fate as unavoidable as love itself.

Linda's Thoughts:
Isaac stopped her at the bottom of the stairs with a crooked smile. "I would wish you sweet dreams, but how can they be memorable if I won't be in them?"

GRETA AND THE LOST ARMY by Chloe Jacobs is the awesome conclusion to the author's Mylena Chronicles, an epic New Adult (NA) urban fantasy trilogy. It is set in parallel universes - Earth's and Mylena's. I was originally drawn to this series because I'm a fan of David Bowie's portrayal of the goblin king in Labyrinth. I'm sad because this book marks the end of this series, but happy to report that it totally rocks! The ending was pure perfection! It left me laughing, swooning, and wiping away a few happy tears.

Be forewarned that this series should be read in order to be fully enjoyed. This installment grabbed me from the very beginning. The included prologue was wonderful as it catapulted me back into the world of Mylena quickly refreshing my memory as to what had previously occurred.

This installment picked up right where the second book had left us with Greta about to knock on the door of her childhood home after having been missing for years. I found the first half's pacing to be a bit slow, but it was integral to the story and it more than compensated emotionally as Greta and her family experienced a heartfelt reunion. If you crave danger and excitement, the story's second half was explosive with non-stop, fast-paced, thrilling action that kept me biting my nails with bated breath for what was coming next.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes:

"I am the goblin king," he said with a shrug. "Tell your people this and demand that they help us find the portal back to Mylena."
Wyatt started to laugh like a frickin' hyena, which made Greta groan again.

"We're three people against a crazed faerie queen merged with a demon who controls an army of gnomes. What could happen?"

"If everything was easy, we'd never know for sure when we've achieved greatness."

If you are a fan of David Bowie's performance in The Labyrinth, this series should be a must-read. You will love it! The storyline is imaginative, the characters are inspiring and the characters' individual struggles are dramatic and breathtaking. The fantasy world of Mylena is imaginatively incredible as the author paints each scene with a life-like touch. In addition to our swoon-worthy goblin king hero and our fiery spitfire human heroine, there are goblins, witches, demons, gnomes, sprites, fairies, and more! If you haven't delved into this series yet, and you enjoy wonderfully entertaining epic fantasies featuring young, tough, uplifting, adventurous heroes, you totally should pick it up. Your timing for starting the series is perfect now that the whole series is available and there are no cliffhanger ending worries.

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