Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy Book Birthday~ Greta and the Lost Army by Chloe Jacobs!!

Greta and the Lost Army (Mylena Chronicles #3) by Chloe Jacobs
Published on February 1st, 2016
Published by Entangled Teen
Genre: YA paranormal/Fantasy


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.  


The streetlamps cast soft cones of light on the sidewalks all the way through the neighborhood. Greta pointed things out as she remembered them. “That’s where my friend Danielle used to live. I guess she probably still lives there.”
“Are you looking forward to seeing her again?”
She nodded. “And if I remember correctly, she’s more hyper than a Mylean berserker—only less ripping and tearing, and more frenzied hugging and constant talking.”
The rumble of his amused chuckle made her grin. He squeezed her hand. She looked up at him, and it hit her. “You know, this is kind of like a date,” she said, tingles of awareness dancing up her spine.
His smile was crooked, and his eyes warm as he laid his arm across her shoulders, making her feel like he would rather be here with her right now than anywhere else. It probably wasn’t true. They were both too worried about Mylena for it to ever leave their minds completely, but maybe one day it would be true.
“What would be the purpose of a date?” There was such a thing as courtship in Mylena, but she and Isaac had pretty much bypassed anything resembling normal…in both worlds.
What if she was wrong and the portal didn’t open again? What if they stayed here? There could be more nights just like this, and eventually maybe they would get a place of their own and… “You know, so a couple can get to know one another and decide if they like each other.”
“But we already know we like each other.” When they were alone like this and his voice softened because he trusted her enough to let down his guard, it did crazy things to her. Like popping candy hitting her bloodstream. “Even more important, we know that we fit together. In battle together, or planning for Mylena’s future, even while arguing…and definitely when I kiss you…nobody fits me like you do.”

My Review

When I finished the last sentence, I emailed Ms Jacobs and said "oh my God!!" I mean what do you say to the ending of a trilogy that was one of the best I've ever read. First, in the beginning, it was the world building and creativity of characters and creatures. Now, in the end, it's the great depth of characters that I am desperately holding on to!! I completely love Isaac, Greta, Siona, and Wyatt. And ps, I know a little secret but I can't tell you :) just know this- there's always hope for everyone!!! :) This book has been everything I've been waiting for and more!!! I am not gunna lie, I seriously cheered hardcore for that one moment, when everything falls into place and it's finally all about Chloe and Isaac, as people and a couple, not all their baggage and responsibility. The romance was building to this moment and I can't believe how excellently written it really was!! And the ending- the actual last chapter, I swear I cried happy tears, but there's some bitter sweet moments I could help either. 

I love a lot of the characters but things are really different when the myleneans go to Greta's world. They don't understand a lot. And I really really got sad, it almost didn't make that HEA for Greta and Isaac. There's so much that is meant to tear them apart. And I really loved how Greta realized who she was, what she was, and where she really needed to be. And that she can stand on her own, but it's always nice to have two best friends and an excellent boyfriend to back you up ;) 

Isaac... Sweet baby Jesus, he's every woman's perfect book boyfriend. He's the best of everything... Protective but understanding to her independence and accomplishments, sweet and yet fierce, strong but gentle, and sexy as all get out!! You know, I almost didn't like him in the beginning of the series. But of course he won me over, just like he does everyone else. He's Greta's perfect other half. And he's a freaking goblin king!!! 

And just because we're in the human world doesn't mean the bad guy is less important. Agramon is just as freaking scary, or more so!! He's the perfect creepy bad guy!! And Greta and Isaac must save not just Mylena now but the human Earth Too!! I am completely fascinated by the beautiful creation of this whole world!! I was so sorry for Greta in the beginning for being there but every step led her to now and this is where she is destined to be. Oh oh and I can't forget, everyone must read the prologue- we finally get Isaac's back story!!!!! And the end.... Big big big smiles!!! And I'm saying goodbye.... For now... ;) I can't say this enough- don't miss out on this trilogy, it's completely phenomenal!!!! Infinite PAWS!!! It's deserved- but the scales only allow me 5 LOL!!! 

Author Guest Post
Top 5 Places Greta Would Want to Take Isaac in the Human World (Greta and the Lost Army by Chloe Jacobs)

In book 3 of the Mylena Chronicles, Greta and the Lost Army, Greta and Isaac have found themselves in the most unlikely of places…the HUMAN WORLD.

There’s still a lot going on in Mylena that makes this a charged issue between them, but if Greta had unlimited resources and time, she would want to take the opportunity to show Isaac some of her world:

  1. Italy –In Italy, Greta would teach Isaac all about the history of human nature. From the ancient wars between Rome and Greece, to the Italians of today who are renowned for their passionate love of life. It would also be a great place to see what humans have been capable of creating through imagination and innovation throughout history, with all that beautiful art and architecture. Plus, it’s like the world capital of amazing food, and since Mylena is so barren Greta would love introducing him to all the new and decadent tastes.
  1. Thailand – I think Thailand would be a wonderful country to show Isaac that there are beautiful, untouched places in the human world where the natural environment has been respected and maintained. Although there are definitely modern cities, the typical community is still the farming village, fishing village, or rubber plantation. Granted, there are also lessons for Isaac and Greta to learn here about politics, as well.
  1. Egyptian Pyramids – This would be another ultimate history lesson, the best place to teach Isaac something about human development. Plus, he would totally get a kick out of the pyramids, trying to figure out how they were built.
  1. Nashville, Tennessee – Mylena doesn’t know what music is, but Isaac really loves when Greta sings, so she’ll want to bring him to a place where music is more than just background noise, it’s embedded in the culture. The great place about Nashville is it’s not just for country music. It embraces all music, and encourages new artists to be different and unique. That’s something that Greta and Isaac want to bring back with them to Mylena.
  1. Malaysia – Mylena has been trapped in a curse of neverending ice and cold for hundreds of years, and so Greta would love to show Isaac just what the opposite looks like – a place where warmth and sunshine are year-round. Malaysia’s rainforest is lush and green, where Mylena is stark and white. Isaac’s wild nature would have a great time exploring.
There are so many other places, that Greta would put on her list if there was time for everything. What would you want to show someone from Mylena to help them understand humans a little bit better?


Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles #1) by Chloe Jacobs Published December 11th, 2012 Published by Entangled Teen 279 Pages Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy

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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…

Greta and the Glass Kingdom (Mylena Chronicles #2) by Chloe Jacobs Published February 9th, 2015 Published by Entangled Teen 320 Pages Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy

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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.

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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