Young Adult, Fantasy
Ebook (255 pages, ENTANGLED TEEN)
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—ahuman 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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Didn't like the plot but the ending was sooooo good! (3 stars)
I loved Greta and the Goblin King so I feel really awful that I didn't quite share the same enthusiasm for GRETA AND THE GLASS KINGDOM. It started off very slowly and it wasn't long before it was one out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire situation after another, after another, and so on. A lot was happening but strangely it felt like nothing was happening at the same time.
Greta, like many a heroine before her, has gotten stuck with some bad magic that she can't get rid of and it seems that the only cure for it is with the faeries of Mylena. But that requires a journey and instead of it being the sort of bringing disparate people together kind of tale I was hoping for it was pretty much a ton of everyone not getting along and ending up in fights for their lives.
I don't want to spoil anything but I think one of the factors that didn't work so well for me was that Isaac isn't very involved in the storyline. It could have worked if it had felt like it was going to end with something really good but ultimately I just wasn't all that into it. The good news is that while I wound up not enjoying this book's plot the ending was phenomenal and sets up the next book very well. Be forewarned there is an agonizingly good cliffhanger ending! I am dying to see what happens in the next Mylena Chronicles book now.
If you haven't started the series yet and you love Julie Kagawa, Gena Showalter, or Melissa Marr's worlds and writing I would still definitely recommend picking it up. A meh book didn't ruin the series for me.
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Notes: ARC received via publisher.
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