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January 28, 2016

Shelley Loved: Greta and the Lost Army by Chloe Jacobs

Series: Mylena Chronicles 3
Format: E-ARC | 291 pages
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: Publisher
Genre: Young Adult | 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.




GRETA AND THE LOST ARMY is the third and final installment in the Mylena Chronicles by author Chloe Jacobs. Warning! If you have not read the previous two novels (Greta and the Goblin King & Greta and the Glass Kingdom), please stop, and go back to the beginning so that you can truly enjoy the story, the world building, and the characters that author Chloe Jacobs has created. 17-year old Greta Scott is the narrator, and protagonist of this trilogy. 4 years ago while trying to save her brother Max from a witch’s fire, Greta found herself traveling through a portal to the world of Mylena. Mylena is the land of ogres, ghoul, goblins, and fairies. It is also the place where humans are the enemy.

Greta spent 4 years being trained by Luke, who found her and trained her to be a bounty hunter. Because of her humanity, Greta never quite fit in with the shadowy world of Mylena. That is until the intensely beautiful and intense Goblin King Isaac came along and caught her attention and invaded her dreams. He also made it known that she was to be his Queen no matter what his people thought of his choice. Since then, Greta has faced many blood thirsty characters, including Isaac when he became lost, and a major villain in Agramon who tasted Greta's blood and temporarily possessed her leaving her with dark feelings.

Greta has the scars to prove her fierceness, and there is no doubt that she can handle herself in a fight against almost anything that goes after her. She is also the key to an ancient evils desire to portal out of Mylena to another world. Greta has spent the past several books bringing lost human boys together, and trying to find a way to get them, and her back home to their families. If you've read the last installment, then you know that this story picks up right where that story left off. Greta, Isaac, Wyatt, and the boys they saved have returned to the human realm. Greta's first mission is to locate the families of the boys she saved, while also trying to make her own parents understand where she's been the past 4 years.

GRETA AND THE LOST ARMY left me with plenty of feelings. You can't imagine what it would be like for Greta to finally return home after 4 years on another planet, and suddenly be expected to be normal and go back to school. How do you tell your parents the truth about what you've done in order to survive the past four years? Jacobs does a impressive job of getting inside of Greta's head as she is struggling with difficult choices. She knows that her parents expect certain things from her, but Mylena, her home for the past 4 years, isn't out of the woods yet. It's a difficult path to walk, especially when you've accomplished the two things you set out to do; return home, and bring the stolen boys with her. She also knows that she is in love with Isaac, and can't see a future without him. Even if that means becoming Queen of the Goblins.

I'm more than happy with the way Jacobs wrapped up Mylena Chronicles. I am not surprised or shocked by the romance angle that Jacobs plugs into the story. I am happy with the thought of a romantic interlude between Wyatt and Siona who is just as badass as Greta is. I am happy that Greta's parents as written. They could have been overbearing, and angry, and demanded that Greta give up her fantasy of saving Mylena. In the end, I do recommend this seriesMylena Chronicles to anyone who loves a good fantasy novel, with epic characters, romance, suspense, mystery, and lots of action! 



   




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18 comments:

  1. Did book 1 used to have a different cover?

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  2. Just bought the first one. I love a heroine with scars. Not in weird way.

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    1. Makes her more realistic to me. Means that she's face adversary at every point in her journey and managed to survive. I'm hip

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  3. Pretty cover. Great review. Sounds like a series worth reading.

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  4. Oooh I'll have to check out book one. The series sounds interesting. Loving the covers too :D

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  5. Ah man, stop adding to my TBR pile! :P
    This looks like it will be a lot of fun!

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  6. I haven't ever been real sure about this series, if I'd like it. But I don't know, it's sounding pretty good! I'll watch for the first book.

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  7. I read the first book when it came out four years ago? Then I forgot about it because there was too big of a wait for the next one. Sounds like it ends well. I will have to reconsider this series.

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  8. I already have book one, I just need to read it. Great review!

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  9. Ooo Demons. I do like the paranormal type books. Sounds pretty good to me.

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  10. Ok so I need to read the series in order if I try it. I didn't know about this one but it's great to see you had a great time with each

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  11. These books sound really interesting! Unlike anything I've ever read - though that might be because I've never been the biggest fan of high fantasy. :P

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  12. Oh this sounds like an interesting plot. I also like that the parents were there and were involved. Might have top pick these up.

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  13. I've been seeing this book all over the place and had no clue it was the final book of a trilogy. It sounds like an awesome journey. Glad to hear that the author was able to wrap it up for readers and didn't leave you with any loose ends.

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  14. I haven't read this series yet, Shelley. But you make them sound so freaking good! I'm already liking Greta by the way you describe her!

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  15. I skimmed since I need to read the series, but I am happy to see it ended well.

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