I was pretty skeptical about this one from the cover. I
thought, "Here's another book about a cute preppy guy that I
probably don't want to read." The cover was completely wrong
and misleading. I really didn't understand why the man on
the cover was there until the very end of the book. I almost
wish that the Goblin King I saw in my head was the
man featured on the cover, but he wasn't. Ok, so maybe I
wanted the Goblin King to be shown on the cover to be just
as bad as he was in the book. I am just selfish.
On to the story... This book was amazing. I was completely
how much I enjoyed each chapter, each page, and each
struggle that the characters had. I thought that the curse
that seemingly could not be broken was a phenomenal
addition to the plot. Every girl knows that every fairytale
ends with a kiss. The fact that this one didn't made this
book the stuff of legends. The mixture that Ms. Husk
presented in THE GOBLIN KING was little bit fairy tale and
a whole lotta nightmare. This book kind of reminded me of
Beauty and the Beast, only THE GOBLIN KING was a little
more real and whole lot more savage. As a character, I felt
for the Goblin King. I mean what woman in her right mind
would be able to love a beast? The more goblin he became,
the more his personality changed and the little
things in life that we all take for granted were suddenly
non-existent. The goblin in him only saw the beauty of the
woman, the lure of gold, and his lust for both seemed to
overwhelm anything else. It was by strength and
determination alone that kept Roan hanging on to what made
him human. Ultimately, it was his struggle for his humanity
that made me love him for the man he could have been.
was an expansive heroine. Her character had so much depth
and strength that I immediately loved her. She kept
struggling with her life, struggling with so much loss that
she has learned to reach out for dreams. Fairy tales only
exist in books, and Eliza gets more than she bargained for.
One obstacle seems to lead to another and only Eliza can
set the path for her life as she wants it. As a woman, we
all have these issues. Eliza struggled with many of the
same issues that we all do. I thought that she was very
well written character and very easy to connect to.
it up simply, my initial reactions to the cover were very
unfounded. THE GOBLIN KING was every bit as steamy,
sensual, and dangerous as I wanted him (and it) to be. The
book itself was dark and delicious; it seemed to have me at
A man was cursed to the Shadowlands, his heart replaced with
a cold lump of gold. In legends, he became known as...
The Goblin King.
For a favored few he will grant a wish. Yet, desperately
clinging to his waning human soul, his one own desire
remains unfulfilled... A Willing Queen.
But who would consent to move from the modern-day world into
the realm of nightmares? No matter how intoxicating his
touch, no matter how deep his valor, loving him is
dangerous. And the one woman who might dare to try could
also destroy forever his chance at a ... Happily Ever