I was so elated to be approved for this title on Netgalley! Mackenzi Lee is a favorite author of mine and Loki is one of my favorite Marvel characters, so this was a perfect match.
Title: Loki: Where Mischief Lies
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
This book was just fantastic. I am still reeling from how good it was! I love Mackenzi’s writing and how she can make characters pop off the page, so you know Loki had to be done even more “extra” than that; and he was! I am a huge Marvel fan going into this so I was going in with some fairly high expectations of the character. His personality and overall snarkiness is my favorite part about the character, which the author portrays so well. The story was good and I felt myself enthralled from start to finish. It felt plausible, not far-fetched, and I thought the historical elements included were also a nice touch. Historical England and France are two of my favorite things to read about so when one was included, I was like hm, okay, I like it. Loki is just coming into himself, his character and personality in this book, which is kind of awesome to see. I know we are getting a Loki series from Disney+, but I’m not sure if it’s a prequel or what. Of course, Loki is grown as Tom Hiddleston, but this little Loki is adorable and lovable and I need more of him!
I honestly can’t say I disliked a thing about this book. I breezed through it because I legitimately couldn’t stop reading! I don’t know what Disney plans to do in terms of a continuation or other prequel novels written by this author, but damn, she can definitely write Loki so well!
I would recommend this book to fans of Marvel as well as anyone who is a fan of Mackenzi’s astounding writing!