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REVIEW: Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans

img_5791Elliot’s mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo – a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world – and solving Elliot’s problems too?

My thoughts:

  • The amount of times I got funny looks on the train whilst reading this is ridiculous, but I didn’t care because THIS BOOK WAS HILARIOUS & I LAUGH/SNORTED AT EVERY JOKE.
  • I was captivated from the get-go–the story is charmingly infectious, Elliot is a great main character (I adored how sassy he was,) and the Gods were SO unique.
  • Speaking of the Gods, I loved the Greek mythology in this. It was familiar, but fresh. I know that when you think Greek Mythology, you mind automatically jumps to that Titan of MG myth books, Rick Riordan, but I didn’t think of Percy Jackson or compare the two books once whilst reading WLTGO. It was that fab.
  • I loved that we were grounded by Elliot’s scary home situation. The scenes between Elliot and his mum were touching, loving and heartbreaking at the same time, and this aspect of the book was so well balanced with the humour and absurdity of the Gods.
  • Side note: you know a book’s good when you’re changing your fav character every 2 pages, because they’re all amazing!!
  • The plot was fast paced, twisty-turny and unexpected at times.
  • THE QUEEN. That’s all I’ll say, because you know, spoilers.
  • Basically, to conclude my thoughts about WLTGO, I loved it. I closed the book grinning ear to ear and immediately began frantically google-ing when the next one was out. If you like smart, funny middle grade fiction with a tonne of in-jokes, this book is the one for you. 

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