Can’t Wait Wednesday – LOKI: WHERE MISCHIEF LIES by Mackenzi Lee


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is LOKI: WHERE MISCHIEF LIES by Mackenzi Lee.  I haven’t requested Loki on Netgalley just because it’s Disney and they always reject me (insert sad face), but I’m so very excited for this one. I adore the character of Loki so much and I love that Mackenzi Lee will be writing his story.  Just thinking about Monty from A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue still makes me chuckle even though I read that book over a year ago, so I can’t think of anyone better than Lee to capture Loki’s personality in this book.



Publication Date:  September 3, 2019


From Goodreads:

This is the first of three young adult novels from New York Times best-selling author Mackenzi Lee that explores the untapped potential and duality of heroism of popular characters in the Marvel Universe.

Before the days of going toe-to-toe with the Avengers, a younger Loki is desperate to prove himself heroic and capable, while it seems everyone around him suspects him of inevitable villainy and depravity . . . except for Amora. Asgard’s resident sorceress-in-training feels like a kindred spirit-someone who values magic and knowledge, who might even see the best in him.

But when Loki and Amora cause the destruction of one of Asgard’s most prized possessions, Amora is banished to Earth, where her powers will slowly and excruciatingly fade to nothing. Without the only person who ever looked at his magic as a gift instead of a threat, Loki slips further into anguish and the shadow of his universally adored brother, Thor.

When Asgardian magic is detected in relation to a string of mysterious murders on Earth, Odin sends Loki to investigate. As he descends upon nineteenth-century London, Loki embarks on a journey that leads him to more than just a murder suspect, putting him on a path to discover the source of his power-and who he’s meant to be.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

34 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is such a stand-out character for me in the Marvel movies, so this sounds really fun!

  2. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Ah! I didn’t realize this had a full summary and cover already. I’m so excited for this one. I think Mackenzi was a fantastic choice to write Loki’s story.


  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Loki in 19th century London? That DOES sound fun! And Amora has always been a cool secondary character as well- her and Loki teaming up could also be fun! Great pick.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I do too. As much as I’ve enjoyed the DC version, I have a feeling I’m going to like the Marvel series even more.

  4. Brooke Lorren
    Brooke Lorren says:

    Interesting. She’s going to be at next year’s Colorado Teen Literature Conference, so I’ll definitely want to read something that she’s written before I go.

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