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.
LOKI: WHERE MISCHIEF LIES by Mackenzi Lee
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
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. 🙂
I hope that you really enjoy this book!
Thanks, me too!
This is one that I have had my eye on as well! I am intrigued by the Marvel aspect of it. I hope that we both love it! 🙂
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I hope so too!
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is such a stand-out character for me in the Marvel movies, so this sounds really fun!
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Loki is such a fun character in the movies!
OH wow, hold on — 19 century London? I did not know this was set then! This sounds promising!
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Doesn’t it sound cool?
This is new to me but wow, I love the sound of it! Hey, I have the same problem with Disney on NetGalley😁
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I’m glad I’m not the only one. I was starting to get a complex about always being rejected by them, lol.
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.
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Right? I can’t think of a better choice to capture Loki’s personality.
Oh yeah I’m hyped for this one!
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Right? I think it’s going to be so good!
Loki can be a pretty interesting topic in the right hands. This one sounds good. Hope you enjoy it! My WoW
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I love the character of Loki! This should be fun. 🙂
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I think so too!
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.
Yes, I really like Amora too!
I have a few of this author’s books on my tbr. I’ll have to keep this series in mind for future reading.
I really love her books.
I love Mackenzie Lee and I ADORE Loki. I will definitely be snagging this one and what a cover. Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! I hope we both love it.
This sounds like a cool book and take on a character. Wonder what the others will be.
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I’m curious too. There are so many characters they could choose from.
I haven’t seen this before but it looks really good!
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Doesn’t it? I just love Loki.
This sounds so intriguing, Suzanne! Love that it is connected to Marvel. I hope you enjoy it!
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.
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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I stumbled across this one earlier today, and it sounds fantastic! I think it would be a fun book to read with my son.
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I was thinking the same thing about my son! 🙂