January 16, 2020

Mackenzi Lee is the perfect choice to write Loki’s “origin story”. She writes Loki as fabulous, funny, fashionable, conflicted, tortured, amused, queer, and just highly, highly enjoyable.

After a couple of mishaps on Asgard, Loki is sent to Earth (Midgard) to assist a group (the SHARP Society) investigating a series of mysterious deaths in 19th Century London. Why Loki? For starters, punishment. Loki is a Prince of Asgard, after all. An heir to the throne (although unlikely to be crowned thanks to the blonde and muscley and perfect, Thor). What better punishment from his father, King Odin, than...

September 8, 2017

Impressive verse retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Author, David Elliott, writes the POVs of each of the seven characters involved in his version of the story and gives each one his own form of poetry to help distinguish the characters. This differentiation gives the book a super cool vibe. Dare I make a Hamilton connection? Elliott's use of modern, poetic words to convey an old story made me think of how Lin Manuel Miranda did the same. Poseidon's voice even had a bit of a rap beat (probs because of his unrestricted poetic form). Cool, funny, moving, quick.

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