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Loki: Where Mischief Lies

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  420 ratings  ·  228 reviews
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
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Marvel Press
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Mackenzi Hi! I think this question is technically about my GUIDE series, but I'll take it here :) No plans for a third book right now but that's such an…moreHi! I think this question is technically about my GUIDE series, but I'll take it here :) No plans for a third book right now but that's such an interesting idea! I wouldn't mind seeing fanfiction of that.....just saying ;) (less)

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Chaima ✨ شيماء
Mackenzi Lee, flexing on Marvel Studios: I'm bringing back canonically pansexual and genderfluid Loki and none of you COWARDS can stop me
Elise (TheBookishActress)
Dec 11, 2017 marked it as releases-2019
Make Marvel Gay Again

(update: this review just becomes more pertinent every single day)
Chelsea Humphrey
Happy Pub Day!

"Loki was convinced everyone loathed the feasts but no one dared say so for fear of appearing small-minded. Being quite confident of the size of his mind-large-and his ability to walk in heels, he was comfortable saying it."


Hi, hello, YES YOU! Could I have a moment of your time to tell you about this Marvel masterpiece? It features everyone's favorite god of mischief, and the author has portrayed him as canonically intended. I knew this book would be enjoyable, but I wasn't sure ju
May 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
this is what dreams are made of
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
*takes one look and adds it to TBR*

- Loki
- 19th-century London
- Mackenzi Lee

Do I have to say more?
I'm already SOLD!!! XD

This is the book I've been waiting for without even knowing it! <333
I can't wait to read this! September 2019 is going to be an awesome month!

P.S: How amazing is that cover?! =)))
Dec 10, 2017 marked it as to-read
Mackenzi Lee + more historical novels + Loki?! Quick question, did someone just reach into my brain and take out everything I want in a novel? AND Loki's going to be gender fluid and pansexual according to her announcement on Twitter!
Mary S. R.
May 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Marvel/superheroes, adorers of Loki the Mischievous and Magnificent
Recommended to Mary by: My love for Loki, who'd you think?
[1 May 2019]
Rejoice! There's a cover and a full synopsis for Mackenzi Lee's new YA Fantasy trilogy about the trickster Loki! And in case you live in the 18th century: she is the author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue :|
The cover gives full Marvel superhero vibes which is its aim 😍 love it.

HOWEVER. WTF is wrong with the pop culture and this generation! As soon as anyone hears “Loki” they go “Marvel!” 😐

Doesn't anybody know that Loki's origins don't lie with Marvel and that they took
Dec 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
Update: Mackenzi says it fine, so we're back to having outrageously high standards.

Ummmm, did you guys read the summary for this book? Where's the queer representation? Who is Amora? Where's the genderfluid Loki? What's happening?
Jan 05, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: reviewed
Edit: We have a cover! Thoughts?

Were getting a villain in the DC Icons series? Loki is a villain right? I honestly know nothing about the DC universe

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Sep 18, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: most-anticipated
Do my eyes deceive me or does this really say a LOKI YA BOOK written by MACKENZI LEE ??? OKAY I NEED THIS.
Lauren Lanzilotta
May 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
Two things happened today.

1: My sister and I began binging the Marvel movies we haven't seen before going to watch Endgame in theatres.

2. I found out about this book.

Loki is my favourite Marvel character ever, Mackenzie Lee one of my favourite authors.

Clearly I need more mischief in my life.
Dec 29, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: i-need

Mackenzie Lee is writing a Loki YA book?? YES PLEASE.

Sep 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
This a very typical ya novel that barely skimmed the surface of its potential from one of my trusted ya authors. It’s engaging but too neatly wrapped for what the story of Loki could have been.

Loki is a fabulous lgbtq+ character, blatantly genderfluid and that is something that cannot be undersold. It’s discussed openly and with such a nonchalance that I loved it. I wish we could all live like that.

However, Loki is let down by his supporting cast and plot. They are shallow, rigid and just plough
Mar 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
yes,,,give me the greasy teenaged loki
Dec 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
Loki is my favorite omg I’m living for this. This book is why I have hope in the world. Lee is going to nail this. Im so incredibly PUMPED.
♠️ TABI ♠️
Dec 11, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: netgalley
guess who got an ARC of this and will probably drop my 50 other reads to cackle with delight over this???



and now the wait . . .


mackenzi lee is writing a series abt marvel anti heroes and it starts with loki and it's in a historical setting and there's a big mf possibility it's going to be queer please take all my money mackenzi
Clemlucian (&#x1f3f3;️‍&#x1f308;the villain's quest)

Yusra  ✨
Sep 18, 2018 marked it as to-read
i’m ready for this, whatever it is.
Lauren Elise
Apr 18, 2018 marked it as to-read
Pre-Reading Updates

Right okay so I’m just finding out about this now?? Loki is my favourite Marvel character so I really hope this doesn’t turn out horrible. 🤞🏼

also if Loki dies in Infinity War so help me

Infinity War Spoiler: (view spoiler)
Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
loki: i think yes bitch

(Loki is chanelling those Kaz Brekker vibes on the cover here I see)

*Thanks goodness I'm auto-approved for Disney Book Group on Netgalley!!!!!!!*

My ARC copy of the book was provided by the publisher and the author through NetGalley in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.
Jan 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
Oh, a book about my evil son.
Dec 11, 2017 marked it as to-read
I'm a simple woman who likes simple math:

Him being pansexual
Me screaming "Hell yeah!"
Becky Boudreau
I didn’t know how badly I needed this book until it was revealed it was in the works.

I need this now.

*grabby hands*
Nikki (Book Allure)
How did I not see that this finally has a release date!!! I'm so excited
Dec 11, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: need-it-now

♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name)
I like this cover... but for some reason I don’t love this cover. It will grow on me and I’m sure it will be more beautiful in person.
Lauren Stoolfire
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Loki is one of my favorite characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in Norse mythology as well. I'm not very familiar with his comic book counterpart - yet. So when I heard Mackenzi Lee was writing a young Loki novel set in the 19th century I was already sold. I love her brand of historical fiction and somehow I managed to get approved for the ARC via NetGalley. Luckily for me this was a great introduction to young Loki. His voice is spot
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Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fantasy novels THIS MONSTROUS THING, THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, which won a 2018 Stonewall Honor Award and the New England Book Award, and its sequel, THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY, which debuted at #3 ...more
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