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Loki by Mackenzi Lee
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The problem with writing a book about one of the most popular characters in the MCU is that every Loki fan goes into the story with high expectations of how they want their boy to be written. As a fan of the Norse version, the Marvel comics version, and the MCU version, I had perhaps more material than the average reader to compare this iteration of Loki to, and it ended up being a detriment to my overall enjoyment of the book.

At the end of the day, I was left wondering "Who is this Loki?" and "Does he fit into any of the existing universes?" (view spoiler)

So what did I actually like about the book? Lee's writing flowed well, and I enjoyed her word choices. So many young adult books cater to low readers and aren't very intellectually stimulating. Lee interspersed her novel with challenging words. Loki's sarcasm and wit were spot on, and Thor and Loki's brotherly relationship was hilarious and rang true. Amora was deliciously manipulative, like in the comics, and I loved to hate her. Once again, I would have enjoyed this book so much more if the Marvel label hadn't been attached to it. With the Marvel label I expected series continuity, and it just wasn't there.
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Reading Progress

September 18, 2019 – Started Reading
September 18, 2019 – Shelved
October 10, 2019 –
page 250
61.27%
October 12, 2019 –
page 302
74.02%
October 17, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Lexi So, tell me honestly: was Devil in Disguise better?


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