Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans
Updated: Nov 26, 2020
We were bananas about this book!🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌
Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?
This is the funny and heartwarming story of Elliot Hooper , a 12 year old boy who is just trying to look after his Mum and stay out of trouble. This all comes to an end when when Virgo, a constellation from Elysium, crashes into his dung heap. Soon he is caught up in a tale of modern-day Greek Gods, hope and a karate-kicking queen.
I think this is a book with a fantasy base sprinkled with a touch of realism in Elliot's life scenarios. I love the humour about what all the gods are now doing; e.g, Zeus is a rotund, golf-playing man who keeps getting married ( and sometimes double-booking his weddings).It is really funny but tinged with sadness at the hurt of losing someone you love.
Review by Edward Pugh