Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good - Louie Stowell
I'm thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for this much anticipated release from Walker Books by Louie Stowell! Check out the other stops for lots of great content and a cover reveal for Book 2 on Friday!
Packed with doodles and cartoons, this is the wry, witty and very funny diary of Norse god Loki and the trials of being trapped on Earth as a weedy eleven-year-old boy.
After one prank too many, trickster god Loki is banished to live as a "normal" school boy. If he can show moral improvement within one month, then Loki can return to Asgard ... and if he can't? Then it's eternity in a pit of angry snakes. To keep track of his progress, Odin has handed over this magical diary in which Loki is forced to confess the truth. (Even when that truth is as ugly as a naked mole-rat.) As if moral improvement and the indignities of school weren't challenging enough, Loki is banned from using his awesome godly powers and (even worse) must put up with Thor tagging along and making him look bad. Anyone reading Loki's diary is about to learn that this is one god who hasn’t a clue how to tell good from bad, trust from tricks, or friends from enemies...
But don't listen to the blurb...I'm excited to be able to let you read just how good this book is all for yourself with an exclusive extract from the book thanks to Walker Books:
Follow Loki as he takes over various accounts on Twitter this week, and author Louie Stowell as @Louiestowell
We loved 'Otherland' and The Dragon In The Library by Louie in the past, and this has definitely been added to the list of laugh out loud highlights read so far this year. Naughty, funny, and incredibly engaging with it's mix of text types (diary style but with cartoons, speech bubbles, fact boxes etc.) it will thrill and cause much merriment to readers 8+ as they read of Loki's struggles to deal with surviving as a11 year old god-power-less Earth dweller!
Visit Louie's website at louiestowell.com to find out more.
Thanks again to Kirsten and Walker Books for having me on the blogtour.
Review by Rich Simpson (@richreadalot) February 2022. Content provided by Walker Books.
All opinions my own.