Reader Reviewed Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans
  

Who Let the Gods Out?

Written by Maz Evans
Part of the Who Let the Gods Out? Series

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February 2017 Debut of the Month Oh my goodness, this is a rollicking good debut from Maz Evans. Who Let The Gods Out is a super, funny adventure story that will have kids reading long past their bedtime.

Poor Elliot is having a very tough time. His mum is poorly, they have serious money problems, a devilishly devious interfering neighbour and school is quite simply a complete nightmare! So the last thing Elliot needs is for a conceited constellation to crash land smack, bang in the middle of his cow shed. Suddenly feisty, fearless Virgo enters his life with ‘a damp, loud splat.’ Together they manage to set free a dangerous and incredibly evil Daemon of Death and before long it is down to Elliot to save the world. As if he didn’t have enough on his plate!

This book is laugh out loud hilarious and I just adored each and every character. Elliot is brave and good hearted and going through such a hard time. The Gods were hilarious and I love how Maz has made them so quirky, fallible and bang up to date. There is also a rather special appearance from her Majesty the Queen that was quite simply magnificent. Who Let The Gods Out is the first in a four part series and I for one am very excited to see what happens next for Elliot and his new friends. ~ Shelley Fallows

A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher ‘What I like about the classical gods is that they are so true to life. Wild, naughty, emotional and unpredictable, they carry on a bit like us humans – but with superpowers! Of course, in this story our hero Elliot has some serious real life problems to deal with too, and so Maz Evans takes us on a funny yet thoughtful romp. Hold on to your pants because you are likely to lose everything else!’

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Oliver Thorpe, age 10 - 'I loved this, and couldn't put it down, hence I read it in two days.  I think that whoever picks it up, will love it, and find it very amusing finished.'
  • Sam Harper, age 12 - 'I finished this hilarious, crazy adventure in a single sitting.... If you like fast-paced, against the clock, comical capers you’ll love this, it’s fantastic.'
  • Jack Horswill, age 10 - Little Sutton Primary School - 'I would like to congratulate Maz Evans on how astonishing the action in this book was - the way she brought the Gods to life as heroes was brilliant.'
  • Nomvelo Malinga, age 10 - 'Who Let The Gods Out is filled with adventure and problem-solving.'
  • Daniel Bisland, age 9 - 'I really enjoyed the book. I really liked how it was two stories fused in one and how it all happened at the same time...I found it really funny. I recommend it to 9+ and give it 999/99.'
  • Daniel Maxwell, age 11 - 'Who Let The Gods Out is a marvellous book about a young boy who meets a God, who fell from the sky.'
  • Emma Corden, age 11 - 'This is an amazing book, it really feels as if you are with the characters in story.'
  • Harsh Budhdeo, age 9 - 'A very interesting book, with colourful characters and greatly favours a child's imagination of the immortal world.'
  • Alex Nicholson, age 10 - 'I loved this book, it is really funny.  I recommend this for people interested in Greek mythology or who love a good laugh.  A great book!'
  • Daniel Harrison, age 10 - 'It's a hilarious adventure and I really liked it!' 
  • Bella, age 9 - 'Me and my mum were lol especially the bit with the queen using her ninja skills.'
  • George Davies, age 8 - 'I like this book because it makes me dream about it and that the characters have to find the gods.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 11 - 'Hilarious book. Packed with so much fun and adventure. I would highly recommend this to boys and girls between the ages of 7 all the way to adult!'
  • Nomvelo Malinga, age 10, Blenheim Primary School - 'This book is funny, entertaining and is very easy to read.'
  • Dre Davies , age 11, Blenheim Primary School - 'This book is a fun-filled book with lots of funny bits in. It’s a good book that I think kids will love.'
  • Scot, age 11 - 'So funny. I would recomend it to year 5/6.'

Synopsis

Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans

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?

Reviews

‘… lashings of adventure, the Olympic gods as you’ve never seen them before and a wonderfully British sense of humour.’ Fiona Noble The Bookseller

About the Author

Maz Evans

Maz Evans began her writing career in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer. She is also the founder of Story Stew, a creative writing programme that visits primary schools and literary festivals around the UK. She lives in London with her husband and four children.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Author

Maz Evans
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

2nd February 2017

ISBN

9781910655412

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