This was one of the books that I grabbed when it was at a bargain price and because I liked the sound of it. Here is the synopsis from GoodReads;
‘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?’
Who Let the Gods Out doesn’t focus only on Virgo and the Gods, Elliot’s story is the big focus in this book. Of course, there is the big problem if Thanatos being freed, but to a young boy who has a family that needs his full attention, that is what takes up the majority of his thoughts. And Maz Evans really leaves the book on an ending that just begs for you to read the next book.
The characters are well written, although I feel some are built a little better than others. I love how it gives us an alternative view to the Greek Gods, and we glimpse at what they would be like in todays world. There are a few chuckles as we progress through the story, and some surprising… things… happen. I really don’t want to give away too much, but believe me, there are some amusing scenes in there.
Honestly, this was a refreshing and light read for me. It was nice to be able to just sit back and read all these antics and find out what some of these Greek Gods have been up to since they backed away from the spotlight. It is a perfect read for young adults, or just an adult who wants something fun and full of adventure. With the heart wrenching issues of a school boy thrown in.
I have ordered the next book, and the third book is due for release
next this year (I’ve just realised that it is now 2018!). I’m looking forward to reading that one when it finally gets here.