Let's face it, 2016 has been a relentless year of bad news and upsetting deaths. Right now, we all need something to lift our spirits and make us smile. When the future looks bleak, I like to escape into a good book, and if that's your kind of thing too then you need to read Maz Evan's relentlessly witty, fast paced middle grade adventure Who Let The Gods Out. It has a cast of adorably funny Greek Gods and an earnest boy called Elliot who will do anything to protect his fragile mother.
This book is a page-turner littered with belly laughs that any adult will zip through, enjoying Maz Evan's take on the world of the gods (although my favourite scene was the one with the Queen), and every child will chuckle and snigger at Evan's irreverent humour, whilst cheering Elliot on. It's a great one to read with the kids, and if you don't like to read out loud, I heard that Maz Evans has recorded the audiobook, so download and hit play.
Who Let The Gods Out, a fantastically titled debut, is published in February 2017 by Chicken House. Find out more by watching the video below and pre-order the book here: