Review: “Fallout,” “Double Down,” and “Triple Threat” by Gwenda Bond

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Release Date:  May 1, 2015, May 1, 2016, April 18, 2017
Publisher: Switch
Series: Lois Lane #1-3
Genre: Young Adult, Superheroes

Description

Fallout

Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. An Army brat, Lois has lived all over—and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas in the middle of one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Fly straight. As soon as she steps into her new high school, though, she can see it won’t be that easy. A group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They’re messing with her mind, somehow, via the high-tech immersive videogame they all play. Not cool. Armed with her wit and her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery. But sometimes it’s all a bit much. Thank goodness for her maybe-more-than-a friend, a guy she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy.” (via Goodreads)

Double Down

Lois Lane has settled in to her new school. She has friends, for maybe the first time in her life. She has a job that challenges her. And her friendship is growing with SmallvilleGuy, her online maybe-more-than-a-friend. But when her friend Maddy’s twin collapses in a part of town she never should’ve been in, Lois finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mystery that brings her closer to the dirty underbelly of Metropolis.” (via Goodreads)

Triple Threat

For the first time, Lois Lane has almost everything she wants. Non-temporary home? Check. Dream job? Double check. Incredible BFFs? The absolute best. And now, her online crush, SmallvilleGuy, is coming to Metropolis. If all goes well, they’ll turn their long-distance friendship into a some-kind-of-fairy-tale romance. But when does all ever go well? Before she can check boyfriend off her list, Lois must take down a mad scientist plus a trio of mutant teens, protect the elusive flying man from the feds (including her dad), and navigate her very first date with SmallvilleGuy. In the follow-up to FALLOUT and DOUBLE DOWN, Gwenda Bond’s reimagination of DC Comics’s first leading lady takes on her toughest challenge yet: Love.” (via Goodreads)

 

My Thoughts

LoisLane-cover1Bond gets everything right about Lois. To Bond, our intrepid reporter is “tough, but she’s vulnerable. She’s smart, but she doesn’t always think about taking care of herself because she’s more interested in justice. She gets in trouble because she’s not afraid to get in trouble, which is what superheroes do.” In Bond’s hands, Lois Lane is Veronica Mars with a dash of Nancy Drew. She’s tenacious and headstrong with a romantic streak and an open mind. Bond buttresses the difficult moments with trust and respect, allowing Lois to fully experience, process, and learn from her emotions and situations…

Read the rest of this review at Tor.com.

Thanks to Switch for sending me a review copy.

Do the world a favor and buy this book from your local indie bookstore or get it from your public library.

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