Review: Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond

Posted October 29, 2015 in review / 2 Comments

Review: Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda BondLois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond
Published by Capstone on May 1st 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, SciFi
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Source: Library
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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 . . .

I have been following the news about this book since it was said to be published. Because HELLO, Lois Lane without Superman is what I’ve been waiting for. And then, when the book was published, I was (as usual) banned from buying any more books. So fear not, I decided to patiently wait for my local library to stock up the book, which took FOREVER, and when it did, I… well, I might have jumped up and down in the library. HEHE.


There, I said it.

She was unlike anything I’ve ever known. She’s sarcastic as hell, nosy, always getting into trouble, and well, PRETTY MUCH NOT YOUR AVERAGE GIRL. Her being nosy and curious as hell is actually what made me love her. And also, her ability to NEVER think before shooting off her mouth. YEP, definitely my kind of girl. I even forgot for a moment that I’m reading about THAT Lois Lane. Like, Superman’s Lois Lane. Until SmallvilleGuy came into the picture.

Like I said, I love Lois Lane without Superman, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t love their relationship. I just didn’t want Lois to be portrayed as a damsel in distress that most Superman shows tend to do. I actually WANTED to see her in action with her reporter skills, somewhat like in the original comic. And this book did not fail me. I got to see Lois relentlessly pursuing a story, much like what reporters usually do. But reporters do it for the story. Lois on the other hand, does it to help people out. Which is probably the one reason as to why she is always in trouble.

Have I also mentioned her ability to always shoot her mouth without thinking? Because THAT I definitely love.

SmallvilleGuy was a mystery to me. Like, literally and figuratively. Nobody knows who he really is, but I would definitely bet my money on the fact that he is the Superman to our Lois Lane. Not that he really IS Superman, but there’s something fishy about him……… HMMMM. BUT ANYWAY. He’s really sweet and you can definitely see that he cares for Lois, but whether it’s in that more-than-friends zone, that’s quite hard to tell at this early stage.

The whole book wasn’t focused on the romance, as much as it did on the Warheads. Now, THOSE GUYS scare me. Like, I was definitely scared of the Warheads, of what they would do. But that brings me to the OTHER aspect that I loved about this book. GAMING. If you know me well, you would definitely know that I’m a gamer too, so hearing about this whole holoset thing? I ALMOST SCREAMED IN DELIGHT. This is every gamers’ dream, trust me. Having a virtual world where you can ACTUALLY take part in it, making it seem more of a reality? HELL YEAH, gimme.

I am really really impressed by this book, and it’s been quite a few months since I’ve been SUPER DUPER impressed by one (and yes, I might have immediately asked/begged the boyfriend to get it for me for my birthday hehe). My God, I really cannot wait for May 2016 for the next book to be published.

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