Review: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

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Review: Fallout by Gwenda BondFallout by Gwenda Bond
Series: Lois Lane #1
Published by Switch Press
Pub Date: May 1st 2015
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover | Source: Purchased
Genres: Comics/Graphic Novels, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
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4 Stars

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.

Lois Lane is an Army brat who has lived in many different places. Her newest home is Metropolis and she is determined to make things work. She’s making friends, keeping her head down, and most importantly she won’t get into any trouble. That plan goes right out the window on Lois’s first day of school where she stumbles upon a new job at the local paper and the perfect  story. The problem is that getting the truth will get her into all kinds of trouble. Good thing she gets a little help from her longtime online friend SmallvilleGuy (I wonder who that might be??).

This story shows how Lois becomes the Lois Lane we all know, the journalist who will stop at nothing to find the truth. We get to see her go after her first story This book is the perfect match for my comic book love and YA love. Teenage Lois is just as awesome and brave as she is in the comics. She is loyal to the people she cares about and can’t stand for anyone being mistreated. She never backs down from a challenge.

The mystery in this book involves bullying and some strange things happening with a group of kids in Lois’s new school. It’s really interesting and there’s a comic book feeling with the mystery too. The Warheads are the bullies in the story that Lois is trying to take down. They seem to be above rules and the principal excuses all their bad behavior. On top of that they are just plain creepy, they seem to be connected in some sort of hive mind and it is all very strange. Of course Lois can’t let this stand and she decides to uncover what’s really going on with the Warheads and put a stop to their bullying.

SmallvilleGuy is another fun part of this book. We all know it’s Clark Kent behind the screen name but Lois is completely clueless.  We get to see little bits of Lois and Clark’s relationship before they even really know each other. The book kind of has a Smallville, the tv show, vibe but with Lois as the hero.

I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to any comic book, Smallville fans or even Veronica Mars fans. This book has a little bit of everything and Lois is a dynamic character that you love rooting for.

 

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Tamara is a 20 something living in Florida. She spends most of her time obsessing over fictional characters and reading anything she can get her hands on. She loves superheroes, comic books, and her dog. You can usually find her curled up with a good book or watching her favorite TV shows or movies.

6 Responses to “Review: Fallout by Gwenda Bond”

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      This was really good. I really enjoyed reading Lois’s story. I have tons of graphic novel recs if you ever need any :)

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I’m glad I liked it too! I was nervous because I really didn’t want to hate it but thankfully that wasn’t the case :)

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