Series Spotlight: Lois Lane by Gwenda Bond

 

*I read Fallout as an ebook, Double Down as an arc, and Triple Threat as an ebook. I read these in 2015 and 2017. As always, this is my honest opinion.

First off, I am not a DC fan. I’ve seen the Nolan Batman movies. The only Superman movie I’ve seen is Man of Steel (because, honestly, he’s beautiful). And that’s about it. I know nothing of the DC Universe. My mini reviews are based on the books alone and the little I know.

Lois Lane: Fallout

Summary:

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 had so much fun reading this one. It’s just so relaxed and over the top and a little bit ridiculous, but that’s what makes it charming. I loved Lois and her shennanigans. Obviously, I know who SmallvilleGuy is (I’m not THAT clueless), so it’s a lot of fun watching Lois and him interact. This one garnered 5 stars from me simply because I enjoyed it so much as I read. I was literally laughing out loud.

Lois Lane: Double Down

Summary:

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.

This one took me a bit to get into. It was enjoyable, but not as funny as Fallout was. I do love Lois’ progression and character development. You can tell that she’s growing and learning. Her new friendships are being devoloped and I loved seeing the different characters interact, and I liked that Lois actually has to put effort into maintaining these friendships, since she’s not used to staying somewhere for too long. It was defintely a fun, quick read.

Lois Lane: Triple Threat

Summary:

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.

I have never fangirled about Superman so much as I did in this book. There were literal moments where I just squeezed my stuffed penguin because I could not handle the CUTE ADORABLENESS that was going on on the page. Gwenda Bond has made me a Superman fan, but most importantly, she’s made me a Lois Lane fan. My impressions from scenes of Superman movies was that Lois was annoying or useless, but holy cow is she not. This strong, witty character should be the standard among superhero characters. Seriously, she’s fricking awesome.

The storyline for this one is also great. The combination of the villains acting out and meeting SmallvilleGuy (SQUEE) and the secrecy of TheInventor and Lois’ dad made for an excellent novel that I couldn’t put down. It ties in all of it’s elements super well. And I get the feeling that there’s going to me some more Lois in our lives.

Also, Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. Clark Kent. ❤

 

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