Thursday, May 28, 2015

REVIEW: Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

Book Blurb: 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 . . .

The Review:  First of all I will say that this, I am extremely proud that Ms. Bond did her research. I am so tired of people making up back stories for characters that already have back stories (or at least those that I grew up with and have somewhat modeled my life around). However I am disappointed that she did get one point of the mythos wrong. Clark didn't learn how to fly until he was in college, not when he was a teenager like in this book. And you only get vague references that it was a person who could fly, not that it was Clark himself. But we all know it's Clark. You only get to know him as SmallvilleGuy in this book which sucks by the way. 

I did however enjoy this book into the first foray of Lois as a reporter. She just randomly gets the job when Perry sees her on her first day at school in Metropolis asking the principal why he was not going to do anything about a fellow school mate getting bullied. This book was a fun read and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. 

Rating: 4 1/2 stars out of 5


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