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(Lois Lane #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  3,002 ratings  ·  709 reviews
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 ...more
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Published May 1st 2015 by Switch Press
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So on the Batman/Superman divide, spectrum whatever you want to call it, I’m on the side of the Man in Blue. Have been since the fifth grade when Lois & Clark was my favorite TV show and my mom let me put Superman’s shield on my retainer. Also, the dark and broody thing has never really done it for me. I’m pretty much in agreement with John Green on this matter (“Batman is just a rich guy with an affinity for bats who is playing out his insane fantasy of single-handedly ridding Gotham of crime.” ...more
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received to review via Maximum Pop

Gwenda Bond was on Strange Chemistry’s roster of authors, superhero novels are a thing I enjoy, and making the female supporting characters (like Lois Lane) the star of the story is 100% my thing, so I was quite intrigued by this, and glad to win it for review. Before reading it, I was a little surprised to see people complaining that it doesn’t contain more of Superman/Clark Kent. I mean, the title says Lois Lane. What did you expect? I’m baffled. After reading
Lois Lane. Army brat, misfit, do-gooder, and newest student at East Metropolis high school. Since her dad requested a permanent assignment, Lois has to make it work here. No sticking her nose where it doesn't belong, no causing trouble, and no unnecessary attention.

Did you really create a noxious cloud that caused the evacuation of your school in Ohio?

Also: make a friend. Lois already has one, a virtual friend with the screenname SmallvilleGuy, but it would be nice to have another.

Since it is yo
C.B. Cook

This book caught me by surprise. At the beginning, it lagged a little, and I was unsure of whether or not I'd like it... but holy cow, it came back and surprised me. My only complaints? It was a little dark in some spots, and some of the video game stuff was confusing. Also, Lois doesn't show much respect to her father, deliberately going against his will. But it was a terrific adventure, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I'm look
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A friend won an uncorrected proof of “Fallout” from Switch Press and he was kind enough to let me borrow it.

I began Fallout with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. I love Lois Lane and I was really worried the book wouldn’t capture the Lois I see in my head. To give some context, I love how Mark Waid wrote her in Birthright and how Kurt Busiek wrote her during his Superman run. I also thought Smallville (TV and Bryan Q Miller’s comic book) did a good job with the character even given the
NaTaya Hastings
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely loved this book. I read an uncorrected proof copy, so there were a few errors, but I am sure those will be fixed before actual publication. But the book was AMAZING. Lois Lane is and always has been one of my greatest heroes. And this book definitely did the teenage Lois justice. In fact, she is pretty perfect. I also love how the author incorporates Clark Kent into the story in such a way that he is important to the story, but he is still secondary to Lane's character. A lot of tim ...more
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
3.5 stars. Really fun book, totally enjoyed it.
Keith Bowden
Spoiler-Free Impressions

I love this book. I read an uncorrected publisher's proof, and I'm looking forward to reading it again, corrected/tweaked/expanded when the book is released.

Gwenda Bond definitely knows and gets Lois Lane. There are subtle nods to Lois in some prior media depictions, but not in a wink-wink nudge-nudge way (save one very sweet homage to Smallville), this Lois stands on her own, with friends, with purpose.

Furthermore, as an entry in the "YA genre" it's as thrilling as anyt
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved all the characters and the idea of the story! My only negative came from the sometimes confusing plot points. Occasionally I had to re-read parts of the novel to make sense of all the details. Overall 4/5 stars; I'm looking forward to the next book! ...more
So far.. It reads like a re-telling. Awesome.
Officially a huge fan of Lane.
Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
3.5 Stars
It was a fun read, but didn't have that extra-something that I was looking for

Lois Lane has just moved to Metropolis. She's determined to keep her head down and her nose out of trouble this time, but on her first day of school, she realizes her plans aren't going to work out. First, she gets recruited as a reporter for The Daily Scoop, an online high school newspaper sponsored by The Daily Planet. Then, she's confronted with a student who's being bullied by a crew of of kids known as Th
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've never cared one way or the other about Lois Lane . . . Well, that's not true. I can't stand Lois Lane as portrayed by Margot Kidder in the old Superman movies. It's her three-packs-a-day smoker's voice or something . . . anyway.

I do love Superman, though, and this was getting rave reviews so I tried it and I liked it. It reminded me of the early seasons of Smallville, or Veronica Mars (I was a sporadic watcher of both), and fans of those shows will find much to love here. I liked the myste
Kath ❅
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book a lot. Yeah it was cheesy in some places, yeah it was a little silly in others but overall I really, really enjoyed this one. There aren't many stories about young female journalists and as someone trying to pursue a career in journalism I really liked that aspect of the book. I like the way Lois Lane was adapted into a 16-year-old girl and I really enjoyed the additional cast of characters. I hope in the sequels we will get t learn more about them, especially James because he ...more
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I am a huge fan of all things Superman — well, most things Superman... Let's just pretend Man of Steel didn't happen. Naturally I'm also a huge fan of Lois Lane in her many incarnations, from Phyllis Coates on the old Adventures of Superman to Terri Hatcher in Lois & Clark, and especially Dana Delany on the most recent animated series. Gwenda Bond nails the character. This is Lois Lane, and she's as stubborn and snarky and capable and kick-ass as you could want. I love the ways she and "Smallvil ...more
3.75 stars

That was pretty fun! Lois herself is the best part of this. She's very Veronica Mars, with a nose for truth, sass for days, and confidence up the wazoo. The actual mystery was a little strange (I like that it's clearly comic book-esque, though) and the promise of an awesome Superman/Lois ship was great. It's clearly the opening volume in a larger story--rather like Vol. 1 of a new comic book--and I wish I had the second one. BUT...I'll definitely be eading the second. I got feels! And
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Any one who wants to slam fan fic as not valid, needs to just stop! This book is an excellent example of how it should be done. Exciting and true to the characters. Our intrepid reporter is getting started in getting the whole story and battling the bad guys in the process, with help from an unknown guy in Smallville. Since Lois Lane has always been one of my favorite characters in comic books this was a real treat. I will definitely read more in the series.
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.75/5

Review coming soon!
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-releases, 2015
Though I am a Batman girl through and through, there has always been a soft spot in my heart for Clark Kent and especially Lois Lane, the kickass female journalist with a nose for the news. When I first heard about Lois Lane: Fallout, I instantly got excited and I knew that this was a book I simply had to read. Luckily I do not regret my decision of buying it because oh my, this one was REALLY good!

Lois Lane is an Army brat, which means that she has been moving around A LOT. As a result of that,
Stephanie (ShyNotebooks)

true story: i have never liked lois lane. while i haven't been exposed to /too/ much superman (being a batman fangirl mostly), every time i was introduced to his world, i always thought Lois Lane was just kind the way. she was either starting trouble or getting into trouble (and being SUPER SASSY ABOUT IT), so Supes would always be like "welp, gotta go save the love of my life who doesn't notice me as clark kent for some impossibl
Kate Ormand
Lois Lane is starting a new school, where she promises herself she will not make trouble. But trouble seems to find Lois first as she runs into gaming group, The Warheads, on her first day, and overhears a conversation where a student isn’t getting the help and support needed from her principal. Lois can’t help but get involved, which results in her earning the attention of Perry White and landing a job at the Daily Planet. Lois joins three other students at the Daily Scoop offices and proposes ...more
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve never been a fan of Lois Lane. I always thought she was a twerp. I’m still not sure how I feel about Miss Lane, but I did enjoy this book that my husband (the uber DC fan) asked me to read. I never would have picked it up on my own.

Lois is a teenager in this story. Having moved around a lot during her childhood, you get to see a lot of her insecurities as she moves with her family to Metropolis and starts at yet another new high school. She is her normal curious self as she observes some di
Gabrielle (
I love Lois Lane, and the author gives young Lois an interesting and entertaining voice. It's the story she was investigating (which was pretty much the core of the plot) I found uninteresting. I couldn't get into the whole virtual reality gaming thing.

However, some tiny plot threads and the relationships between the characters, especially SmallvilleGuy, are fascinating and may make me continue reading this series.
This was fun! Both the original and traditional characters are pretty great!

(But alas! My--the library's--copy of the book was missing two pages! They don't seem to have been torn out. They were just . . . not there!)
Nouf *LostinFantasy*
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Superman and of strong female heroines and mystery books.
Actual Rating: 4 sparkling stars out of 5.

I loved this book!

That shouldn't come as a surprise since I'm a huge Superman fangirl, and a big part of it is due to the character of Lois Lane! I might not be an avid comic book reader (though I have picked up a couple of the popular Superman ones over the years and know the continuity) but I've watched all the movies and TV shows repeatedly like a nut. And whether it's Teri Hatcher, Margot Kidder, Dana Delaney, Erica Durance (my fav), or Amy Adams
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Grade: B+

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: It's no secret that I'm a fan of superheroes, particularly female ones. I'm more of a Marvel person, but when I heard there was going to be a book about a teenage Lois Lane, I knew I had to read it. I loved the characterization in Fallout. Readers will get to know Lois well, along with several of the friends she makes at East Metropolis High - Anavi, Devin, Maddie, and James. The latter three work with Lois at a teen start-up paper run by The Daily Plane
Lauren Stoolfire
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lois Lane is starting over in Metropolis and this time she's determined to put down roots. As an army brat, she's lived all over the place and seen some crazy things (like that thing in Kansas). She plans on keeping her head down and fitting in, but she realizes that will be difficult with a group called the Warheads making life miserable for another student. They're messing with her head somehow via this immersive videogame they all play. Using her wit and new job as a reporter, she decides to ...more
Althea J.
My heart!!! This truly is a Lois Lane story, through and through. And the story involves so many things I love reading about - gaming, the role of technology, virtual spaces, and RAD women (or in this case, girls. and a few rad boys as well.) who use their intelligence to solve problems.

Lois is the star of this show, but there is a character that does establish a bit of a pre-Superman connection. I LOVE the interactions between Lois and "SmallvilleGuy" --- all mediated by technology (in chat ro
Kevin Fanning
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Originally read June 2015. Re-read July 2016 before diving into the sequel.
5 stars, I still love this.

This is perfect and awesome and so fun. The perfect mix of Veronica Mars and Buffy with its own unique voice.

Lois's army general dad drags their family from town to town and Lois gets into trouble every time. But now they've moved to Metropolis and THIS time it's going to be different. Except on her first day at school lands a gig as a reporter for the Daily Planet's online student newspaper, a
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
4.5 stars!!! I enjoyed this a lot more than I was even expecting to, and that's saying a lot. I love the idea of giving Lois Lane her own voice, and then letting her say really important things with it. she's snarky and fearless and utterly independent with a permanent record to match. I couldn't help but love her, flaws and all, because underneath her bravado and brass, Lois is a lonely girl who is dedicated to telling the truth, even when it isn't easy. I appreciated her character so much, and ...more
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: badass-women
This was so fun!

This is NOT a Superman story. That dude's still a kid, in Kansas, on the other end of an internet connection. This is a story about Lois Lane, her nose for news, and her unflagging dedication to truth, justice, and standing up for the downtrodden. This is a story about a high school hero.

A truly delightful read for both fans of comics and newcomers to Metropolis, Fallout delivers an exciting mystery for our intrepid reporter to uncover, and a worthy heroine in Lane.
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Gwenda Bond is the New York Times bestselling author of many books. Her latest is the first official Stranger Things novel, Suspicious Minds. Next up is a rom-com duology, Not Your Average Hot Guy (Oct., '21) and The Date from Hell, coming from St. Martin’s Griffin.

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