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Double Down

(Lois Lane #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,066 ratings  ·  240 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 382 pages
Published May 1st 2016 by Switch Press
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Patrick Thornton I'm guessing it's Lex Luthor. TheInventor is extremely smart, arrogant, obsessed with strange stuff and he signs his name "A" - as in "Alexander", Lex…moreI'm guessing it's Lex Luthor. TheInventor is extremely smart, arrogant, obsessed with strange stuff and he signs his name "A" - as in "Alexander", Lex's full first name. (less)
Liz The book does an good job of relaying the details from the first book. However, based on personal opinion I think this is better than the first in the…moreThe book does an good job of relaying the details from the first book. However, based on personal opinion I think this is better than the first in the series. Because of this I would recommend starting with the first because it is harder to go back and read something easier.
Also I think the contrast of the first book makes the character development in the second much more impressive and noteworthy.
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Kath ❅
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have a soft spot for this book series. It's silly and crazy and a little (okay, a lot) cheesy at some points but I love it and I love the characters. There also aren't a ton of books about female journalists so I'll take what I can get but I do love Lois Lane. I don't think I loved this quite as much the first book but I still got so much joy out of this sequel. In my review of the first book, I said that I wanted to see more out of James character once he started to get close to Lois and that ...more
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely lucky to read an uncorrected proof of Lois Lane: Double Down. This is a follow up to the extremely well received Fallout which I loved. Double Down does not disappoint and continues Bond’s winning streak writing the character.

In this book Bond shows how well she understands Lois and, as in Fallout, takes Lois’s core personality traits and puts them in to a 16 year old teenager. In doing so she captures the coltish nature of that age whereby we can see the woman we all know and l
I will be honest with you. I would probably quit this series if it just focused on Lois. I know that sounds terrible, but hear me out.

The two things I like most about this series are Lois herself (great in any incarnation, that character is), and the burgeoning relationship between Lois and her internet friend slash boyfriend (?)"SmallvilleGuy", who yes, is Clark Kent aka the future Superman.

Everything else surrounding it? I do not care about. Really, at all. I do not care about any of Lois's pa
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Lois Lane, I love you.

full review up here!

I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Capstone and Switch Press, so thank you to them for allowing me to read this!

Let me just say that this series is NOT getting enough love. I had such a good time reading the first one, and this next installment didn't disappoint. I love how enjoyable and easy to read these books are, I love Lois' voice, I love how fearless she is, I love all of the characters to death. So great. I would definitely recommend readi
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Very frustrating because there was a lot of fun in this, and the idea is great, but I think I'm probably finished wth this series.

The first book had far too many repetitions of 'they're my friends... I should really trust them and tell them... but they'll think I'm crazy and I don't want to lose my only ever friends...' Far too many, of something understandable but not my favourite.

In this it's 'I've got friends.... I don't know how to be a friend.... but I must try or I'll lose my only ever fr
Lauren Stoolfire
Double Down is a great follow up to Fallout. I enjoy following this modern take on Lois Lane and her bond with SmallvilleGuy/ Clark which has gone deeper here. I'm looking forward to the finale, Triple Threat, and reading more from this author in general.
Rachelle Puzzitiello
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Saowbia (Ever the Reader)
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review Posted On: Marvelous Eden of Books

Spoiler Free Review:

After reading a bunch of sad historical fiction, I needed a break, so I went for some suspenseful contemporary/sci-fi. I read the first book in the Lois Lane series at the very beginning of the school year and thought it was super cool, so I was interested to see if my tastes and opinions had changed now that it's the end of the year. My thoughts have changed quite a bit, I've noticed some flaws that I didn't pay attention to befor
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another excellent mystery with intrepid girl reporter Lois Lane. I continue to like the implication that this is set just a titch in the future, with holo-headsets and whatnot, so that things like cloning are less shocking and they can get to the heart of the matter.
More fun! (view spoiler) ...more
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is a joy. Friendship! Family! Learning to stand up for what you believe in! Supportive taxi drivers! Crazy science! Internet romance! FORESHADOWING?
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this book is the second installment in the Lois Lane series. It's just as good as the first one and it doesn't disappoint. Throughout this entire book I was wondering where I had heard the name Moxie Mannheim before so I decided to look him up. It turns outs that he is a Superman villain and the first leader of Intergang. It was genius for Ms. Bond to make Lois the one to send him to jail (when in the comics it was the Newsboy Legion). Also Dabney Donovan made an appearance as the resident ma ...more
Halley Hopson
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I seriously love this series SO much. They're always so face paced, full of just the right amount of suspense, though it's more laid back and less stressful than a regular thriller. It comes off as a contemporary novel that just so happens to have little scifi-esque bits thrown in there.

I absolutely love the incredibly adorable swoon worthy romance in these books. I adore Lois as a character as well as all of her friends and really just every single side character. And man am I in love with Sma
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to preface this review by saying I am not a superhero fan. I don't know the stories of Lois Lane or Superman. This said, I know I love this book! Whether or not you know the original stories, you can still read and enjoy Bond's remake! Overall 4/5 stars; I can't wait to see what's next with Lois.
Stacy Fetters
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
"It's your job to find the truth. I've been thinking about this. Courage doesn't mean never being afraid. We're all afraid sometimes. Bravery means doing the right thing anyway. That's true strength."

Received at BEA Chicago 2016!!! Thank you!

We all know the big, dark secret of Lois Lane and her magical pieces in the Daily Planet. How Mr. Kent and Ms. Lane are one hot commodity. We all have deep, burning questions that need immediate answers. Why has it taken someone this long to travel into
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
lois lane is my favorite superhero
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Now that Lois is at home in Metropolis, she’s started finding a rhythm: enjoying her reporter job, interacting with her friends, flirting with SmallvilleGuy, and diving into another unexpected mystery. Lois doesn’t know much about her friend Maddy’s twin (other than the twins don’t get along), but when Maddy’s twin starts having weird, sickly episodes after a strange study, Lois senses something dark is happening. She soon finds herself getting deeper into the seedy underbelly of the city she’s ...more
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love this series so much. I want the CW to hire Rob Thomas (the Veronica Mars guy, not the Matchbox Twenty guy) to turn it into a series full of pretty young people. Change the names, set it in the near future (to explain the science-fictional elements) and it doesn't even have to be about Lois Lane, just an intrepid high school reporter and her friends solving weird mysteries in their city. (Though since the CW is already home to DC Comics-based shows, they'd probably have no reason to not ma ...more
Feliza Casano
While fans of Superman will appreciate developing references to the larger Superman universe, Double Down continues to be a great entrance to Lois Lane's character for younger readers, especially ones less familiar with the Superman mythos. Gwenda Bond does an amazing job with Lois's voice, and I would never hesitate to recommend either of her Lois Lane books to any teenager or to anyone who loves intrepid investigative journalists.

Read more at Girls in Capes.
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So fantastic!!

I just finished reading Double Down and I'm so happy with it! I loved Fallout so much, but Gwenda outdid herself with the sequel. The character arcs she's laid out are intriguing and the characters themselves with up sticking to you.

I love the focus on sister relationships in this book and how it was actually framed as an integral subplot. And the ending -- That ending! Gosh! I'm already super excited what Gwenda does next with Lois and her friends!
5 stars. If I could give it 6, I would.

Review posted at Fantasy Literature.
Jessica Fether
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I seriously love these books. The third book can come out very soon, please!
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun characters, weird mystery, lots of Lois&Clark, some hijinks and it was just a great, light, fun book to read on vacation. ...more
Amalia Dillin
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am still really enjoying this series-- Lois is perfection, and so are her friends and I am 100% team Scoop and cannot wait to find out how this will wrap in the next book!
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first.
Estance Moriarty
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: n-perplexing
A lot more diversity in this volume - very much appreciated.
It still shy away from discussing social classes in depths, we see Lois self-describe as comfortable but not rich while still shelling out cab movie almost every day in high amounts. At one point her mom tells her to grab cab movie out of her purse (like, Lois goes & take money from her mom's wallet, that's weird, right?) and she takes 20 bucks from her & subsequently mentions that she pays 25 dollars for a cab fare, which is shown to
Nola Lorraine
This is the second in Gwenda Bond's series about a teenage Lois Lane. Lois is still getting used to living in Metropolis and having friends, after so many years of moving around with her father's military postings. This time, she and her friends are on the tail of a mobster and a mad scientist who faked evidence against the previous mayor that sent him to prison. Throw in a clone, a pair of teenage twins, a cute arty boy, strange happenings on the Strange Skies website, and Lois's online 'boyfri ...more
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-kindle
Unlike with the first book, I came prepared for this one by watching both Batman v. Superman and Man of Steel, in that order. My swoons for Clark and Lois started with the first book in this Lois Lane series, Fallout, and it was only further cemented by the super cute moments in the films, especially Batman v. Superman. This second book is even more romantically rewarding than Fallout, and my only fear is that this will be the last book in the series, meaning no more swoony times between Smallvi ...more
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I actually really enjoyed this one, probably more than the first in the trilogy. The story is more personal as it revolves around Lois figuring out what friendship and sisterhood means which is a nice improvement on the ground work made in the previous story.

Lois was never my fav character in the Superman world - blame Smallville for that, I was a Lana fan through and through - but I find myself loving THIS version of her.
Jennifer Linsky
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Bond has a sure touch with making Lois Lane both a teenager and, well, Lois Lane. I greatly enjoyed the book, and look forward to reading more.
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Gwenda Bond is the author of many novels, primarily for young adults. Among others, they include the Lois Lane trilogy, which brings the iconic comic book character front and center in her own YA novels, and the Cirque American trilogy, about daredevil heroines who discover magic and mystery lurking under the big top. She and her husband author Christopher Rowe also co-write a middle grade series, ...more

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