A fantastic re-imagining of one of our favourite Superman characters, ‘Lois Lane: Fall Out’ follows young Lois as she attends high school and attempts to bring down a mysterious tech gang. MP!er Toni McGregor received a copy of Gwenda Bond’s novel in exchange for an honest review. Here’s what she thought:
You had me at Lois Lane.
To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of Superman, but when I saw an opportunity to read something written about an awesome lady in the comic world from her point of view, I couldn’t say no. I’m a sucker for ladies in comics, human and super alike.
First things first, the cover is stunning. Not over the top, but not stripped bare. I love the simplicity of it, I adore the eye catching style of the title and the Lois Lane front and centre, with ‘FallOut’ styled as the glasses.
Before reading this book, I read a review quote on the jacket sleeve comparing this book to Veronica Mars and that got me more ready to devour this book, being a massive Veronica Mars fan and all. Reading through I could totally see the comparison, Lois Lane fighting for what is right and going all out to get to the truth, exactly like Veronica Mars. I think this re-telling of Lois Lane was very well written, I love her sassiness and wit, and I love her passion to help and to never be defeated even when the odds are against her. I love her realness and how the reader can relate to her, whether it’s wanting to fit in and make friends or wanting to help people no matter the cost or trying understand if the mystery boy just likes her or likes her.
Reading this book, I found myself completely mesmerized and gripped with the story. I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn’t want it to finish. I thoroughly adored Lois Lane taking centre stage in this story, usually Lois Lane would be in Superman’s shadow, but in this case it’s reversed. Whilst Superman, or should I say SmallvilleGuy, is touched upon, it’s more as subplot to Lois Lane’s leading story. The story also showed that female characters, and also human characters, such as Lois Lane, do not need the constant help of the superhuman, in this case Superman. This book will not only interest, but it will inspire people. Overall the plot was fun and easy to follow, and definitely keeps the audience hooked from the first word till the last.
Now I’m patiently awaiting a sequel to ‘Fall Out’, which I hope comes out here in the UK quickly but I guess in the meantime I will have to distract myself with a few of Gwenda Bond’s other books.
I knew I would liked this book, but if I’m honest, I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did purely because where Lois Lane is, Superman is surely to follow, but this wasn’t the case, so I’m giving this book 8.5/10!
Have you read ‘Lois Lane: Fall Out’? Let us know what you thought @maximumpopbooks.
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