Review | Fall Out (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond

Posted November 11, 2016 by Tina in Rainbow Book Club, Reviews / 2 Comments

Review | Fall Out (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda BondFallout (Lois Lane, #1) by Gwenda Bond
Published by Switch Press on May 1st 2015
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 304
Source: Kindle Unlimited

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.

Fall Out was our book of the month for Rainbow Book Club for July. (Have I mentioned that I’m extremely behind in our books of the month picks?)

When Aria nominated this to be our book of the month, I had never heard of this book. Neither libraries that I used had a copy of it and I was lucky that this offered through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. I didn’t have any high expectations for this because I didn’t hear anything about this book from anyone.

Now that I finished the book I have to say that this had such a unique plot. I loved the fact that it focused on Lois Lane as a teenager and BeforeSuperman. I honestly loved this perspective but I know many Superman fans probably won’t like that so consider this your warning.

I really loved Lois Lane as the main character. I loved how she cared so much about those around her that she didn’t care if she got in trouble fighting for what she believed in. I honestly loved that and wish more female leads were like that.

I also loved the supporting characters. I felt like each one could stand out on their own. I loved Devin, Maddy and Andavi. I also felt like James had his own story waiting to be told.

Like I mentioned in the beginning of the review, this had a unique plot. I loved the idea of a video game trying to control the people from outside the game. It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going on and how everything was going to be solved.

This was fast paced and could easily be read in a day. It took me a long time to finish this book because of my slump so it wasn’t the book. It really was a it’s not you, it’s me situation.

I’m actually surprised to say this as you’ll be surprised as well but there was no real romance and I was still interested in this book. It’s hard for me to love a book when romance plays no part in it so that tells you how good this was!

I would definitely recommend this and I plan on picking up the sequel when I have a chance.

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