- Series: Lois Lane
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Switch Press
- Published: May 1, 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1630790052
- ISBN-13: 978-1630790059
- Genre: Young Adult
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 . . .
A DEE REVIEW
If you know me well then you know there are two kinds of books I LOATHE reading; Young Adult books, and books written in the first person. I can’t stand them. I start and never finish them. Whinny teenagers have never been my thing, even while I was a teenager myself. And when reading books in first person it’s so one dimensional. You really don’t get to know the other characters. I am one of those, that loves character development. Specially in book series. I want to see what’s coming next. I want to be excited for the next installment. I feel books written in the first person missed all that good stuff and it bores me.
When I picked up this book, it was because I loved the cover. I can’t be the only one that picks up books solely on a kick ass cover, right? Riiiiight? And because its a book about Lois Lane, not Clark Kent or Superman. In this spin, Lois is the head honcho. I’ve never read a “Superman” anything were he wasn’t the main character. So automatically thought this was brilliant and couldn’t get to reading it fast enough.
Then I read the description, teenage Lois Lane. First thought? Shoot me! Still I trucked on, and opened the cover; double shoot me, its writing in first person. THE HORROR! But I had my mind set on reading every single book I kept from BookCon. So I shut down my judgmental bone and kept reading.
I am SO glad I did. In this book you meet Army brat, Lois Lane. New to Metropolis. No real physical friends. On her first day at school she manages to get on the Principals bad side. Get a job at Scoop, a small online division of The Daily Planet. And discover some creepy cult like kids called “The Warheads.” Toss in fancy video games, and technology. Add in Lois’, long time online “friend”, SmallvilleGuy. And this book will leave you wanting more. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it becomes a series.
I read somewhere that this book is Lois Lane meets Veronica Mars? Couldn’t agree more. So if you love Veronica Mars and Superman, pick up this book.
You know what I hated about this book? That it ended. I love reading books with strong minded female leads, and Lois is certainly a Superhero in need of a cape. She may be just a young girl but she fights for justice and to defend those that can’t defend themselves. She stands up to people three times her senior to do the right thing. I love that. She may get giggly and blushy over SmallvilleGuy, but she’s still strong willed and not a mindless giggling teenager. And her relationship with SmallvilleGuy, is so freaking stinking cute, I can’t stand it.
I give this book a 4 Nerd Glasses out of Five. I enjoyed it, but I was left me with some unanswered questions. I am hoping that’s because they’ll be another Lois Lane book. Again, fingers crossed!