Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis. Lois has lived all over – and seen all kinds of things. (Some of them defy explanation, like the near-disaster she witnessed in Kansas one night.) But now her family is putting down roots in the big city, and Lois is determined to fit in. Stay quiet. Keep out of trouble. 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, someone she knows only by his screenname, SmallvilleGuy…
How did I get the book?
Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Genre: Mystery / Science Fiction
Previously reviewed: Blackwood
Review: Meet teen Lois who is starting a new, hopefully, quiet life in Metropolis and not getting into trouble. Well that lasts about 10 minutes into the first day of her new school, when she comes across the ‘Warheads’ a principle who doesn’t seem to care about bullying and also Perry White, who offers her a job.
I was somewhat apprehensive about meeting a version of Lois Lane, she isn’t always my favourite character but I really liked Gwenda Bond’s Lois. She’s headstrong and goes full force after what she wants and believes is right. Her ‘chats’ with SmallvilleGuy are adorable, because as the reader you of course know who that is.
Fallout is a page-turning read and I ended up finishing the book pretty quickly.
I quite liked the mystery, though I preferred the real-life aspects of it more.
I’m already looking forward to the next in the series.