Fallout: Lois Lane is a fun read with some strong, and I mean strong Veronica Mars vibes. I absolutely loved it and could not put it down. In this book, a teenage Lois Lane just moved to Metropolis with her family. Lois has a history of getting herself into trouble, but her heart is always in the right place. She is determined to fit in this time around since her father is on the verge of shipping her off to military school. Her father, General Sam Lane, doesn’t seem to get his daughter very well and they are constantly butting heads over just about everything. So when Lois finds herself going up against her new principal over a case of bullying it shouldn’t be surprising her father takes the side of the principal instead of backing up his own daughter. Lois is set on proving her case and digs deeper to find that things are not quite what they seem at her new school. Danger is hot on Lois’ heels the deeper and deeper she goes down the rabbit hole in her investigation.
I thought Gwenda Bond’s take on Lois Lane was fantastic. Lois is smart, funny, speaks in sarcasm, brave, and a kick ass investigator. The rest of the characters are great as well. I’m hoping since this is the first book in a series that we will get a bit more of a back story for her group of friends. Also, I think we all know who her secret friend SmallvilleGuy is going to be, it will be interesting to see how long it takes Lois to figure that out.
Overall, Fallout is a great blend of mystery and suspense with some pockets of humor. Bond’s imaginative writing is captivating and highly entertaining. I can’t wait to read more books by this author. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoyed shows like Smallville, Veronica Mars, Lois and Clark or readers that are looking for a strong female lead. Believe me there is an abundance of Girl Power in this book. I’ll pass on the guy in the cape. I’m Team Lois all the way!