Waiting on Wednesday: Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

September 3, 2014 / 5 Comments / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

Expected publication: May 1, 2015 

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.

I have to thank Giselle at Book Nerd Canada for introducing this one to me – I saw her mark it on her TBR on Goodreads and I completely fell in love with the premise. 
Some of you probably don’t know that I’m mildly obsessed with strong female characters in comics. It’s not that I read so many comics, it’s just that whenever I do or whenever I watch a superhero movie, I’m always looking for women who are portrayed strongly and well. It’s not a coincidence that my husband is a huge comic book reader and some of my favourite YA bloggers are ones who work for Women Write About Comics
So obviously, Lois Lane: Fallout completely appeals to me, because it takes her out of the Superman comics and puts her at the center of her own YA novel. I’ve always liked Lois – I like how feisty she is, I like that she’s a nosy reporter, and I like that more recent incarnations of her have made her a lot less of a damsel in distress (although I did NOT like Man of Steel. At all). 
The cover of this book is super cool, artsy without being too comics-ish, and definitely makes me think that this isn’t going to be kiddy or cute. And that thing about SmallvilleGuy? LOVE THAT SO MUCH. 
(P.S. If you’re like me and into comic book characters as YA characters, you might want to check out the Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane comics by Sean McKeever or the Runaways series by Brian K. Vaughan – some of the best bridging of YA concept and comic bookness out there!)
Have you heard about LOIS LANE: FALLOUT? Are you into comic books or graphic novels? Do you like the Superman mythology? How do you feel about comic book characters as YA characters? What are you waiting on this week? 

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5 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

  1. Why is this the first time I'm hearing about this!? And why is May 2015 so far away!! Adding this to my TBR on Goodreads. I wasn't a 100% Lois fan but I do like her enough to read a book about her. If they stay true to the character her feistiness will make for one entertaining book!

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  2. Never heard of this one but the premise sounds pretty cool and the cover looks awesome! I'm not that much into comics but I love everything that has to do with video games, so I think I would enjoy this one 🙂 I haven't read the Superman comics but I think having comic characters as YA characters is a brilliant idea and I hope we see more of them in the future. Great pick!

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