For the first time, Lois Lane has almost everything she wants. Non-temporary home? Check. Dream job? Double check. Incredible BFFs? The absolute best. And now, her online crush, SmallvilleGuy, is coming to Metropolis. If all goes well, they’ll turn their long-distance friendship into a some-kind-of-fairy-tale romance. But when does all ever go well? Before she cancheck“boyfriend”off her list, Lois must take downamad scientistplusa trio of mutant teens, protect the elusive flying man from the feds (including her dad), and navigate her very first date with SmallvilleGuy. In the follow-up to FALLOUT and DOUBLE DOWN, Gwenda Bond’s reimagination of DC Comics’s first leading lady takes on her toughest challenge yet: Love.
About the Author
Gwenda Bond isan author of the young adult books Girl on a Wire, The Woken Gods, and Blackwood. She has also written for Publishers Weekly, Locus, and the Los Angeles Times, among others, and has been a guest on NPR's Weekend Edition.She hasan MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts' program in writing for children and young adults.Gwenda lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their menagerie: Hemingway the Cat, Polydactyl, LLC; Miss Emma the Dog-Girl, CPA; and Puck the Puppy, INC.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very fun. I hope they do another one.
This is book three in the Lois Lane series. This builds on the events in Fallout and Double Down so if you haven't read those books? Run. Don't walk. I'll wait. Triple Threat takes place about six months after the events in Double Down. Lois and her friends (her fellow scoop reporters) are in a lull looking for their next big story. They don't have to wait long when one rushes right by Lois and the story takes off. As in both Fallout and Double Down this is a story of a teenage Lois Lane. While her core personality traits are front and center, they are married with the insecurities of self which comes from being a teenager. I love this about the books, which I consider a Lois Lane origin series, because we are seeing Lois Lane as she grows in the woman we all know and love. Not a fully realized adult in a teenager's body. Bond, as in the other two books, brings in many familiar characters and elements from the Superman mythology. Readers of the comic books will recognize settings and people, however she cleverly and seamlessly integrates it all in to this world so it is transparent to those who don’t read the comics. What about SmallvilleGuy you might ask? He is here. And as the book blurb indicates, they meet. However? No blurb can do the actual moments leading to it and after it justice. It is charming, heartfelt and captures the early moments of a lifetime love in technicolor. It is exhilarating to watch them take the first steps to a life time love. This includes the uncertainties and fears as they build the foundation of their lives. As these are teenagers, the parents are involved too which makes for a lot of fun moments. I loved the meet the parents scenes. Lois's relationship with her mom and her sister are close and loving. Lois and her dad have a more difficult relationship, as is often the case when parent and child are so alike. However, they love each other and that shines through. Perry White is also an important part of this story. He provides guidance and stability for the young reporters. Meanwhile, with Clark now a physical presence Bond is also able to explore their differing natures in real time. There is a scene in Centennial Park with a would be mugger which illustrates their opposite outlooks. This ends up complementing each other as seen in their their dealings with TheInventor. The bond between Lois and Clark deepens in this story as they get to know each other beyond screen names. Bond is able to show that even as they make missteps? They are in sync and loyal to each other. Bond brings in key elements of the 79 year story with a deft touch. She doesn't bog the reader down with extraneous details. This is important because it keeps the non comic book reader as engaged as someone who has been reading these books forever. When the story ended? I was left wanting more. I would also love a book, an epilogue if you will, in this universe with Lois and Clark as adult. Who do I have to petition for that? This is a must read series for Lois Lane fans. And this book in particular will make fans of Lois and Clark together hearts sing. There are so many moments which evoke the 79 years of their shared history. I strongly recommend this book but not just for fans of the mythology. This is a story of a strong young woman who deeply believes in justice. And add to that? There is a strong thread of optimism, hope and joy through out the book. I love this book and this series.