Book Review & Book Looks – Double Down

Posted June 1, 2016 by Kathy in 5 stars, Book Looks, Book Review / 4 Comments

Book Review & Book Looks – Double DownDouble Down Series: Lois Lane #2
by Gwenda Bond
Published by Capstone Switch Press on May 1, 2016
Genres: Young Adult Mystery
Pages: 382
Format: Ebook
Source: Publisher
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five-stars

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 . . .

My Review

Double Down is another exciting adventure with Lois Lane and her friends. I love this series!

Double Down is the second book of this series. This can be read as a standalone but I suggest you read the first book to meet the characters and experience the rush from their first assignment. In this second book Lois is getting adjusted to her new life in Metropolis. Just as any normal teen she deals with the demands of high school and family. But Lois’ part-time job at The Daily Planet unexpectedly leads her to another “story of the year” which she can’t avoid. This time it’s personal since her new friends are involved. The more I read from this series the more I love Lois. She risks her life and freedom (potential groundings) in order to help people. And in Double Down I enjoyed getting to know her new friends – Maddy, James and Devin. We also get to see Lois and Smallvilleguy get closer. The characters plus a creepy mystery makes Double Down a fun read from beginning to end!

I can’t wait to read more from author Gwenda Bond. Her writing is flawless and her creativity is entertaining. I highly recommend this series to fans of YA mysteries.

 

Double Down by Gwenda Bond

 

Rating Report
Plot
five-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
five-stars
Pacing
five-stars
Overall: five-stars

About Gwenda Bond

I’m an author of young adult books. My latest are Lois Lane: Fallout, which brings the iconic comic book character front and center in her own YA novel, and Girl on a Wire, about a daredevil heroine who discovers magic and mystery lurking beneath the big top. Coming in 2016 are Lois Lane: Double Down and Girl in the Shadows, a new novel of the Cirque American. It’s possible that I escaped from a classic screwball comedy.

I live in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with my husband author Christopher Rowe, and our menagerie.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2016 New Release Challenge

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4 responses to “Book Review & Book Looks – Double Down

  1. I love your Book Look! So fun! This whole series has been really tempting me. I’ve never been the biggest Superman fan (nothing against him just not interested) but I’ve always thought Lois was kind of ignored. I definitely want to read this and the first one in the series.

    • Kathy

      Thanks Katherine! I agree about Lois in the movies or tv shows which is why I never connected with her. But this series changes my opinion of her. I hope you get a chance to read this =)

    • Kathy

      I’m more Marvel too so I was really surprised with this series. Thanks for stopping by!