by Gwenda Bond
Published by Capstone Switch Press on May 1, 2016
Genres: Young Adult Mystery
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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 . . .
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.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 New Release Challenge