Double Down (Lois Lane, #2) by Gwenda Bond

Double Down (Lois Lane, #2)

Lois Lane has settled in to her new school. She has friends, for maybe the first time in her life. She has a job that challenges her. And her friendship is growing with SmallvilleGuy, her online maybe-more-than-a-friend. But when her friend Maddy’s twin collapses in a part of town she never should’ve been in, Lois finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mystery that brings her closer to the dirty underbelly of Metropolis.

Details Double Down (Lois Lane, #2)

TitleDouble Down (Lois Lane, #2)
Release DateMay 1st, 2016
PublisherSwitch Press
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Comics, Superheroes, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Double Down (Lois Lane, #2)

  • Dany Burns
    I have a soft spot for this book series. It's silly and crazy and a little (okay, a lot) cheesy at some points but I love it and I love the characters. There also aren't a ton of books about female journalists so I'll take what I can get but I do love Lois Lane. I don't think I loved this quite as much the first book but I still got so much joy out of this sequel. In my review of the first book, I said that I wanted to see more out of James chara...
  • Maya
    I was extremely lucky to read an uncorrected proof of Lois Lane: Double Down. This is a follow up to the extremely well received Fallout which I loved. Double Down does not disappoint and continues Bond’s winning streak writing the character. In this book Bond shows how well she understands Lois and, as in Fallout, takes Lois’s core personality traits and puts them in to a 16 year old teenager. In doing so she captures the coltish nature of t...
  • Ashley
    I will be honest with you. I would probably quit this series if it just focused on Lois. I know that sounds terrible, but hear me out.The two things I like most about this series are Lois herself (great in any incarnation, that character is), and the burgeoning relationship between Lois and her internet friend slash boyfriend (?)"SmallvilleGuy", who yes, is Clark Kent aka the future Superman.Everything else surrounding it? I do not care about. Re...
  • Caroline
    Lois Lane, I love you.full review up here!I received a copy of this from Netgalley, Capstone and Switch Press, so thank you to them for allowing me to read this! Let me just say that this series is NOT getting enough love. I had such a good time reading the first one, and this next installment didn't disappoint. I love how enjoyable and easy to read these books are, I love Lois' voice, I love how fearless she is, I love all of the characters to d...
  • Hallie
    Very frustrating because there was a lot of fun in this, and the idea is great, but I think I'm probably finished wth this series. The first book had far too many repetitions of 'they're my friends... I should really trust them and tell them... but they'll think I'm crazy and I don't want to lose my only ever friends...' Far too many, of something understandable but not my favourite.In this it's 'I've got friends.... I don't know how to be a frie...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Double Down is a great follow up to Fallout. I enjoy following this modern take on Lois Lane and her bond with SmallvilleGuy/ Clark which has gone deeper here. I'm looking forward to the finale, Triple Threat, and reading more from this author in general.
  • Rachelle Puzzitiello
  • Saowbia (Ever the Reader)
    Review Posted On: Marvelous Eden of Books Spoiler Free Review:After reading a bunch of sad historical fiction, I needed a break, so I went for some suspenseful contemporary/sci-fi. I read the first book in the Lois Lane series at the very beginning of the school year and thought it was super cool, so I was interested to see if my tastes and opinions had changed now that it's the end of the year. My thoughts have changed quite a bit, I've noticed...
  • Jessica
    Another excellent mystery with intrepid girl reporter Lois Lane. I continue to like the implication that this is set just a titch in the future, with holo-headsets and whatnot, so that things like cloning are less shocking and they can get to the heart of the matter.
  • Katie
    More fun! (view spoiler)[Though I hope James/Maddy isn't going to be a thing. I like Dante and I don't like the "now that they have someone else, I want them" trope. (hide spoiler)]
  • Jasmine
    This series is a joy. Friendship! Family! Learning to stand up for what you believe in! Supportive taxi drivers! Crazy science! Internet romance! FORESHADOWING?
  • Tina
    So this book is the second installment in the Lois Lane series. It's just as good as the first one and it doesn't disappoint. Throughout this entire book I was wondering where I had heard the name Moxie Mannheim before so I decided to look him up. It turns outs that he is a Superman villain and the first leader of Intergang. It was genius for Ms. Bond to make Lois the one to send him to jail (when in the comics it was the Newsboy Legion). Also Da...
  • Halley Hopson
    I seriously love this series SO much. They're always so face paced, full of just the right amount of suspense, though it's more laid back and less stressful than a regular thriller. It comes off as a contemporary novel that just so happens to have little scifi-esque bits thrown in there. I absolutely love the incredibly adorable swoon worthy romance in these books. I adore Lois as a character as well as all of her friends and really just every si...
  • Colette
    I have to preface this review by saying I am not a superhero fan. I don't know the stories of Lois Lane or Superman. This said, I know I love this book! Whether or not you know the original stories, you can still read and enjoy Bond's remake! Overall 4/5 stars; I can't wait to see what's next with Lois.
  • Stacy Fetters
    "It's your job to find the truth. I've been thinking about this. Courage doesn't mean never being afraid. We're all afraid sometimes. Bravery means doing the right thing anyway. That's true strength." Received at BEA Chicago 2016!!! Thank you!We all know the big, dark secret of Lois Lane and her magical pieces in the Daily Planet. How Mr. Kent and Ms. Lane are one hot commodity. We all have deep, burning questions that need immediate answers. Why...
  • Ashley
    lois lane is my favorite superhero
  • Samantha
    Now that Lois is at home in Metropolis, she’s started finding a rhythm: enjoying her reporter job, interacting with her friends, flirting with SmallvilleGuy, and diving into another unexpected mystery. Lois doesn’t know much about her friend Maddy’s twin (other than the twins don’t get along), but when Maddy’s twin starts having weird, sickly episodes after a strange study, Lois senses something dark is happening. She soon finds herself...
  • Billie
    I love this series so much. I want the CW to hire Rob Thomas (the Veronica Mars guy, not the Matchbox Twenty guy) to turn it into a series full of pretty young people. Change the names, set it in the near future (to explain the science-fictional elements) and it doesn't even have to be about Lois Lane, just an intrepid high school reporter and her friends solving weird mysteries in their city. (Though since the CW is already home to DC Comics-bas...
  • Feliza Casano
    While fans of Superman will appreciate developing references to the larger Superman universe, Double Down continues to be a great entrance to Lois Lane's character for younger readers, especially ones less familiar with the Superman mythos. Gwenda Bond does an amazing job with Lois's voice, and I would never hesitate to recommend either of her Lois Lane books to any teenager or to anyone who loves intrepid investigative journalists.Read more at G...
  • Zina
    So fantastic!!I just finished reading Double Down and I'm so happy with it! I loved Fallout so much, but Gwenda outdid herself with the sequel. The character arcs she's laid out are intriguing and the characters themselves with up sticking to you. I love the focus on sister relationships in this book and how it was actually framed as an integral subplot. And the ending -- That ending! Gosh! I'm already super excited what Gwenda does next with Loi...
  • Amalia Dillin
    I am still really enjoying this series-- Lois is perfection, and so are her friends and I am 100% team Scoop and cannot wait to find out how this will wrap in the next book!
  • Jessica Fether
    I seriously love these books. The third book can come out very soon, please!
  • Lizz
    Fun characters, weird mystery, lots of Lois&Clark, some hijinks and it was just a great, light, fun book to read on vacation.
  • Ada
    Even better than the first.
  • Estance Moriarty
    A lot more diversity in this volume - very much appreciated. It still shy away from discussing social classes in depths, we see Lois self-describe as comfortable but not rich while still shelling out cab movie almost every day in high amounts. At one point her mom tells her to grab cab movie out of her purse (like, Lois goes & take money from her mom's wallet, that's weird, right?) and she takes 20 bucks from her & subsequently mentions that she ...
  • Nola
    This is the second in Gwenda Bond's series about a teenage Lois Lane. Lois is still getting used to living in Metropolis and having friends, after so many years of moving around with her father's military postings. This time, she and her friends are on the tail of a mobster and a mad scientist who faked evidence against the previous mayor that sent him to prison. Throw in a clone, a pair of teenage twins, a cute arty boy, strange happenings on th...
  • Preethi
    Unlike with the first book, I came prepared for this one by watching both Batman v. Superman and Man of Steel, in that order. My swoons for Clark and Lois started with the first book in this Lois Lane series, Fallout, and it was only further cemented by the super cute moments in the films, especially Batman v. Superman. This second book is even more romantically rewarding than Fallout, and my only fear is that this will be the last book in the se...
  • Jennifer Linsky
    Ms. Bond has a sure touch with making Lois Lane both a teenager and, well, Lois Lane. I greatly enjoyed the book, and look forward to reading more.
  • Foggygirl
    An excellent second installment in the series. Really like Lois's take no prisoners attitude when it comes to her work and her commitment to finding the truth.