Monday, 8 May 2017

Review: Lois Lane - Double Down

Having absolutely loved the first book, I was absolutely ecstatic when it came to reading the second. Big thanks to Curious Fox Books for the review copy!

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.

When the story begins Lois has found her flow in her new life in Metropolis. Fresh off her win and major article in book one, she's even more determined to make it as a reporter and to uncover the truth surrounding her own strange past. With help from her friends and online 'not-boyfriend' SmallvilleGuy, she moves even further in her journey to do so.

Once again I loved Lois and SmallvilleGuy's relationship. Bond expands on everything we saw in book one, pushing them that bit closer together. But this time there's danger looming when the site they hold so dear - the paranormal site that brought them together - becomes under threat. Together they must work together to save it, and to possibly uncover more about Lois' own experience, and I absolutely adored their scenes together.

In this book we learn a bit more about Maddy as Bond introduces her twin sister Melody, who has a problem only Lois and co can solve. Despite being twins they have nothing in common and argue more than they agree. But it's through the case, through trying to save Melody from the mess she's gotten involved in, that the two sisters bond. It was a wonderful storyline that I thoroughly enjoyed, especially as it pulled James into it also. This dual storyline expands more on James and his family life, which I was very happy about as it softens a lot of his sharp edges and gives us a way to understand and sympathise with him and his personality a lot more. The storyline was - as with the first case - highly intriguing and full of a lot of twists and turns that constantly pull the reader one way and then the other. It honestly kept me glued to the page.

I am a huge fan of DC Comics and specifically of Lois so I am ecstatic with Bond's series so far and cannot wait to read the third book in the series, out this month! I do highly recommend it to any fan of comics or mystery, or anyone who simply wants an enjoyable read. This series is not to be missed!

As always thanks for reading, and do feel free to leave me a comment below or @ me on Twitter!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf

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