Triple Threat by Gwenda Bond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Why are these books never long enough? Seriously Ms. Bond, we want them to be longer.
Lois and the team are back for another installment of weirdness in Triple Threat. This time they are being stalked by kids with superpowers. One of them sounds remarkably like the Flash which is a little strange but it works within the story. Lois still hasn't met SmallvilleGuy and is still distrusting of theInventor and through Devin discovers that the distrust is well placed.
I tried to pace myself with this one because I knew I'd read it all in one sitting if I didn't.
Don't read any further if you don't want spoilers…
I get that with a title like Triple Threat, I should have seen the grouping of Jenkins, Donovan, and Boss Moxie as the perpetrators coming. When that was revealed, I was kind of disappointed. There was a definite opportunity to run with the new character of the Contessa and create a more vibrant landscape of villains. Instead we found a rehashing of the old ones. They somehow thought that if they turned Lois into one of their "super" kids that she would somehow fall in line with what they wanted. It didn't make much sense to me.
Lois and Clark finally meeting was incredibly adorable. Part of what I loved about it was that even though it mentions that he is attractive, it didn't become all she saw like it does in so many other young adult novels. So many others have the heroine marveling over how beautiful the guy is and lead themselves into insecurity. It's annoying and obnoxious. I love that Lois knows who she is enough to not behave this way.
Lastly, and this is the big spoiler so seriously…stop now. TheInventor is LEX? Of course he is. I don't know why or how I failed to see that coming, but I did. I actually hollered out loud when I read that. It was actually a better twist than the reveal of who was behind the main mystery of the book.
This was an excellent edition to the series and I cannot wait to read the next set of adventures for these characters.
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