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Today's Friday Reads I'm pointing you in the direction of my first post over on Panels. (Yes, I'm officially a Panelteer and I'm pretty excited about it!) I put together a list of comics/graphic novel recs for the characters of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can check out my recommendations here.
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Title: Lois Lane: Fallout
Author: Gwenda Bond
Genre: Media Tie-In, Science Fiction, Superhero, YA
Hardcover: 304 pages
Stand alone or series: first in a series
Book source: purchased
Format: E-book
Why did I read this book: I'm a big Lois Lane fan and I like novels set in comic book universes.
Publisher: Switch Press
Publication Date: May 1, 2015
Cover Copy:
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.


The Good

Lois Lane: Fallout

Oh, Fallout. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Lois Lane is the absolute best )
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Title: Aftermath (Star Wars: Aftermath #1, part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Author: Chuck Wendig

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Media Tie In

Hardcover: 366 pages

Stand alone or series: first in a trilogy (second book expected July 2016, third book in 2017)

Book source: originally borrowed from my library, then bought my own copy

Format: e-book from library, hardcover when I purchased my own (currently available as e-book, hardcover, and audiobook)

Why did I read this book: It was recced by a number of people with compatible taste and I was ready to devour any/all Star Wars media after seeing The Force Awakens. I’ve also been meaning to read something by Chuck Wendig and it seemed like a good place to begin.

Publisher: Del Rey Books

Publication Date: September 4, 2015

Cover Copy:


Journey to The Force Awakens.

 

The second Death Star has been destroyed, the Emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down--devastating blows against the Empire, and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. But the battle for freedom is far from over.

 


Trapped on an isolated world, a disparate group of rebels is all that stands between the galaxy’s freedom and the Empire’s fury.


 

My Thoughts:

pew! pew! pew! )

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