Tuesday, March 1, 2016

YA Review - Forever Red

Hey y'all, 

Today I'm reviewing Forever Red by Margaret Stohl. 

Summary from GoodReads: Enter the world of the Avengers’ iconic master spy…

Natasha Romanoff is one of the world’s most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow’s infamous academy for operatives.

Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments—until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn’t really the big sister type.

Until now.

When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rumors of smuggled Red Room tech light up the dark net, Natasha suspects her old teacher has returned—and that Ava Orlova might be the only one who can stop him. To defeat the madman who threatens their future, Natasha and Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava’s dreams…

Review after the jump! 

Review: I really don’t read comics that much but I am a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since Marvel seems determined not to give me a Black Widow movie or much merchandise, I figured I’d pick this book up and give it a try. I was not disappointed, I loved it! Through the perspectives of Ava and Black Widow, we get more background on our favorite character while learning about a new one. We also see some familiar faces from the movies and television series pop up. Verdict: Great for fans of Marvel looking for something to tide them over until Captain America: Civil War. 

Stars: 4/5 

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