Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
Review: I really don’t know how to start off this review. I mean I know how it works, but I’m just sitting here looking back and forth between my computer screen and the book.
The real reason I’m talking about this is because this book was so awful, I don’t even know how its possible. I mean I’m not a big fan of Margaret Stohl’s writing ( I read her Icons book, which was bad), but I am a big fan of Marvel comics and Black Widow. After reading the book and having to describe it to some friends of mine who thought about reading it because they have wanted a book (and just about everything else for Black Widow), I had to tell them that it felt as if Marvel was sick and tired of the fans complaining so they randomly picked an author shoved some facts into her arms and said “do what ever the hell you want”. Which to me feels like a very good description of this book.
All of this kind of piss’s me off, cause Black Widow has one of THE BEST STORYS EVER. Out of all the hero’s in the Marvel universe, there is so much to write and discover about her past and even present life. So I think its awful that Marvel and a young adult author would try and ruin the greatness of Black Widow.
1 out of 5 stars.
379 pages. ARC Paperback.
Young Adult. Romance. Fantasy. Science Fiction. Superhero’s.
Published by Marvel Press.
Summary: 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.
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. . . .
Black Widow:Forever Red features all the heart-pounding adventure readers expect from Marvel, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Margaret Stohl. Uncover a new side of the Marvel Universe that will thrill loyal fans and newcomers alike, as Stohl reveals the untold story of Black Widow for the very first time.
-Summary from GoodReads.com