Lucas’s Review: Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

Posted February 19, 2016 by lucas in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Lucas’s Review: Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret StohlBlack Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
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Published by Marvel Press on October 13th 2015
Genres: Comics, Fantasy
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Source: Purchased

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…

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.

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I got this book because wonderfull Angy gave it to me as a christmas present and I died, took like a week to read it so I could savor it, I thought I was going to have a lot to say but, I don’t.

I’ve had a few months to think about this review and to write it, so to be honest I don’t think I have much to say more say this was incredible anticlimactic, when I read about a YA about Natasha Romanoff aka. Black Widow, I thought I was going to learn her background, the one that’s heavily hinted in every Marvel movie, how did she became a SHIELD Agent?, what happened in Russia? We know she was an assassin, but what does it mean for her training? Why is Black Widow her code name? And after seeing Cap 2, what exactly was done to Natasha that she can’t even have kids? There are references of being a ballerina, and there’s an analogy there to being trained.

So I thought this YA would bring me answers, would make me understand Natasha in a whole new level, and it disappoints because even when we learn what is the Red Room, it’s really superficial learning and more directed towards the creation of new characters for a new Saga.

Basically I’m being left wanting more about Natasha because Marvel refuses to acknowledge her importance for the MCU and Marvel Universe over all.

This is a fun read (3.5 stars)  but is not for you if you’re expecting to get to know and learn about Black Widow, which is incredibly misleading.






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