Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Book Review: Forever Red
Book 1 in the Black Widow series
AUTHOR: Margaret Stohl
PUBLISHED: October 13th, 2015
PREMISE: Join Natasha Romanov as she encounters her past during a mission.
MY REVIEW: This book is likely something that will only interest a certain amount of people. Namely, it'll interest Marvel fans. It's a very niche sort of book. I imagine anyone who doesn't know who Natasha Romanov is or reads comics will probably have very little interest in this book. If you want an introduction the character, this probably isn't the best way to go. It assumes you're a Black Widow fan already. I advise starting with the comics instead.
But if you are a fellow Black Widow fan, this one is for you. I know I've been saying this, but I'm seriously pleased that Marvel and DC have decided to crossover into the book world as well. YA works well for comics. I hear they're bringing in even more books next year such as Captain Marvel and Squirrel Girl and I'm so excited for this. If we get Kamala Khan, and maybe some Young Avengers (specifically a how Teddy and Billy met book) then I'll be the happiest fan ever.
While this book may not work for people who have never read Black Widow before, for those of us who have, this is a lot of fun. It is a tad fast paced, as most Marvel things tend to be nowadays (hey there, Agents of Shield), but it still does the trick in telling an entertaining story with not just one, but two kickass heroines.
WHO SHOULD READ: Marvel fans, comic book fans, Black Widow fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five badass redheads