Black Widow: Forever Red | Book Review

Author: Margaret Stohl

Rating: 5/5 Stars


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.


First off, this book deserves WAY more than 5 stars. It was absolute perfection and tells the perspective of someone who is not associated with the Avengers, yet is tied to them through this novel.

I loved that the book was written about Black Widow, where as many books are only about the major 4, Hulk, Thor, Ironman and Captain America. Although I did kind of hope that the book was about Natasha’s life, not about Ava’s, but there were still some glimpse into Natasha’s life that help improve the story.

This is in fact a YA novel, not a comic book. With Disney owning Marvel now, I Hope to see more books done like this, and then they can incorporated them somehow into the movies, since we all know the Next Generation of Avengers is going to be based on the kids t they have met throughout the movies.

There is not much to say about this book without spoiling the whole thing, but if you love the Avengers and stories based on their past then this is the book for you. There is a little romance, and the end had me doing the ugly tears, but it was perfect.

-Read On Darlings!


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