I love reading — but this year I definitely hit a reading rut. I started reading a book that I thought I would love, but just didn’t. And when I start reading a book I feel like I have to finish it no matter what. Sort of silly.
It wasn’t a bad book, it just retold a lot of the original story, so I felt like I was re-reading a lot of information instead of learning more about the characters I was interested in. It took me months to finish it because I just wouldn’t pick it up. Also, this book will remain nameless.
But then it all changed. I discovered “Black Widow: Forever Red” (written by Margaret Stohl) at New York Comic Con last year, but it just sat on my shelf for a while. I started to really miss reading and decided it was time to get out of the rut.
Well, when I picked up this Black Widow book I couldn’t put it down. Reading it so quickly was bittersweet. I wanted to read it all, but then when it was over I was sad because I wanted more story. And thats how I discovered that 2 days after I was done, the sequel came out, “Black Widow: Red Vengeance”! What?!
I honestly loved BOTH books so much. It has plenty of Natasha Romanoff, some new characters that you will LOVE (Ava + Alexei), and of course Tony Stark will make an appearance. The character development is great throughout both books. I love how Natasha is exactly what you expect but somehow different than what you expect. Does that make sense?
There are A LOT of fight scenes that make you believe being a Super-Spy is something you need to do in your life. Of course, like anything with Black Widow, there are lots of twists and turns of how things happen that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Love that the book also has a few flashbacks to her memories — mainly because I am obsessed with Black Widow’s backstory and I can never have enough.
Overall, both books are a must read. Especially if you are a Black Widow fan like myself. You will want more and also start obsessing how its 2016 and we still don’t have a Black Widow movie. Just saying.
Buy the book, read it, then tell me what you think! Because I need more people reading this so we can talk about it non-stop without getting weird looks. :)