When Marvel first announced they were hiring pro YA author Margaret Stohl to write a novel about Black Widow — aka my favorite bad ass lady — I could not have been more excited. After finally reading the book … well, I’ll save most of my gushing for my review next week, but suffice it to say, this book kicks just as much ass as Natasha Romanov.
Which is why I am SO THRILLED to be featuring it as our October 2015 Book of the Month. We have tons of exciting goodies planned for the month ahead, but in the meantime snag our desktop wallpaper calendar below & keep reading for more about the book.
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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. . . .