Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)
Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, still isn’t fully adjusted to the modern world. But that’s a small problem compared to the fact that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been compromised. As the agency begins to hunt Steve down as a fugitive, he’ll have to get to the bottom of an international conspiracy–and face a new, mysterious enemy in Captain America: The Winter Solider, adapted by Alex Irvine.
I’m still working through the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a mix of movies and books.
A key momentous event or two in this one didn’t catch me by surprise, due to some of my prior MCU knowledge. But my lack of surprise didn’t ruin the events, since the story is that good.
There’s real depth here, even pretty gut-wrenching at times. Steve isn’t following a straight line with easy answers, and neither are his allies–whoever they are. It’s interesting to see him trying to figure out what to do when the lines between friend and foe, folly and good sense begin to blur.
Out of all the MCU books I’ve read so far, this one most whetted my appetite for its related movie.