Captain Marvel: Shadow Code – Book Review

Captain Marvel: Shadow Code by Gilly Segal

Tony Stark wants Carol to keep an eye on brilliant grad student Mara Melamed, who is struggling to find her feet at Empire State University. Although reluctant at first, Carol meets Mara and is soon impressed by the young woman.

But trouble quickly finds Captain Marvel in the form of a controversial operating system from DigiTech—whose mysterious CEO only appears as a hologram. To make matters worse, one of Carol’s closest friends has been framed for murder. And Mara Melamed is at the tangled center of it all.

Carol is driven to her darkest edge as she questions her identity and sense of belonging in the world. With her allies at her side, Carol must face her self-doubt and protect the world from impending doom.

This latest Captain Marvel prose novel from Titan Books is a fun and fast-paced read. Carol teams up with her friends and Mara to find her missing mother and uncover a dark mystery. While parts are a bit predictable, it doesn’t detract from the suspense and intrigue. The characters were straight from the comics, with their bold and exciting personalities (and abilities). And the story kept me engaged and made me want to finish in one sitting. Captain Marvel is one of my all-time favorite superheroes, so I jumped at the chance to read this one. And I absolutely enjoyed it from beginning to end.