Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo ~ Review
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1)
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: August 29th 2017
by Random House Books for Young Readers
Source: ARC Provided by Random House
Rating: 4.5 Out of 5 Stars
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.
She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
Thank you Random House for providing me a copy of Wonder Woman for review. This in no way affected my opinion.
Wonder Woman was the perfect book for reluctant readers and I think has a wide crossover appeal from an advance middle grade reader to an adult reader like myself. Diana's journey felt true to the character we know from Marvel but Leigh Bardugo definitely had her stamp on this one.
My favorite part was when some of the dark gods and goddesses came to play. There were definitely a couple twists and turns that even shocked me and I did not see coming. Even though I think Leigh did hint to some and you look back and are like why did I not see that coming. But I did not.
I read this book back in the beginning of March and I still can not pin point what bothered me but I know that something in the twist did not feel right. It is a weird feeling to have actually. I love the twist and felt it was necessary but just something in it felt off. I still walked away from this book loving it and will definitely be rereading the finished version with the rest of the world.
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About the Author:
Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the Six of Crows Duology and the Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising), as well as the upcoming Wonder Woman: Warbringer (Aug 2017) and The Language of Thorns (Sept 2017).
She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.
She would be delighted if you followed her on Twitter, elated if you visited her web site, and fairly giddy if you liked her selfies on Instagram.