Review | Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer
(DC Icons #1)
by Leigh Bardugo

Daughter of immortals.

Princess 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 mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. 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.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

This is my very FIRST Leigh Bardugo book and I am totally in love. Uhm, yeah, I know. I’m such a later bloomer. I haven’t read her Six of Crows series, nor the Grisha Verse and I am really really sorry for that. I promise once I get a hold of all those books, I’ll be reading them ASAP and skip the others on my TBR.  But for the meantime, let’s focus more on Diana and Alia and the wonder woman that made this book possible.

“I am done being careful. I am done being quiet. Let them see me angry. Let them hear me wail at the top of my lungs.”

Diana was the Daughter of the Earth, literally, as she was molded and created from clay by her mother, Queen Hippolyta of Themyscira, the land of femme fatales and where no man ever existed nor stepped foot. She was different from everyone else, from all her sisters who were powerful and strong and legendary warriors. She still had to prove her worth to all, but on that day she was supposed to show everyone what she was made of, an outsider needed her help. A mortal who had no business being in their land. An injured woman that cost the respect and title Diana had long wanted to assume.

Alia, the Warbringer, a descendant of Helen of Troy, destined to wreak havoc and devastation to everything that crossed her path. The mortal Alia that Diana needed to remove from the island and must be sent to Greece, to save Themyscira from destruction.

Together, Alia and Diana must unite and fight, hand in hand, stand side by side, to save both their worlds.

I super enjoyed reading this book. First, it’s the story of Wonder Woman, girl power to he max. Nope, I haven’t watched the movie itself, but I’ve read a lot of comics and graphic novels and there’s really no reason not to love this heroine. Second, there’s Helen of Troy’s descendant, Alia. Helen, the face that launched a thousand ships, who apparently, also caused the Trojan War. I’ve grown up reading about these powerful women, and this book by Leigh Bardugo further intensified my love for them.

And yes, the other characters, Nim and Theo were awesome! They seriously made this whole book hysterically exciting and hilariously fun to read. Diana’s innocence (or was it ignorance?) about the modern world and Alia’s constant awestruck tendencies made me love them even more.

Leigh Bardugo writes beautifully, I can finally say that. I may have not read her other books, but after reading Wonder Woman, I know I need to get all her other masterpieces. Bardugo is an enigma. She’s a pièce de résistance. She’s Wonder Woman herself!

Now I can’t wait until I get my hands on NightWalker next! Yay!

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