Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Published August 26, 2017
Hardcover, 376 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 5/5 STARS
(Thanks to bloggingforbooks.com, I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.)
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.
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 book blew me away, which was no surprise considering Leigh Bardugo is on of my all time favorite authors. Honestly I’m not really into superheroes and villains (don’t leave lol), but I figured I would give this a try mainly based on the author. I am beyond glad that I did and I can’t wait to read the rest of the DC ICONS books when the come out. The world building throughout the story was unlike any I’ve ever read, I felt like if I took my eyes off the page I would be there.
I got so immersed in the lives of these two girls, Diana and Alia I felt like we were a team. I love Diana she was a breath of fresh air, knowing nothing about certain cultures but throwing herself into everything fully. Alia was an excellent character as well. She knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to go out an get it. The messes that these two got into were awful for them, but so wonderfully depicted for us. I literally felt like I was right there!
I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. If you love super hero books, here you go, if you are like me and a bit hesitant on them here you go as well. I think if you are a big fan of fantasy this will be a good one for you, but also if you are just stepping in the fantasy door, you will be able to follow easily. I enjoyed this whole book and never felt like there was anything extra, everything fit perfectly.