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Sep. 24th, 2017


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Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Format: Epub
Rating: 4.15/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017
Book Summary: 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.
Book Review: Real Rating: 4.15

I have been a Wonder Woman fan since I was a little girl. I used to watch Lynda Carter play her and I would dress in my Wonder Woman swimsuit to play her whenever I had a chance to do so.

So I was thrilled when I saw a Wonder Woman book coming out. I had never read anything by Leigh Bardugo so this was my first taste of her work and I must say I was completely enthralled by her version of Diana.

Here we find Diana struggling as she tries to fit into the world of the Amazons. Most of them don't seem to care much for her being that she is made from clay. So Diana decides to join in a race. She is hoping that with this win, she would finally be able to prove herself not only to her mother but also to the Amazonians.

As Diana makes her way through a shortcut, she catches sight of a ship sinking and without a second thought, she dives in and saves a young girl named Alia, a descendant of Helen of Troy, and brings her to the island. Diana has broken one of the cardinal rules: never allow a human to step foot on Themyscira. This event seems to trigger an earthquake and it forces Diana to seek out the Oracle, whom tells her what Alia is and that she must leave Themyscira.

As Diana and Alia embark on their adventure, Diana gets her first taste of the human world and her first taste of friendship.

This book was a great treat. This adventure will be a far different cry than Diana's comic book origins and her first taste with the human world with Steve Trevor. Here Diana is young and impulsive but behind all this she just wants to fit into her own world and be just as good as her sisters. They treat her different and call her names, which causes Diana many insecurities, mainly the notion that she may never be good enough for them if she becomes queen.

I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading about the other DC icons that will make their book appearances soon.