Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo | REVIEW
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (DC Icons #1)
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on August 29th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Superheroes
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.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo is the first book in a new DC superheroes young adult collection by popular authors! We get new stories about some of our favorite heroes in the DC world. I think starting with Wonder Woman was a good choice, considering her movie just came out this past summer and it was AMAZING!
In Wonder Woman: Warbringer our young hero, Diana, saves a human girl from a shipwreck when she knew it would get her banished if she were caught. To make matters worse, this girl holds the warbringer blood. This means everywhere she goes war happens. Even as little as causing an argument between two people. Now Diana must take matters into her own hands and save this girl again from the people hunting her down.
Although the story-line was new and exciting it sadly felt a little off for me. It just didn’t feel authentic to Bardugo’s style. When it comes to writing stories based off of iconic superheroes, the company (in this case DC), weighs heavily during the process. Bardugo may not have had a lot of leeway when it came to how she writes Diana. She might have been given liberty with the new side characters, but Wonder Woman has a legacy that needs to be upheld.
Enough of that though, the writing was definitely true to Bardugo’s style. She has a elegance that she uses to tell her stories that is just so unique and epic. She immerses her readers into her worlds like no other writer. I honestly felt like I was there on the island with the other amazons!
I had a lot of fun diving into this new world for one of the most iconic superheroes and I can’t wait to dive into the next hero’s story coming our way!
I highly recommend this one if you like DC heroes, epic battles, and a beautifully told story. Let me know what you guys thought of Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo! I would love to hear your opinions as well!
Until next time,
Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the Six of Crows Duology and the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, 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.