WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Pub Date: August 27, 2017
Publisher: Random House
Source: ARC from ALA
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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.
TITLE: boring | nothing special | pretty good | caught my eye | perfection | music to my ears
COVER: not my favorite | goes well with rest of the series | boring | generic | pretty | series cover change | beautiful | HEART EYES
POV: 1st | 2nd | 3rd limited | 3rd omniscient | multiple POVs | too many POVs
CONCEPT: original as heck | run of the mill in genre | average | has potential | great idea, bad execution
MOOD: dark (at times) | hilarious | light hearted | romantic | depressing | suspenseful | fluffy (at times) | mysterious
PACING: snail’s pace | couldn’t keep up | mix of fast and slow | slow in the wrong places | fast in the wrong places | what even is pacing?
CHARACTERS: i’m in love | couldn’t connect | too many | well developed (all) | infuriating | annoying | precious babies | underdeveloped (all)| a mix of good and bad | diverse | okay | new favorite characters
ROMANCE: none | steamy | fluffy | OTP status | cute | not center stage | barely there | cheesy | instalove | slow burn | i ship it | love triangle
DIVERSITY: none | lgbtq+ (lesbian side character) | racial (biracial African-Greek characters, Indian side character, black side character) | religion | disabled | mental illness | body (side character) | #ownvoices
This is my first ARC review for #ARCAugust. Like almost everyone else on the face of the earth, this year I was bitten by the Wonder Woman bug. After the movie, I absolutely fell in love with the warrior woman and everything about her. I haven’t read the comics, but I want to soon because I’m so enraptured by her story.
Then I remembered the DC Legends books coming out, and that LEIGH BARDUGO was writing a story about Wonder Woman!! I grabbed an ARC of it at ALA (not an easy feat, considering all of the other bookworms bit by the Diana bug) and as soon as ARC August started, I blew threw it.
Honestly, people, it’s a story about Diana, Princess of the Amazons, written by Leigh Bardugo. Did you expect it to be anything other than amazing?