Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series Number: 1
Publication Date: August 28, 2017
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from Penguin NZ in exchange for a honest review.
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.
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.
i know i read this forever ago but slumps and things so here i am, finally writing this review.
in all honesty, i had such high hopes for this book. i absolutely loved the wonder woman movie to the point where i started reading the comics (which i actually really enjoyed). but this book fell short compared to other works.
one of my biggest problems with wonder woman: warbringer was that the plot was just so slow and boring. the main plot twist was easily guessed. the events didn’t have the desired effect i’d hoped for. instead, i was let down. i think my biggest thing was my reading slump that i was trying to force through my way through. i’ve heard many good things about this book so i think my feelings were slump related.
my favourite character was definitely nim. diana was interesting enough but didn’t have the same impact as other depictions of her had. both alia and jason weren’t likeable in the slightest. they irritated me and weren’t relatable.
would i read this book again? no, probably not. will i read more of the dc icons books as they get released? yes. indeed i shall.