Wonder Woman: Warbringer Review

Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: DC Icons #1
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication Date: 28 August 2017
Source: Purchased
Pages: 416
Rating: 3.75
Reading Timeline: 04 December 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 acts he 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 abroad her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront the 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 Warbrigner. 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:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I have heard amazing things about both this book and Leigh Bardugo. I cannot wait to jump into this book! I absolutely adore Wonder Woman and remember watching the old cartoons years ago. I am so excited that it is making a huge comeback. This was the November Book of the Month for Topping the TBR.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book wasn't bad. I expected a little more detail, but at the end of the day it was really easy to get into the story. The writing set up a really good pace and allowed me to get into the quite easily. Unfortunately, it was easy to get out of the story too. I loved the dialogue though. It was quite good and entertaining. Sometimes filled with wit and other times filled with emotions.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot started out a bit slow for me. I love how we got to read about Diana in her element. The plot was interesting, but sometimes it felt like I had read this all before. I loved how got to learn about some Ancient Greek history. It is probably one of my favourite periods. I love the myths and the legends. As always, I miss the small details that come with the original Wonder Woman comic. For example, the invisible plane. Whilst there was a version of it, I really wanted the original. 

Character Thoughts:

I liked the characters just fine, but I didn't connect with them. They were nice and likeable and there were moments that I could find some commonality but they were small things. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I liked this story. It was fun and full of action. The writing wasn't bad, the dialogue was inclusive and full of wit. The plot was slow but it built quite well. I didn't get to completely connect with the characters, but I enjoyed the small moments of commonality that I had with them. 

Yours in Reading,



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