Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Published August 28th, 2017 by Random House Children’s Books
Genres YA, Fantasy
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.
Leigh Bardugo is one of my favorite authors so I am always excited to read anything that she writes. She does such a great job with character development that I always become really invested in the story, because of the characters. I had really no knowledge of Wonder Woman prior to reading this book, although I have seen the comic book characters pictured in different places, I had no idea what her story or background was. Just like her other books, Bardugo did an excellent job not only writing well developed characters, but her world building is as always, amazing. Those two elements combined, along with the themes sisterhood, friendship and love made this a really great story.
Thank you to the publisher, Random House Publishers, for sending me a review copy of this book.