I imagine all wars look the same to those who die in them
I am more of a Marvel girl, but I love Leigh Bardugo’s writing. So I needed to read Wonder Woman: Warbringer. I did not like it as much as I hoped, but it was a great read.
Book Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Title & Author: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Adventure, Comic
Release Date: August 28 2017
Series: DC Icons #1
Publisher: Random House
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 give Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo four out of five hears. I love Leigh’s writing so much. She is really great in coming up with great dialogue and a good story. I got a bit confused when I started reading because I thought the novel was a companion to the movie or something. But it is not. In the movie Diana is a grown woman coming into contact with an adult during WW I. But during this novel Diana is around 17 and Alia is a girl from modern America. Of course I am aware of the multiple timelines in the comics and such, but I had some trouble letting that go.
Diana is an established character, so there is not much to say about here. Leigh kept her the way I know her from the comics and the recent movie. So might have been a little bit more insecure than in the movie, but on the other hand, she is much younger here.
Alia is a new character and she is great. I like her modern insecurity and her way of trying to reason with herself to stay sane.
The book is written with two POVs and it helps the story enormous. The first POV of course is Diana’s, the story is about here. The second one is Alia’s. The difference between the two POVs was pretty clear. The chapters that were from Diana’s POV started with part of her signature and those from Alia’s were just a clear line in the same style, but different. I liked that was so clear to see which chapter was from which character.
I found a couple of details that I thought were a bit sketchy. Like when they jump with parachutes out of a plane, with trackers in the chutes. They land pretty far apart, but when Jason checks the scanner, all of them are pretty close together. It could just be like that one character was so much further away they it seemed. But it did not seem like that.
Overall I did not think Warbringer was a bad novel, it was all most completely perfect except for these few things. I enjoyed it very much and loved the twist that came at the end to make the story complete sense.
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