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. (From Goodreads)
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! to Penguin Random House Children’s for sending me the ARC to read and review on my blog. When I submitted my request, I really didn’t believe I would receive a copy, but the #Bookbloggingheavens were smiling down upon me, because a couple of weeks ago, an ARC was delivered to my mail box. So below you will find my 100% honest review.
I am ready to for the torches and pick forks, I didn’t LOVE this book guys, and that’s my fault. I went into this book expecting writing similar to The Grishaverse, and this is nothing like that. I didn’t struggle through it, and I didn’t breeze through it either. It was a good book, and I did LOVE that last fifty pages or so. The story line picked up, the plot twist happened and it was so good!
The world building was great, and I loved the all of the characters. I felt like I have been there done that with the plot twist, but that’s okay, because all of my negativity aside, I’d still recommend this book to everyone. It’s creative, and the feminism stance that Diana takes is great, and a lesson that needs to be taught to young girls and women of the world. So for that aspect I applaud Leigh Bardugo and say “Job well done” #weareallamazons
This book comes out on the 29th, I will include the Amazon pre-order link at the bottom of this review. If you guys have read this, what are your thoughts? Am I crazy to feel the way I do?
Amazon. Born of war, destined to be ruled by no one but herself. – Leigh Bardugo