Review #121 – Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Series: DC Icons, #1
Length: 384 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

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.

“We can’t help the way we’re born. We can’t help what we are, only what life we choose to make for ourselves.”

I remember the day when this story became available. I really wanted to read it, but I did not like any of the previous books the author has wrote. (I know, an unpopular opinion!) I was worried that the book was going to be written in the same style as the author’s series. However, since I really wanted to read this story about Wonder Woman after watching the Wonder Woman movie (I know, everyone probably did this as well.), I decided to give the book a chance. After all, doesn’t every book deserves a chance sometimes?

I ended up loving this book. I don’t think I can remember anything I didn’t like about the book. I believe I enjoyed every piece and detail the story had to offer. There were even some points where I was way into the storyline that I had a few gasps and shocks and moments where I was demanding answers from other people who already read this book on what I just read.

If there was something that I truly enjoyed reading about from this story, is the myth and storyline behind the Warbringers. It did received a little bit of bonus from me since it was linked to Helen of Troy and Greek Myths and History. I really liked the entire storyline and learning about how they related to all the world’s historical events.

I was surprised that this book ending up teaching me that you should never give on an author if you do not like most of their books. If you don’t like one of their series, or a few of their books, it doesn’t mean they are all bad or you won’t like them all. If an author has plenty of different book and series, give them a chance, and perhaps you will be surprised as well. If I stuck to this “I don’t like her series, I won’t like this book” idea, I would have never enjoyed this awesome book.

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