Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman


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Diana, Princess of the Amazons, longs to prove herself to her warrior sisters. When the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal. Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued 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. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, Diana and Alia will have to stand side-by-side against the tide of war.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]
Edition: First edition, Collector's edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399549731
Branch Call Number: YA FIC
Characteristics: 369 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Warbringer


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AL_LAURA Feb 07, 2018

A fresh take on Wonder Woman's story with modern and mythical elements

Dec 23, 2017

Wonder Woman has gotten all the fame this year, and so has Leigh Bardugo for her book ‘Six of Crows’. So it was no surprise that the two would meet and create a stellar superhero book that combined YA and all the DC fun! Startling, funny and surprising all in one, I enjoyed reading this book immensely. Relationships and deceptions were all crafted out perfectly in accordance with the timeline and setting of the book, and in a way I felt like I was getting everything that the movie missed. Alia was a considerably average heroine, though, but her African-American heritage provided a pleasant diversity. Theo, Nim and Jason were wonderful supporting roles that made me wonder if this will be an inspiration for those who are creating a sequel to the Wonder Woman franchise! Rating 3/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Oct 13, 2017

Wonder Woman is my favorite superhero, so I was thrilled to see this novel come out in the DC Icons series and Leigh Bardugo did a first rate job in bringing her to life as a young woman. Diana's bond with Alia was touching and genuine and kept the two of them in the fight even through a MAJOR plot twist. I also enjoyed seeing Diana visit NYC and her tips to the guy and his friends on the subway made for one of my favorite scenes. Even readers who did not know they were into Wonder Woman will appreciate this novel with its Percy Jackson similarities. Looking forward to Catwoman!

Oct 04, 2017

It's teenage Wonder Woman in a "subverting classical mythology" YA read. It is definitely plot driven, but Bardugo does a great job with the writing as well. There were a couple of points where I wanted to check out because it started to feel like a typical YA Romance (which is not my particular favorite of Diana of Themyscira), but I'm glad I stuck with it - appearances in this book are not always what they seem.

I recommend for WW fans, YA fans, and explosion junkies alike.

AL_BRIDGET Jul 27, 2017

Soooooo your mileage may vary, but I loved this story. Things that made it perfect for me:
1. It's about found family (MY FAVORITE)
2. Gals being pals (ALSO MY FAVORITE)
3. Super-powered fights (I like explosions in my stories)
4. Diverse cast of characters (I loved Alia and her friends)

Things that make it good for other readers too:
1. Fast paced and cinematic storytelling
2. Mixing new characters in with canon faves
3. Gals being pals (EVERYONE'S FAVORITE)

I think it does a good job of giving us iconic Wonder Woman stuff and blending that with a story that doesn't detract from canon and still provides really interesting new characters that could carry a story on their own. You should try it!

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Jan 25, 2018

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