Hey guys! Who is ready to have their world ROCKED by an awesome book? If not, get ready, because Wonder Woman: Warbringer is here! This epic, action-packed novel follows Diana (Wonder Woman) before the time of the comics. In this novel she’s only seventeen, but she already has all of the badass-ness of adult Diana, plus a little extra. This book honestly made me want to go out and learn martial arts, just so I could kick some ass.
For those of you who don’ now the Wonder Woman story (like me before I read this book), Diana is an Amazon who lives on the island of Themyscira. This island has no men, and is inhabited solely by Amazon women, women who have proven themselves in battle and become immortal. The women on the island spend their time training and preparing for battle. One day a boat explodes offshore, and Diana breaks the only law of the island: she brings a mortal girl back to the island. But Alia, the girl who she saves, is no normal girl, and soon Diana is off on a Quest to save the world from destruction.
This book really surprised me. I’ve honestly never been a huge fan of DC comics (or marvel for that matter), and I really only read this book because my lord and savior Leigh Bardugo (author of Six of Crows) wrote it. But by the end of this book I was ready to go out and see all the movies. It was just such a good story!
This book had the page-turning action that reminds me of Six of Crows, the kind of book that I just couldn’t put down. Every chapter brought more and more intense action, and the plot twists had me shook. Also, Diana was SO badass. My heart was racing during some of the fight scenes, and I procrastinated on taking a shower for three hours because I NEEDED to know what happened next.
As all of you know by now, I have a total weakness for good female role models in books, and this one had plenty to go around. Diana was, of course, amazing, but Alia and Nim (Alia’s best friend) were also both so smart and tough and persistent. I immediately wanted to be a part of that girl squad.
This book was also super amazing for representation. We had representation of different genders, ethnicities, and sexualities, and this book managed to approach those topics in a thoughtful way that didn’t play on stereotypes to create the characters. Yay for representation!
Overall, whether or not you are a fan of DC Comics, I think you will enjoy this novel. It had lovable characters, awesome action scenes, a well-paced plot, and a killer ending. I highly recommend it.
Final rating- 5/5
Thanks for reading my review, and until next time, happy reading 🙂