Title: Wonder Woman Warbringer
Series: DC Icons Book #1
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Page count: 369
Date published: 31 August 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Thank you to Penguin Random House SA for sending this my way
Rating: (2.5 out of 5 stars)
She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning… Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world. Alia is a Warbringer – a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer. To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.
This is also the TOPPING THE TBR November book of the month which book club I host along with a few other friends – here are some links if you’d like to know more:
Goodreads Group – https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/254843-topping-the-tbr-book-club
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/toppingthetbr/
Our December book is Warcross by Marie Lu so be sure to read with us if you’d like.
*NO MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS AHEAD*
So as you can see by my rating, I didn’t really enjoy this book. It was a real struggle to read because I was just not enjoying myself. I was only a few chapters in and found myself very bored. But I kept on thinking it might get more enjoyable, but unfortunately it did not and I still didn’t like it.
I found the majority of the characters were irresponsible and immature. Their actions were not well thought out and they made plenty wrong of decisions. This book had lots of humour and I found Diana was a steady character and I liked her.
I found Leigh’s writing style quite enjoyable and I’m still excited to read her books from the grishaverse. I actually liked reading the fight scenes, and I found those well done. I just think way more could’ve been done with the overall plot. I did enjoy the very last chapter and have no critiques on that. But the ending was predictable. I also did enjoy the mythology because I could mostly understand that.
Even though I didn’t enjoy myself as much as I had wanted to, I think I’d continue on with the rest of the series. Characters weren’t great, although I did like the diversity among them and but didn’ts find myself gripped.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? Or is it still on your TBR?