Thursday, November 30, 2017

Review: WonderWoman : Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

This is the first book in the #DCIcons line, a series of adventures with DC characters in their teen years. This story opens with a teen Diana trying to take first place in an Amazon competition.

She sees an explosion happen on the outskirts of the Island's barrier and is drawn to help. Diana rescues a human girl from a shipwreck. The minute Alia sets foot on the island things go horribly wrong. The earth begins to shake and Diana's best friend gets sick. The Amazon's are in shock because death and disease are not a part of their lives.

Diana learns from the Oracle that Alia is a Warbringer, a descendant of Helen of Troy whose fate is to bring destruction and strife wherever she goes.

Instead of banishing Alia, Diana decides to take her on a quest for a cure. It's a quest that will bring Diana to New York City and beyond.

I really loved this book! Leigh does a great job capturing the spirit of Diana. I also loved Alia's reactions to her experiences in the book. She doesn't go to extremes and she looks at facts and the fantastical with strength and humor.

I'm really looking forward to the other books in the Icons series.

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