Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Warbringer

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The highly anticipated, entirely new coming-of-age story for the world's greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

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 mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. 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.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies--mortal and divine--determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Act fast! The first printing includes a poster of Diana! Each first printing in the DC Icons series will have a limited-edition poster--collect them all to create the full image!

" Warbringer is straight-up dazzling, every sentence waking up your senses with a 'Yeah, that's right, this is BRAND-NEW, SUCKAS!' punch."
--LIBBA BRAY, New York Times bestselling author of The Diviners

"Will absolutely satisfy pre-existing fans of Wonder Woman, but it also readily stands alone for non-superhero fans."
-- Kirkus Reviews , STARRED REVIEW

"Wonder Woman is the epitome of a kick-butt heroine, and Bardugo does her justice with aplomb."
-- The Bulletin

"Bardugo breathes zippy new life into the story with a twisty plot, whip-smart characters, and her trademark masterful writing."
--Booklist
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399549731
0399549730
9780399549748
0399549749
9780399549755
Branch Call Number: YA BARDUGO
Characteristics: 369 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Warbringer

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Linyarai
Aug 23, 2018

This book had everything! Action, adventure, romance, heroes, goddesses, friendship, and a fancy dress party. I was very surprised and impressed with how it all came together.

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Gwen904
Aug 13, 2018

The best thing about this book was the cast of developed, deep characters. I loved their backstories, strengths, struggles, and flaws—everything about them was so real to me. However, I typically do not like it when authors make characters homosexual (it presses political views which I do not share), and this was no exception. Nim could have been my favourite character. Could have. Would have, if Bardugo hadn't made her lesbian. Alas, I'll have to live with it. Most books aren't perfect.
Speaking of imperfections, there was a point in the plot somewhere around the middle that made me roll my eyes with its predictability, but once I got through it I was fine. The twist at the end was unexpected, and I really wish there was a sequel.
Overall, this book was pretty good. There were some elements I didn't like, but as I said before—it's hard to find a perfect book. And sometimes I feel like I ask too much of literature and end up disappointed.

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ellysaatchi
Aug 03, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. It had a new twist on the classic character and it was well done!

ArapahoeSam Jun 28, 2018

Finally got around to reading this book, and if you can get the audiobook, it will be even better! Fans of Wonder Woman, if you loved the movie then you will love this backstory. If you have not seen the movie read this anyways. Great elements in the story that shows the growth of Diana as she goes through her journey to prove herself to her sisters. Worth a read! Check it out now!

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Savana2001
Mar 28, 2018

The book Wonder Woman Warbringer is about Wonder Woman aka Diana, who has superior abilities than a normal human. Diana sees a plane crash on her island and saves a girl names Alia who she finds out is a warbringer. She goes to the oracle for guidance and finds out that if she takes Alia to the spring and cleanses her that she will be stripped of her power to bring war and no one else will bare it either, but she must go through many obstacles, like people wanting to kill Alia because of her power and even the gods are trying to stop her, well the bad ones anyways. Will she make it or will war havoc among the humans?
I really enjoyed this book, it was very interesting and even though it was a serious plot there was a lot of humor in it, like my favorite part of Diana being clueless and when Alia shouts “shotgun” Diana throws her to the ground to protect her because she doesn't know that “shotgun” is a figure of speech. I haven’t read other books by this author but I would want to because she did an amazing job with this book.
I think anyone would enjoy this book but mostly young adults I believe because of the humor and the fact that the characters are all young adults also so the reader can relate to them. If you like superhero books, you would enjoy this because Wonder Woman is a superhero. So I HIGHLY recommend this book it's such a good read.

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

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

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

I am personally a bit more of a Marvel fan than a DC one, but this book looked too good not to read. (I also don't mind Wonder Woman so...) Anyways, there was a lot of Greek mythology and modern twists to this story. I enjoyed the parallels between the Amazons (and Diana) and Alia, descendant of a line of woman that are destined to bring war), in the current 21st century. The initiative taken by the characters was inspiring to read about, as was the style of this author. I do recommend all her other ones (Six of Crows, etc), and I can't wait for the next superhero novel!! @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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darladoodles
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!

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RadicalBradacal
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.

ArapahoeBridget 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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