Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Warbringer

Book - 2017
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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.
ISBN: 9780399549731
9780399549748
Branch Call Number: YA BAR
Alternative Title: Warbringer

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From Library Staff

Diana saves the life of human Alia, then realizes she is the Warbringer,
a descendant of Helen of Troy, destined to bring about an age of war
and bloodshed. Can Diana get Alia past her enemies in time to save
both their worlds?


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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.

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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