AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The award-winning DC Icons story of the world's greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.
"You’ll enjoy this book whether you’re a fan of Wonder Woman comics, the Wonder Woman movie, Leigh Bardugo, or just YA lit in general." —Hypable
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.
"Feminism is the invisible jet powering this literary revamp of the Amazon princess." —The New York Times Book Review
"Warning: This novel about the young super hero crossing paths with a seemingly ordinary—but seriously powerful—girl may result in multiple fist pumps." —Seventeen
Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read them in any order you choose:
• Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
• Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
• Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this dramatic coming-of-age story, Leigh Bardugo reimagines Wonder Woman’s origins as the fabled Amazonian princess Diana transforms into a superhero. Bardugo’s brave and complicated protagonist stands at the center of this gripping novel, which features a cast of strong women. One is Diana’s friend Alia, a mere mortal who turns out to be a “warbringer”: a person with potent and possibly world-ending powers. Diana and Alia join forces to save their worlds from danger, unveiling an intricate plot that infuses the familiar Wonder Woman canon with new richness and depth.
Going into the book I thought it was gonna be really cheesey or boring but I really got into it. It even made me cry at certain points definitely recommend it!!
My first Leigh Bardugo, but not my last
“We can’t help the way we’re born. We can’t help what we are, only what life we choose to make for ourselves.
Diana, created daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of Themyscira, Home of the Amazons, makes a choice to save a human from a sinking ship and, in doing so gets caught up in a life or death situation that places both her and the human race in tremendous danger. Will she choose wisely?
Without any doubt I can tell you that in a fight, I’d want Diana Prince in my corner! I am old enough to remember- and am reminded still should I choose each week - of Linda Carter and comic books portrayals of THE only woman crime fighter. And the recent Gal Godot portrayal promises much more to come. One of the cool things about Bardugo’s Diana is.... she different than any other, and totally believable. Each character here is flesh and blood. I cried with them. I understood their neediness. I celebrated their wins and cried with their losses. And, with that,...hey, Ms. Bardugo, when will we see the next book? Highly recommended for young adults and older with a (violence warning). 5/5