Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh BardugoWonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

byLeigh Bardugo

Hardcover | August 29, 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.

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"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
LEIGH BARDUGO is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom, and the Shadow and Bone Trilogy. She is the first author in the DC Icons Series, where the DC Comics super hero icons are written by megastar young adult authors. Forthcoming books include Batman by Marie Lu, Catwoman b...
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Title:Wonder Woman: WarbringerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.44 × 6.38 × 1.31 inPublished:August 29, 2017Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399549730

ISBN - 13:9780399549731

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I always expect great things from Leigh Bardugo and she always delivers. If there's anyone who can be trusted with bringing Diana/Wonder Woman to life and doing her justice, it's her. Diana was a complete delight to follow on her journey with Alia and company. I appreciated how she was very much the Wonder Woman everyone knew and loved, but also a very relatable teenage girl trying to find her place in the world. Her ambitions and doubts, strengths and insecurities, made her someone I could also see myself in, despite her being immortal and having super strength. The themes of girl power and friendship made my heart sing and there was nothing better than seeing the female characters stand up and support one another. Bardugo has written another cast of characters that are all incredibly diverse, with each one feeling fully fleshed out and having an important role in the story. Can't wait to read the rest of the DC Icons books, but they have a lot to live up to after Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful retelling! This was a really wonderful (ha-ha) book to read, and Bardugo did a great job of introducing Diana and an origin story as Wonder Woman to people like me who knew absolutely nothing about the DC world. I really loved the characters, like, all of them. Diana was a great narrator and it was interesting and hilarious to see her introduction to the modern world. I loved Alia so much, because she was so driven and determined. Nim straight up has my heart, and Theo was a delight to read about. Leigh Bardugo is really good at writing fun group character dynamics like in Six of Crows and this was no exception. The way Diana, Alia, and their team worked together was fun to read about and it felt like there was a very strong connection between everyone. A special shout-out to Nim and Theo, because every time they were together in a scene it was hilarious. The plot was fun and moved at breakneck speed. The plot twists were amazing. The fight scenes were too. You got a sense of just how strong Diana was compared to the antagonists and it was brutal but not overly gory. What I'm disappointed in is that I don't think there'll be a sequel. I miss Alia and Theo and Nim already. But I'm excited for the other books in this universe.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Story Wonder Woman: Warbringer is an amazing book filled strong characters. It is an interesting take on the classic hero and Leigh Bardugo did an amaing job. Seeing her amazing work on this story, I wish to read more of Leigh's work.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Good I love DC graphic novels and upon seeing that the holy trinity plus Catwoman were to be told into YA Novels caused some serious apprehension. But I adore Leigh Bardugo and thought that <i> Wonder Woman: Warbringer </i> would be the best one to start with. I am so happy I gave this book a chance. I started this book knowing that it would have a very different feel than the graphic novels and it would most likely play with traditional Wonder Woman Lore. While Bardugo does play with the lore, she remains true to Diana's core as a character and pays tribute to Greek Mythology throughout the novel. It's clear that Bardugo did her research. The characters were strong, witty, and well written. I feel in love with each characters and above all the strength that each female character imbued. The girls, who come from different cultural backgrounds (WHOO HOOO BARDUGO!) genuinely cared for and defended each other. Bardugo focus on friendship and sisterhood above romance was refreshing and beautifully written. This book was such a surprise and I hope that the others are written just as well.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read Wonder Woman is a great role model for anyone. And this story was such a good read despite being targeted to YA
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super fun and really diverse A very good, enjoyable read. Distinctly YA but pleasantly diverse in plenty of ways. Probably more like a 4.5!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than I hoped When I heard about Warbringer, I was a bit hesitant. A YA novelization of Wonder Woman? That could easily go sideways. The last thing WW needs is to be portrayed as a lovesick teen. Happily, I think Bardugo has done her justice. Warbringer provides a fresh new approach to Wonder Woman that I quite enjoyed. Yes, Diana is a teen. And yes, she has doubts, fears, and is still coming into her own. But you can see a glimmer of the superhero she will eventually become. Bardugo's world building is excellent, and the pacing kept me interested throughout. There was a twist that I totally did not see coming, which was refreshing! The ending though - it didn't really sit right with me. It seemed a bit too clean and simple. But it ends on a positive note, which was pretty nice. Overall, I'd definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unputdownable! As one of my most anticipated releases of this year it did not disappoint! Leigh Bardugo is one of the my top favorite authors whose writing/world building is amazing. Plus look at that cover!! I've always been a big super hero person and loved the recent Wonder Woman movie! So when I started this I didn't want it to end!! The story is easy to follow and will keep you on the edge of your seat while your reading. Wonder Woman: Warbringer is about the story of Princess Diana who proves to her warrior sisters as well meet new characters like Alia who is a Warbringer, the direct descendant of Helen of Troy. The book had the power of friendship, action, drama, death, a touch of romance and even some Greek mythology which I love to read about. Each character has their own strength as well as great dialogue which Leigh Bardugo is great at! If you are a fan of superhero books and Wonder Woman you will definitely want to pick up the book! It's a great retelling of one of my favourite superheroes and shows how powerful friendships rather than just the romance. I really loved this book from the beginning and I'm looking forward to the rest in the DC icon series!
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! This novel gave me a couple of "firsts". This was my first foray into anything Wonder Woman related. I have always known of this famous icon but prior to this novel, I had not read anything with her in it or seen any of the movies. I know, I know, shocking isn't it?! Secondly, this was my first encounter with Leigh Bardugo. Again, I know this is shocking as people rave over her Shadow and Bone series along with the Six of Crows duology. They have always been on my TBR pile but I have yet to pick them up. One day soon I will. So many books....not enough time. Now, to the novel. Putting it bluntly, I really enjoyed it. It definitely was a lot heftier than I expected but it didn't seem to be overly long while I was reading it. I have to give a warning though: do not stop reading after the first chapter! For me, it took until the true quest began when two of the main characters surprisingly ended up in a new city (am I being vague enough?). Prior to that, I was liking the novel but it was starting a bit slow. So give it a few chapters if you are thinking about giving up. Without giving too much away, I want to say that I'm glad that this novel wasn't actually solely about Diana. There was a lot of character development and half of it wasn't even her own! I think that additional main character really added to the story especially with the friendship that was created. In that vain, I also really enjoyed the characters and because of that my heart was breaking all over the place at multiple points in the novel. Really, I think my heart broke for each of them at one point or another. The novel was really good and it blew away any expectations that I had prior to reading (and trust me I had high expectations due to the hype). It definitely wasn't predictable and it was action packed throughout. The ending was perfect in the fact that it could go either way really. It was the perfect (yet emotional) ending that could conclude Leigh Bardugo's story of Wonder Woman or it was left open for a possible sequel. I highly doubt there would be a sequel judging by the fact there are more DC icon novelizations coming out but...either way it was a good ending. Definitely, definitely recommend! I can't wait for more of the DC icon books to be published as I enjoyed this one so much.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A New Wonder Woman Convert! This novel gave me a couple of "firsts". This was my first foray into anything Wonder Woman related. I have always known of this famous icon but prior to this novel, I had not read anything with her in it or seen any of the movies. I know, I know, shocking isn't it?! Secondly, this was my first encounter with Leigh Bardugo. Again, I know this is shocking as people rave over her Shadow and Bone series along with the Six of Crows duology. They have always been on my TBR pile but I have yet to pick them up. One day soon I will. So many books....not enough time. Now, to the novel. Putting it bluntly, I really enjoyed it. It definitely was a lot heftier than I expected but it didn't seem to be overly long while I was reading it. I have to give a warning though: do not stop reading after the first chapter! For me, it took until the true quest began when two of the main characters surprisingly ended up in a new city (am I being vague enough?). Prior to that, I was liking the novel but it was starting a bit slow. So give it a few chapters if you are thinking about giving up. Without giving too much away, I want to say that I'm glad that this novel wasn't actually solely about Diana. There was a lot of character development and half of it wasn't even her own! I think that additional main character really added to the story especially with the friendship that was created. In that vain, I also really enjoyed the characters and because of that my heart was breaking all over the place at multiple points in the novel. Really, I think my heart broke for each of them at one point or another. The novel was really good and it blew away any expectations that I had prior to reading (and trust me I had high expectations due to the hype). It definitely wasn't predictable and it was action packed throughout. The ending was perfect in the fact that it could go either way really. It was the perfect (yet emotional) ending that could conclude Leigh Bardugo's story of Wonder Woman or it was left open for a possible sequel. I highly doubt there would be a sequel judging by the fact there are more DC icon novelizations coming out but...either way it was a good ending. Definitely, definitely recommend! I can't wait for more of the DC icon books to be published as I enjoyed this one so much.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing book this book is so progressive in the YAcommunity. it's got great diversity, and even some lgbtq.overall a great read as well!
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Breaking new ground for diversity. Leigh Bardugo offers a unique account of the Wonder Woman phase that has been sweeping up everyone in it's path. Bardugo's novel centres around the relationship of two young women: Diana and Alia. These two young women, though raised in difference circumstances, form a relationship because they are both trying to come to terms with their identity and attempting to carve out their own destiny. Bardugo's diverse main, and supporting characters allows her and the story to touch on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. This is a great step forward and should be used as an example to future YA novels. Being a story centred around Wonder Woman, there are obviously feminist themes. However, they deal with more everyday instances of sexism, such as cat calling, being talked down to by men, and overall women having to constantly prove themselves as smart, and capable because it is not always assumed. With all that being said, I just wish this book grabbed me like it did so many others. Unfortunately, I wasn't pulled into the plot and was constantly aware that I was reading (I wasn't "lost in the story").This book was centred around young adults, and the constant joking, sarcasm, and "one liners" even at serious points in the story really took away form the narrative. However, that is just personal opinion, and there is still merit in this book for the younger crowd (especially girls) who need positive and diverse roll models to look up to.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Wonderful Story by Bardugo WOWWWWWWWWWW THAT WAS A BETRAYAL! I do commend Bardugo for using the "bring back from the dead" in a way that made sense and didn't make me eye roll (I'm looking at you Maas). loved the relationships and the humour was solid! Comedy in books is so hard to pull off but I laughed so many times in this book.The cast is also wonderfully diverse. I was concerned it would be using the comics or film as a crutch but I absolutely ADORED this book. It did it's own thing and I am like x10000000 more excited for Batman now. Don't let me down Lu! PS THE COVER IS BEAUTIFUL!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! Not really a fan of superheros but really enjoyed this book... i highly recommend it even if you think it's not the type of book for you. You too will love it!!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go & Get This! This novel is everything!!! It is superb!! I can no words!! I just finished it and I couldn't wait to rate it everywhere!! GIVE ME MORE!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good Highly recommended for all WW fans
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun For All Wonder Woman Fans A really fun, breezy story with one of the best superheroes ever written in the lead. This is exactly the book I needed the last couple days––exciting, funny, charming, and filled with brilliant action. The story moved at a quick pace that complimented the terrific fight scenes. I loved the dialogue and banter between the characters, and definitely did not expect the twist at the end. The ideas Bardugo brought to life interwoven with Greek mythology and ancient stories was the cherry on top of a fantastic cake that I would recommend to all lovers of the DC legend, strong women, and any reader who wants a fun book to unwind with after a stressful day. Speaking from experience, I can promise this is the book you want. This is a promising start to the DC ICONS series, and I can't wait for it to continue.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Leigh Bardugo I love her so much. I didn't expect much from this book because I'm generally not a fan of superhero but WOW I really enjoyed this more than I thought.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING *I received an ARC of this book, my review is for the work before it was edited and not the final product* I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It made his way trough the top of my favorite book so fast. You don't have to be a comic or super heroes fan to fall in love with the characters, the story, their friendship. Every little piece of this book was pure joy and or pain and it was amazing.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Waiting! My mother pre-ordered this book for me and I can't wait to read it!
Date published: 2017-06-15

Editorial Reviews

"Cinematic battles and a race against time keep the excitement high, but the focus on girls looking out for each other is what makes this tie-in shine."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer)"All readers will definitely be delighted by Bardugo’s cinematic delivery and long for more stories about this epic, ass-kicking heroine."— VOYA, starred review (for Wonder Woman: Warbringer)"Bardugo's set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for." ―New York Times Book Review (for Shadow and Bone)"The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." —Entertainment Weekly (for Shadow and Bone)"Cracking page-turner with a multiethnic, band of misfits." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review (for Six of Crows)"A delicious blend of masterfully executed elements . . . Bardugo outdoes herself." —Booklist (for Crooked Kingdom)