I am unsure of whether or not I made it clear, but this year I have been obsessed with all Wonder Woman-related content. So naturally, I had to read Wonder Woman: Warbringer and oh my, oh my!
I refuse to re-tell the plot for the review because that would be a crime against the book and I do not want to spoil anything for you. To hover over the lines of the plot however, I would say that the story involves the Amazons (duh), the actual goddesses that blessed and created Themyscira (ooh), Diana (hello, Captain Obvious), the Trojan War (!!!!!) and hold your horses, a racially and sexually diverse character cast (!!!).
I love the style in which the book is written, I love the character development, I love the plot twists, I love that the book kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the time and I am ashamed that it took me 5 days to finish it!
Initially, I did not really like Alia because of all the trouble she gave Diana (and Diana is my precious smol), but by the end of the story she grew on me in a way that I started admiring her for being able to use her gift/curse and turn it around to her benefit.
Nim I immediately fell in love with because she is like the combined image of many of my closer friends and she reminded me of all of them and how I must treasure them always.
Jason’s character pisses me off just thinking about him so I refuse to write about him.
And last but not least, Theo who makes me smile just thinking about him and I really wish I could meet someone like that in real life and have him be one of my best friends.
You must be thinking – she didn’t write about Diana!!! Diana is love, Diana is life and any and all words are not enough to express my feelings about her.
You should definitely check out this book as it is filled with action and love and friendship and struggles and magic and it’s 100% one of the best books to come out this year.
A quote: “I am done being careful. I am done being quiet. Let them see me angry. Let them hear me wail at the top of my lungs.”
My rating: 5/5 stars