Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer: by Leigh Bardugo


Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Release Date: August 28, 2017


Daughter of immortals.

Princess 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 mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. 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.


Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.


I loved the movie Wonder Woman that’s why I was excited to read this.

This was actually my first Leigh Bardugo read and now I understand the hype around her. The writing/plot is good, the pacing was just right, and the action scenes were incredible!

Diana is a very lovable MC, but I loved Alia even more! My favorite character would have to be Theo. The friendship that was shown in the story was so heartwarming. Also, that plot twist in the end! I didn’t see that coming! I’m really excited to read Leigh Bardugo’s other books and continue reading the DC Icons series.

Favorite Quotes:

“Make a plan. Battles are often lost because people don’t know which war they’re fighting.”

“Don’t get into a situation where you have to explain yourself.”

“You can’t live in fear. You make things happen or they happen to you.”

“Because the whole world loves to tell us what we can’t do, that we aren’t good enough. The people in your own house should be on your side. It’s the people who never learn the word impossible who make history, because they’re the ones who keep trying.”

“We can’t help the way we were born. We can’t help what we are, only what life we choose to make for ourselves.”

“Because no one can stop war entirely. It’s inevitable.”
“In your world, maybe.”
“In any world. The problem isn’t war; it’s what humanity has made of it.”

Soundtrack: Use Somebody by Kings of Leon

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Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over three million copies sold worldwide, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows DuologyThe Language of Thorns, and King of Scars—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including The Best of and the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and the forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Los Angeles. For information on new releases and appearances, sign up for Leigh’s newsletter.


17 thoughts on “Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer: by Leigh Bardugo

  1. I have yet to read anything written by Leigh Bardugo but she sounds like a truly incredible writer and I think it takes a skilled one to take a well loved character in an established fictional saga and do it justice. Will definitely be adding this one to my list! x

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  2. I’ve actually never heard of Leigh Bardugo but am interested to read some of her books. I loved the Wonder Woman movie too so this is right up my alley, plus one of my friends is obsessed with the character.

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