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Wonder Woman: Warbringer

(DC Icons #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  26,580 ratings  ·  5,144 reviews
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.

Library Binding, 368 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Cristina I relate 100%! I usually steer clear of these kind of novels, even if they are canon. But in this case, I happen to love Leigh Bardugo's work and I've…moreI relate 100%! I usually steer clear of these kind of novels, even if they are canon. But in this case, I happen to love Leigh Bardugo's work and I've read her essay on Wonder Woman and what she means to her, and I'm excited to see a true fan and great writer try her hand at this. I think DC chose the authors for this round of canon, YA novels really well! :)(less)
aquiverofwords Sort of. It's very sober and mature. Nothing overly sexual; only kissing. There's too much other bad-assery going on.
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Emily May
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, arc, 2017, young-adult
“Sister in battle,” murmured Diana, “I am shield and blade to you.”
“And friend.”
“And always your friend.”

Wonder Woman has gotten quite the makeover this year and I must confess: I really like it. From the movie with Gal Gadot, to this wicked little tale of female empowerment, one of my least favourite superheroes is rapidly becoming a new favourite. And apparently Catwoman, Superman and Batman are also being remade by popular YA authors. After this, I'm excited for more.

You know, at first, I w
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

I love Leigh Bardugo SO much and she did such an amazing job with this story. I loved how it showed the power of strong female friendships and just girl power in general. My only complaint is that I felt there wasn't quite enough action for a superhero novel.

Booktalk to come!! I will link it when it's up.

*Thank you to Chapters Indigo for providing me with an ARC!*
Chaima ✨ شيماء
I really thought that by now I would have already been adopted by the Amazons of Themyscira who, admittedly, hated the world of men but found a soft spot for idiotic yet well-intended me, carving a path for me towards self-acceptance after a sixty minute movie/montage of me facing my deepest fears and some nice scenic shots maybe...

This book was a good and quite fulfilling substitute for the fantasy though!

“The sun sets. An age of heroes begins. And I believe I promised you a beautiful death.”
Miranda Reads
Okay, maybe it's just me...but I was expecting more

Diana, along with everyone she's ever known, lives on a secret island - devoted to the strongest female warriors known to mankind.
Sisters in battle, I am shield and blade to you. As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary. While I live, your cause is mine.
Every warrior has proven herself time, and time again...well, except for Diana.

Diana is the only one who was born (and raised) on the island. And while she's loved by all...there
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
One of the shortest reviews to what I thought would be a long review of one of my favorite comic book characters.

Wonder Woman and the Hulk were my favorite characters of all time when I was growing up. I watched and own the shows. I just love them still. Superman followed shortly after and then several more as I got older. Soooooo, I was really disappointed that this book didn't blow me away. I thought it would have all of the stars. I love old school Diana.

All the stars goes to Wonder Woman a
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: superheroes
‘‘Sister in battle, I am shield and blade to you. As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary. While I live, your cause is mine.’’

If you’re expecting this to be anything like Leigh Bardugo’s previous written works, expect no more. It would be a bad idea if you did, because this is a very different beast.

Wonder Woman is a legend, but before she became one, she was just a princess, trying to prove to herself and her sisters that she is much, much more than that. That she is a true Amazon.


“I imagine all wars look the same to those who die in them.”

First off, Leigh Bardugo is honestly the queen of writing and I’m not sure what any of us did to deserve her, but I am forever and always going to count her as a blessing. This story is so beautifully written, and I had to tab so many pages with powerful quotes. Leigh also always writes diverse casts that I fall instantly in love with. Like, when do I get a full book about Nim? Because I need that in my life immediately.

Diana – Wh
C.G. Drews
Okay so this was a definite pocketful of feministic glory. I confess I was worried! As much as I adore Leigh Bardugo, I actually hadn't (UNTIL NOW) read a superhero-adaption-novel that didn't make me feel like swallowing rusty sporks. But this reads fully like a decent superpowered exciting action adventure story and I thoroughly loved it! Even though I will confess it was rather slow. And who the heck knows what's going on with my paperback, but the font was so tiny I lost about 9 years off my ...more
An ok to good book. I would have liked to give it 3.5 stars. There are parts of the book that are really good but on the whole the book is very slow. I think part of what I had to overcome in this story, was forgetting everything I already knew about Wonder Woman. I think Leigh Bardugo did a great job of Diane, but not quite as great on Wonder Woman. However this is not a bad thing as in this story, Diane is quite a bit younger then previous incarnations of her have been, and has all the inexper ...more
Wonder Woman can crush me between her thighs and I'd probably be all heart eyes while she does it. 🤷 \_(ツ)_/

i don't think you guys understand how badly i want to live on the island of Themyscira!!! where everything is pure and magical with beautiful, bad ass ladies around every corner!!!

anyways, this book is about Wonder Women aka Diana who was made of clay and bought to life by the gods themselves. on an island where every Amazon has proved themselves worthy to live on in peace, Diana feels un
Ben Alderson
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written by my favourite author - TICK
About my favourite DC Hero - TICK
Incredile Dialouge - TICK
Action on point - TICK
Diverse, relatable & fabulous characters - TICK

This is why LEIGH IS THE
may ❀
There was once a time when I would write reviews that wee NOT lists but those times are over folks, I genuinely forgot how to write paragraphs in my attempts of being an edgy teenager so im back with another list-review, my fav


Reasons why You Will Love this Book
- Leigh the queen Bardugo wrote it
- Wonder woman fictional tale??? Sign me the heck up
- Sisterhood and some heartfelt stuff are featured
- No girl hate, rejoice my friends
- The characters are unique and multi-dimensional
- Diana’s encou
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“You dance differently when you know you won't live forever.”

I have seen the film. And this book is better. Fight me.

Full disclosure: I do not care for DC or Marvel. I mean, how many times can an apocalypse be prevented in the last nanosecond until it becomes unrealistic? Until it becomes a cliché? They tell the same story again and again and I am over it. I also do not care for the majority of actors and actresses the companies have hired. I either dislike them or find them boring. Or hate them
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
“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.”

I’m sitting here right now, trying to write a review for this book and I literally just can’t think of a fitting first sentence because I’m still so overwhelmed by how amazing this book was. ‘Wonder Woman: Warbringer’ is one of the books you pretty much fly through, that absolutely absorbs you right from the beginning and then leaves you sitting there at the end of it, staring a
Am I psyched for this because it's about Wonder Women? Or because it was written by my queen, Leigh Bardugo?

destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
“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.”

I’ve never been a Wonder Woman fan in my past (I was always more of a Batman type), so I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book, or whether or not I would enjoy it very much, but it came highly recommended by one of my best friends, and it’s Leigh Bardugo, which meant, if nothing else, I knew I’d like the writing in it. The beginning started off rather slow for me and I felt l
Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
You weren't expecting a rating below 5 stars, were you? xD

Read my full review of Wonder Woman: Warbringer!

Holy crap on a cracker, this book was freaking amazing! I am utterly speechless, floored, stupefied, and every other possible synonymous adjective. But am I surprised to be feeling this way after finishing this book? Of course not! I'm talking about Leigh freaking Bardugo here. My idol, my inspiration, and in my humble (and totally unbiased) opinion—the most awe-inspiring and talented author
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Sisters in battle, I am shield and blade to you. As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary. While I live, your cause is mine.”

Maaaan, Leigh Bardugo just became my queen and I'll read anything she writes from now on. I absolutely adore her writing style, she surely knows how to write a gripping story about friendship and with perfect amount of jokes and action.

Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
that plot twist was the biggest power move ever so thank u for that miss bardugo
Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
DNF @ 280


She would not fail. And she would not
let fear choose her path.

me : if this is a dream, please wake me up from the this nightmare that I did not finish the book I anticipated in 2017.
me : *closes my eyes and pinches my arm*
me : *opens my eyes*
me : well, fuck. this isn't a dream.

*sighs* I am so disappointed right now. The book that I anticipated and had high expecations failed me. I am not a fan of superheroes, ( I'm more of a person wh
Adam Silvera

Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
"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.

I can't even with how much I loved this book.

It's a different spin on the Wonder Woman story and it's honestly one of my favorites. Diana doesn't find a man on the beach and get all googly eyed over a dude. She rescues a female..AND IT BEGINS!

Deborah Obida
I’ve always being a fan of wonder woman, the idea of a strong female not a damsel in distress appeals to my feminism. I’ve read comic books about wonder woman, watched animations and the movie and I love them all, when I found out about this book and that Leigh was going to write I just could not contain my excitement.

This book is everything I thought it'll be and more. The world building is so explicit and the setting perfectly depicted, I have a perfect picture of Themyscira and the Amazons in
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2017, ya
Before I start this review, I think you might want to know 2 things:
1) I’ve only ever read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. It was fun but nothing impressive.
2) I’m not a DC fan. Not that I hate it, but rather that I don’t know much about it to decide if I’m a fan or not. I haven’t read any of the comics and I’ve only watched a movie or 2. So my knowledge about Wonder Woman is very limited.
That’s why, I won’t compare this book to any of Bardugo’s other works. I can’t to tell you if this book i
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Marianne - November Words
A hymn to feminism, girls supporting girls, friendship and bravery!
Thank you Sankta Leigh Bardugo, for giving us such a precious sunbeam called Diana.


Well, now more than ever these kind of books are important, for what they stand, for their values. Go Leigh!
May 21, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

alright so leigh released the cover on her instagram and website and i must admit, i expected more. i'm not saying it's ugly and i'm not judging it, but i'm saying i expected more as in i thought it would be a little similar to her other covers and less of an "old comic" kind. a little synopsis was released and a better trailer for the movie was released as well which gets me a lot more excited for this book. i'm still really excited because i mean, look at diana in this upcoming 2017 mo
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonder Woman: Warbringer was a wonderful adventure story following Diana, aka. Wonder Woman, as she navigates a journey of self discovery from the isolated island of the Amazons to modern day NYC & Greece!

Along the way she learns a lot about herself, about life, friendship, love, loyalty and ass-kicking.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt it had just the right amount of action, turmoil and humor. This is actually the first book I have ever read by Leigh Bardugo...

I know, I know. I have
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WrensReads Review:

This book was marvelous.

Bardugo took a legend and made an empowering, feminist book that will help women come into their own. Like I want to go stand on top of a building and look down at the world. Swing down and punch some misogynist in the face and show them how great women are.

I might be channeling my inner Spiderman with that last comment... wrong comic company. Let’s get back on track.

*puts on the wonder woman costume that I haven’t owned for five years that hasn’t been
Nov 12, 2016 marked it as anxiously-waiting  ·  review of another edition
After seeing the new trailer today, my hope is so high but I know Leigh won't let me down.
Diana is a strong and independent female character.

I don't even have words for this.


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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, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and King of Scars—with more to come. (To hear about new releases, tour dates, and giveaways first, sign up for Leigh's newsletter here.) Her short stori ...more

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