I was never a huge fan of DC icons. Yes, I do watch them for entertainment but I’m not really very enthusiastic about them. Batman vs. Superman literally put me to sleep. Sorry. Lol. But I’ve heard a lot of rave reviews about Wonder Woman:Warbringer so I thought I’d give it a chance. Plus it’s written by one of my favorite fantasy writers and I’m so glad because the book indeed deserves all those positive reviews.
I didn’t expect to enjoy it so much but once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. The writing is enjoyable, riveting and very funny (Diana giving Alia piggyback rides amused me to no end. It made me laugh so much more that they had to do it again in the near end of the story. Lol!) . The characters are adorable and the banters so cute especially between Nim and Theo. The reading experience reminded me of those good ole days when I read Rick Riordan’s series with similar Greek myth awesomeness- hero on a quest as predicted by the oracle. It was so much fun especially because it takes place in our contemporary world.
I particularly admire how Diana is juxtaposed next to Alia. How opposite their worlds and their characters are but also very similar at the same time. How in essence, they are still both girls longing to be just themselves regardless of their origins. It’s also so cute how Diana sees how fragile the human life is but couldn’t help appreciate it at the same time.
“They were food for deep-sea fishes, for sharks- and for time that ate at them slowly, inevitably, they whether they were on water or land.”
”They face the world with courage and humor…”
My only complaint is the plot twist revealing the true villain in the story. (view spoiler). But really, Leigh Bardugo is such a masterful storyteller. The woman can write anything, seriously. I’m waiting for the day she releases a contemporary.