Hello, my beloved readers!
After I had devoured all of the Grishaverse novels, I went on to pick up Leigh Bardugo’s contribution to the DC Icons series. Although I hadn’t been a superhero fan for most of my life, I got sucked into the MCU and now I’m checking out the DC Universe as well. I liked the Wonder Woman movie, so I was pretty excited to give this one a shot!
Diana, daughter of the Queen of the Amazons, longs for a chance to prove herself. An opportunity opens up when she saves a girl from drowning and suddenly finds her self tasked with saving the world…
This was quite good!
First of all, the Wonder Woman of the book (and the other Amazons as well as Themiscyra) are but an inspiration. Many things differ from the info that have been established in comic or movies thus far.
It’s difficult to take an already famous character but then make the thing your own. Here and there I felt like Bardugo struggled a bit with that.
The story we get is pretty much your standard “let’s go on a quest to save the world before the times runs out” type of thing. There wasn’t too much surprising or unique stuff going on and that left me a little disappointed.
Wonder Woman is a decent book but it’s just nothing special. I know Leigh Bardugo is talented and writes brilliant books. Unfortunately, I don’t see too much of that in this novel. Warbringer is one of those books you might pick up at the airport, read at the beach during your holiday and then leave to never think of it again.
This review is sounding far more negative than it should. Wonder Woman: Warbringer wasn’t terrible by any means. It just wasn’t impressive or decerning or a story I would pick up a second time.
Did you read the DC Icons series? Let me know in the comments what you think!