How can you not with this book when not only the Wonder Woman movie broke so many records at the box office, but this YA novel is written by the fabulous NY Times Bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo?! She wrote one of my favorite series (Six of Crows), and I’ll never forget meeting her last year!
Wonder Woman: Warbringer is the first book in the DC Icons series, and will be followed by Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu, Superman by Matt de la Peña, and conclude with Sarah J. Maas’s Catwoman, all in 2018 (tentatively). I wasn’t how I felt about this new take on these iconic comic superheroes, but when I saw Wonder Woman in theaters a few weeks ago, I thought, “YAS. I MUST HAVE IT!”
So here I am. 🙂
Here’s a synopsis of the book:
She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .
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 mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. 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.
Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
HOW AWESOME DOES THAT SOUND? There’s also a pretty sweet pre-order deal which you can find here.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo releases on August 29! You can pre-order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble (these are signed copies), IndieBound, Book Depository, and other major booksellers. I believe in the U.K. bookstore chain called Waterstones has an exclusive hardcover edition of the book, too. You can order that here! (I also think BookDepository has that one available, too, so I’m going to go ahead and link it here. Someone correct me if I’m wrong. 🙂 )