You guys, the hype for this book is real and so justified! This book is perfection! Between all the excitement over the Wonder Woman movie this year, and the fact that this book is written by LEIGH BARDUGO, it’s impossible to go into this one without incredibly high expectations. But rest assured, my friends, it does not disappoint!
I adored the way Bardugo wrote Diana’s character. I loved all the totally kick-ass Amazons. And I could not get enough of the goddesses, who Bardugo brilliantly incorporated into the novel. Here’s a few of my favorites, some of whom you might get to meet when this book comes out later this month!
The Goddesses of Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Athena is goddess of wisdom, craft, war, diplomacy, weaving, poetry, medicine, and commerce. She is also the patron goddess of heroic endeavor, something crucial to Diana and her crew in this novel.
Hera is the goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, and family. She is also known to have a bit of a jealous streak when it comes to Zeus and his other lovers and offspring.
Eris is the goddess of chaos, strife, and discord. Eris certainly isn’t a goddess I’d want to run into if I found myself in a situation where the fate of the world was resting on my shoulders.
Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality and is probably one of the more well-known goddesses today. In Greek mythology the gods always feared that Aphrodite’s beauty would lead to conflict and war.
Artemis is goddess of the hunt, forests and hills, moon, and archery. Artemis was also known to be the protector of young girls.
Demeter is goddess of agriculture, harvest, fertility, and sacred law. She presided over the cycle of life and death and is Persephone’s mother.
Hestia is goddess of the hearth, home, domesticity, family, and the state. Hestia received the first offering at every sacrifice in the household.
About the Book
by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 29, 2017
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 excited are you for Wonder Woman: Warbringer to hit shelves later this month?! Do you live in one of the cities she’ll be stopping by on her book tour?