Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, A Review

This tale begins with our protagonist, Diana, trying to beat her Amazon sisters at a foot race. She wants to prove she is as strong as them despite her smaller stature and birth place. Everything was going great until she saw a ship explode off shore of her island, Themyscira, and decides to swim past the safe borders to try and search for survivors. This is when we meet Alia, our other protagonist. However, Alia is a human and her presence on the shores of the home of the Amazons creates chaos.

There is punishment for just crossing the border, but to bring in an outsider? That means exile. Diana finds a way to sneak Alia off the Island but winds up somewhere unexpected. This results in many interesting interactions and an interesting view on our world from an outsider. Diana also finds that she has more things in common with humans than she ever considered possible.

“To feel like your crime is just existing.”

– Leigh Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Both Diana and Alia know how it feels to live in someone else’s shadow. They both seek to live beyond their overbearing and demanding family. I feel like this too sometimes, and I thought it was a great way to express that we are not other people’s labels or ideas of us. You are you, and that is perfect, that is enough.

Alia and Diana find their strength and powers within themselves. They are stronger and better than they knew and they have more courage than they ever believed.

This was so uplifting! Talk about Leigh Bardugo just making me feel like I can do amazing things too. With the help of good friends and support, anything is possible!

I highly recommend this for fans of Wonder Woman and/or Leigh Bardugo. Okay, I’m going to go learn how to use a lasso now!

Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!

A Review of Queen of the Unwanted by Jenna Glass

I was very excited to receive an Advanced Readers Copy of the sequel to The Women’s War by Jenna Glass.

Queen Alys is trying to get through her grief, while Elin is using creative ways to show the men around her that she is in control. There is also a new Abbess in Khalpar, however, she has been placed in this position to find a way to undo The Blessing that gives women control over their bodies. This Blessing is called The Curse by the majority of the men in this story.

Queen of the Unwanted deals with feminism and women’s rights in the best possible manner. Jenna Glass uses her skill to create a world of political schemes and to show the difficulty of a new social system between men and women.

The author also does a great job of touching on other matters, such as the importance of women being able to defend themselves. I especially liked how Glass outlined some great skills when it comes to a women’s self defense, like using your voice to scream and not to be afraid of violence against an attacker.

I really enjoyed this addition to The Women’s War series, especially the provocative ending! I cannot wait to find out what happens next!

Thank you for reading my review!!

Happy Reading!!