Genre: Superheros, Ya, Fantasy .
Year Of Publication: August 31st 2017.
Pages: 384 pages ( Paperback)
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
I received a copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.All opinions are, of course, honest and completely my own.
“I am immortal and you are a footnote.”
This book managed to blow me away! I loved it so freaking much. But i wasn’t expecting any less since it is Leigh Bardugo but boy did she deliver. I am a huge fan of super hero’s movies and that’s where I end, I am not super comic reader fan or anything. But i still love my action and superheros. And this book had action from the get go and it never stopped. Every two pages something big was happening through out.
This book has a huge Greek influence. It gave me so many Percy Jackson vibes. The Greek mythology is so intricately interwoven into Diana’s story and has such a huge part in the plot. It was like a huge big quest.
The world was built so vividly and beautifully. I loved reading all the descriptions from the beauty of the island of Themyscira to the streets of New York. It was all so perceptively beautiful. And its so well written that you have no problem what so ever in follow and imagining what is being said.
At first, reading the first few chapter when Steve was replaced by Alia as the survivor i thought Leigh was gonna take the gay main character turn with Diana in this book and explore that. But it turned out she was going towards female friendship and sister hood.
“Sister in battle,” murmured Diana, “I am shield and blade to you.”
“And always your friend.”
This book explored so much into the power of female friendships and strong female character. Both Diana and Alia were so fierce and determined from the start. They were kick ass, brilliantly self decisive and their bonding was rawr! And they made quite a nice team together.
There are so many other topics explored in this book , It talks about self image, feminism, human nature, gender equality, sisterhood, it talks about science and its pros and cons, the preposterous-ness of ‘World of Man’ and how things are so wrong in the world.
It was also so interesting to see that other than Diana all the main characters in this book are Poc. Aside from the white Diana, Alia and her brother are Greek/African-American and identify as black, Theo is Brazilian, and Nim is Indian, gay, fat and all of them are so complex.
I loved Diana. She had some funny dialogues. But she was driven, she was bold, fierce, kickass but at the same time she has such a pure , kind heart. I totally fell for her.
The plot of this book is so full of action and you never see it coming. From the get go their is always something happening or about to happen. And it so deliver on the action of the super hero part. I swear I had the ww theme song running in my head through out the read. And the plot twist!!! You don’t even see it coming.
This book has so much going on for it. It has wonderfully captivating characters; each ones grabs you attention with their own set of charms, issues and personality. It delves on so many issues at the same time. It is just so full of charm, the characters have some beautiful dialogues. Their interaction are so full of fun and excitement and you never can tell what they will say next. Some dialogues will make you laugh out loud. This book is so full of kindness, caring, belonging to one another, respect.
And in the end of the book it hints at more adventures. And it absolutely made my day! And i cannot wait for more!!! I absolutely cannot wait to read more about Diana and her adventure. That how this book leaves you and on big high and need fore more!(Well i hope the hinting is real )
In the end ill say this to summarize: