From the new Wonder Woman movie, to this little story that's full of female empowerment, this superhero has rapidly become one of my favourites. Catwoman, Superman, and Batman are also being remade by popular authors in books for young adults. So now I can't wait to see what comes next.
Some people were disappointed with the lack of a romance between Wonder Woman and Alia in Wonder Woman, but Bardugo was doing something more important. The power of female friendships is shown throughout Diana's story.
I expected certain things from this book such as action, death, drama, etc. and I definitely got them, but I was surprised by several things. I was surprised by the strength of the characters and their relationships, and how well the author used dialogue to create warm, funny and touching dynamics between them. I was surprised that it was at times a funny book. And I was surprised by how much emotion Bardugo packed into it.
In this Wonder Woman story, Alia is on board a ship near the island where Diana and her Amazonian sisters live when a bomb detonates. Diana pulls her from when she runs away and soon discovers her act of bravery may lead to disaster for both the human world and the Amazons. Alia is a Warbringer, and she unwittingly brings death and war wherever she goes.
Diana sets out on a journey to find the last resting place of Helen of Troy. Along the way, she meets up with friends and family members, including Alia’s brother and friend Nim. The theme of girls sticking up for one another is a recurring motive in this novel.
In Diana's story, to make it less one-dimensional, the author spends plenty of time discussing other characters. Unlike most superhero stories, no character is really only important in relation to the superhero; each of them has a strong role.
The most popular costume for Halloween this year is, of course, Wonder Woman. There are many costumes, the most popular of which are costumes, Wonder Woman's weapons, and wigs.