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Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Date of Publication: August 29th, 2017

 

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Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Review:

So, first off I know nothing about most comic book characters, but Wonder Woman has always been interesting. Plus, Leigh Bardugo wrote the book, so it had to be a win, right? Well… This is no Six of Crows. At least to me. Her other books have made me fall in love with her characters. This one I didn’t connect with them, but I didn’t hate them either.

Diana is strong. Well of course she is, she is Wonder Woman, but I loved her humor even when she wasn’t trying to be funny. Her and Alia had some interesting scenes. If you are all about girl power, then this book is definitely for you.

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I don’t know what it was, but I found myself kind of bored in parts. I did like the growth of Diana and Alia, though. I just wanted more from this book!!!!!!

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Is this book on your TBR list?

 

 

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Review: Crooked Kingdom

Title: Crooked Kingdom

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Date of Publication: September 27th, 2016

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Goodreads Summary:

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

My Review:

First off I loved this book! I also might add that this book has the prettiest edges I have ever seen.

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This book starts right off where book 2 ended, and Kaz and his crew are going to do everything they can to get back one of their own that was taken at the end of book one. Crooked Kingdom is told in point of views from all 6 characters. I loved each one even with all the issues they have going on, but I must say Inej is my absolute favorite. She is strong and human and even with everything she has been through she can still find the good, but she is never gullible.

The whole book was action packed and with each character like the last book there would be flashbacks of what happened in their lives, and you can see why they have become the way that they are.

Kaz – My broken street prince I want to give you a hug even though I know you shy away from human touch

Inej – I want you to teach me to scale a wall oh so quietly

Mathias – Your strength is what I need, and you are my second favorite!

Nina – Your humor could make me smile all day

Jesper – Teach me how to shoot

Wylan – Your sweetness can light my way

I don’t want to let these characters go! I also might say that there are a few characters that make an appearance from the Grisha trilogy. I will also say that one is my absolute favorite from the Grisha trilogy and needs to get their own story pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I was jumping up and down and so incredibly excited!

I don’t want to give too much away, but this one was an emotional ride! By the end of the book I had tears in my eyes, and I am still yearning for an epilogue! The piano scene stood out for me the most. You will have to read it to see what I am talking about.

 

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Have you started this series yet? What is your favorite character?

September Reading 2016

Books I am reading in September:

 

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What are you reading this month?

Waiting on Wednesday: Crooked Kingdom

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine, that discusses upcoming releases that we are super excited about!

Date of Publication: September 27th, 2016

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Goodreads Summary:

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

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What book are you waiting on?

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books With A Fantasy Setting

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Books With a Fantasy Setting

I really love a fantasy setting because I can escape from the current world into a new type of world where magic really does exist!

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What type of setting do you guys like?

Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie Week

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Freebie Week, so I am doing a flashback. My top ten books of 2015.

2015 was a great year for books!  There were so many I wanted to put in my top then!

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What was your favorite book from 2015?