Favorite Book Quotes

“Planes crashed. Ships were wrecked upon the rocks. That was the nature of the mortal world. It was a place where disaster could happen and often did. Human life was a tide of misery, one that never reached the island’s shores. “

“We cannot spend our lives in hiding, wondering what we might accomplish if given the chance. We have to take the chance ourselves…”

“The world had a beautiful logic to it, hidden patterns that would reveal themselves if you could just learn to see them.”

” You make things happen or they happen to you.”

“”And I’m much more comfortable reading than at parties. So, yeah, not much chance at normal.””

”Some sorrows had to be borne alone.”

“She let herself yield to the pressure of his hand, the tilt of his body-for now. Dancing might not be quite like fighting, but you still had to be careful when someone stepped into your guard.”

“”We can’t help the way we’re born. We can’t help what we are, only what life we choose to make for ourselves.”

””Depending on how you look at it. As they fought, their respect for each other grew. They fell in love, but as they were matched in strength, so were they matched in stubbornness. They died in each others arms and, with their last breaths, spoke their vows. The gods placed them in the sky, where they might remain forever, neither diminished by the others brightness, ruling their corner of the night in haughty isolation.””

” Maybe she’d needed to choose the path for herself. Maybe she’d fought harder because she’d known she had no one else to believe in her.”

Goodreads Synopsis:

Daughter of immortals.

Princess 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 mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

Daughter of death.

Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. 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.

Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because 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:

5/5 stars

I absolutely LOVED this book!

I most recently became a fan of Wonder Woman, because, obviously, she kicks ass. So when I found out at BookCon that there was a YA book release of Wonder Woman as a teenager, I knew I had to get it. Unfortunately, I missed out on getting a copy at BookCon, but I got my copy at my favorite bookstore called The Strand.

This book did NOT disappoint. This was the first book that I’ve ever read by Leigh Bardugo and I am so happy I did. Her characters were well developed, all with their own unique personalities. Even though there weren’t a lot of characters, I still liked some aspect of each of the characters. I enjoyed how this book was written through the eyes of the teenage version of Diana Prince, before she becomes Wonder Woman. There were a lot of funny parts, of course when she comes to the World of Man, and does not understand/follow what is the norm of how woman/girls are supposed to be. Bardugo definitely stayed true to who Wonder Woman was known for. The story in itself was so interesting!

The imagery and descriptions of the scenery in this book were INCREDIBLE. One of the things that a book must have to be good is the ability to paint an image without me having to second guess what the scene is supposed to look like. This book made me have an interest in Bardugo’s other books.

I absolutely recommend this book to anyone. People who are a fan of Wonder Woman and Leigh Bardugo’s work would absolutely enjoy reading this book.