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.
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.
Pg. 7: “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. “
Pg. 53: “We cannot spend our lives in hiding, wondering what we might accomplish if given the chance. We have to take the chance ourselves…”
Pg. 67: “The world had a beautiful logic to it, hidden patterns that would reveal themselves if you could just learn to see them.”
Pg. 117:” You make things happen or they happen to you.”
Pg. 142: “”And I’m much more comfortable reading than at parties. So, yeah, not much chance at normal.””
Pg. 149:”Some sorrows had to be borne alone.”
Pg. 173: “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.”
Pg. 179: “”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.”
Pg. 276:””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.””
Pg. 363:” 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.”
5 out of 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.