The Resource Wonder Woman : Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman : Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo

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Wonder Woman : Warbringer
Title
Wonder Woman
Title remainder
Warbringer
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Leigh Bardugo
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Warbringer
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eng
Summary
  • "Diana, Princess of the Amazons, journeys to the World of Man in this coming-of-age young adult story"--
  • Diana, Princess of the Amazons, longs to prove herself to her warrior sisters. When the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal. Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued 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. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, Diana and Alia will have to stand side by side against the tide of war
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  • Grades 9-12 Wonder Woman’s backstory is fairly well-known—Amazon princess, isolated island populated only by women, defender of truth and justice, snappy golden lasso, etc.—but Bardugo breathes zippy new life into the story with a twisty plot, whip-smart characters, and her trademark masterful writing. Diana is eager to prove her valor to the other Amazons on Themyscira, but her chosen act of heroism—­rescuing teenage Alia from a shipwreck outside the boundary waters of the island—wreaks havoc on the island’s delicate balance. Of course, that’s not all: Alia is a “warbringer,” and her mere existence will spark global war unless Diana can intervene. Seamlessly integrating classic Wonder Woman lore with her own updated take, Bardugo fleshes out Diana’s backstory and the mythology of Themyscira, adds in sly commentary on feminism and equality, and leavens the package with wry comedy—Diana’s dour obliviousness to contemporary culture will make readers guffaw. This will certainly please seasoned fans of Wonder Woman, but with a cinematic plot and a diverse cast of thoughtfully well-­rounded characters, don’t be surprised if it garners wider appeal, too. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Combine best-selling, acclaimed Bardugo with one of this summer’s most hotly anticipated movies, and you’ve got a recipe for a blockbuster on your hands. -- Hunter, Sarah (Reviewed 6/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 19, p101)
  • Gr 9 Up—Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, daughter of Hippolyta—and desperate for her mother's approval. When Diana witnesses a shipwreck, she decides she cannot let the sole survivor drown. But when disease begins to afflict Diana's Amazon sisters, and earthquakes shake the island of Themyscira, it becomes clear that Diana's choice to rescue Alia has consequences she never could have imagined. Alia is no ordinary girl—she is a descendant of Helen of Troy, the woman whose face "launched a thousand ships." But it wasn't Helen's beauty that drove men to war—Helen was a Warbringer, a deadly legacy Alia has inherited. Diana, Alia, and a motley crew of New York teenagers must find a way to end Alia's potentially destructive power and prevent global war. But there are both human and mythological forces that stand in their way. This book is cinematic in its presentation—fans of the Wonder Woman movie or comics will be satisfied by the fight sequences and the sidekick characters. And the plot about the world on the brink of war feels timely. This book will also appeal to fans of James Patterson's "Maximum Ride" series. VERDICT Not very nuanced, but full of heart and good fun. A strong choice for collections needing female-powered titles for reluctant readers.—Heather M. Campbell, formerly at Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, CO --Heather M. Campbell (Reviewed 07/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 7, p85)
  • /* Starred Review */ DC Comics opens its new line of media tie-in novels with this Wonder Woman origin story.Bardugo introduces readers to Wonder Woman with two alternating perspectives: Diana, princess of Themyscira, and Alia, a 17-year-old New Yorker. While most Amazons are women warriors rewarded with new lives after death, Diana alone is untested, molded from clay, eager to prove herself worthy. Diana's rescue of Alia from a shipwreck forces the princess into exile in order to prevent a foreordained global catastrophe. Alia wonders if her unusually dressed, oddly naïve rescuer is in a cult. Nerdy, orphaned, biracial, and identifying as black, Alia is awkward and mostly friendless despite her family's massive wealth. Rescued from disaster by this bronze-skinned white girl who looks "like a supermodel who moonlighted as a cage fighter," Alia learns her very existence might cause the deaths of millions. With the help of her brother and their two best friends (snarky Brazilian Theo and Indian Nim, who's queer, fat, fashionable, and fabulous), Alia accompanies Diana on a quest to end the cycle of death. This will absolutely satisfy pre-existing fans of Wonder Woman, but it also readily stands alone for non-superhero fans (although with the first live-action Wonder Woman film opening two months before the novel's launch, it's likely to contribute to a new fan base for Diana). Cinematic battles and a race against time keep the excitement high, but the focus on girls looking out for each other is what makes this tie-in shine. Crossed fingers for a sequel. (Superhero fantasy. 12-16)(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2017)
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Bardugo, Leigh
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[Fic]
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no index present
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750L
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fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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5.3
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True
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  • Wonder Woman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Female friendship
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Coming of age
  • Female friendship
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Female friendship
  • Young adult fiction
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adolescent
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Warbringer
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Wonder Woman : Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo
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1824353
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
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9780399549731
Lccn
2016044698
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780399549731
  • (OCoLC)959660952
Label
Wonder Woman : Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1824353
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780399549731
Lccn
2016044698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399549731
  • (OCoLC)959660952

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