“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.”
This book surprised me in so many ways.
I went into this book very hesitantly for a couple of different reason. First, I had never read a book by this author before. And second, and probably the main reason why is was so hesitant, was because I HATED the Wonder Woman movie (I can make a whole separate review for that if you guys would like.) I thought going in that this book was honestly just be the movie in book form.
It wasn’t thankfully and I came out shocked about how much I enjoyed it.
I listened to this book on audio so I of course have to talk about the narration. I think that the narrator did a great job of bringing this story to life. Mozhan Marno did a great job bringing the character of Diana to life. I think that she was the perfect fit for the naration.
I loved all of the characters Diana was just a kick-ass female protagonist. She was everything that I wanted going in from a main character. Seeing her adjust to a life in the mortal world made me laugh. Some of the things that she said were hilarious. I loved her.
I also really liked Alia. I think that she was a very courageous character. I could really tell that she loved her brother and really did care about what he thought. I think that she made a smart decision to try to get out on her own and went on that biology trip. Seeing her try to come to terms with her status as a warbringer. I think she did a great job coming to terms with that.
There was one character in this story that became my favorite. I loved them all equally.
I also really how this book focused a ton on friendship and there wasn’t really a romance aspect to it at all. I think Diana and Alia made a great pair. They seemed to equal each other out in some of the best ways. Alia was able to teach Diana the ways of the mortal world which just made the story even more interesting as I said before.
The plot was definite this book strong suit. I thought it was amazing. There was twists and turns everywhere that I didn’t see coming. I thought it was a little slow at parts but this author really impressed with her ability to write great plots.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Like I said earlier, it was a huge surprise for me. I know think that I want to give the movie another chance just to see if my opinion has changed! I can’t wait to read the rest of series and I will definitely check out anything else this author has written.