Author: Leigh Bardugo
Buy: Amazon US
I loved this rendition of Wonder Women – I watch the new DC Universe movie first and I thought I’d have spoilt it for myself. But fortunately the story is similar but completely separate.
Firstly, I loved Diana! She was so much more human in this novel than in the movie and I adored the way she spoke. She was powerful and yet still vulnerable, which made her seem real in my mind. The rest of then charcters were fabulous too – especially Nim, who is so loveable! Leigh Bardugo’s strengths are her characters, and they interact seamlessly and hilariously.
Another unique aspect to this novel is the exploration of two separate worlds: the land of the Amazons and the human world. I loved the clear cut contrasts between the two, and how each character reacted to the differences. Leigh Bardugo’s writing style is something I find quite beautiful and yet still a little colloquial.
The only reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars is because of the romance. People that have read it know that there is a reason for this, but it was so forced that I wanted to cringe. However, it wasn’t a focal point of the story so it was easy to look past.
In general, loved it! Even more than the film actually (which is saying a lot because I’m quite in love with Steve Trevor).
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