Review | Wonder Woman: The Female Kick-Ass Superhero We’ve All Been Waiting For

Wonder Woman: Warbringer is a standalone by Leigh Bardugo. Leigh Bardugo is well-known for her books in the Grisha universe but brought us something completely with this new book: urban fantasy mixed with mythology and superheroes.

dividersynopsis

Daughter of immortals.29749085

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.

Continue reading “Review | Wonder Woman: The Female Kick-Ass Superhero We’ve All Been Waiting For”

WWW Wednesday | My first ever ARCs!

In this weekly meme which is hosted by Taking on A World of Words I talk about what I am reading this week. WWW Wednesday consists of three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

www-wednesday

What I am currently reading

The books that I am reading are: The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs, The Last One by Alexandra Oliva and The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson.

As you might have noticed from my twitter and goodreads updates, The Light Fantasic really freaked me out yesterday. I had no idea what the book was about when I started and then I figured out it was about mass-shootings at schools in the US and I got scared. But after a good night of sleep I feel a lot better and it doesn’t freak me out anymore. This book is not for the light-hearted!

The Last One reminds me a lot of The Hunger Games. I started reading this book because my father was talking about it and it sounded really interesting. I am not really far into the book (50 pages or something), but so far it’s good. It’s about a tv-show in which 12 people are dropped in the woods and are doing challenges and things. But the thing is, the only way to stop is to give up, and the contestants don’t know this. There is a lot of manipulation behind the scenes of the show, which is really interesting. It is also an adult literary thriller, which I never read, so that will be interesting.

The Beauty of Darkness will take me a while to finish, because I am listening to the audiobook, which is 18 hours long. I am currently about 4 hours in.

What I recently finished reading

I got my first ever ARC from NetGalley, which was A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe. And it was pretty good! I reviewed the book here.

Shadow and Bone, the first book in the Grisha trilogy, I rated 4/5 stars. I am looking forward to the next books in the series! Also I’m really curious to see why everybody seems to love and hate the Darkling so much.

What I will be reading next

I first want to finish The Light Fantastic and then I’ll probably move on to the next ARC in my list, which will be either Time Keeper by Tara Sim or The Reader by M.K. Harkins. Both are reviewed pretty good on goodreads, so I’m curious to see what I’ll think of them. Also Time Keeper is not out yet so that’s pretty cool, to be able to read a book before it is actually published.

What are you reading? And have you read any of these books?

WWW Wednesday: What should I read?

www-wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme and is hosted by Taking on A World of Words. It consists of three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What I am currently reading

Nothing really, I just finished my book (see below) and I put Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close on hold, because the book’s at home and I’m not at home right now.

What I recently finished7664334

I finished Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour last night at 1 am, because I just had to finish it and I couldn’t sleep. I did not love it as much as I loved Since You’ve Been Gone, but I still really liked it. It took me longer than I expected to finish this book, because I can easily finish contemporary books in half a week usually.

What I am going to read next

I am not sure yet. I just got my copies of An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and Graceling by Kristin Cashore in from the mail. But I also got the ebooks of the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. AND I really want to read The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson, because the audiobook is on youtube and the series is so good! Ugh decisions. Help me, what should I read next?

What are you guys reading?

Top Ten Tuesday | Books on my Fall TBR

ttt-header

It is fall! Finally! Not that I love fall that much, but I was really done with summer. It was too hot! I have just ordered eight new books for only 1,07 euros. Eight books! Woohoo, thank you brother for the gift card and thank you gift card that I won for doing a questionnaire :). So I have enough to read this fall. My fall tbr will consist of the following books:

  1. Nottingham Abby by Jane Austen
  2. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdier
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  6. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  7. A Torch against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
  8. Graceling by Kirstin Cashore
  9. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  10. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

I just realized almost all these books are written by a female and there is a lot of fantasy in my list. Have you read any of these books? What are you planning to read this fall?