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Diana only wants to be seen as a true Amazon. When she finally get the chance to help someone in need she risk her home and being exiled.
OMG I have been so excited for this book ever since I heard about this project. This is the first time Leigh Bardugo is writing outside her Grieshaverse. I was really excited and apprehensive about how she would handle writing such an optimistic and morally good character.
I honestly don't know why I doubted her. Diana was written so so very well. Diana was good, optimistic and she was balanced so beautifully against the New York setting and with the other characters.
Speaking of which, I didn't realize this story would be told through alternating POVs. Our second protagonist is Alia, the warbringer, who is of mixed race! Alia is Greek and African American. She has lived a very structured and sheltered life because of her older brother being so protective.
I loved how this book featured characters that were Brazilian, Indian and that it talked about race, sexuality and double standards. The characters felt like teenagers and they were as diverse as the people who live in New York.
I was just in awe of the wonder characters and seeing the growth they had in this book. I really really hope there is a sequel.
I give this book an A.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.