This was even better than I thought it would be, not than I expected something less than incredible from Leigh Bardugo. She’s one of my favorites, but there are so many superhero remakes, that it often worries me.
I guess I feel like sometimes there’s a limit when it comes to superhero stories, a point at which they start to seem repetitive or like there’s too much of the same, which is why I liked this so much. This entire story is pre-Wonder Woman. It’s just about Diana when she’s young, and it includes some fascinating characters and enjoyable friendships.
There’s plenty of intrigue and action scenes to keep things exciting, and the side characters are quirky, diverse, and lovable. The villain is well-developed. I listened to the audiobook, which was very good and narrated by Mozhan Marno.
This story only increased my fascination with Wonder Woman, and I continue to feel very sorry for myself that I can’t live on Themyscira.