I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
I loved Greek mythology as a child. In fact, I had the D'Aulaires' book of Greek mythology, which I read until it was tattered, and my mom replaced it for my sister when she was young.
So the fact that Wonder Woman - at least the Wonder Woman's I'd read about - weren't so heavy on mythology and this one is? That could be why I wasn't expecting to love this like crazy, but did. I expected this might be anywhere between a one to four star review, although having read some of the Batman and Superman in the New 52, I was expecting it to skew toward the higher rating.
Dionysus is added as a character in this volume, though, and ever since being exposed to Euripides and the Bakkhai, I've loved Dionysus. His vampire-teethed, rock-star persona in this title is just absolutely perfect as a modern day incarnation of the god.
Zola, her baby, and Wonder Woman's quest to keep them safe is at the heart of the storyline, while subplots, and new characters, complicate the issues. Old-school mythology is made new, twisted in the most wonderful way to fit the modern-day world that Diana inhabits.
I'm looking into getting the fourth volume from my library right now.