Book Rewind Review: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on March 7, 2019, in Book Rewind, Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Rewind Review: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

As a long time DC and Marie Lu reader, having her write Batman was like a dream come true. Having the DC universe built out to include teen Bruce Wayne (much like what Gotham tried to do) serves to give us more insight into how Bruce became Batman. Marie does a masterful job of showing us the early detective skills and I am so excited they’re turning the book into a graphic novel later this year (petition to turn all of Marie’s books into graphic novels – how amazing would Adelina be in graphic form?!). Check out a few of my favorite moments below and pick this up from your backlist if you haven’t!

Book Rewind Review: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)

by Marie Lu
Published by: Listening Library
on January 2, 2018
Genres: Graphic Novel, Young Adult

The new, eagerly anticipated BATMAN YA novel is an action-packed thrill ride that could only be penned by #1

New York Times

bestselling author MARIE LU.

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.One by one, the city's elites are being executed as their mansions' security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family's fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he's forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city's most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce's only hope.In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

In this second DC Icons book--following Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer--Bruce Wayne is proof that you don't need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive this game of tense intrigue, pulse-pounding action, and masterful deception?

Act fast! The first printing includes a poster of Bruce! Each first printing in the DC Icons series will have a limited-edition poster--collect them all to create the full image!


This book is packed with giggles and callbacks to favorite Batman moments and characters but here are a few of my favorite moments:

1. Young Harvey. Can we get a graphic novel?
2. Watching Bruce become Bruce. Seeing him develop his detective skills. 
3. Morally gray Bruce. Of course!
4. Alfred + Bruce bond. Aw. 
5. Not rehashing the dead parents. It was like reading Chip’s version of Spidey. 
6. The fact that Marie has mastered the succinct novel. 
7. The cape! The silent sentinel!
8. The hoodie under the blazer. Teen Christy would have been head over heels for baby Bruce.

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One response to “Book Rewind Review: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

  1. I have been so unsure of this whole series of books because I’m not sure I want to read a novelized version of teenaged superheroes. Your review definitely made me want to pick it up though! Thanks for sharing!