The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world's greatest super hero- BATMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu.
Returning home from his lavish eighteenth birthday party, Bruce Wayne stops a criminal's getaway - disobeying the police and crashing his car during the chase.
Sentenced to community service in Gotham City's Arkham Asylum, he encounters some of the the city's most dangerous and mentally disturbed criminals. Among these, Bruce meets the intriguing Madeleine who has ties to the Nightwalker gang that is terrorizing Gotham City.
She's a mystery Bruce has to unravel but can he trust her? The Nightwalkers target the rich, and Bruce's name is next on their list.
Review by Tanaya Lowden
The DC Icons series has been of particular interest to me simply because of the fantastic YA authors writing the series. Leigh Bardugo excelled in Wonder Woman: Warbringer, and now Marie Lu has excelled with Batman: Nightwalker.
Batman: Nightwalker follows Bruce Wayne as a teenager, before he was Batman. After getting community service hours at Arkham Asylum for interfering in a police case, Bruce is up close with some of Gotham City’s worst criminals. With the Nightwalkers gang targeting wealthy citizens, one of these criminals, Madeleine, knows more about the gang than she’s letting on. Soon, Bruce finds himself caught in the middle of the case, with the connection between him and Madeleine growing stronger each day.
I think the best thing about this series is that these books are so much fun to read. Superheroes have become so popular in our culture, especially in the last few years, and it’s exciting to read novels based on these beloved characters.
Marie Lu is an author I really enjoy, and I actually really liked that Batman: Nightwalker was a different kind of story to the ones she normally writes. It is great to see her talented writing skills put to use in a different way. Everything in Batman: Nightwalker was as good as I have come to expect from Lu, and in particular I liked that I never saw her plot twist coming.
With Sarah J. Maas up next in the DC Icons series with her portrayal of Catwoman, I can’t wait to see what else this series has to offer. Leigh Bardugo and Marie Lu’s contributions will be hard to beat!
About the Author
Marie Lu is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the business and brand Fuzz Academy. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 2nd January 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.7 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1