Book Review: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

It looked like a place worth protecting

I hadn’t read the synopsis of Batman: Nightwalker before I started to read this novel. It is interesting to see something else in the Batman universe instead of the adult version of him.

Book Review: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu


Title & Author: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Genre: Fantasy, Comic
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Series: DC Icons
Publisher: Random House


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.

I give Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu four out of five hearts because I think this novel is very interesting by giving Bruce an adventure at his eighteenth birthday. Bruce is usually portrayed either as a child (Gotham) or an adult (everything else).

Bruce is interesting as a young man coming into his real wealth and getting caught in acts he shouldn’t commit. That is one of the things I got annoyed with after awhile in the movies and such, that nobody ever is able to catch him and such. He didn’t have as much banter as he has in the movies, but he is still something that could develop into the man we know him to be.

I love Batman in the movies, but I did not love Bruce in this novel. He was okay and like I just said, interesting. I thought Madeleine was more interesting with her lies and background, but she did not get too much in the light of truth.

Overall I think Batman: Nightwalker is a great novel, I just didn’t love it. It was well written and the story goes by very fast. Marie Lu is a great author and this novel proves that again.

I would not call this novel a Batman novel, because it almost literally has nothing to do with Batman, only with Bruce. But I get that the name was done for publicity sake.

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