Welcome to the blog tour for Marie Lu’s Batman: Nightwalker! Today we’re sharing our review of this fun, suspenseful superhero story. Make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of your own!
I’m very new to the world of superheroes and know practically nothing about Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. I found Batman: Nightwalker to be a fantastic introduction to the world of Batman, and especially enjoyed the police procedural components of the story. I loved being in Bruce’s head and seeing the complex character he is, from the pain he still feels over the loss of his parents to his curiosity regarding Madeleine. From the beginning, Madeleine’s character is also very intriguing. She’s being kept in prison as an extremely dangerous criminal, refuses to talk to the police, and yet talks to Bruce as he’s completing his community service, nailing things about his personality during their first meeting. Her mysterious persona keeps you wanting to know more.
Marie Lu has done a great job building the world of Gotham City and Bruce Wayne’s elite, yet imperfect, world. I liked seeing that he wasn’t perfect and the connections he had to other people: friends, enemies, and mentors. As the mystery begins to pick up and Bruce gets involved in police work, the suspense builds so strongly that my heart started pounding in anticipation. I didn’t want to put Batman: Nightwalker down. I recommend this both for Batman newbies and long-time fans.
About the book:
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.
About the author:
Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young Elites trilogy. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry, working for Disney Interactive Studios as a Flash artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing Assassin’s Creed, and getting stuck in traffic. She lives in Los Angeles, California (see above: traffic), with one husband, one Chihuahua mix, and two Pembroke Welsh corgis.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER, US Only.
Blog tour schedule:
1/1/2018- Pen and Parchment– Review
1/2/2018- Margie’s Must Reads– Review
1/3/2018- YA Book Nerd– Review
1/4/2018- Mary Had a Little Book Blog– Review
1/5/2018- A Gingerly Review– Review
1/8/2018- YA Bibliophile– Review
1/9/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review
1/10/2018- The Young Folks– Review
1/11/2018- The Book Nut– Review
1/12/2018- The Wanderlust Reader– Review
1/15/2018- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Excerpt
1/16/2018- a GREAT read– Review
1/17/2018- BookHounds YA– Review
1/18/2018- Icey Books– Review
1/19/2018- Ex Libris– Review
1/22/2018- Brittany’s Book Rambles– Excerpt
1/23/2018- Seeing Double In Neverland– Review
1/24/2018- Brooke- Reports– Review
1/25/2018- Nerdophiles- Review
1/26/2018- Novel Novice– Excerpt
1/29/2018- YA Books Central– Review
1/30/2018- Bookish In Bed– Review
1/31/2018- Book Briefs– Review