Kudos to Bruce Wayne for making this post extra special. On January 2nd, readers are in for a special treat. The second book in the DC Icons series will be released to the world, and Batman will fill the headlines with Marie Lu. In retrospect, Batman: Nightwalker is a thrilling story about a young boy yearning to know what he wants to be in life. If you’re looking for an origin story, maybe this one’s not for you. But if you want some Bruce Wayne action, you’re in for a solid treat.
While I will not provide a full review for this book, I will be giving out extra contents for this leg of the tour.
Title: Batman: Nightwalker
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Date Published: 2nd of January 2018
Series: DC Icons #2
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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.
Marie Lu delivers a poignant story with the audacity and the chivalry that will make readers fall in love with Bruce Wayne. In a perfectly imperfect way, the bat is etched as he cries out for justice. Glimpses of characters in the canon universe will serve as a delight to fans, while the additional characters will put a spin on this tale. Though dark as portrayed, Gotham City shines with the visual representation presented within the pages of Batman: Nightwalker. The readers shall never fear, for each page contains jam-packed action that will leave them hooked and unsettled, wanting for more.
Inspired by the canon and this DC Icon story, I have made bookmarks featuring quotes that will give readers a hint of what is in store for them whilst reading. I was feeling a little extra, so decided to name the bookmarks with the places significant to the story. These bookmarks are for personal use only.
– Arkham Asylum
– Gotham City
– Wayne Manor
Huge thanks to JM at Book Freak Revelations for letting me join the tour and PRH International for providing copies in support of the tour.
Are you excited to read Batman: Nightwalker?