Monday, 7 May 2018

Batman: Nightwalker

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)

Batman: Nightwalker is by Marie Lu and is the second book of the DC icons series.

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

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.

The Breakdown:
1. I promise I am trying to catch up in my reviews.  This is the second book of DC icons series.  Lu takes Bruce Wayne before he ever becomes The Batman.  She images his introduction to crime fighting in this book.   I love that there are many characters that we have met through the various Batman series that are seen in this book, even if it is not the way we know them in the series.

2.  In this book, Lu proves that Bruce has had a thing for the bad-girls from a young age.  His crush on Madeleine Wallace, one learns, is the first in a long line of bad girls that any fan of Batman knows.  It is interesting to see him shaping his moral compass and drawing lines about which to cross and which to not at his age.  Lu definitely does a great job of showing the Batman that will Bruce will become.

3.  Speaking of Madeleine, she is an intriguing character.  A definite bad girls as she is locked in Arkham for her crimes at a young age.  She is a girl with many secrets, and in a way like Bruce, with her own strange moral compass.

4. There is an interesting story line about the lines between the classes in Gotham and the hypocrites that make them.   I liked the story line and the characters, but I enjoyed first DC icons book, Wonderwoman: Warbringer  by Leigh Bardugo a little more.

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