The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero: BATMAN by the # 1 New York Timesbestselling 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.
Okay . . . I couldn’t resist using that gif, I mean, how could I??
I really liked this book (the first one this year, breaking my streak of 1 stars). As stated before reading, I’m not really much of a fan of Batman. However, this book !! I LOVE YOU BRUCE YOU ADORABLE CREATURE.
I do. I love him. These DC Icons series are all about setting up these characters on their heroes journey/seeing them become the hero, and I love watching Bruce do this!! I was cheering for him, not being able to wait, excited for what he was going to become. Usually when I see Batman (specifically the Ben Affleck version) I just roll my eyes and continue on (not you Christian Bale. You were alright). But yep, this is the Batman I’m stanning.
I really liked Madeleine too. She was awesome. As was Dianne. S0 was everyone else, to be fair.
Anyways, I just thought that was a really great introductory novel into Bruce Wayne/Batman. It was nicely plotted and paced, intense, and had developed characters. It was kept short at 288 pages and I’m absolutely fine with that. Quality over quantity – I think a few novels could learn that lesson.
I think sometimes though this book was trying to be really smart, but really you could see what direction it was going in, because it was obvious. Just wanted to shout at Bruce to hurry up and figure it out for himself. With that said, it didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the book, but rather added to the suspenseful nature of the book as you wait to see Bruce figure it all out.