Batman: Nightwalker

Batman: Nightwalker

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...

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Title:Batman: Nightwalker
Author:Marie Lu
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Batman: Nightwalker Reviews

  • Ben Alderson

    I want to start by saying that Batman is my LEAST favorite superhero.

    BUT... Marie Lu has made him a new favorite for me.

    I loved this story so much. The writing was clear, well paced and the dialogue fantastic. I flew through this book, dying to know the twists and turns. I adore this world, It really paints Gotham in that cloudly, dark mood that we all know. Marie Lu really knows how to weave a story and make it her own.

    I cried... laughed and also screamed in horror at some parts. I loved love

    I want to start by saying that Batman is my LEAST favorite superhero.

    BUT... Marie Lu has made him a new favorite for me.

    I loved this story so much. The writing was clear, well paced and the dialogue fantastic. I flew through this book, dying to know the twists and turns. I adore this world, It really paints Gotham in that cloudly, dark mood that we all know. Marie Lu really knows how to weave a story and make it her own.

    I cried... laughed and also screamed in horror at some parts. I loved loved loved it.

  • Ana

    Me: I am so over Bruce Wayne. He means nothing to me.

    Bruce Wayne: *smolder and angst*

    Me: …

    Me: …

    Me: Dammit.

    So basically...

    Batman is better than you.

    Batman doesn't have time for your 'If Superman and Batman fight, who wins' theories.

    Batman doesn't have time for this s***.

    Batman is sexy and he knows it.

    Batman is always the most stylish man in any room.

    Batman makes angsty look good.

    Batman wins at life.

    Yes, I am complete Batman trash. I'd go as far as to say that Bats is probably the most interesti

    Me: I am so over Bruce Wayne. He means nothing to me.

    Bruce Wayne: *smolder and angst*

    Me: …

    Me: …

    Me: Dammit.

    So basically...

    Batman is better than you.

    Batman doesn't have time for your 'If Superman and Batman fight, who wins' theories.

    Batman doesn't have time for this s***.

    Batman is sexy and he knows it.

    Batman is always the most stylish man in any room.

    Batman makes angsty look good.

    Batman wins at life.

    Yes, I am complete Batman trash. I'd go as far as to say that Bats is probably the most interesting character ever - and the only male Superhero I like. Make of that what you will.

    I must share this.

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    It's rare that I start reviewing with a quote pulled directly from the last page of a book, but in this case I found it appropriate for multiple reasons. First, this book is nothing new; we all know the basics of th

    It's rare that I start reviewing with a quote pulled directly from the last page of a book, but in this case I found it appropriate for multiple reasons. First, this book is nothing new; we all know the basics of the Batman saga, and for those like me who are limited to just the simplest of details, you will find this book more enjoyable than those fully educated in the comic series. Second, because we are mostly told in the jacket cover what's going to happen in this book, I'm not spoiling anything. We all know who Bruce Wayne grows up to be and so it's all hunky dory and fine.

    Maybe it was a case of perfect timing, but I had an absolute blast reading this novel! I picked this up right in the middle of moving house, as I knew I needed something to keep me entertained but that would expect little to no engagement from myself in the process.

    I didn't have to work at solving a mystery; I was able to just mosey on along with Bruce Wayne via

    's imagination. I'm a sucker for delving into characterization from multiple author's viewpoints which may be why this appealed to me. It's almost a comparison of "What did she think vs this previous author? What did they pick up that others may have missed?" While I can't say anything completely unheard of was brought to the table, it was that aspect of crawling inside the author's imagination that really did it for me, and I also didn't see a particular twist coming which was an added bonus.

    If you're looking for a fun, quick read meant for pure entertainment, definitely pick this one up. I think those readers who, like myself, enjoy dabbling in comic series and superhero fiction as a side hobby will really enjoy 

    . I love that Random House has brought our favorite superheroes to the forefront of mainstream reading and tailored them towards a younger crowd. Rotating these retellings with current, in demand authors is a fantastic idea and I'm truly looking forward to the rest of the standalone series.

  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    I really enjoyed

    and I LOVE Batman, so I did have high hopes?!? But for some bizarre reason I never seem to connect to Marie Lu books and I was pretty disappointed

    Like I mean, I get it. ORIGIN STORY. But my eyeballs are upset.

    I loved the tech and the premise and the murdery stuff, but I found the plot unrealistic. It was fun, bu

    I really enjoyed

    and I LOVE Batman, so I did have high hopes?!? But for some bizarre reason I never seem to connect to Marie Lu books and I was pretty disappointed

    Like I mean, I get it. ORIGIN STORY. But my eyeballs are upset.

    I loved the tech and the premise and the murdery stuff, but I found the plot unrealistic. It was fun, but it was also a bit like lifting a spoonful of cereal to your mouth and not paying attention and tipping it down your shirt. Not that I would ever do that. Haah ahaha.

    Although such a frikkin Gryffindor that my Slytherin bones needed a break from it several times. Wow. He like sees a person and he just gotta save 'em. Anyway he's rich and privileged and nice. Very nice. (I think I'm hurting because I like the Christopher Nolan version WAY better.)

    *whisper* Cait you need to not sound so disappointed sheesh. I mean it TRIES to be dark and edgy but is keeping it sanitised for the kids so it was a bit weird at times.

    Like Harvey Dent is in there and Gorden is mentioned. And then there's Alfred, aka the light of the world. He’s the perfect mix of father, butler, and teacher with a side-dish of tea and British disapproval. He tells Bruce to slow down while driving and makes him breakfast and says he has 0% sympathy when Bruce does something stupid. Basically Alfred is just a stressed mother, doing his best.

    Says me…reading about A MAN BAT. But okay. So this is in the blurb, so not a spoiler, but this is how it goes down:

    • Bruce wretchedly saves the day but also technically interferes with police business so.

    • SMACK ON THE HAND, BRUCE.

    • He gets community service!

    • Which he has to serve at…wait for it…waaaait…

    • ARKHAM ASYLYM.

    • So literally we have this billionaire famous kid moping floors at the worst asylum ever where he’s verbally abused by the inmates all day.

    • He is a kid.

    • So.

    • I do find this hard to believe. I get they wanted to make him “learn” but LIKE WHO THE HECK WOULD DO THIS. Especially for such a lowkey offence as he committed. He really should fire his lawyers because they suck if he got landed with this.

    • And then he gets all involved talking to this girl inmate whom he’s getting info from and nUNGH NUNGH she’s attractive so of course his little heart beats faster.

    • But why would they let him chat with an inmate.

    • Dude.

    • Duuuuude.

    • And they’re like “Now, Bruce, she is a MURDERER and bad and will manipulate you.”

    • Bruce: “ok but what if she’s not.”

    • DUDE.

    But I’m here to have a good time so I won’t lose an eyeball over this. It was interesting seeing little Brucey without his batwings, but not just fell a bit flat for me.

  • Emily May

    It is these kind of books that perfectly fit the awful (and unhelpful) three star rating.

    is a completely

    .

    It is reasonably well-written, as we would expect from Marie Lu, but I would point new readers towards her

    or

    before urging them to read this one. This new stream of superhero fiction - and we can expect more in 2018 - caters to current market trends

    It is these kind of books that perfectly fit the awful (and unhelpful) three star rating.

    is a completely

    .

    It is reasonably well-written, as we would expect from Marie Lu, but I would point new readers towards her

    or

    before urging them to read this one. This new stream of superhero fiction - and we can expect more in 2018 - caters to current market trends, but it's difficult to write a new story in these almost exhausted universes. In my opinion, Bardugo managed it with

    . Lu not so much.

    Here, Bruce Wayne is a teenager who finds himself caught up in a criminal case that the police can't solve. When his interference in a crime lands him doing community service in Arkham Asylum, he gets up close and personal with some of Gotham's worst criminals. In particular, Madeleine, who is somehow linked to a gang who call themselves Nightwalkers - and are currently picking off Gotham's most powerful and wealthy citizens one by one.

    Maybe this book will work for readers completely unfamiliar with Bruce Wayne and the

    story - though it contains just another nods to the canon to make me wonder if it will - but for anyone who's seen a few movies or read a few comics,

    .

    It's a short book and there are a number of pacing issues. Lu lingers on Bruce's dream sequences and spends too little time building suspense before the action scenes, which are also over too quickly.

    Teen Bruce, himself, is too bland, uninteresting, and lacking in common sense. It is a shame that the reader can spot when this teen mastermind is being fooled long before he can. He solves and saves very little,

    .

    Normally, Bruce Wayne's blandness can be forgiven because it is balanced out by an outrageous and exciting villain, but the Nightwalkers and Madeleine lacked the necessary charisma or delicious villainy to counter a forgettable protagonist. They're not bad but, let's face it, they're not the Joker, or Two-Face, or Catwoman.

    This definitely all sounds more negative than positive, but I stand by my decision to give it three stars. It is a super quick, easy read, with just another Alfred to save it from being too dull. Plus, to give credit where it's due, I did not have the teeniest tiniest clue about that twist. Nicely played.

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  • Adam Silvera

    HERE FOR THIS, MARIE LU!

  • Natalie Monroe

    I'm imagining Marie, Leigh, and Sarah sitting on

    for

    , like:

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  • softlykaz

    I'm a big fan of Batman but the real mvp here is

    : part time butler, full time surrogate father/emergency medic/best friend and you're telling me he's not even mentioned in the synopsis?? what kind of disrespect...

    (tbh I just want the scene where batman puts on the bat suit for the first time and Alfred goes “honestly?

    master Bruce” to be canon bc Y’ALL KNOW HE DID THAT)

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