Batman (DC Icons, #2) by Marie Lu

Batman (DC Icons, #2)

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 En...

Details Batman (DC Icons, #2)

TitleBatman (DC Icons, #2)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherRandom House Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Comics, Superheroes

Reviews Batman (DC Icons, #2)

  • Emily May
    “You have a heavy heart, for someone with everything.” It is these kind of books that perfectly fit the awful (and unhelpful) three star rating. Batman: Nightwalker is a completely fine, average, easy and forgettable read. It is reasonably well-written, as we would expect from Marie Lu, but I would point new readers towards her The Young Elites or Warcross before urging them to read this one. This new stream of superhero fiction - and we can ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    This was a little bit fun, but a liiiitle underwhelming. I really enjoyed Wonder Woman: Warbringer 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 that this is about Bruce Wayne, pre-Batman days. Like I mean, I get it. ORIGIN STORY. But my eyeballs are upset.So it was a mixed cereal bowl for me. I loved the tech and the premise and the murdery stuff...
  • Lola Reviewer
    This is not an important story, because this is not the story of how Bruce Wayne became Batman. That story already exists. But this an interesting moment in Bruce’s life. This is his coming of age, and an account of the first time his heart blossoms for someone. This is also the first time he realizes how much Gotham City needs—and deserves—protecting. It’s his home, and so, his being involved in the Nightwalker issue is sudden, accidenta...
  • maymay ☕
    growing up with older brothers means:1. always having someone to drive you around2. being perpetually obsessed with superheros (mainly batman) until like the age of 14I think I was a batman stan from the very beginning (superman is so boring and predictable, fite me on this (ง •_•)ง) so I was SUPER excited and also terrified to read this book. Thank goodness marie lu is a queen and loves to slay my existence Also I legit spent over an hou...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    But looking out, all he saw was an ocean of light, the shimmering heart of Gotham City spread out before him. He didn't know everything his future held for him, not yet, but he knew that whatever it was, it would remain here.It looked like a place worth protecting.It looked like home.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...
  • 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 a...
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:As I previously said, I'm not that big of a DC fan. I am a Marvel Girl 100% through and through. In fact, until I started reading Wonder Woman Comics and watching the movie that came out on repeat (hello, women power), I kind of could care less about DC? I mean, I like Arrow and the Flash and Legends of Tomorrow is okay I guess, but none of them were as spectacular as any of the comics, shows and movies that I watched with Marve...
  • Khurram
    I did like this story, I would have given it 3.5 stars but thought is deserved a round up. Though I cannot say if this was because of my bias of Batman being my one of favorite characters of all time. Though this is also the reason I would take off at least one star. As good as the story is this is Bruce Wayne's story, this is not quite an origin but a before he was Batman story.One of the things that made Batman different from almost every other...
  • Hamad
    Actual Rating: 3.25/3.5 stars "People get bored with your grief. They want something new to talk about. So you stop bringing it up, because you don't want to bore anyone" I can't say that I am satisfied nor that I am disappointed, I went into this not knowing what to expect except that it is a Batman story, and as mentioned before I am not a huge fan, I used to watch the cartoon show back in the days and always liked Alfred more than Batman...Thi...
  • Kai
    "I can't think of a story where the billionaire and the murderer end up happily ever after."This was decent. Kind of exactly what I expected. Gotham City, Arkham Asylum, Tall Handsome Dude With Nice Jawline And Unbearable Need To Save Everybody.This is already my second Marie Lu novel this year - I read Prodigy earlier this month - and probably not my last either. I have a confession to make: until last year's releases of Wonder Woman and the Bla...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    After reading and loving "Wonder Woman: Warbringer" (the first in this DC Icons series), I didn't know what to expect with this one. I loved the first book in this series and part of me wondered if this novel would be able to live up to that experience. Also, Batman is my favourite 'superhero' (is he a superhero though?) so I was apprehensive and worried that I would have unrealistic expectations or be critical of this story. Luckily enough, all ...
  • Nina
    Batman: Nightwalker was a good book and I definitely enjoyed it, but it just couldn't keep up with Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman. What I loved the most about the first book in this series was how unique the story was and how Bardugo had just managed to glue me to my book because it was so grippig. I'd expected the same from this novel but instead many parts of the book were rather slow and nothing really surprised me at all. But don't get me wrong...
  • Deborah Obida
    Buddy reading with Taylor, my Feb tbr twin.Just another average read, its way too predictable and it being a retelling didn't really help much, we already know that Batman will save the day, a little more suspense would have been better.FULL RTC.
  • Nikki (Book Allure)
    I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy to participate in a blog tour.Thanks to JM @ Book Freak Revelations and the wonderful Penguin Random House, I was able to read Batman: Nightwalker months before its release date! Just like Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Batman: Nightwalker is an alternate origin story of Bruce Wayne and we read about his life as he comes of age, inherits billions and WayneTech, and fall in love with someone who may only be using ...
  • ilsa ➹
    "The world would always have the liars and traitors and thieves but there were still those who were good at heart"OKAY, SO THAT WAS SOME EPIC STUFF RIGHT THERE. guys, i'm not even kidding, THAT WAS SO GOOD. I know half the Goodreads community is screaming for this and It won't let you down. It's subtly mind-blowing and incredibly enjoyable. I did not expect to love this so much. but, i mean it's MARIE LU FOR GOODNESS SAKE., of course, i loved it....
  • Carlos
    I am sorry to say that up to now I had not read a book written by Marie Lu, but I know a lot about Batman , he is my favorite superhero after all. I disliked the take this book gave him , I know she was trying to give the perspective of a young Bruce Wayne but throughout almost all of the book it didn’t felt like I was reading a book about Batman, if this book would have been about any other character it would have been a higher ranked book for...
  • April
    If this wasn't a Batman book, it was okay. But being that it was I was a little disappointed in it especially since Marie Lu is the author.
  • Amber Robertson
    Thank you so much to Penguin Random House Australia for kindly sending me a copy in exchange for honest review. All thoughts are my own.THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG, AMONG OTHERS, CLICK HERE TO SEE MORER A M B L EI read Batman: Nightwalker in one sitting. I went to my mums work to wait for her to finish so I could drive home (I’m a terrible driver so at almost 20 I’m still learning). I pulled out this book and within the two hours I had to ...