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 ...
  • Miranda Reads
    The darkness was his ally, not his enemy. Whoa Nelly, back up comic books cause Marie Lu has completely revamped this genre. A teenage Bruce Wayne must deal with: A) the family fortune B) his blooming company C) friendships falling out D) the cell of Nightwalkers terrorizing the cityAll without losing his mind or failing classes. Bruce watched his friend go. Then he glanced at Alfred. "We need to make a pit stop.""Where?""WayneTech."Alfred shot...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    UPDATE: $1.99 Kindle US 4/4/19Yes!!! I loved it! This is about Bruce who is about to turn 18. He's going to be rich. He has his team that are building things. He takes martial arts. He has Alfred. He has friends. And he's starting to have a purpose in life. When Bruce helps out the police stopping one of the villains in the Nightwalkers gang, well he has to do community service for helping by crashing his car and what not. A simple thank you woul...
  • Natalie Monroe
    "Was he good? He had hurt those he loved before; he had disobeyed orders a hundred times over." Me in response:Batman, as we all know, is one of the most morally grey superheroes out there. Practically every incarnation of the Caped Crusader inevitably ends up knee-deep in a moral dilemma, struggling to define justice, wrestling with his inner demons, or likely all three at once. Gotham City doesn't have a prison; it has Arkham Asylum, representa...
  • 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...
  • ☆High Lady of The Night Court☆
    "Fear clears the mind. Panic clouds it." This book is exactly what I expected from this series. I have previously expressed my displeasure with the execution of the last book in my review of Wonder Woman:Warbringer as the book felt dragged out and most of the plot happened at the end of the book, but this book was everything I hoped in terms of writing, plot, and characters.Marie Lu strikes again with her amazing execution of a rather perfect re...
  • Lola
    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...
  • may ❀
    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 - This book was a precursor to...
  • 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...
  • Melanie
    This was gifted to me by my amazing, talented, and beautiful friend, Imogen, who I'm forever thankful for! Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ★★★ “I can’t think of a story where the billionaire and the murderer end up happily ever after.” I am not the biggest superhero fan, but I will admit I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Batman. And you all? I honestly loved this. Also, I’ve never read anything by Marie Lu befor...
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    “I’m wondering at what point someone makes the flip from a child into a killer.”Even though this book wasn’t about Bruce being or becoming Batman, it was amazing regardless!!Bruce and Alfred were an amazing team on numerous occasions, which was just awesome to read about. The writing style, characters and plot of the whole story was on point. Bruce as a teenager was interesting, from being around his friends, to the Asylum, to being aroun...
  • Mizuki
    Rating: 1-angry-this-is-not-my-Batman-star. The existence of this book is quite an insult to Batman and this book reads like it was written by some third-ranked comic-script-writer who doesn't know enough of a thing about Batman and what he stands for.I have a feeling that if Bruce Wayne's parents were killed by a young pretty girl, this version of Bruce would have forgiven her too.How insulting.I just won't forgive Marie Lu or whoever else is r...
  • emi
    Everytime I finish a book, I just wanna announce to all of Goodreads THAT I'M BACK BITCHES But obviously that's a lie. I just have to admit to myself that I am not back yet, as much as I want to be. I still have two seasons left of Keeping of With The Kardashians to binge watch before I return to reading full time. But anyways, I finished a book! And I have some feelings about it. I will definitely be writing a review in between Kardashian episo...
  • Deborah Obida
    Buddy read 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.The world building is great, Marie Lu did an amazing job depicting Gotham city, I've read the comic, watched animations and movies about Batman and I have to admit she left nothing out, everything fits.The writing is...
  • 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 a WrensReads Review:As I previously said, I'm not that big of a DC fan. I am ...
  • 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...
  • Hamad
    Actual Rating: 2.25/2.5 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...
  • lucie
    “Two kinds of people come out of personal tragedy... You're the kind that comes out brighter.” More like 2.5 starsWho'd say a story about Bruce Wayne/Batman could be so boring..I loved Wonder Woman: Warbringer and I had really high hopes for this book then because.. duh.. BATMAN. This story is about pre-Batman Bruce Wayne. The plot felt highly unrealistic and was predictable af. Because Bruce Wayne gets community service in Arkham Asylum. Yo...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Lily ☁️
    ➳ 2 1/2 stars “You have a heavy heart, for someone with everything.” Well, this was … all right. Batman: Nightwalker is a decent book, I guess. But also a painfully average one. Painful especially, because I’d prefer not to associate words like the aforementioned, as well as “predictable”, “uninspired”, and “mediocre” with anything regarding Marie Lu. But, alas.There really isn’t much to say about the plot; Batman: Nightwa...
  • Chad
    I'll just start with this story has nothing to do with Batman. This is a YA Romance novel with an action sequence thrown in at the end. Bruce Wayne is still in it and his parents were murdered as a child. Alfred is barely in here as his guardian. Those are pretty much where the similarities end. Bruce Wayne has just come into his trust fund as he turns 18. He's constantly hounded by paparazzi. One night he decides to chase down a criminal in a so...
  • 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 ...
  • Katie.dorny
    Batman is supposed to be a morally ambiguous superhero - not some prissy 18 year old. And did we have to have a fucking forced relationship here for no reason and it didn’t add to the bloody plot!?! Bruce Wayne is about to turn 18, but then he gets probation at Arkham Asylum for doing, but also not doing the right thing. Go figure.The other 2/3 of the book rescued this from being a 2 star read. The story just felt bland when it was discussing a...