Holy Popcorn Batman! this was a good book.
Okay before I start, I have to admit that this was my first Marie Lu book. Yes I know, I should be hanging my head in shame, and I am. Now onto the review.
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 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. (Goodreads)
I absolutely loved this book, I loved Marie’s writing and the fact that the book was fast paced, I loved her take on Batman’s story. I really liked the way that she wrote about Gotham city, the way she described it, gave it a cloudy, dark mood that is the setting of Gotham.
Bruce Wayne as a character, I think she did really well, in this book he has just turned 18, and he gets into a bit of trouble and ends up doing some work in Arkham Asylum. I so enjoyed the fact that most of the book was set in Arkham. Bruce is a typical teenage boy, he makes mistakes but he always tries to fix them. I liked his friends and the fact that one of them was Harvey Dent, If your a fan of Batman you should know who he is.
I really liked Madeleine Wallace, she was such an interesting character and I was always routing for her, when somethings was happening, I was like nearly yelling at the book, shouting “Girl sort your shit out.” I honestly think there could be a second book after this one, I just really want to explore Marie’s version of this tale. Marie stuck to most of the major plot points in the Batman universe, like the death of his parents, him being in charge at Wayne Enterprises ect.
The action scenes actually got my blood going, I was on the edge of my seat, it was a real page turner.
This book has really made me excited to read more books by Marie Lu.
I highly recommend this book, even if you don’t know anything about Batman, I think you would enjoy it.
Goodreads: 5 Stars