Review – Batman : Nightwalkers by Marie Lu

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September 30, 2018 by ceresbooksworld


Batman: Nightwalkers by Marie Lu

Book two in DC Icons

Publisher: Random House

Publication date: January 2nd, 2018

Source: Paperback

Rating: 4 hearts




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.


After Wonder Woman by the wonderful Leigh Bardugo, we discover the story of Bruce Wayne, aka Batman written by the talented Marie Lu.

Bruce Wayne is a very intelligent young man, he’s full of good will, unfortunately the day he decides to help the police catch a Nightwalker, he ends up in the hospital. He’s forced to do community work and fails at Arkham Asylum to work. He will meet Madeleine Wallace, a nightwalker who is imprisoned there.

Bruce will try to help the police again and will have to find out whether he should trust Madeleine and the information she gives him or not.

I really liked this story, the tortured side of Bruce, Alfred who is always present at his side and Madeleine who in the end is rather human. Gotham city is as we see it in the movies and even if Bruce Wayne is not yet an adult, he has access to very advanced technological objects. His friendship with Dianne and Harvey is important to him, he has an already well developed protective side.

Madeleine is in prison, accused of killing three millionaires, she’s extremely intelligent and has not only experienced easy moments. I like Madeleine, she has a sharp mind and her intelligence is remarkable. I really like the way she talks with Bruce, the evolution of their relationship is very interesting.

If you are looking for romance you will have some, but as in Wonder Woman, nothing exceptional and above all nothing definitive. That’s kind of what I like, they’re young adults and there’s nothing wrong with short relationships. And then they are heroes, Bruce Wayne is often alone, but fortunately he has Alfred.

Quick Word : An exciting story about Batman and his youth.


Après Wonder Woman par la merveilleuse Leigh Bardugo, nous découvrons l’histoire de Bruce wayne, alias Batman écrit par la talentueuse Marie Lu.

Bruce Wayne est un jeune homme très intelligent, il est plein de bonne volonté, malheureusement le jour où il décide d’aider la police a attraper un Nightwalker, il finit à l’hôpital. Il est obligé de faire du travail communautaire et il échoue à Arkham Asylum. Il va faire connaissance avec Madeleine Wallace, une nightwalker qui est emprisonnée là-bas.

Bruce va essayer d’aider la police encore une fois et devra découvrir si il doit faire confiance à Madeleine et les informations qu’elle lui donne ou non.

J’ai beaucoup aimé cette histoire, le côté un peu torturé de Bruce, Alfred qui est toujours présent à ses côtés et Madeleine qui au final est plutôt humaine. Gotham city est telle qu’on la voit dans les films et même si Bruce Wayne n’est pas encore adulte, il a accès à des objets technologiques très évolués. Son amitié avec Dianne et Harvey est importante à ses yeux, il a un côté protecteur déjà bien développé.

Madeleine est en prison, elle est accusée d’avoir tué trois millionnaires, elle est extrêmement intelligente et elle n’a pas vécu que des moments faciles. J’aime bien Madeleine, elle a un esprit acéré et son intelligence est remarquable. J’aime beaucoup sa manière de parler avec Bruce, l’évolution de leur relation est très intéressante.

Si vous cherchez de la romance vous en aurez un peu mais comme dans Wonder Woman, rien d’exceptionnel et surtout rien de définitif. C’est un peu ce que j’apprécie, ce sont de jeunes adultes et il n’y a rien d’anormal à ce que les relations amoureuses soient de courtes durées. Et puis ce sont des héros, Bruce Wayne est souvent seul, mais heureusement qu’il a Alfred.

En bref : Un passionnante histoire sur Batman et sa jeunesse.


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