I was not sure how much I would enjoy this book. I like superhero stories, but I am a more passive consumer. I could not tell you all the differences between the Batman universe. I do adore Marie Lu's writing. She did not disappoint in this novel.
Batman: Nightwalker is a YA version of Batman. It starts on Bruce Wayne's 18th birthday and follows him for a short period of time. I am not sure how much of the book would fit into Batman cannon, but I did notice a few elements - such as his best friend Harvey Dent. Bruce Wayne seemed to fit an earlier version of Batman. I enjoyed how Lu mixed in elements of pre-training that made it believable that this young man would go on to become a superhero. I did feel like Bruce Wayne lost a bit of his pre Batman identity and became more of a troupe YA male character. However, this was only for a small section of the book.
I really enjoyed the way that Lu ended the book. I wish that there was a sequel specifically for the Batman section. However, I loved this book so much that I will now be checking out the rest of the series (written by different authors).
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