Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu.  I grew up watching Batman on so as soon as I heard about this book, I knew I was going to read it at some point.  But then after reading Warcross and falling in love with Marie Lu’s writing, Batman: Nightwalker attained must-read status.  I just can’t wait to see her put her unique spin on the caped crusader.



Publication Date:  January 2, 2018


From Amazon:

The new, eagerly anticipated BATMAN YA novel is an action-packed thrill ride that could only be penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author MARIE LU.

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.

The city’s elites are being taken out one by one as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is about to become eighteen and inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Industries and all the tech gadgetry that he loves. But on the way home from his birthday party, he makes an impulsive choice and is sentenced to community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most nefarious criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

The most intriguing inmate in Arkham is Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will only speak to Bruce. She is the mystery he must unravel, but is he convincing her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees?

In this second DC Icons book–following Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer–Bruce Wayne is proof that you don’t need superpowers to be a super hero, but can he survive this game of tense intrigue, pulse-pounding action, and masterful deception?


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Advance Praise for BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER 


“The trickiest aspect of any Batman narrative is getting into Bruce Wayne’s head, and [Lu] doesn’t miss a beat. . . . An engaging character piece with enough Batman allusions to intrigue fans and newcomers alike.”  —Kirkus Reviews, (for Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu)

“Doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.” —The New York Times Book Review (for Legend)

“An action-packed love story full of inventive details.” —The Los Angeles Times (for Legend)

“Fine writing and excellent execution.” —Entertainment Weekly (for Legend)

“Lu opts for a high simmer of intrigue.” —PW, Starred Review (for Prodigy)

“By permitting her characters some grand failures, she raises the stakes in the best way possible.”—The New York Times Book Review (for The Young Elites)

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

28 replies
  1. kozbisa
    kozbisa says:

    I have not tagged in for any of the superhero books, but this one is by Marie Lu, and I love her. I also liked the things she was saying when I attended her BookCon panel, about how she crafted the teen batman. I think it could be really great.

  2. Nina
    Nina says:

    This does sounds very interesting, but I’m also worried that I’m not going to like it. Just because I love Batman. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I love Batman too so my expectation for it are very high, hopefully not too high. But I feel like Marie Lu is the right author to make this amazing so hopefully we’ll both love it. 🙂

  3. Angela
    Angela says:

    My husband has gotten me into all things superhero over the last few years, and I’m intrigued by these DC Icons books, just haven’t had time to pick one up yet!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I love almost all things superhero as well. I just picked up Wonder Woman a few weeks ago and am actually hoping to start it this weekend. Someone also just told me that a book for Cat Woman will also be part of the series so that’s cool they’re including villains as well. Very exciting!

  4. Anthony
    Anthony says:

    I have heard of the series and they seem cool to read. Although I am not much of a fan of Batman, but I do love Marie Lu’s writing. I’ll probably pick up the book just for her.

  5. Birdie
    Birdie says:

    I think I really really want to read this! Which totally makes me feel like I need to read Warbringer first. (Even though they’re different authors, and I’m not sure that they’ll crossover at all.) This may be a series worth collecting!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yeah, I’m thinking they’re probably all standalones but I still want to read all of them. Someone else was just telling me there’s also going to be a Catwoman book in the series, which is even more exciting!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I love Batman too! Someone else was also just telling me there’s going to be a Catwoman book too. I hadn’t realized that, so now I’m even more excited about this series.

  6. Tânia @My Lovely Secret
    Tânia @My Lovely Secret says:

    This is such a great pick, Suzanne. I’m so excited for the DC heroes book series. I still have to read Wonder Woman: Warbringer, but I’m already counting the days for this one to come out. And the one about Catwoman. This is going to be such an epic book series.

    Happy readings! 😉
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  7. Angie
    Angie says:

    I haven’t read Wonder Woman: Warbringer yet but I am SO excited for Batman: Nightwalker because I love Marie Lu’s work! I’m intrigued by the whole DC Icons series.

  8. Rissi
    Rissi says:

    I’m really excited about this entire DC Comics line. I own the “Wonder Woman” book, but haven’t read it. That said, this one is also on my must-read TBR (evetually!). Hope you enjoy this one. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m hoping to start Wonder Woman soon and am really excited for it since everyone I know who has read it says it lives up to the hype.

  9. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I am listening to Wonder Woman: Warbringer at the moment, and it’s put me in the mood for all the upcoming superhero books. Warcross is next on my to listen list, and I am eager to experience for Marie Lu for the first time. I hope you end up loving Batman when you get to it.

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