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Batman: Nightwalker by 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.

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.

I am a DC girl rather than a Marvel one so news of this series was so exciting for me and the previous book focusing on Wonder Woman was brilliant therefore I was so excited to sink my teeth into this as soon as it arrived and it did not disappoint.

Obviously this story focuses on Batman before he was Batman so there's none of those things we've come to expect from a Batman story of flashy gadgets or suits but the story does give you a real sense of who Bruce was before he became batman and real hints at why he became Batman.

The story itself is essentially a mystery story with Bruce investigating and trying to get to the bottom of what is happening despite clear warning from the Police not to get involved. I loved following through the story with him as he worked to solving the mystery and helped to bring those responsible to justice.

In short I thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait for the next one.