Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novels, Sequential Art, Superheroes, Comics
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex and Eliza and The Witches of East End comes a reimagining of Gotham for a new generation of readers. Before they became Batman, Catwoman, and The Joker, Bruce, Selina, and Jack were high schoolers who would do whatever it took–even destroy the ones they love–to satisfy their own motives.
After being kicked out of his boarding school, 16-year-old Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to find that nothing is as he left it. What once was his family home is now an empty husk, lonely but haunted by the memory of his parents’ murder. Selina Kyle, once the innocent girl next door, now rules over Gotham High School with a dangerous flair, aided by the class clown, Jack Napier.
When a kidnapping rattles the school, Bruce seeks answers as the dark and troubled knight–but is he actually the pawn? Nothing is ever as it seems, especially at Gotham High, where the parties and romances are of the highest stakes … and where everyone is a suspect.
With enchanting art by Thomas Pitilli, this new graphic novel is just as intoxicating as it is chilling, in which dearest friends turn into greatest enemies–all within the hallways of Gotham High!
Thank you to DC Comics and MBC Communications for my review copy. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.
Melissa de la Cruz (The Queen’s Assassin, 2020, etc.) is a stunning writer who cleverly brings a whole new enjoyable twist to the Gotham characters. I definitely will be recommending to my graphic novel enthusiast readers and comics lovers. Mainstream readers will want take a break from their normal genre, and sink into this #DCComics
This graphic novel grabs your attention with impeccable imagery, along with an imaginative beginnings of favorite Batman comic book characters.
When Seventeen year old Bruce Wayne, is got kicked out a fancy boarding school. The one his Uncle Alfred, sent to following the of his parents. Bruce is back in Gotham City, living once again in his family’s home and attending Gotham High.
The storyline is intriguingly puts Batman, the Joker, Catwoman, and other cast members favorites, into a teenage setting, giving them more of an interesting backstory.
A chance meeting with a childhood friend Selina Garcia Kyle, and an invitation to a party… and the adventures take off.
This suspenseful darkish and ominous graphic book, with it’s gorgeous,vividly, stunning, illustrations definitely set above the rest. I enjoyed the creative diversity and thought it’s depiction was done spot on and cleverly.
Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including The Au Pairs series, the Blue Bloods series, the Ashleys series, the Angels on Sunset Boulevard series and the semi-autobiographical novel Fresh off the Boat.
Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.
She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).
She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.