CJR The Brit: my reviews of Batman: Nightwalker and The Hazel Wood….

Hi Book Friends!

I had a couple of reviews that I am not sure if I posted or not so thought I would share them with the (book) world!


First up is Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

This was a new release that I grabbed and devoured straight away!

Firstly, let me just say I have watched 1 Batman film and have not read the comics so I knew next to nothing about him apart from he was an orphaned, trust fund kid so I was kind of excited to know more!

This is what I learned……

I now know that Bruce Wayne loved bats from a young age: ‘They were individuals, Dad had said, and yet they still knew, somehow, to move as one.’

Bruce has very good friends. He struck me as a loner but he really isn’t. Maybe introverted but he is loved.

Bruce does not go for good girls, girls that err on the side of caution….by a lot, yes!

I was so interested to see if Richard was in Bruce’s future. I even Googled but my skills are weak! I was hoping he would be Nightwing! I still have hope!

The bond between Bruce and Alfred. So strong. And talking of Alfred….he stole the show for me!

And an introduction to Gordon….something I knew….I yaay’d in excitement!

One last thing from me….I admit I didn’t think I was going to get on with this book but by 50% the pull to Madeline had me flipping pages like a mad woman!!! Along with Alfred, she made this book for me!



Next up is The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.  I had heard mixed things about this book and I got an arc so I dived in to see what I thought…..

For my review I thought I would just write my feelings. I knew that this book would take my breath away. And I was right.

Wow, creepy! That was my first thought. I was so drawn into it that I didn’t notice the time flying by.

Then at 40% that feeling died a bit. Alice turned into a horrible person almost overnight thinking bad thoughts and belittling the 1 person who could, and more importantly, would help her.

And then at 46% I was again sucked back in, the above forgotten, wondering if I should be reading this before going to bed….yes I have nightmares!


I got up early to finish….the story started to unfold, my god, did it unfold! I got my answers! I couldn’t cram those answers in fast enough!

Then the end. Not what I was expecting at all but this story is fabulous. Nothing like I have ever read. Dark and twisted and fabulous.


Have you read either of these? 

What did you think?

9 thoughts on “CJR The Brit: my reviews of Batman: Nightwalker and The Hazel Wood….

  1. I kinda want to pick up Nightwalker, but I have never seen a movie or read a comic so idk. But your review sounds so tempting aaargh. I also read The Hazel Wood. I’m still not sure if I like the way it ended or not. It surely was like nothing I’ve read before.

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    1. I have only watched 1 Batman film and it was years ago but I really enjoyed it! I don’t think you’ll regret reading it. I always get an ebook first to make sure I actually like it….maybe do that? 😁

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