A warm welcome to a new Waiting on Wednesday~ This week a book with one of my favourite villains, namely the Joker. I am talking about Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz.
And sure, I also like reading about Catwoman and Batman, but the Joker is my #1 reason why I want to read this one. I am curious to see how Melissa de la Cruz has written him and his character, has she captured him well, or not? I wonder how it will all come together with the 3 of them in one school and how it will all work. Will they become friends? Will they work together to solve the kidnapping or is one of them the culprit. I am also wondering about the illustrations/art though, based on the cover it is not working for me. That has me worried as I do want to read the book, but in graphic novels the art is very important to me and I have turned away from GNs not because of the story (which often was great) but because of the art. Crossing fingers that it still works out.
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!