Gotham High Blog Tour
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Illustrator: Thomas Pitilli
Series: Gotham High #1
Publisher: DC Ink
Publication Date: 07 April 2020
Source: FFBC (The Fantastic Flying Book Club)
Rating: 4 Stars
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!
I am so excited that I have the opportunity to join this blog tour and read this book. I am a huge fan of DC and Marvel. I also love when there are new origin stories as I think it helps to not only renew interest in the characters but it allows for inclusion! I can't wait to jump into this book and get to know some of my favourite characters all over again!
Thank you so much to The Fantastic Flying Book Club and DC Ink for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free! Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own!
Overall, I really liked this book. It was fun, quick and easy to read. The illustrations and panels were absolutely gorgeous. They were rich in colour and I really loved the depiction of the characters. It is safe to say that I look forward to seeing more of Thomas Pitilli's work in the future! In regards to the plot itself, I thought it was fun and innovative. We see all of our favourite DC characters before they become the anti-heroes/heroes and villains we know. I really liked the setting of the high school because we do get to see characters like Bruce "let loose" so to speak. We see them in a more relaxed environment. This is personally one of my favourite origin stories and I cannot wait to follow these characters and see them grow. Thank you so much to The Fantastic Flying Book Club and DC Ink for providing me with a copy of this book.
Yours in Reading,