Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

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Selina Kyle is Catwoman. And when the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. Time to see how many lives this cat really has.

Publication: August 7th 2018

Synopsis: Selina Kyle is a thief.

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle
returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with the Batman away on a vital mission, Gotham City looks ripe for the taking.

Luke Fox is a hero. 
Luke wants to prove that as Batwing he has what it take to protect the people. He targets a new thief on the prowl who has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Together, they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman is clever–she may be Batwing’s undoing.

In Gotham City, not everyone is what they seem.
Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from her past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the heist that’s closest to her heart?

Review/Thoughts: Let me start by saying this: 40 pages in and there is mention of, not only Wayne but also the al Ghūls. I’m not surprised that the Wayne name gets mentioned, but al Ghūl really took me by surprise. I mean you can’t have a Catwoman story with out at least mentioning Batman…or one of his partners. It just wouldn’t be right. Now, al Ghūl…yeah I didn’t see that coming. For me I see al Ghūl being a big part of Batman’s story than anyone else’s. That being said, they played such a critical role to Selina’s story.

Selina’s love her her little sister is truly touching! In the beginning all Silena cares about is her little sister, who is suffering from a several case of Cystis Fibrosis, and Selina would do anything for her, hence the life she leads. I loved their relationship, but I didn’t expect it to play a major role in this story, more of a side story that anything else. It isn’t till the end of the book that I realized how important it was.

Harley was…Harley throughout this book. Crazy, and unpredictable. A wild card for sure. No talking sense into that girl. Ivy was so sweet. I absolutely love her personality in this book. Her love for plants was very well done. So much that she even named a few! I can so see her doing that.

Batwing has never really been my favorite bat heroes. His story just wasn’t all that to me. This book made me like him a little bit better than what I did, but he’s still not my favorite bat person. One thing I do like about him is the fact that he had PTSD. Not because I like to see the guy suffer, rather because I feel like a lot of Superheroes don’t really have any medical conditions that can be a hindrance if triggered. For Batwing to have one it shows just how human he is and having to fight and deal with it throughout the book adds to that.

I will admit that I’ve never read a Sarah J. Maas book before this one. I constantly see her books and I hear a lot of things about them, but I just never read one. So, you can imagine, that not having read one before now, I didn’t have to high of hopes, but I loved how she brought this story to life. How she wrote Catwoman, and how she wrote Selina. It was so well done. Sarah J. Maas exceeded my expectations that I had for this book. She totally blew them out of the water! It’s thrilling, exciting and packed with action. (As any good superhero book should be.) 

~Till the next Chapter~

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