Catwoman: Soul Stealer

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I’m back with yet another book review. I know that it feels so tiring that I only post book reviews on here, but I can’t seem to wrap my head around how fast this year is going. Perhaps I’ll talk more about this in another post. Let’s get to the real reason why you are here the review of Catwoman: Soul Stealer by Sarah J. Maas. While Maas is the author of a famous for her Court of Thorns and Roses series, I simply haven’t gotten around to reading it. I have tried to read a few other books in this series before this and it hadn’t worked out too well.

A quick rundown of the book is that we meet Selina Kyle as a young teenager, who has taken charge of the care of her sister, Maggie who has been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Her father is never talked about in the book, while her mother is portrayed as a woman who cares more about her next high rather than her girls. Selina and Maggie manage to avoid social services for a few years before time catches up with them. It is around this time that Selina is taken to jail from some of her activities with the Leopards. While she is awaiting to be arraigned Selina meets one of the sisters that run the Ah-ghuls and is taken in by what they are offering her, especially if it means that Maggie is taken care of. Flash forward several years and Selina is back in her home city of Gotham with a new look and a new agenda, and all this might be sidelined by her growing interest in Luke Fox and Batwing.

I loved at how fast paced and twist and turny this book was. Sarah J Maas really knows how to draw the reader into the story as well as bringing the story of Selina Kyle and Catwoman to a new audience with a few different takes. It was also interesting to see how Batwing and Gotham stood on their own in the story. It would have been nice to see a more developed relationship between Selina Kyle and Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, though I did enjoy the camaraderie and girl power in their moments together. It would be interesting to revisit Gotham in a later book following the story of Poison Ivy or Harley Quinn within this world that Selina Kyle also lives in.

Have you read Catwoman: Soul Stealer or any of the other books in the DC Icons series? Now that my interest has been piqued with Catwoman, I can’t wait to read a few more books in the series.

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