I wanted to introduce myself to Sarah J. Maas and her writing as I had seen so much of her work on Instagram. While browsing her offerings at the bookstore, I saw that she had written a superhero story. I love superheroes, so I picked up her interpretation of Catwoman: Soulstealer.
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Superheroes
When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.
Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.
I loved this story and did not regret picking it up. Maas makes Selina’s story real and believable. Through her words we see the true person behind the mask (and no, I haven’t read the comic book so I am unable to compare). We are told of Catwoman’s background and the journey she took to become one of the masked characters in Gotham city. We learn of the obstacles she has encountered, the decisions she has had to make, and the love that she has for the most important person in her world. In the story we also learn about another superhero – Batwing – and I enjoyed reading the cat and mouse game that Catwoman plays with him.
Reading this story made me realise that I do want to read more of Sarah J. Maas. She weaves her story adroitly and sets a good pace for the story. Reading Catwoman: Soulstealer has also made me want to read the rest of the DC Iconns in the series.
I give this novel ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019
(This novel was the 6th in my book pledge for 2019)