**Disclaimer; This review may contain mild spoilers.**
When two of your favorite things in the world are combined, it’s a feeling you can’t even describe. That’s how I felt about Catwoman Soulstealer. Once the DC Icons series was announced I was thrilled, but to have my favorite author cover an original origin story of one of my favorite Batman villains, made my day.
Exploring the story of Selina Kyle is always an interesting adventure. Her story has changed several times between the Hallie Berry movie and the Christopher Nolan films. One thing has stuck with her character, she’s a thief. Doesn’t matter what she’s stealing, in every story that’s ever involved Catwoman she has always been a thief.
Sound intriguing? Let me give you the Goodreads summary::
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.
First off, yes she added Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. I can’t even begin to explain how excited I was for that reason alone. While I do love Catwoman, Harley Quinn has been my spirit animal since the day I realized who she was. My dedication is to the point my fiancé (husband in less then a week!) bought me a Harley Quinn inspired engagement ring. But were not here to discuss Harley, were here to discuss this awesome take on Catwoman that Sarah Maas has gifted us with.
My Rating: 5/5
Reason for my rating; Having a character who already has a story tied to them is great and all, but for an author to find a new story for this character is something! Especially when the story they hand you keeps you locked in and not rolling your eyes as if you’ve heard it before. Sarah did just that! I love the romance of the book that you get from not only Selina Kyle but Harley Quinn herself. Its as if we got three stories for the price of one. You see Selina’s back story and where it ends up taking her. You also get to witness the love interest between Harley and Ivy thats always hinted to in the comics whenever the Jokers away. Last but not least you get to see a love interest for Selina and our front running man, Luke Fox kindle up! That may seem like a lot to follow but its really not. Sarah makes it flow together quite nicely.
All in all, I defiantly recommend Catwoman Soulstealer!
Until Next Time..