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Catwoman: Soulstealer

(DC Icons #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  6,163 Ratings  ·  1,363 Reviews
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.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Cait • A Page with a View
How many times do you guys bet Maas is going to have Catwoman purr her dialogue...

EDIT: I say this affectionately btw! It's possible to laugh at something you love.
Emily May
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2018
Let Gotham City enjoy its final days of Summer.

This book has journeyed with me across two continents and five different countries while I've been travelling the last few weeks. I don't normally read books this slowly, but it was a strangely positive experience. I enjoyed slipping in and out of Selina's plotting and thieving, and I eventually found myself trying (and failing) not to cry on a train to Prague.

Yes. Catwoman + Sarah J. Maas does not exactly sound like a recipe for tears, but this b
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Update: Here's all 3 books I just had to get and I got some goodies for pre-ordering =) The picture is a little blurry. I don't know what I was doing!

Listened to my audio edition this morning. The special editions will be coming later. I will add pics when I feel like getting on the computer again. With these wonderful cancer treatments over the past few months, I haven't been on the computer. And I only really care about sharing pretty pictures any more. Not wasting time on a lot of things tha
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SJM writing Catwoman what could be more awesome? Was expecting this book to be great and it was better than anything I could have though it would be. This incarnation of Selina Kyle is brilliant. I just have one complaint/request can SJM please write a Batman book!!!! Please!!! All the elements I love of the Batman character including his will, intelligence, toughness, use of identities, tactics and all round bad@$$ery are present in Catwoman. Every chapter I read in this book I could not wait t ...more
*high pitched voice* graphic design is my passion


Maas better remember that Selina Kyle is canonically bisexual. She better not hyper-sexualize her. She better not let Catwoman fucking purr her dialogue.
Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Aug 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: absolute-trash
Buddy Read with my Fave: William!

This Review Can Be Found on my Blog: Catwoman - Soulstealer

Dora: "Can you say trash?"
Me: "Catwoman!
Dora: "Louder"
Dora: "Good job!

This is easily the biggest piece of trash I've ever read. Who let this book be published. WHO?! Who thought "Oh yeah this book is top notch DC, top-notch storytelling, top-notch EVERYthing." If the cover alone isn't a Capital Offense then SURELY the insides of this book is an Offense.

As a majority of everyone
4 popular YA writers each writing a Superhero novel??? HELL YES, TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!

Publishing in 2017:
Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo
Batman by Marie Lu
Superman by Matt de la Pena
Catwoman by Sarah J Maas
This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription

Actual Rating: 3.25 stars

“Cat-woman was a good way to describe her. The ears on the dark helmet, the oversized lenses, the claws that she’d just retracted after that spectacular jump… Even her steps toward him oozed feline grace.”

🌟 Sarah J. Maas books are always controversial, you will find extreme love and hate for all her books. And although I know that her writing is not perfect, but people have been judging and hat
Jan 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-thanks, sci-fi


Let me explain.

I love Selina Kyle. Like, I'm basically in love with her. She's literally my role model- rich, smart, strong, a woman who built herself up from nothing. Who doesn't want to be her? She's essentially my favorite character in DC comics, and one of my all-time favorites ever. I've read countless comics of hers, and have watched every one of her appearances on television. I've even watched game-plays with her in them. I am dedicated.

Dec 28, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy, mythology

I want this in my life. I need this in my life.

Shut up and take my money. *throws dollar bills at Sarah Maas*

Catwoman is my absolute favorite female comic character. She is my queen.



I've never read anything by this author, but I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Not so sure about Batwing though. Catwoman belongs with Batman. Don't even argue with me on this.


I guess we will have to wait and see.
Oct 13, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
05/08/2018 — My child has been dispatched and should be ready to collect from the store any day now. I can’t wait to hold her! 😭

•20/11/2017 — HOLY SYNOPSIS! I AM IN NEED!!!

•Let's be real: Sarah J Maas is going to fuckin deliver with this book! I AM READY GIVE IT TO ME! 😍
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Lmao, I seem to have lost a few friends over this review already. On to the books-that-made-me-lose-friends shelf it goes! #YOLO #UMadBro #WhateverIReadWhatIWant

DNF @ p. 121

I get into a lot of trouble with people when I tell them, in all seriousness, that Batman & Robin is my favorite Batman movie. I know it's bad in the same way that the Super Mario Bros. movie is bad, and I love that movie too. Some of the people I tell this to try t
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Wendy Darling
So you know Sarah's Catwoman is going to have great outfits. (I had a smirky emoji here but GOODREADS WILL NOT ALLOW IT.)

It'll also be good to see her write a standalone.
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
Nov 28, 2017 marked it as anticipated-releases
Yes hello, I'm not here to debate the author or anything I just want to know what the fuck is going on with that cover.

Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
*Pirouttes while clasping book kindle to bosoms* This book was su-purr-b!


Listen, I'm a Marvel girl through and through;
however, I've always been intrigued by Catwoman and while I really wanted to read this, I was unconvinced that SJM could adequately convey Selina's essence.

So, suffice to say, it was a pleasant surprise that she knocked this out of the park because her interpretation of all things Gotham, including all secondary characters, was absolutely thrilling. Moreover, we not
may ❀
im not even gonna pretend to be an objective reviewer who dissects and rates books according to the elements of the book

hell nah, im gonna review this purely on how it made me feel

which was effing fantastic.

catwoman is an evil queen, i absolutely adore her character. luke is an adorable baby. IVY AND HARLEY IM SCREAMING WHAT A TRIO OF ICONS

this book wasn't perfect but goodness i loved every fast paced, well-built moment of it. im actual trash
Apr 01, 2016 marked it as to-read
Catwoman? Sarah J. Maas?

Puuuuuuuuurrrrrrrfect ;) Sorry, I had to.
Jul 29, 2017 marked it as to-read
A Young Adult novel version of Catwoman, written by Sarah J. Maas?

And Maas has dragged Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn into her mess too...?

Fuck. This. Shit! Leave those badass girls alone!!!


Just for the record: at this point, I only want to cry for poor Catwoman.

Now, I must also cry for Ivy and Harley.

*goes to sit in a dark corner and cries*

PS: more bad news is rolling in! Last week I also found out according to the premise of the upcoming Batman YA n
buddy read w/ my fave boyo in the world


Trigger Warnings: PTSD, war flashbacks, mentions of parental abuse, mentions of drugs, mentions of cystic fibrosis

Catwoman: Soulstealer was everything most people predicted it would be. A straight up disappointment. This book didn’t have anything going for it. A book that promised feminism and a kickass plotline was flat and used PTSD and abuse as a plot device to push forward the weak story. I
May 22, 2016 marked it as to-read
i marked this as 'currently reading' but never actually started it, since i haven't had time, but now im actually starting it. wow i wish myself luck cause this book's reviews are not...looking...good.

my copy has arrived and all i’ve been hearing is that this book truly just sucks so i wanna read it even more to see how much of a trashy book this is but idk if i have to read wonder woman and batman before??? someone please tell me

Melody Boggs
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Sunny ✨wordslikefury✨
Turns out I can actually love Sarah J Maas's protagonist as long as she doesn't spend the entire book trying to tell me how awesome she is. This book was loads of fun! It gripped me from the very beginning. And as a devout fan of the Batman universe, and as someone who has read the many different versions of Catwoman, Batwing, Poision Ivy and Harley Quinn, I can truthfully say that Maas's versions of these characters are not an accurate representation of what you've seen previously on TV and in ...more
Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the brooding witch)
“There are good people in Gotham. Protect them.”

0/ 5

I mean... what? Is that book for real?

*cracks fingers* Okay, let's try to write a review and make some sense out of this mess.

Four days ago, I had the craziest idea I've had in quite some time: adventuring myself into doing something DC related. I have... history, with DC. I was mindblown with the Nolans' adaptations of Batman (who wasn't?) but the rest of the movies were just catastrophes after catastrophes. So you might think, but this is a
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it

When I received this news, I died and went to YA heaven.

Sarah J. Maas is probably my favourite YA author and Catwoman is one of my favourite comic women, so the mere thought of SJM writing about Selina Kyle made me the happiest person in the world.

Just imagine the darkness, the worldbuilding, the baddassery and the feels we'll get from this!!!

Aug 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Catwoman sweetie you don't deserve this I'm sorry
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I seriously enjoyed this book! I’ve seen some mixed reviews but that happened with the other two books of the series and I enjoyed them also, so it did not stop me from reading. I am glad of that also because I actually liked this one more than the other two. The story was addicting and the characters were awesome to read about. I Loved it!

My quick and simple overall: fun take on Catwoman!
*** 4.5 STARS ***

I'm still so incredibly happy about the fact that my copy came early because I really loved this book. Just like all of Sarah J. Maas's other books, "Catwoman: Soulstealer" was such a page turner and I just couldn't put it down anymore. I have to say that I had very high expectations for this story, but they were definitely met and now I can't wait for the last part of this series.

So there are only really two very small reasons why I decided to deduct half a star. The first on
Deborah Obida
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, comics, fantasy
Loved it! This book is my favourite in all the DC Icons. Even though I liked Wonder Woman, it was too predictable and Batman:Nightwalker was boring and slow. Then this came out and changed it all, it was neither predictable nor boring, it was a masterpiece. I don't know why am surprise, SJM is yet to disappoint me.

SJM gives Catwoman a whole new look, she is not a heroine but a grey character, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy is also in this, and finally Luke Fox who plays the role of Batwing. The fig
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Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too

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“Cat-woman was a good way to describe her. The ears on the dark helmet, the oversized lenses, the claws that she’d just retracted after that spectacular jump… Even her steps toward him oozed feline grace.” 7 likes
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