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Catwoman: Soulstealer

(DC Icons #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  16,029 ratings  ·  2,904 reviews
The highly anticipated coming-of-age story of kick-ass super hero: CATWOMAN by international bestselling author Sarah J. Maas.

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 Batma
Paperback, 361 pages
Published August 9th 2018 by Penguin
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Jonathan They are all standalones. They just all feature famous DC icons as main characters.
Stephanie Cooke They all stand alone. Further, they actually have a separate continuity than the comics themselves so you don't really need any experience with the ch…moreThey all stand alone. Further, they actually have a separate continuity than the comics themselves so you don't really need any experience with the character before diving in.(less)

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Emily May
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Miranda Reads
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Written Review :

4.5 stars

Talks like a lady, acts like a thug.
Selina Kyle comes from the slums of Gotham City.

Her younger sister has cystic fibrosis and it's all Selina can do to keep their heads above water.

When a chance at a new life is given to them,
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
UPDATE: $1.99 on Kindle US 4/4/19

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 ti
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Sol ~ TheBookishKing
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
[4.5 stars]
I LOVED this one. Sarah J Maas is just my ultimate.
Bat-shit enjoyment is what I got from it.

My knowledge on the DC series is abysmal, so thankfully no prior knowledge was needed. I read it as its own entity and gosh, I loved every second of it. It was so great to see Sarah J Maas venture out into something that isn't set in the ACOTAR and ToG world. I could've easily read another 500 pages of this.

I got character development, beautiful world-building alongside the writing and exciti
Jan 09, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


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.

Mar 31, 2016 marked it as to-read
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 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2019, e-book, fantasy, axis360
Catwoman: Soul Stealer (DC icons #3) by Sarah J. Maas is a 2018 Random House publication.

I’ve seen this author’s name on Goodreads a lot and apparently her fantasy series is really something. I do hope to someday visit that series, even though I’m not a huge YA fan, but the reason I chose this book had little to do with the author, and more to do with subject – Catwoman. In fact, when I checked the book out at the library, I didn’t even check to see who wrote the book- nor did I notice ‘for you
Nenia ⭐️ Queen of Awkward ⭐️ Campbell

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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 to
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
Ahhh this was as much fun as I thought it would be! <3
I really enjoyed “Catwoman” and all those other super morally grey characters.
Also am I the only one who thinks it’s funny that Selina sounds and looks a lot like Celaena?
Just saying. XD

Full RTC soon! Stay tuned!

So you’re telling me that Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are causing havoc in this?!
And on top of that make life difficult for Luke Fox?!
All like: When the cat’s away, the mice will play?!
Cristina Monica
3.5 stars. I feel similarly about this book as I did about Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Batman: Nightwalker. Even though all three were written by different authors, their writing styles and narration styles are similar. My guess is someone is either very very heavily editing these novels or the authors were told very very specifically how to write these superheroes and superheroines’ adventures.

That’s the thing—I don’t feel enough of the author in these books. It’s as though literally anyone c
Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
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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.
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
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
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
Nov 28, 2017 marked it as anticipated-releases  ·  review of another edition
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.

Apr 01, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Catwoman? Sarah J. Maas?

Puuuuuuuuurrrrrrrfect ;) Sorry, I had to.
Jul 29, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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
Clem (the villain's quest)
“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
Melody Boggs
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May 22, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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

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
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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  ·  review of another edition
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!
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
*** 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
I actually read a book so proud of myself.
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Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog. To find out more, visit or follow @therealsjmaas ...more

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