Saturday, March 30, 2019

Catwoman: Soulstealer

Book: Catwoman: Soulstealer
Series: DC Icons #3 
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 Batman off on a vital mission, Gotham City looks ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove that as Batwing he has what it takes to help people. He targets a new thief on the prowl who has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Together, they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman is clever--she may be Batwing's undoing.

In this third DC Icons book, Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from the past on her tail, will she be able to pull off the heist that's closest to her heart?-Goodreads

Review: Selina is 'rescued' as a teen by a league of assassins and comes back to Gotham City years later as wealthy socialite Holly Vanderhees. She's on a mission and wreaking havoc wherever she goes but can her neighbor Luke, who secretly moonlights as Batwing, stop her?  

I liked Selina's backstory and the way she reinvented herself into Holly. Luke was not a formidable foe in any way, shape or form so that was disappointing. I had a hard time imaging Selina/Holly hanging out with her "friends" (I'll avoid spoilers) wearing her helmet so keep her anonymity. I just kept picturing someone sitting down on the couch with a motorcycle helmet watching TV and....yes, it seemed ridiculous. 

This was a solid 2 stars for me until the end, which was quite strong. 

Grade: 3/5

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