Honestly, my biggest issue with Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas was the fact that it completely butched the characters of the Gotham universe. Selena Kyle herself was not bad as a character, but she was bad as Selena Kyle. Poison Ivy wasn’t bad as a character, she just wasn’t good as Poison Ivy. Harley Quinn and the Joker were both rather pathetic, though. Honestly, if Maas had written this as an original novel with no connection whatsoever to the Batman world…I wouldn’t have hated it as much as I did.
That said, though, I really don’t like the way Maas does her romances.
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.
For more of my thoughts on this one, feel free to check out my review. Otherwise, you can always visit the Goodreads page for this book if you’re interested in reading it.
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