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 Catwoman : soulstealer (DC icons)
 Author: Maas, Sarah J.

 Publisher:  Random House (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 360 p.,  23 cm

 BTSB No: 591816 ISBN: 9780399549694
 Ages: 12-14 Grades: 7-9

 Catwoman -- (Fictional character)
 Adventure fiction
 Thieves -- Fiction

Price: $22.28

Selina Kyle's coming-of-age-story as she claws her way to the top of Gotham City's criminal underbelly and becomes Catwoman.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: 14.0   Quiz: 198332
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 21.0   Quiz: 75183

   School Library Journal (06/01/18)
   Booklist (08/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2018 Gr 9 Up—Selina Kyle is back in Gotham two years after giving up everything to see her sister safely out of the city's slums. She is no longer the desperate, starving gang member. Now she is Holly Vanderhees: rich, beautiful, and cold. Holly has no sister, no family, no ties. She pretends to enjoy public fundraising galas in the evenings as Holly, while executing high-stakes clandestine heists after hours as Catwoman. She is an undefeated fighter and meticulous schemer. Best-selling Maas expertly brings DC's classic super-villain to a modern-day Gotham City. The action-packed writing and intricate world-building will both satisfy die-hard Batman fans as well as entice new readers. Maas's Catwoman has the perfect amount of talent, cunning, and drive to make her a delicious protagonist surrounded by strong, well-known characters like Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Batwing. VERDICT Containing light romance, feminism, and a diverse cast, this is a delightful and welcome addition to the franchise and an solid addition to any library.—Ariel Birdoff, New York Public Library - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 08/01/2018 This third installment of the DC Icons series tells the story of Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. As a teenager in Gotham City, Selina supports herself and her younger sister, who has a severe form of cystic fibrosis. Eventually, Selina is recruited by the League of Assassins, where she is trained to become a deadly weapon. After two years, Selina returns to Gotham City, disguising herself as a socialite, where she goes on crime sprees with pals Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. All the while, she toys with Batman’s protégé, Batwing (aka Luke Fox). Selina is a flawed, complex character; even while she commits crimes against the wealthy people of Gotham City and teases authorities, she shows a vulnerable side. Diverse characters are featured throughout, from Luke, who is black, to Poison Ivy, who is in love with Harley Quinn. The story starts out gritty, becoming less so as it unfurls, but readers will not forget where Selina started. The staccato writing style nicely matches the occasionally bleak setting. Ideal for fans of the TV show Gotham. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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