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10/30/19

Warrior Cats book 1,2,3 review Part one

Author: Erin Hunter
Genre: Low Fantasy
Age: MG
POV: 3rd person limited 
Series: Warrior Cats
Warning Spoilers for The First Three Books

Book one: Into the Wild

Summary: Rusty a kittypet join Thunderclan one of the four clans of wild cats that live in the forest.

“Understand that Bluestar does not make this offer lightly if you wish to train with us, we will have to take you into our Clan. You must either live with us and respect our ways, or return to your Twolegplace and never come back. You cannot live with a paw in each world.”
Erin Hunter, Into the Wild

Review: I first read the warrior books back in middle school, years later I'm brought back into the familiar world of the warrior cats. Right from the start a cat dies and their conflict of all types. Redtail dies and Windclan been chases off their territory. Firepaw (Rusty) is not fully accept into the clan, but he does have Greypaw as a best friend. Firepaw does seem like a goody goody, in the last chapter the battle with ShadowClan, Firepaw was about to kill a ShadowClan warrior. Even those the Warrior Code said, ‘Do not kill a warrior unless need to’, that right there is a test of Firepaw character.

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Total: 13/20

Book Two: Fire and Ice 






Summary/Review: Pick up right where the first book left off. More battles and more tension between the clans. Like how right away they go and bring Windclan back. Yay, Fireheart is doing what seem right even those he is breaking the warrior code. Later on, Fireheart does make mistakes and ask for help. It’s devastating that his first apprentice gets hit by a monster (could it have been avoided? Perhaps if Fireheart pay attention to Cinderpaw). Graystripe’s friendship and loyalties to the clan is also question. Going off to meet Silverstream in Riverclan.

 “You idiot!" She spat, flattening her ears. "What are you doing in my territory?"
"Drowning?" Replied Graystripe.
"Can't you do that in your own territory?"
"Ah, but who would rescue me there?”
Erin Hunter, Fire and Ice


Plot: 5/5

Characters 5/5 

Writing 4/5

Total: 13/20


Book Three: Forest of Secrets






Summary: Secrets are tearing the forest apart and Fireheart is caught in the middle of it all. It seems like every other cat has their secrets including Tigerclaw.
“Keep your eyes open, Fireheart. Keep your ears pricked. Keep looking behind you. Because one day I'll find you, and then you'll be crowfood.”
Erin Hunter, Forest of Secrets

Review: Fireheart wants to know the truth some of it doing more harm than good, like when Bluestar finding out about Tigarclaw it devastates her into a depressing mood. To find the truth Fireheart goes to another clan territory he doesn’t has to do that. He could have done nothing and ignore what going on around him therefore being the cat that obeys the warrior code. Fireheart can’t ignore the fact that Tigerclaw try to kill him.


Characters 5/5

Plot 5/5

Writhing 4/5

14/20


Thoughts on the first three books: This is not your cute fluffy kitty books. There is humor, drama of forbidding love, cats suffer and dying. Not to spoil the rest of the series, it does gets dark at times. Rereading Into the wild brought back the joy of why I love this rich world. I love how complex the characters are.

There are flaws, every book does. The writing is not the best and the large cast of characters can be over whelming. My advice is to focuses mainly on Fireheart and Tigarclaw, everyone else will fit in to place as the story progresses. The characters have some development and do become more complex as the series goes on.

In the second books I did get annoy with the story starting off telling what happens in the previous book. I know the story does pick up quickly and it is a good story. It just any book that does this, it can be done in a different way that better especially with shorter books. It a bookish pet peeve of mine.

I'm noticing the lack of said but, I don't care. I'm engages in the story that I don't notices or really care. I had read books with little to no duologue and they were beautifully written. Warriors may not be at that high level. In the book is a story that told well enough to be enjoy. There is no right way to write a book then all books will all be the same in some way. If this bother you that much then cross out all the meows, purrs, and hiss and write said. Long as the story flows, I don’t have a problem with it. What annoys me is people that get irritated at the littlest of things.

The main thing why I love these books in middle school is because I'm proud that I got my dad to read them, a person who rarely reads book at all. If I read these at an older age would I still enjoy them? What if I read another book instead, would my taste in books be totally different? 

This is getting all timey wobbly and playing with alternated dimensions (I know I’m a complete nerd).

I’ll answer the second question first: a lot of factors shape me of what books I end up reading. I have always like animals. Even those I’m a dog person (gasp) oh the irony of my favorite series being about cats. My mom and two brothers like cats. I out number so I don’t mind having cats. If I’m not an animal lover I would not have read Warriors cats. Instead I might of have read Twilight like every other middle school girl. I would not have read Redwall or be interested in reading Guardians of Ga’Hoole with a friend in seventh grade.

Going in to the first question: I have always read widely in every age ranges. I honestly don’t know where that comes from. All I know is that I build up a mind set to apportion a good story is a good story no matter who it for.

This is one of the best animal series along with Mistmantle, Guardians of Ga’Hoole, and Redwall close behind.

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