This was a weird book. My rating fluctuates between a 3.5 and a 4. Review will contain spoilers for all previous Warriors books as well as River of Fire. What I didn''t like: Alderheart having a romance. Why was this necessary? Twigpaw''s...
This was a weird book. My rating fluctuates between a 3.5 and a 4. Review will contain spoilers for all previous Warriors books as well as River of Fire.
What I didn''t like:
Alderheart having a romance. Why was this necessary?
Twigpaw''s warrior name. Twigbranch? Seriously? The whole reason she was named that was so stupid! "Because you''ve grown from a twig into a branch." Wow. Still sounds awful. When I first read it, I thought it was a typo until Bramblestar continued talking.
Dovewing and Tigerheart running off and doing their own thing and then "conveniently" coming back when they were needed. They really pissed me off because I liked the idea of Dovewing getting over Tigerheart and being mates with Bumblestripe, but no. We had to do the "forbidden" romances.
How everyone is using poor SkyClan! You have cats coming and going in their camps, as well as ShadowClan not staying faithful and it''s a huge mess and SkyClan never asked for it, OK?
RiverClan coming back to the group and wanting help. It''s your own bloody fault that you need help because you refused to let anyone near you, drama queens.
Tigerheart being brought back to life was...weird. I can''t decide if I like it or not.
What I liked:
Violetshine and Tree are adorable.
Tree''s new job!! I genuinely love the idea of a Clan ambassador to settle disputes and having it be someone who is outside the Clans'' influence!
Resurgence of Darktail''s group. Knew that was going to happen.
Briarlight''s death. It was AWFUL. I cried. But it was so well done because we''ve had Briarlight around for two whole series now (?) so we''ve gotten used to her being there, and this came out of nowhere and was superbly done.
WindClan is so helpful and nice now. It''s refreshing after dealing with the Onewhisker doppelganger who ruled. (I still believe that Onestar was a bad clone of Onewhisker and Onewhisker is off int eh woods, living out his life).
Greystripe, Brightheart, Cloudtail, and some of the other old gang are still around. It really hit me with this book that Greystripe is the last character who has been around since book one. BOOK ONE. I will be sobbing for hours when he dies. Just go look for me in the closest restroom.
As a whole, I liked this book. Twigpaw (I refuse to use that awful name) was better in this, but I still don''t like how she''s trying to fix everything herself. She is seriously living up to the "bossy ThunderClan" stereotype. The whole thing with Tree being able to see and talk to dead cats was cool. We''ve never had anything like that before. But now you have StarClan bringing cats back to life to make them leader and...why? Tigerheart ran off from his clan. He abandoned them, and StarClan wants to make him leader?? Not only that, but as Bramblestar said, having a Tigerstar leading ShadowClan sounds really, really bad. I''m going to have a hard time looking at Tigerheart and not picture Tigerclaw now. The ending to the book was also super happy and that was weird because when has a Warriors book ever ended on a happy note? Other than series'' end and a few special editions.
All-in-all, a decent read with some pretty great stuff, and Jayfeather''s sass had me dying laughing. Super curious to see where book 6 takes us as I have zero ideas right now.