Warriors – The New Prophecy: Twilight by Erin Hunter

Twilight (Warriors: The New Prophecy, #5)Twilight by Erin Hunter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Title: Twilight
Author: Erin Hunter
Series: Warriors: The New Prophecy
Published: 2006
Reviewer’s Note: I listened to the audiobook to get through this title in the second Warrior Cats series, so my review will be about that instead of a printed copy of the work.

The narrator for the audiobook really threw me off. I didn’t imagine any of the cats having accents coming from the British Isles. Then again, it’s never confirmed where the Warrior Cats books take place, so I’m sure it’s possible.

It had also been a really long time since I’d read from the Warrior Cats series, so it took me awhile to get back into the story. Now that I’m back into it, though, I’m remembering why I enjoyed the books in the first place.

I have a printed copy of Sunset (the final book in The New Prophecy) that I can’t wait to tear into.

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50BC #43 – Starlight by Erin Hunter

Title: Starlight
Author: Erin Hunter
Series: Warriors (The New Prophecy)
Published: 2006
Summary: The clan cats have reached the destination Star Clan wants them to make their new home, but the cats struggle to make it their own.

It has been awhile since I’d taken a journey into the world of the Warrior Cats and boy, did I miss it! This book had me cheering for the cats, disappointed by the mini-war, and the scene with Leafpaw (soon after named Leafpool) meets with Star Clan at the Moon Pool had me just crying buckets of tears especially when the kits were mentioned.

I still feel like the things that happen shouldn’t take a whole book to do so, but I understand why that is happening. Some of the point-of-view transitions were a bit choppy, but I liked that this book was dealing with more than one cat. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series and see how the clans move on from the ending of this book.

50BC #38 – Warriors (The New Prophecy): Dawn by Erin Hunter

(I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile now. First week of fall classes has found me pretty overwhelmed with coursework and underwhelmed on blogging.)

Title: Dawn
Author: Erin Hunter
Series: Warriors: The New Prophecy
Published: 2006
Summary: The Clans must join together in order to safely leave their home, which has become even more devastated and further destroyed due to the effort of the Twolegs.

I can see why a lot of reviewers say that the series is getting tedious by this point. Things feel like they are taking too long to get to their conclusion and that’s not a good thing in a junior fiction series, in my opinion.

For the most part, I am still enjoying the cats but so many of them have been forced into background roles and most of those cats are ones that I’ve come to love from the first series of Warriors books. I’ll continue to finish the series, but for now I need a nice long break to concentrate on coursework and other readings that I’ve got to do.

50BC #36 – Warriors (The New Prophecy): Moonrise by Erin Hunter

Title: Moonrise
Author: Erin Hunter
Series: Warriors: The New Prophecy
Published: 2005
Summary: The chosen cats continue on their journey and meet trouble from some other cats that come from tribes, not clans. They also get caught up in another prophecy from different warrior ancestors than their own.

This may be looking into things too deeply for a junior fiction novel, but I like how the author(s) approached the subject of belief systems that differ from one’s own. (Star Clan and Tribe of Endless Hunting were the examples in this novel.) I like the way things were phrased. One of the examples of what I’m talking about, and I’ll be paraphrasing (sorry), is that while the Tribe of Endless Hunting is not the Clan cats’ warrior ancestors they are someone’s warrior ancestors and that means that they deserve respect.

It took me a bit longer to read this book because someone posted unmarked spoilers on a website I used to use and that just slowed my reading mojo down. The spoiler was so sad and even though I knew it was coming, I couldn’t help but feel sad and start to tear up when I read it. These books can get so sad sometimes.

The ending to this one is just killing me and reading the preview for book three just made things worse! I need to find out what happens to the captured cats!

50BC #35 – Warriors (The New Prophecy): Midnight by Erin Hunter

Title: Midnight
Author: Erin Hunter
Series: Warriors (The New Prophecy)
Published:  2005
Summary: There are new prophecies from Star Clan and the focus shifts to the chosen ones; one of whom is Brambleclaw, the son of the now deceased Tigerstar.

I’m so glad to pick up the next series of these books and I’m really glad that Brambleclaw and Firestar’s kits are part of the focus of this series because Brambleclaw grew on me during the end of the original series. I also really like how the author(s) took on the phenomenon of twin telepathy.

Leafpaw and Squirrelpaw are definitely on their way to becoming cats that I really like in this whole world of books! I’m so glad that the cats I knew and loved from the original series are still in this series, even though these books aren’t about them.

50BC #32 – Warriors (Original Series): The Darkest Hour

Title: The Darkest Hour
Author: Erin Hunter
Series: Warriors (Original Series)
Published: 2004
Summary: Together as Lion Clan, Thunder Clan, River Clan, and Wind Clan must fight together against Blood Clan and save their homes in the forest.

The first series in the Warrior Cats books draws to a close and I’m left feeling just a bit empty. I’ve enjoyed my time with the cats of Thunder Clan, but things felt resolved too quickly. Tigerstar is dead and the forest is safe from those who want to destroy the sanctity of the five clans of the forest. I’m okay with happy endings, but this one felt rushed.

I’m wondering if things will feel different once I move on to the second series of books. For now, I’m taking a break from the wonderful Warrior Cats and moving on to other books to try and cleanse my pallet.

50BC #31 – Warriors (Original Series): A Dangerous Path

Title: A Dangerous Path
Author: Erin Hunter
Series: Warriors (Original Series)
Published: 2004
Summary: Tigerstar is now the leader of Shadow Clan and he is still intent on wiping out Thunder Clan. His weapon of choice? Dogs.

There is so much to write about this book that I don’t even know where to begin. Oh, I know: NOOOOO BLUESTAR! 😦 Poor brave, amazing Bluestar. I’m glad she went down fighting. I was worried she was going to die of grief.

Did anyone make the connection to atheism with the lack of faith in Star Clan? I don’t know if that’s the what the ladies who make up Erin Hunter were going for, but it’s what my mind almost immediately went to. Another parallel I drew was mental illness, specifically depression, with Bluestar and her mood swings and outbursts.