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For the first time, all five warrior Clans have settled into their true homes in the territory around the lake. But when a shockingly harsh leaf-bare season descends on the forest, a new darkness begins to spread—a shadow that threatens a beloved Clan leader, the cats’ connection with their ancestors in StarClan, and the very warrior code they live by. Packed with action an For the first time, all five warrior Clans have settled into their true homes in the territory around the lake. But when a shockingly harsh leaf-bare season descends on the forest, a new darkness begins to spread—a shadow that threatens a beloved Clan leader, the cats’ connection with their ancestors in StarClan, and the very warrior code they live by. Packed with action and intrigue, the beginning of this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world. And dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows.


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For the first time, all five warrior Clans have settled into their true homes in the territory around the lake. But when a shockingly harsh leaf-bare season descends on the forest, a new darkness begins to spread—a shadow that threatens a beloved Clan leader, the cats’ connection with their ancestors in StarClan, and the very warrior code they live by. Packed with action an For the first time, all five warrior Clans have settled into their true homes in the territory around the lake. But when a shockingly harsh leaf-bare season descends on the forest, a new darkness begins to spread—a shadow that threatens a beloved Clan leader, the cats’ connection with their ancestors in StarClan, and the very warrior code they live by. Packed with action and intrigue, the beginning of this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world. And dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows.

30 review for Lost Stars

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    This has exceeded all my expectations. I really liked this. The characters were good and their voices were easy to tell apart, and I like the plot of this one quite a bit. I’m excited to see where this goes next!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tansy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I love this book but sadly bramblestar isn’t dead yet

  3. 4 out of 5

    Abbigail

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wow! Just.. wow! I loved this book! I loved reading the pre-theory about Bramblestar having rabies but as the book - and Bramblestar’s condition - came to a close I wonder if he is possessed? It would make more sense, since Shadowpaw saw Bramblestar calling out for help, and how he became very irate towards the end could have been his spirit and another fighting for control over his body. Also, I’m thinking maybe the tom that Shadowpaw is speaking to is Rock?? If you think about it, Rock had alw Wow! Just.. wow! I loved this book! I loved reading the pre-theory about Bramblestar having rabies but as the book - and Bramblestar’s condition - came to a close I wonder if he is possessed? It would make more sense, since Shadowpaw saw Bramblestar calling out for help, and how he became very irate towards the end could have been his spirit and another fighting for control over his body. Also, I’m thinking maybe the tom that Shadowpaw is speaking to is Rock?? If you think about it, Rock had always said he had no loyalty to one Clan nor friends. As he knew too much to afford having them. Although, if it was Rock he definitely seems a bit crueler than we’ve seen him before. I am curious to see how the codebreaker’s subplot will progress. Since I bought the Barnes and Noble book, I had received a bonus scene at the back of the book. It was absolutely the awesomest thing! I adore Hollyleaf, she has always been my favorite character through thick and thin, and the Erin’s did say she might have a bigger role to play in this new series so I’m really hoping I’ll see her again. I love how she and Leafpool have been able to develop an understanding. And my favorite part was when she said “we can finally be mother and daughter.” Just the thought of imagining her and Leafpool in StarClan sharing tongues or prey fills me with bliss! I know that Leafpool had forgiven her mother in The Last Hope, and that we had seen bits of their relationship continuing on, such as in Dovewing’s Silence, or the Darkest Night. But to see them finally become the mother and daughter I had always wanted them to turn out being ever since Leafpool told Hollyleaf she was her real mother has made me so proud in how the Erin’s decided to continue their relationship for the better. I am so excited to read the upcoming Squirrelflight’s Hope and The Silent Thaw. Here’s to another great arc!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sydney

    I’ve loved this series since I was a child and will always love this series! Such unique and interesting characters that I always fall in love with. Page-turning plot and always a few plot twists!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I am so excited for this series. I was starting to get annoyed with the Super Editions and the constant fox and badger fights, so it was refreshing to be dealing with just the Clans. I liked that we had multiple viewpoints. It gave a lot of insight into how the cats in each clan were dealing with things. That being said, I also didn't like it. I've always criticized the Warrior books for having wayyyy too many characters. When you are following one cat in one clan, it's easy. When you are followi I am so excited for this series. I was starting to get annoyed with the Super Editions and the constant fox and badger fights, so it was refreshing to be dealing with just the Clans. I liked that we had multiple viewpoints. It gave a lot of insight into how the cats in each clan were dealing with things. That being said, I also didn't like it. I've always criticized the Warrior books for having wayyyy too many characters. When you are following one cat in one clan, it's easy. When you are following three different cats in three different clans, it's extremely hard to keep up with all of the characters. They all started to blend together and I was confused on which cats belonged where. I forgot Violetshine (not to mention Twigbranch, where was she?) even existed and I didn't even remember who the heck Snaptooth or whatever even was. It felt like Rootpaw kind of dwindled off near the end and I had forgotten about his arc as well, but that cliffhanger was unexpected and I liked it. Despite that, I really liked the story overall. It's something different and I'm excited to see where it goes.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Areej Khan

    Another arc full of mystery 🧐🤐 and secrets... *Read this during class in one day* LEAFPOOL DIES YOU GUYS!! 🔥😆😆 (okay excuse my unjust excitement... but if you read in my previous reviews, you will see how much I despise her!!) There are three new characters and three new fresh point of views... Shadowpaw has suddenly become a very important aspect in this series. It’s like having another Alderheart. I feel like Erin Hunter wants our heads to constantly spin 🙄, his special visions are normal in a Another arc full of mystery 🧐🤐 and secrets... *Read this during class in one day* LEAFPOOL DIES YOU GUYS!! 🔥😆😆 (okay excuse my unjust excitement... but if you read in my previous reviews, you will see how much I despise her!!) There are three new characters and three new fresh point of views... Shadowpaw has suddenly become a very important aspect in this series. It’s like having another Alderheart. I feel like Erin Hunter wants our heads to constantly spin 🙄, his special visions are normal in a way to us because us reader should be used to special cats getting special treatment 😂. Rootpaw is cute. He has a very innocent demeanor and is like the small kid that gets bullied. His story becomes even more cuter because he starts having a crush on Bristlefrost!! 💖and the growing friendship between Rootpaw and Shadowpaw looks promising! Bristlefrost is the poor end of the love triangle. She has a strong crush on her clanmate Stemleaf but of COURSE he is in love with someone else 🙄🙄🙄 (that she-cat is Spotfur) I feel like her point view is fun to read.... sometimes her personality reminds me of Bluestar’s youth 😝 In the end, I felt the plot was good and I enjoyed it. I can’t wait for book number 2, The Silent Thaw!!! 😆

  7. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Ray

    This might be my new favorite Warriors book. The characters were.... I don't really know, they felt so tangible and real, I loved each protagonist within the first hundred pages. Unlike some Warriors books, the conflict in this one wasn't petty, it was an actual problem, and by the end of the book, I was very worried about how it would turn out. This book had scenes that crushed me, and scenes that made me question my preconceptions about the book, which is always welcome. Also, this new era of t This might be my new favorite Warriors book. The characters were.... I don't really know, they felt so tangible and real, I loved each protagonist within the first hundred pages. Unlike some Warriors books, the conflict in this one wasn't petty, it was an actual problem, and by the end of the book, I was very worried about how it would turn out. This book had scenes that crushed me, and scenes that made me question my preconceptions about the book, which is always welcome. Also, this new era of the series might FINALLY be getting back into good warrior names. No spoilers, but I LOVE Bristlepaw's new name. I might only like it so much because I didn't have high expectations, but I feel like I'll remember this one longer than any of the previous series. Can't wait for the next one.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Shade

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Personally I hated the 5th ark, so i wasn't expecting much going into the next ark. But I pleasantly surprised!!!! I really enjoyed this book and its plot twists. I ADORED all the protagonists. Also why did Jayfeather announce multiple times that Mothwing doesn't believe in Starclan through out the book??? I love Jayfeather but that was disappointing. And what was up with Bramblestar?? He DEFINITELY wasn't acting like himself... I think it's either possession or the rabies theory. I can't help b Personally I hated the 5th ark, so i wasn't expecting much going into the next ark. But I pleasantly surprised!!!! I really enjoyed this book and its plot twists. I ADORED all the protagonists. Also why did Jayfeather announce multiple times that Mothwing doesn't believe in Starclan through out the book??? I love Jayfeather but that was disappointing. And what was up with Bramblestar?? He DEFINITELY wasn't acting like himself... I think it's either possession or the rabies theory. I can't help but to wonder if Sol is involved or (one of my favorite villains) Sleekwhisker. I would love to see an appearance from either one.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kylie Jay

    I finished this is one sitting! I am absolutely in love with this book, I truly feel like it’s one of the best beginning books to an arc we have seen in so long! It’s got a kind of mystery vibe to it that I love!! I also love Rootpaw so much, he’s my favorite. I honestly love all 3 of the narrators! Next part is a spoiler, it’s two of my theories so you have been warned! * * * * * I think the rabies theory is gonna be right. I think Bramblestar has rabies or the beginning of it. My other theory is this. I finished this is one sitting! I am absolutely in love with this book, I truly feel like it’s one of the best beginning books to an arc we have seen in so long! It’s got a kind of mystery vibe to it that I love!! I also love Rootpaw so much, he’s my favorite. I honestly love all 3 of the narrators! Next part is a spoiler, it’s two of my theories so you have been warned! * * * * * I think the rabies theory is gonna be right. I think Bramblestar has rabies or the beginning of it. My other theory is this. Shadowpaw is in contact with “StarClan” but this Tom voice does not sound like StarClan. They sound evil. So what if when Bramblestar lost a life what if that evil spirit took over Bramblestar’s body? Because on the last page of the book Rootpaw sees a ghost of Bramblestar asking for help! Once people read this feel free to message me and talk to me about this theory possibly! I think it’s one of the two.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Historyprincess

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Premise: Winter has fallen on the five warrior Clans living around the lake. But this winter is the most troubling they've seen in a long time. With prey even more scarce than is usual during the season, and the Moonpool now frozen over, the Clans face starvation without any guidance from StarClan. Only one medicine cat has any sort of connection with StarClan left – Shadowpaw of ShadowClan. But why would StarClan only communicate with an apprentice? Even Shadowpaw doesn't know – nor does he kno Premise: Winter has fallen on the five warrior Clans living around the lake. But this winter is the most troubling they've seen in a long time. With prey even more scarce than is usual during the season, and the Moonpool now frozen over, the Clans face starvation without any guidance from StarClan. Only one medicine cat has any sort of connection with StarClan left – Shadowpaw of ShadowClan. But why would StarClan only communicate with an apprentice? Even Shadowpaw doesn't know – nor does he know if he likes what he's receiving from them. Story/Writing: At last, the first book of a new arc that is NOT finished! To be totally honest, I don't truly know how I feel about that, but whatever! "Lost Stars" is the first book of the seventh arc in the "Warriors" series, "The Broken Code." The Erin Hunter team never seems to be short of great story ideas, and bless them for it! To keep this series going after nearly seventeen years is quite an accomplishment. And I'm happy to say that if the rest of the arc turns out to be as good as this book alone is, then it has the potential to be one of the best in the series! Right from the start you get the feeling that things have really changed, especially if you read the arc before this "A Vision of Shadows." This is the first time the five Clans have been together in forty years (according to my estimates). Since the previous arc was about them returning to live with the other four Clans again, it only makes sense that the next arc be about the first huge problem they face together now that they're all united once more. The soul-crushing winter is a good starting point, but that only sets the stage for the real point of conflict. I thought it was such a brilliant idea to freeze the Moonpool over! This would never have happened with the Moonstone back in the old forest! It really takes advantage of the environment the Clans have been living in for the last eight years (again, according to my estimates). Not to mention I'm sure it's a question that's been on the minds of fans ever since the Clans did move to the lake. What would happen if the Moonpool ever froze over? Would the Clans lose their connection to StarClan? Well, it seems the authors had the same questions we did and set out to answer them for us! Characters: In addition to being the first story arc to feature all five of the warrior Clans (not counting "A Vision of Shadows"), this arc also features probably the most diverse main cast of all the others so far. Only one of the main characters is from ThunderClan now. Another is from SkyClan. And the third surprisingly is from ShadowClan. I honestly wouldn't have it any other way! It goes to show how important the Clans really are, or should be, to one another, no matter their past struggles or mistakes. Shadowpaw – I was delighted to learn that Shadowpaw would be one of the main characters in this arc! I really liked him in previous titles ever since he was born during "Tigerheart's Shadow." I knew in that super edition that he was gonna be a special cat. I just didn't know how special. Not to mention it makes sense that he's one of the three main characters, given he's the son of Tigerstar II and Dovewing. So he comes from a seriously important lineage. That said, it's still important to look at him as his own cat. And while this is only the first book in this arc, I'm very pleased to say that Shadowpaw really left a great impression already! His character is similar to Alderheart when he started out in the "Vision of Shadows" arc. But he's also very different from him. For starters, from a young age he knew he wanted to be a medicine cat. And ever since that young age, he's had seizures which present him with probably the most bizarre visions given to any medicine cat since Goosefeather of ThunderClan. I really felt for Shadowpaw and how left out he felt among his fellow medicine cats, to the point where he's more willing to tell his father about his visions than his own mentor, Puddleshine. Speaking of which, I also felt for his desire to please his mentor and his father in particular, given how much he loves them and how much they mean to him. He's already over a year old and has been an apprentice for awhile, but it's clear he still has much to learn. Not to mention much to prove, not just to all the Clans but to his own Clan, and even his fellow medicine cats. Even they doubt that he had his visions simply because he's ShadowClan. And he's not even sure if these new visions he's receiving are even from StarClan (which I doubt they are, for the record). He's also shy and clearly not comfortable speaking out in public, unless he absolutely has to. But he's a good and caring soul with a heart for other cats and will do as he sees best for every cat in need of help. I see a bright future ahead of Shadowpaw as a medicine cat and as a character, especially considering he's a ShadowClan cat! Rootpaw – I was equally delighted to learn that the second main character hails from SkyClan. Even better, he's the son of Tree and Violetshine, one of my favorite couples in the series (plus his sister is named Needlepaw)! Not to mention it also reminded me that while Tree does live among the Clans, he's not really a Clan cat. It's a problem for Rootpaw from the beginning. It's clear he loves his family, but he also is aware of how even his own Clanmates view his father. I mean, yes, it's a typical thing for children to be embarrassed by their parents (even when the children are grown up), but Rootpaw is obviously aware that his Clanmates' collective opinion of how weird Tree is will affect how they view him in turn. While he does have the tendency to come across as an angry teen with something to prove, he also has a great heart, particularly for cats outside his Clan. I thought it was adorable at first that he starts having a crush on Bristlefrost after she rescues him from drowning in the lake. But then I saw just how sweet he can be when he goes out of his way to bring a bit of prey to her as a way to thank her, which really made me feel for him when it ends up being embarrassing for him! I also thought it was heartwarming when he offers to walk with Shadowpaw when he passes by SkyClan territory on his way to the Moonpool. And even though Moonlight in "Squirrelflight's Hope" said that seeing the dead is an ability passed down in those connected by blood with the Sisters, I was seriously surprised, not to mention alarmed, when he sees what could only have been Bramblestar's spirit at the very end of the book! Obviously this is gonna be of major importance in the future! I only hope Rootpaw embraces his gift by then. For now though, I really like his character and see great potential for him! Bristlefrost – I know I've said this twice already, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Bristlefrost was the third main character! I was not expecting that at all, but I was pleased to realize it made sense. She's our (by now) obligatory main character from ThunderClan. Plus, she's Shadowpaw's first cousin, given her mother is Ivypool and Shadowpaw is the son of Dovewing. And for the record, Bristlefrost's name is one of my favorite in the series! Moving on though, from the first chapter that was told from her point of view, I felt this character really endeared me to her. I felt for her struggle and desire to be a warrior. She even fails her first assessment despite doing everything right because there was no prey for her to catch. And while I'm usually not a fan of this kind of motive, I surprisingly also felt for her desire to be mates with Stemleaf. At least she has good taste, given that Stemleaf is shown to be an honorable and valiant ThunderClan cat. It really got me in the feels when she finally made a warrior and then confessed her feelings to him, only for him to turn her down and even say he was interested in Spotfur, even though he tried his best to break it to her lightly. Makes me wonder though if her budding relationship with Rootpaw will go anywhere…! Anyway, I was glad though that Spotfur didn't turn out to be a jerk either, and that Bristlefrost did quickly accept that Stemleaf wanted to be with her instead. But back to Bristlefrost herself, what really endeared me to her was her reverence and respect for Bramblestar, and even StarClan. While she's obviously not a medicine cat, she reminds me of Twigbranch in a way in that she does care about StarClan's role in the lives of the Clans. Plus, since she's in ThunderClan, it's through her that we get to see what's going on with Bramblestar. While this book is her debut, I already really like her a lot and can't wait to see where she goes! Various Other Characters – While Needlepaw isn't featured too much in the book, I like that she takes the opposite approach from her brother Rootpaw when it comes to dealing with their father's weirdness. She obviously loves him just as much. In fact, she loves him enough not to let his oddities bother or affect her. I hope she features at least a bit more in future books, 'cause I like her self-confidence, especially considering her young age. I'm so glad that for once Tigerstar isn't portrayed as a near-villain here! Even if he can still be a bit overbearing at times, he clearly cares about his Clan and his family, especially his mate and son. He even cares about ShadowClan's place among the other Clans, given how angry he is when Jayfeather accidentally reveals that ShadowClan wasn't consulted when the others tried to literally break the ice at the Moonpool. He's also one of his son's few supporters, which is refreshing given how he tended to dismiss his son's visions early on in Shadowpaw's life. Speaking of which, I was glad that Puddleshine also consistently supported Shadowpaw. I mean, yes, it makes sense since Shadowpaw is his apprentice, but still. If nothing else, he supported Shadowpaw despite his doubts, even standing alongside his apprentice when he carries out his incredibly unconventional and risky treatment of Bramblestar. Speaking of which, it was pretty alarming seeing Jayfeather belittle a medicine-cat apprentice. I mean, yes, Jayfeather's always been a cranky grump. But even if he was acting in character, those parts where he just dismisses Shadowpaw in frustration were tough to get through. Yet at the same time, I can't blame him, considering that it's his leader and foster father whose life is on the line. Also…who knew that Mothwing would eventually start to believe in StarClan after all?! I mean, she is older and more experienced, but still. Beliefs in general are pretty hard to change, especially when you're older. If anything, it shows how open-minded she still is, which is one of my favorite things about her. And last but not least, who possessed Bramblestar's body, why, and how? I have no idea what happened when Bramblestar's spirit left his body, but clearly it wasn't Bramblestar who came back! Heck, Rootpaw sees his spirit at the end! I don't know who this imposter is, but I'm willing to bet it's the voice that spoke to Shadowpaw in his visions! The one who told him about the so-called codebreakers and that they must be driven out. StarClan knows what trouble he's going to cause and what a villain he's gonna turn out to be, however much he claims to respect the warrior code! Overall: This was a fantastic start to the "Broken Code" arc! It felt full of suspense and intrigue and mystery. And of course it has great characters for readers to view the story unfold through and get behind. I can't wait to start to second one and I especially can't wait for the third book coming out in April!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Icer

    The quality of this new arc has greatly improved over the rather mediocre second half of the previous arc. The writers have actually come up with an interesting plot premise for the new series, that might actually make use of some of the rather disjointed events in the previous arc. At no time in this book did it feel like boring filler, and I really like all the new protagonists. The main bad point is that apparently this book spoils much of the upcoming Super Edition Squirrelflight's Hope. So i The quality of this new arc has greatly improved over the rather mediocre second half of the previous arc. The writers have actually come up with an interesting plot premise for the new series, that might actually make use of some of the rather disjointed events in the previous arc. At no time in this book did it feel like boring filler, and I really like all the new protagonists. The main bad point is that apparently this book spoils much of the upcoming Super Edition Squirrelflight's Hope. So it seems that similar to the last arc, that made Tigerheart's Shadow required reading but then spoiled the subsequent main series book, they are just including important information that should have been in the same unspoiled plot split between the super editions and main series, but they don't release them at the same time. Also the 'B&N bonus chapter' is very nice, but isn't printed by default in the other books! I don't know why they keep putting such important chapters only in the B&N edition. We have finally gotten away from Thunderclan cats being the exclusive main character, although all the mains are, like the last arc, 'related' to Thunderclan or Skyclan in some way (the kits of Dovewing, Ivypool and Violetshine). They're hinting at another romance, and I do ship it, although, it's (view spoiler)[yet another of those interclan romances. (hide spoiler)] I don't know why the previous arc was called 'a vision of shadows' because we are only starting to get these metaphorical visions of shadows by this book, in the next arc! (view spoiler)[Back in Tigerheart's Shadow, Spiresight says about Shadowkit 'This one will see into the shadows', it seems like other cats might also have this power in this arc. (hide spoiler)] So basically to spoil the premise of the book (don't read if you don't want it spoiled!): (view spoiler)[ Starclan is unreachable, some cats can see/communicate with dead cats but they aren't StarClan, and Bramblestar, unknown to the clans, seems to have undergone an actual possession by an unknown character. I don't think it would be Tigerstar yet again, so maybe it's Hawkfrost, who must have a vendetta against Bramblestar. (hide spoiler)] I like that they're expanding the fantasy element again, since there's only so many plots that can be read about journeys, battles and attacks by other animals. Overall, it does seem like the series might be improving in quality again, so I recommend it to fans of the series. Is it a place to start the series? Probably not, you may or may not be able to tell what's going on, it's better to read the first arc first (starting with 'Into the Wild').

  12. 5 out of 5

    BookWorm

    This book was very good and exceeded my expectations! I have always read the Warriors books because it was felt like something I always had to do or a chore. But this book was very good. I liked the different points of view from the cats BUT it gets really confusing trying to remember every cat. My mind was going a million miles a minute while I was thinking about each cat and what is happening to their clans. But the overall story and message was good! I am definitely interested in reading the This book was very good and exceeded my expectations! I have always read the Warriors books because it was felt like something I always had to do or a chore. But this book was very good. I liked the different points of view from the cats BUT it gets really confusing trying to remember every cat. My mind was going a million miles a minute while I was thinking about each cat and what is happening to their clans. But the overall story and message was good! I am definitely interested in reading the next book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Foreign Grid

    "Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7" I think this series is getting a little spooky for 8 year olds. Then again the villain in the first series died nine times in front of everyone when someone slashed his belly open all the way and all his blood spilled out. So maybe it's not that bad compared to that? Anyways, these cats need a Catholic priest. [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/AbAcqO1.png) "Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7" I think this series is getting a little spooky for 8 year olds. Then again the villain in the first series died nine times in front of everyone when someone slashed his belly open all the way and all his blood spilled out. So maybe it's not that bad compared to that? Anyways, these cats need a Catholic priest. [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/AbAcqO1.png)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Aly

    One of the best Warrior books I’ve read since most of the series are trash. This book is well in character development and plot. The only problem I have is the pacing because sometimes it fast and others its slow.But its one of the most strongest starts to a Warriors Series. Definitely going to read book 2.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Having never read the series I was a little lost within the clans and characters. The plot is developed and has 3 different perspectives from the clans. I would recommend not starting with the book but stating at the beginning of the Warriors books. Warriors: The Broken Code Series, 1 (Book 1) Ages 10-13 Thank you to the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    gwen

    I wasn't expecting something good after the miserable A Vision of Shadows series. But fortunately Erin pulled up her socks for this one and it is sooo good. The characters are decent and I'm so excited for how the story will turn out. And dang, that cliffhanger… I wasn't expecting something good after the miserable A Vision of Shadows series. But fortunately Erin pulled up her socks for this one and it is sooo good. The characters are decent and I'm so excited for how the story will turn out. And dang, that cliffhanger…

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cameron Coulter

    There are no glaring problems with this book, but like all of the most recent additions in Hunter's ongoing series, there is nothing original to add to the mythology. I wish that each series would begin with something other than a vague prophecy or omen to set up the plot. In worked well in the first two series, but now the concept is wearing thin. Likewise, many elements of the book are basically a rehash of events in previous books. The Rootpaw/Bristlepaw relationship seems to mirror the Grays There are no glaring problems with this book, but like all of the most recent additions in Hunter's ongoing series, there is nothing original to add to the mythology. I wish that each series would begin with something other than a vague prophecy or omen to set up the plot. In worked well in the first two series, but now the concept is wearing thin. Likewise, many elements of the book are basically a rehash of events in previous books. The Rootpaw/Bristlepaw relationship seems to mirror the Graystripe/Silverstream relationship in the first series. Dialogue has always been a slight issue in the Warriors books, but now it is a blatant one. Instead of each cat having their own personality through dialogue--or their own way of speaking--most of them sound the same. There are no real dialect difference throughout the Clans, so it is hard to keep the separate narratives straight. And besides this, much of the dialogue is stilted: characters seem to be speaking directly to the reader, telling them what's going on or what has just happened. Recurring instances of these problems make the story more and more annoying rather than engaging. And on top of this, age-old questions such as these remained unanswered: - Why can't the medicine cats work together, after all this time? -If medicine cats always doubt other medicine cats when they get visions, how does anything ever get done in the Clans? -Is ShadowClan really destined to be the 'evil' Clan? Even overlooking their name, every single danger in the forest seems to originate in them. So how long will this coincidence remain unnoticed? And of course, the question every reader has had since the first book: -Why don't all five Clans join together so that they don't keep having to work through these pointless arguments?

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cienna Lyon

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Wow what a fantastic start to the new series. Getting rid of important characters between series and leaving us with a sense of time passing. Having cats have children who previously didn't even have mates. Having multiple perspectives IN OTHER CLANS. I can't wait to see how this goes. The reboot generation of these books has been leaving me on the edge of my seat the past few years and although a lot has changed good and bad I look forward to how the writers, editors and publishers decide to ta Wow what a fantastic start to the new series. Getting rid of important characters between series and leaving us with a sense of time passing. Having cats have children who previously didn't even have mates. Having multiple perspectives IN OTHER CLANS. I can't wait to see how this goes. The reboot generation of these books has been leaving me on the edge of my seat the past few years and although a lot has changed good and bad I look forward to how the writers, editors and publishers decide to take it. I just hope these decisions are made with heart and love towards fans of all ages. Those of us who grew up with these books have high expectations which can be good and bad. I give every series it's own chance separate from previous ones. Thanks for growing up with me.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Clara Biesel

    I read this book because I know a girl who loves these books, and wanted to take a peek into the series. While they are not for me, I am impressed that author has churned out 150 of these books. Given this fact, the story is not bad. The worldbuilding that my young friend is so fond of was very clear (with the different clans, and the rituals, the specialized vocabulary, and the rites of passage) and I can look back to a time when I would have been charmed by a society of cats (Redwall comes to I read this book because I know a girl who loves these books, and wanted to take a peek into the series. While they are not for me, I am impressed that author has churned out 150 of these books. Given this fact, the story is not bad. The worldbuilding that my young friend is so fond of was very clear (with the different clans, and the rituals, the specialized vocabulary, and the rites of passage) and I can look back to a time when I would have been charmed by a society of cats (Redwall comes to mind). I also understand the appeal of having many, many books with characters you already know and love. They're just not books I'll recommend to anyone.

  20. 4 out of 5

    GuineaPigFalconer

    My opinion on Warriors books always seems to fluctuate, but I felt pretty good about this one! I like the main characters of Shadowpaw, Rootpaw, and Bristlepaw, and I think this new conflict is interesting and unique, which can be rare in a series that’s been going on for so long. And I thought the ending was a pretty good cliffhanger, so that’s exciting! Time to read some more Warriors.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Avery Hayes

    Really good!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ann Michelle Moulton

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Great boooookkkk love it !

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    So...I like the idea of this book series. Like Vikings or GoT with cats. But something about the plot/chapter structure was annoying to me. I think they were meant to be simple for younger readers, but the vocabulary required is significant. So I guess I wanted the author to trust the younger readers enough to complicate things a bit. I know lots of students that like this series, though, so for kids who want a quick read of fantasy that promises more and more books, I might recommend this. It’s So...I like the idea of this book series. Like Vikings or GoT with cats. But something about the plot/chapter structure was annoying to me. I think they were meant to be simple for younger readers, but the vocabulary required is significant. So I guess I wanted the author to trust the younger readers enough to complicate things a bit. I know lots of students that like this series, though, so for kids who want a quick read of fantasy that promises more and more books, I might recommend this. It’s short and simple, but if they like it, the author has a lot more for them. This will be my last one, though.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    This is by far, my favorite Warriors series of all time. Even though one of the characters just exists to give a is a look into the clan where this story began, and she is a regular warrior with nothing special about her. The new characters are a little bit confusing, but I think it's just because I have gotten used to the old series characters but by the end of the story I feel like I know them well enough, but just well enough that the mystery in this book is still there. That brings me to the This is by far, my favorite Warriors series of all time. Even though one of the characters just exists to give a is a look into the clan where this story began, and she is a regular warrior with nothing special about her. The new characters are a little bit confusing, but I think it's just because I have gotten used to the old series characters but by the end of the story I feel like I know them well enough, but just well enough that the mystery in this book is still there. That brings me to the next reason this is my favorite, for once you don't know everything! In most of the books you sit there trying to get through chapters wondering why the main character hasn't figured out one thing in the obvious clues. Shadowpaw has this weird voice talk to him and many fans are convinced that this is Ashfur. I think this is definitely true, but what does Ashfur have to do with this story almost 3 book years later? Or how Rootpaw sees a ghost Bramblestar wandering around in Skyclan territory right after he lost one of his nine lives because of Shadowpaw's "special Starclan treatment" which is supposedly from Ashfur. Based on Moonkitti and Bright Guardian Akira's ( epic warriors youtubers, check them out) theories Ashfur loved Squirrelflight so much he needed revenge and a way to hurt her further than he did when he was alive (why Hollyleaf, why?). Overall, this book was incredible, and I can't wait until the next one comes out in October or November.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Aliyana

    A new fresh series, well kind of. This isn't based too far after A Vision of Shadows took place, so not that much has changed. So far, I liked the past series better because chapters alternated between different cats in different clans, so I was able to empathize with other clans (other than the normal Thunderclan, which most of the books and prophecies are based around). But in this book, I feel that the characters are easier and better to empathize with, so it is kind of back and forth. But, o A new fresh series, well kind of. This isn't based too far after A Vision of Shadows took place, so not that much has changed. So far, I liked the past series better because chapters alternated between different cats in different clans, so I was able to empathize with other clans (other than the normal Thunderclan, which most of the books and prophecies are based around). But in this book, I feel that the characters are easier and better to empathize with, so it is kind of back and forth. But, overall, this was a good book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ella

    I still can not believe I’m still reading these books, but I just can’t seem to let them go in some perverted nostalgic sense. This book leaves of some time after the end of Vision of Shadows and follows Shadowpaw, Rootpaw, and Bristlefrost through an extremely cold and uneasy leafbare. I liked all of the characters in the book which surprised me because normally I’m bothered by at least one. I like the way Shadowpaw’s powers/visions were developed in this book and LOVED the examination Starclan I still can not believe I’m still reading these books, but I just can’t seem to let them go in some perverted nostalgic sense. This book leaves of some time after the end of Vision of Shadows and follows Shadowpaw, Rootpaw, and Bristlefrost through an extremely cold and uneasy leafbare. I liked all of the characters in the book which surprised me because normally I’m bothered by at least one. I like the way Shadowpaw’s powers/visions were developed in this book and LOVED the examination Starclan abandoning the clans. I think it’s a truly interesting concept, but I think the whole code breakers thing was cooler. The warrior code had been more of a guideline for like the entirety of this series and I’m intrigued with how they’re addressing it. I wish they plot had been more developed in this book instead it felt like Hunter was just setting up the plot for the next books. I also wish they had filled us in better on what happened between The Raging Storm and this book because they never really explained what the heck happened to Leafpool! She’s been such a hugely important character but they just killed her off with the sole explanation of “a rockslide”. Also Millie’s dead? What happened there? I’m very curious about what’s going to happen and wish Hunter would have given us more. Oh well, looks like I have to read the next books now.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aurora Dimitre

    I do think that we are hitting the point where I very much just do not care about the living cats anymore, which is kind of a shame, though the concept for this arc is vaguely interesting and at least the naming system is still cool.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dani St-Onge (Literary Lion)

    For more reviews and bookish content: http://literarylion.ca/ I’m beginning to feel like I expect too much of these books. I go in expecting something more. Was the first arc really better or am I just too old now to properly appreciate the series? I think it has definitely suffered since the original writers took more of a step back. It’s clear the series continues for profit and not out of genuine love…but the book did have its moments. I loved that we have a protagonist in SkyClan and ShadowCla For more reviews and bookish content: http://literarylion.ca/ I’m beginning to feel like I expect too much of these books. I go in expecting something more. Was the first arc really better or am I just too old now to properly appreciate the series? I think it has definitely suffered since the original writers took more of a step back. It’s clear the series continues for profit and not out of genuine love…but the book did have its moments. I loved that we have a protagonist in SkyClan and ShadowClan. It was brilliant when they did that in this fifth arc, but this book executes it even better. Bristlepaw, Rootpaw and Shadowpaw are all…actually compelling cats. They’re all related to important older characters, which I simultaneously enjoy and don’t. That said the secondary characters have gotten EXTREMELY backgrounded. Few of them have a personality that expands beyond one word, and some of them not even that. I could barely give you the names of any ShadowClan or SkyClan cats who Shadowpaw and Rootpaw should have connections with that aren’t related to them. The cast is so big now that it’s impossible for most cats to get more than a line. They did, however, finally kill off one of the older Medicine Cats, which was nice. I wish they would kill off more of the older characters, we really should have the story focused more of the new, fresh cats. We don’t need characters from the original series to somehow still be keeping their probably decrepit bodies alive. Mistystar is ancient, why is she still here? She’s not interesting. The plot is…the way that most Warrior Cats plots feel these days. Thing happens, then another thing, then another. There’s not a fantastic flow but at least there does seem to be the start of an overarching plot that might carry through the rest of the arc. I’m mildly excited to see where this missing StarClan and codebreaker plot goes. I’ll read the sequel, but this series is far past the prime where I’d recommend it to anyone.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ariana

    Rating: 8 out of 10 My expectations for this book were incredibly high because of everything I have heard about it, and I was afraid I wasn't going to like it as much as I wanted to, but I was really proven wrong! It was amazing! First, I'd like to say that unlike some others I am a huge fan of the paranormal/fantasy side of Warriors. So you can imagine I loved the plot of this one. It was so full of mystery and had very cool chilling scenes. I have made up quite a few theories by now and I'm intr Rating: 8 out of 10 My expectations for this book were incredibly high because of everything I have heard about it, and I was afraid I wasn't going to like it as much as I wanted to, but I was really proven wrong! It was amazing! First, I'd like to say that unlike some others I am a huge fan of the paranormal/fantasy side of Warriors. So you can imagine I loved the plot of this one. It was so full of mystery and had very cool chilling scenes. I have made up quite a few theories by now and I'm intrigued to know how this story will go. Also, I found this new set of characters to be fantastic and fitting. I specially liked Shadowpaw, mainly because his chapters were the most interesting out of all. Rootpaw was super sweet and lovely, and even though I didn't like Bristlefrost as much as the other two, I think her struggles and personality were relatable to readers. I enjoyed seeing these protagonists interact, too, since they didn't know each other before the beggining of the book, and we can see their relationships develop despite not becoming more than casual friends by the end of the book (I hope they finally talk, only the three of them, in the next book). I recommend Lost Stars to every Warriors fan (even the ones who didn't like AVoS), because it really gets better! This is an extremely promising book and probably my favorite first book in a Warriors series. I can't wait to read the next one!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have read all the Warrior Cat series and this one let me down some. I was so broken hearted over the lack of how Leafpool died. She was on one of my favorites and no idea what actually happened to her and Squirrelflight and Milly is gone as well. I think skipping out on the deaths of such vital characters is a huge mistake. I am hope that Squirrelflights super edition shines some light on what happened. I thought we were going to lost Bramblestar and I was so very upset over that and shocked w I have read all the Warrior Cat series and this one let me down some. I was so broken hearted over the lack of how Leafpool died. She was on one of my favorites and no idea what actually happened to her and Squirrelflight and Milly is gone as well. I think skipping out on the deaths of such vital characters is a huge mistake. I am hope that Squirrelflights super edition shines some light on what happened. I thought we were going to lost Bramblestar and I was so very upset over that and shocked when he finally woke up! Thank Star Clan for that! Overall I loved the book. Just some things I wish were covered better with the main characters like Leafpool and Milly. They are much loved characters in the books and I am sure a lot of people were disappointed in the care their stories werent told. Thank you Erin Hunter group for such a beautiful series of books and hope they keep going strong for many more years! <3 <3

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