Title: Bluestar's Prophecy
Author: Erin Hunter
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: Warriors, stand-alone prequel
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Action-packed, tender, and informative, this prequel to Hunter's bestselling Warriors series chronicles the Thunderclan leader Bluestar's ascent to power with Hunter's usual finesse--I really enjoyed it!
Bluestar is Thunderclan leader--but her life didn't begin that way! Documenting her life lovingly--literally from birth to the beginning of the first Warriors novel--readers are granted an intimate look at the way Thunderclan works, and how Bluestar's life has made her the cat--and clan leader--that she is in the current books. I really enjoyed the background that the book provided, as well as the close-up look into Bluestar's life.
What I enjoyed:
-Hunter's writing, as always, done with tenderness and finesse
-The breakneck pace of the novel
-The intimacy of it--the look into the clan leader's life
-The way the book tied seamlessly into the current series, yet stood on its own
-The way I understand Bluestar a lot better now--particularly when it came to the incident with her kits
-Bluestar's evolution throughout the novel
-The look into Thunderclan life, and clan life itself
I really liked Bluestar's Prophecy, and any Warriors fan should pick it up at the local library or bookstore--it was great! Next on deck: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons!