Sunday, October 31, 2010

Book Review: A Dangerous Path

A Dangerous Path (Warriors #5)
Author: Erin Hunter
Title: A Dangerous Path
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publish Date: May 24, 2005
Rating: 5 Stars
Book Blurb: The saga continues in the fifth book in the Warriors series as the cat Fireheart, now deputy leader of Thunderclan, finds himself taking on even more responsibility because clan-leader Bluestar is both physically and mentally ill. Add to that the dangerous machinations of treacherous Tigarstar, the head of Shadowclan, and a pack of renegade dogs. Bluestar becomes certain that all the members of her clan, including Fireheart, have betrayed her; the ancestral Starclan cats have abandoned her; and Windclan is hunting in Thunderclan's territory. After Bluestar declares war, it's up to Fireheart to find a way to avoid the battle. Hunter maintains the established characterizations of his sentient cats, who still retain their feline natures. With compelling intrigue and fast-paced actions, this is one of the most exciting books in the series--and, happily, there's another volume to come.

I'm writing this review from a fangirl point of view. This series is fantastic, but the Erins (Erin Hunter is 3-4 people depending on the series etc) are very sadistic. They really enjoy killing off cats in strange and unusal ways.  In this book there are at least 3 cats that die, and one will totally break your heart.

I haven't totally recovered from the death of Thunderclan's medicine cat, Yellowfang from a previous book, and now this! Ahhhhh!

It is really hard to believe these are kids books, but they are grades 6 and up so I guess the kidlets can deal with the violence of the feral cats lives. I only wish that she didn't kill off so many of the cats in each book, and its always one cat that the reader is truly attached to, or a just a senseless death. This book has so many that its ridiculous.

Does it stop me from reading?


It is like a soap opera. I have to keep reading to see what happens next in the lives of these cats and it is looking like Thunderclan is going to be going through some big changes in the last book of the first series.

I can't wait to see what happens next. These cats have truly become part of my life. The sad thing is..there are two series after this!! Tis crazy, but it is a good crazy!

Love live Fireheart!!!


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