Twilight by Erin Hunter

December 17, 2008
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Twilight, by Erin Hunter, is packed with action, passion, and a surge for power may be brewing. The characters of this remarkable book are cats. Do not however, underestimate them because they can hunt, fight, and survive without humans or as they would say “twolegs”. In this story, cats fight for their territories, their feelings, and their ancestors of Starclan. Cats fall in love, kits are born, leaders rise, and somehow it feels too good. Somewhere out there, an enemy lurks, ready to strike. This describes how the cats are adjusting to their new lifestyle. Erin Hunter, author of Twilight, is taking this book past the normal standards.

Firstly, the series, called Warriors, is very intriguing. Starting with titles, to prologues, and even just plain old writing, Hunter always manages to glue the book to your fingers. The cover of the book is also very shiny and will make you see it even in the darkest cave. The artwork is very beautiful. It is not a cut and paste thing that some authors accomplish, she spends her time getting an artist and telling the artist what she wants. The other thing she includes are her reviews, which are usually, or always positive. I cannot stress how much time she seems to put into each and every book that shows it face in Borders.

Secondly, Twilight starts with all the clans as friends and helping each other. The medicine cats, kind of like cat doctors, are overwhelmed with work, scrapes, thorns in the paw, and they are frantically looking for healing herbs. The leaders of the four clans, Thunderclan, Windclan, Shadowclan, Riverclan, are secretly talking about what to do and where to find camps. Meanwhile the medicine cats are thinking about the Moonstone, where they share tongues with Starclan (grooming each other). The leaders decide to send out the four cats that went to the Sun-Drowned Place to go and scout out the land. They end up traveling around the lake and finding a decent place for each of the four clans. Encountering many dangers, they come back with a report. Later, the Windclan leader dies of old age and a new leader is elected. Following that, cats have illegal love, friends betray each other, and trouble is brewing.

Thirdly, Twilight is a masterpiece of art, better than Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and all those other artists who attempted painting or sculpting. Without opening the cover, it does not look that splendid. However if you bother to flip the pages it will express to you how grand it really is. In my opinion this is a wonderful novel with tons of action and feeling that jabs you in your heart and stays there. While reading the book, I was stunned by how much emotion is communicated in the writing. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat with your heart pacing so frantically that you may need to go to doctor's for a check up.

All in all, Twilight just explodes your mind when reading. Whether it is with action or a serious beginning. Erin always pulls it off with just her style. Always making it seem like you are actually watching it with all the cats hissing and slashing with their claws and teeth. If you ever become the reader of this book you will discover what will happen when you read the book. Not the characters, but you. You will think of your lazy fat cat like nothing before. Instead you might picture a lean, mean, fighting machine in its place. Who knows, you may just let your cat go to become a warrior and battle off other cats or badger. So, I really give this a strong nine out of ten claws, with ten as the greatest.

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Foureyes said...
Dec. 23, 2008 at 1:02 pm
Great review! I am going to have to read the book now.
Nicole101 replied...
Mar. 4, 2010 at 11:24 pm
I absolutly LOVE the Warriors series. First I thought it was ridiculous, I mean, talking cats. But then I like REALLY got into the series and couldn't get out of it, this is a really amazimg book, I think I'll read it again! :)
iluvrockandroll2 replied...
Jul. 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm
i still love warriors, its different from most serieses, which is good, theres a mix of everything; romance, action, and secrets. nad thats what makes it so interesting, the action, and plot never dies, its always changing.
Soccer~Gal replied...
Jul. 6, 2010 at 1:20 am

Wow, great review! Really enjoyed it! I agree, this is a great book and I would advise everyone to read it. Some parts are dramatic, romantic, breathtaking...

What more could a book have?

CruxClaire This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm
I used to read the Warriors books. The last one I read was number two in New Prophecy. I had loved the series and even done lots of online roleplaying about it and made friends that way, but it was twisting out of control and turning into a literary soap opera, so I eventually lost interest. I still love the Original Prophecy and Firestar's Quest, though.
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