Imagine, different clans from different area’s fighting for land and domination. Leaders become enemies and betrayers. Outsiders become leaders and world renowned warriors. Allies between each nation is made to protect one another. Star crossed lovers, and just about anything else you can think of jam pact into one book. However, there’s a twist. The main characters are all cats. Yes, you heard me correctly, cats.
My mother had traveled to Savannah, Georgia for a work trip. She was touring the downtown and passed a bookstore. In the window sat the book “Warriors: Into the Wild.” by Erin Hunter. Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been the crazy cat lady since birth. My mom picked up the book out of curiosity, realized it was all about cats and bought it for me. I was in 4th grade at the time, 9 or 10 years old. Can’t exactly remember the age.
I got really into this series. These books written by Erin Hunter, are meant to grow with you. The further into the series it goes the bigger the books get and the more pages are added. Even if you are not a cat lover, it’s still a good read. I stopped reading them getting into my high school years just because I got a little more busier with life. I didn’t have enough time to hit up the book store, plus I had no money.
I would recommend this series to younger children. There’s not a lot of violence in it. I mean yes, the clans are fighting against each other, but they aren’t describing in great detail of how one cat ripped the limb of another cat off. Plus, it’s cats so it keeps your attention. It’s a really good read and it would be really suitable for the younger age. Talking about it now makes me want to pick the series back up and reread it from the beginning again. To continue on from where I last left off.
There are 4 different series listed in the Warriors. There are 29 books all together for the series. Subtracting the 2 that has yet to be released, so this series is still going on today. Adding to that, there is a manga series, a super edition that focuses on certain characters of the story, novellas, and a field guide describing the terminology of the series.