Top 10 Reasons Why Warrior Cats is a Great Book Series

Warrior Cats is my second favorite book franchise (nothing can beat Pretty Little Liars, of course) and these are the reasons why I love this series.
The Top Ten
1 Great Plot

Once I read one book I could not stop, I would always keep a warrior book by my side at ALL times and It makes me want to continue reading forever.

Honestly, the plot in this series rivals that of Harry Potter. I sobbed during both of them, but Warriors definitely has an extra element to it that’s amazing.

War, blood, gore, forbidden romance, love, family love, bonds, teamwork, the circle of life, mystery, equality, religion, politic like happenings, yeah this has it all. And plus, the fandom is kind to you, (at least as long as you except them, lol) and welcomes you into the fandom. Also, you don't have to be part of the fandom to be a fan!

The writing is truly impeccable. Explaining it makes you sound like a wacko, but reading it transports you to another world entirely.

2 Cool Characters

The characters make a story what it is. In this great series, Warrior Cats, the characters have interesting backgrounds and different personalities. It makes everything so much more interesting.

(MOST! ) of the characters are well-developed and aren't mary/gary-sues. My favourite cat is Firestar because I'm his biggest fan, if I was a warrior cat I'd be Sandstorm. My least favourite is Scourge.

They have a lot of great characters in the series and a lot of suprises they have and secrets that will bring you in shock when I heard Bluestar had kits I died (not really) I was so shocked.

The characters are likable and we easily accept them. My favorite character is Fireheart

3 Positive Messages

Warrior cats gives people positive role models and life lessons. They learn to forgive crimes, forgive themselves and carry on with life.

This has positive messages such as protecting their clans and the people the characters love.

Warrior Cats is an amazing series that shows loyalty, passion, and choosing wisely

Yes unlike other series

4 For Everyone

Yeah! Not for squeamish people in the darkest hour 0.0

Except people who can't stand violence.

Warrior Cats is a great serie, no matter if you are 10 or 100

Except if you can’t handle gore

5 Good Role Models

Fireheart and Graystipe helps other cats even if they aren't their best friend.

Yes and noFirestar = goodTigerstar = bad

Firestar and Greystripe where GREAT role models

6 Not as Childish as You'd Think

Heck yes. I swear, the people these days are reading Elmo books to teenagers. Warriors is actually interesting, something that's not for babies.

There are so many interesting themes in Warrior cats. Younger children may not notice but when you are older it is really interesting to find all the different concepts of religion, war and betrayal in these books.

The books are really dark, interesting, and sad. I think I cried over fictional cats way more than I should. I still do..

Usually, the covers are pictures of a cat. People assume that it's childish, but it truly isn't.

7 Mature

It has really deep stuff going on, people think its for younger kids, but I honestly believe teens and adults can read it too.

Well, the books are. It's fans...I think it's safe to say we're all weirdos.

Please don't hate me

My sisters want those books extinc! D:

8 Not Stereotypical

Some books use a lot of stereotypes (like Pretty Little Liars that has an hightly stereotyped character (Alison DiLaurentis)) while Warrior Cats doesn't seems to use stereotypes

When people say it’s stereotypical I say
“Think again!”

9 Cool Fanbase

There is a massive fanbase that is so wonderful and has spawned countless animations and art. Some people live off creating incredible warrior cats fan animations

Urm... Something I may have to disagree on. Being a crazy fan who used to write fanfictions and role play, I can say the fan base is kind of scary.

The fans of the books are really cool and nice, unlike some fanbases that are annoying.

10 Females are Valued as Much as Males

Yeah, it's not like " She-cats have to be queens or medicine cats, and when they are to old, they HAVE to become elders. The toms will protect the she-cats their whole life." it is like " Toms and she-cats can become anything they want." I really like that!

Yup. I really like that warriors cats do not say stuff like "Yeah, you are a she-cat, and you need protection" and think about Bluestar, Mistystar, Leopardstar,... Female leaders

This is so true. Each gender can be whatever they want. There are she-cats as leaders, toms as medicine cats, and it's all their skills that matter. They're valued for what they can do.

As society progresses, we see that this happens more often than not, which is a good thing. The thing is, that for books today to show that they in their universe do value women as much as men, they often have to point it out directly, to an extend where it's too much.
The Warriors series does a good job of completely disregarding this, and basically giving it to us like it's completely normal for that time which it was written in.

The Contenders
11 Clever

It is! If I was to type a chapter book, and I was given 300 pages, I wouldn't know what to write of! The whole idea was very clever to come up with. Props to you, Erin Hunter!

All kits start from clueless to cluefull

12 The Romance

Greystripe xsilverstream for life! Sandstorm x fireheart forever!

Forbidden Love is the best!

I love forbidden romance

Aw yeah

13 It's About Cats

Cats are carless and lazy only if warriors could be about dogs and survivors could be about cats. then a cat person would never dare touch it! [saying to the first person that voted] every one

Of course! Dog people will never even dare to touch it!

I'm a dog person (cats are cute too) and I love warriors!

I want to pet them so badly!

14 Evil Cats Have a Reason to Become Evil

In a lot of books you have villains that are just said to be pure evil or not explained at all. In warriors every single villain has a reason for being evil, and some characters- like Hollyleaf - are in the grey area, which is even more rare.

Yeah, because you can't just say: I'm gonna be evil because I can! like, bad guys have a reason, like for example: I want power! Or: I want revenge!

Yeah! In Rainbow Magic the goblins were born bad there not even that evil

Tigerstar had a terrible mentor (Thistleclaw)

15 Contains Violence

The violence is awesome. Eyes getting clawed out, bleeding to death while giving birth, being crippled by a car, stomach ripped open, throats slit, getting half your face ripped off by a dog. Yeah, it’s awesome.

so descriptive!

Your violent

16 Depth

So much work has been put into this series!
So many books, characters, plots,

17 Different Plots

I hate books that have the same plot like Rainbow Magic

Many books besides Warrior Cats just have the same thing: always one hero to save a villain who looks impossible to defeat; magical spells and worlds, or just a plain old peaceful life you can’t understand. I’m not saying EVERY SINGLE book, it’s just that I’ve read books and most of them have one of the above.
In warrior cats, you venture into many life stories and lessons we must accept. Bringing in many different characteristics of each cat has taught me that not everyone uses talents the way I use mine, so shoving them into bright light isn’t the same old boring thing everyone’s seen. I was expecting to see an ending like “and they all lived forever in peace” or some great old ending in one of these books. But turns out, they will never rest in peace. This is a Survival game, not just the regular one, it has many wars and battles. Take the one for StarClan against The Dark Forest (which I mention reluctantly) for example. Warrior Cats was an awesome introduction ...more

Every single series has a different kind of plot - it’s not just another villain to defeat, another world to save

18 An Expansive, Interesting Universe

There are so many other things other than the clans like the tribe or the sisters or bloodclan or any other loner or rogue

19 Multiple Good Plots

Every arc of the series has a prophecy that will be fullfilled by arc’s end. Excluding Power of Three and Omen of the Stars. The first arc was about this kitty pet named Rusty that was prophecized to “save the clans”. By arc’s end, he fulfills the that prophecy and becomes leader of ThunderClan. I’m sorry for they people reading the first arc since that explaination was a spoiler for the first arc. I only needed one example.

20 The Kits

It makes it so realistic and cute

I like how mischevius it is

21 The Risks

Honestly, it was amazing when Fireheart ( or Firestar ) risked his life to try to save Bluestar!

It makes has more action!

22 When Cats are Dead They Aren’t Gone Forever
23 Important Lessons

Like love, loyalty, equality... all that stuff? Totally.

24 Still Making New Books
25 Different Character Personalities

There are many different characters, and unlike in other series, they all have there own, unique, personality. Ravenpaw and Graystripe are quite different, so are Leopardstar and Firestar.

Yeah, this makes it realistic, because that in real life, all the cats in the world have different personalities!

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