Top 10 Saddest Books in the Warriors Series

The Top Ten
1 Crookedstar's Promise

All of Crookedstar's loved ones literally die before him. It's so sad to read about! His mother, (who was also an awful mother, neglecting and ignoring him) died in front of him, his brother dies, his mate and two kits die, and his third kit tragically falls in love with Graystripe and dies giving birth, and there's Mapleshade just there taking credit for everything and pretty much emotionally torturing Crookedstar :C

I cried multiple times while reading this book. It is so sad when willowbreeze and their two kits die. It is also really sad when all of his loved ones die before him

Crookedstar's Promise, in my opinion, is by far the saddest Warriors book ever written! I could name endless sad occurances in this book, and the following are just a few:
Crookedstar's jaw, for starters! Willowbreeze's death, for another! Try Rainflower's neglection, other apprentices bullying Crookedstar, having to put up with Oakheart being made warrior before him, Shellheart's death, Rainflower's death, Hailstar's death, his two daughters' death, he and Oakheart drifting away from each other, watching his Clanmates die, Silverstream's death, realising that Mapleshade's lifelong ambition is to make his life unbearable...
I feel so, so, so sorry for Crookedstar, and I'm glad he died happy!

I have no idea how Sunset was sadder than this...and I feel like everybody's just biased towards Firestar for The Last Hope being first. This by far is the saddest; his mother rejects him in front of his face just because he hit his jaw, Mapleshade trains him and continuously ruins his life by making him watch his loved ones in front of him; Rainflower died because Crookedjaw didn't save her, Shellheart died from a tumor, Oakheart's death wasn't written in the book but it still happened, his mate died along with two of his kits, and later Silverstream dies. Crookedstar's life was full of misery and I have no idea how this isn't higher

2 The Last Hope

The Last Hope is just sad. I found the title kind of humorous because it's like "The New Hope," which is a Star Wars movie. So many cats died! I'm a big Firestar fan, his death was the saddest, and no, I hate Hollyleaf and I liked when she died and I hope she actually went to the Dark Forest. Before I read Sunrise I wouldn't have said any of this. I'm on Fading Echoes, but I know a lot because I watch fact videos. The one death that I'm happy about is Spottedleaf. I am one of the people in the Fandom that hates Spottedleaf so much that I was so glad when they announced that she died for a second time. Firestar's death is so sad! Firestar is my #1 favorite characters, Sandstorm is #2. Spottedleaf is stupid and now she is nothing, she should have been named Nothingleaf, because she's dumb. I call her Nothingleaf, because she is nothing, TAKE THAT NOTHINGLEAF, LOL! Firestar's death was not excusable. I just think this book is sad. - Moonstar of ThunderClan

So many cats died when only one had to die. (Firestar) sorry Firestar lovers (I m one to) but he had to die he had been a main character forever in so many prophecy's. Also when I think it was Lillykit asked why Ferncloud was sleeping then saying dustpelt would wake her was so sad. I cried when Spottedleaf died (2nd time) and Firestar started crying saying she promised him she would greet him in starclan. Not to forget Mousefur but she was old and going to die of old age soon.

So sad, Hollyleaf finally redeems for her actions, and forgives Leaf pool and squirrel flight in her last moments. The worst of the dark forest cats are killed in the final battle, but spottedleaf died to save sandstorm just so that firestar would be happy. Fern cloud dies defending her kits, so does countless cats, including the great firestar.

I lost it when Spottedleaf died. I know she's hated by half the fandom but I love her. She was one of the bravest cats in my opinion. How much do you have to love a cat to rush out to save his mate when you know nothing about fighting? She deserved respect for that! Not just that, but also for helping bring SkyClan home. Her death in the first book was brave too.

3 Moth Flight's Vision

This books was one of the sadder books. Micah's death almost made me die, and Moth Flight's experiences in general were pretty sad. And when she gave away her kits, that was also so sad.

I almost cried when she had to give her tiny kits to the other clans!
Blue Whisker, Bubbling Stream, Spider Paw, Honey Pelt... they all seemed so sad..

This is when I cried, when Micah died. It was thrilling to the end, about how Mothflight had to live with it and move on, her mother hovering over her, and every bring else!

So much sad stuff happened. Micah died she gave up her poor kits so she can do her destiny

4 Yellowfang's Secret

Poor Yellowfang, her mate was horrible!
"I'm having your kits but I can't raise them because I'm a medicine Cat"
"Yay I'm gonna be a fat- oh wait, I hate you now and I'm gonna make your worst enemy my deputy to make you jealous"
Yeah, what the hell?!

The ending when everyone (even Brightheart her mother!) though that Yellowfang had killied the kits where heartbreaking! AND when she had to give up Raggedstar and when she had to give up Brokenkit/her kitting!

Poor Yellowfang. She was exiled by the son she was unable to raise.

As I read this book I died a little every chapter.

5 Bluestar's Prophecy

All of the cats that Bluestar love die! This is so sad. Moonflower (mother), died when she was a 'paw during the WindClan battle, Stormtail (father), died off-book because he deserved it, Snowfur (only sister), died on the Thunderpath when she was a warrior. Sunstar and Pinestar die when she's young. This is one of the saddest books but I feel the the Last Hope sounds sadder. I've read this book once and almost re-read it when we were missing the Omen of the Stars series other than book one and I had to wait - Moonstar of ThunderClan

I almost cried reading about Snowfur's death, then later when reading about Mosskit's death. The way Bluestar had to give up her kits was very sad.

this book made me very sad when reading it. the fact that her mother died when she was a kit made me cry. Then her sister in the next few chapters, then her KIT! And her being forced to give up her kits for her prophecy and her not being able to love Oakheart the way she wanted to. This was a truly sad book.

I'm not one to cry in books often, but this book really did make me cry. I read her death before this but it was just like opening up an old wound! Losing her mother and then her sister then being blamed by thistleclaw for her death and not being able to stay with oakheart. I honestly don't know how this isn't much higher

6 Tallstar's Revenge

Almost everyone he loved died!

I feel so bad for Tallstar.

7 Sunrise

I was in the middle opf reading time at school and when Hollyleaf was trying to get Leafpool to eat deathberries and when the tunnels crashed down on Hollyleaf. I started bursting into tears. Everyone stared at me like I was weird. It was also sad when at the gathering when Crowfeather said that Leafpool meant nothing to him.

Sunrise gets a record for being the only book that ever made me literally burst into tears and emotionally break down. I cried a lot at Honeyfern's death of some reason. Books have never made me cry and this is the only one. :o

It is sad how Hollyleaf dies.

Hollyleaf I wish you hadn't...

8 Mapleshade’s Vengeance

I was so sad when she died, she didn't deserve it. Appledusk was HORRIBLE to her and he was so mean! Frecklewish KNEW that the river was flooded and lEfT! I feel so bad for her.

Saddest book! I'm crying as I write this. I will give you three reasons why it's sad.

1. In the warriors wiki, it's said that Mapleshade loves her kits with all her heart, even more than her own life. And then they drown, last time she sees them, they don't ever reunite!

2. Her mate betrayed her, breaking her poor heart.

3. She grieved and loved her kits SO much that she started hallucinating, as if her mind and soul were also crying.

Don't judge her! Especially in the last hope, even if she did kill Sandstorm, she died anyways in the apprentice quest, literally the next book of the series. Even is Sandstorm was dead, Alderheart would had still made it to the Gourge.
Imagen if you have the most beautiful kittens, and before you know it, they are killed and you never see them again. Of course you would have gone mad! I'm so sorry Mapleshade, you didn't deserve to live in a stupid clan, and have a shattered heart, and family.

This book is full of backstabs, revenge, and love. I just love books like that. Here are some reasons that I just thought that Mapleshade shouldn't have gone to the Dark Forest, why the other cats are dumb, etc.
1. She was banished for having a mate in another Clan and that is so stupid. There are other cats that had mates in other Clans such as Dovewing, Tigerstar II, Appledusk (formarally), Leafpool, Crowfeather, Feathertail, Silverstream, Goldenflower, Tigerstar I, Graystripe, Bluestar, Oakheart, etc.
2. She loved her kits so much and all over cats neglected them. That's part of the warrior code for StarClan's sake! I think that Frecklewish I and Ravenwing deserved to die.
3. Appledusk neglected/ditched Mapleshade for some weird tabby orange she-cat with a weird name: Reedshine. According to the wiki, they started Bluestar's family and had kits together.
4. Frecklewish I saw three kits drowning in the stream. She was probably feeling envy for her brother. Thoughts: if ...more

It's indeed sad when Mapleshade finally achieves her goal only to be killed by the apprentice, Perchpaw. She didn't deserve to die or be condemned to the Dark Forest. Ravenwing, on the other hand, deserves it! He revealed her secret, and it's his fault that Mapleshade turned evil. Here are some reasons why Mapleshade didn't deserve to end up in the Dark Forest:

1. She was banished from ThunderClan just because she had a mate from RiverClan! Many cats have mates from different clans, such as Oakheart and Bluestar, Silverstream and Graystripe, Leafpool and Crowfeather!
2. Appledusk completely abandoned her! Instead of helping with their kits, he decided to replace her. I can't stand Reedshine!
3. Her kits tragically drowned! It was not her fault in any way!

Long live Mapleshade!~

9 A Dangerous Path

I really don't understand how the darkest hour is more sad than this. BLUESTAR DIED! That was like... the saddest moment or so something...

Not just bluestar died but what about Swiftpaw? Brindleface, and snowkit?

How is A Light in the Mist not on here? This was sad too, though.

I haven't read it but it sounds sad.

I guess Bluestar died.

10 Ravenpaw's Farewell

The only book that has eve made me cry was this. How dare you make a kuudere cry, Ravenpaw! How dare you die! Ravenpaw x Barley forever...

Ravenpaw is the best

The Contenders
11 The Darkest Hour

We all love whitestorm but he had to die. I also highly (more than whitestorm) Cry at the deaths of Stonefur (wow it was sad) and gorsepaw

What about Deadfoot and Runningbrook? Don't forget them, they died because of Tigerstar?

My favorite book, but also the saddest.

12 Forest of Secrets

It was SO! sad when Silverstream died bearing Graystripe's kits and learning about what happened before Fireheart joined the clan was sad.

This was such a sad book, I was sad when Silverstream died, and when Graystripe left to Riverclan and Fireheart was alone.

Silverstream! She should've lived! She would've been an amazing mother...

This was completely sad, Silverstreams death and when graystripe left and I almost cried.

13 Moonrise

I hated this book because Feathertail died. My friend told me one hundred times that she'd die, and I went as slow as I could, so it would take me a while to get closer to Feathertail's death. When I got to the death scene, I was just like "BUT MY FEATHERXCROW SHIP! NOOO! " my friend thought it was hilarious. When she's on The Last Hope I'll tease her about Hollyleaf's death.

Why did Feathertail gave to die? First Silverstream, now her! She was such a gentle, beautiful, and brave cat.

14 Hawkwing's Journey

I cried during this, but I cried during many of the books on this list. Sad, but not the saddest.

15 Path of Stars

Wow. This is the only book in the series that made me cry (but I'm only on a Vision of Shadows, so maybe there will be others.) I was crying so hard when Gray Wing died, he was by far my favorite character in Dawn of the Clans. I just lost and was sobbing for about half an hour after he died. I am a huge bookworm and I've read countless hundreds on books, and this and one other book are the only ones to have made me cry.

Why the heck is this not farther up?!?!? I loved Gray Wing so much. And I cried so hard when he died... *sniff* I'm actually sad thinking about it now. I'm just glad he got a chance to see his family and be happy.

To be honest, this is probably the only book in the whole series that made me cry. I thought that Gray Wing was one of the best characters and it was sad that he had to die in front of his kits.

To those who know the dawn of the clans, if you haven't finished it yet, or already finished it, you will notice a important lesson about life.
I can't tell you

16 Fading Echoes

I think this is the one where ivypaw gets jealous and starts in the dark forest. That part was sad.

17 Rising Storm

I almost cried when Runningwind died. He was one of my favorite characters and he was a good friend to Fireheart.

The only time I cried in warriors was when Yellowfang died!

Yellowfang was so intelligent, kind, and caring. I was so sad to see her go

What about Patchpelt and half tail aren't they are deaf sad too.

18 Sunset

Yeah it is not sad but when brambleclaw is being torn in two that is sad.

19 The Rise Of The Scourge

How is this not higher on the list? I mean, this tells us the life of the BloodClan leader! His story was sad. His siblings ignored his every move because he was so small. This should be way higher on the list. Although it wasn't his fault, he almost got killed by Tigerpaw. Tigerpaw's mentor, Thistleclaw, told him to do it, and this mistake led to Tigerpaw becoming Tigerstar and causing all sorts of problems and traumatizing moments. Tiny then became Scourge. He wanted revenge on Tigerpaw. Scourge killed many cats, including his siblings (they deserved it...) and Tigerstar. His story is just so sad and depressing. I was kinda sad that he died. But, this should have been higher on the list, in my opinion. Anyways, this just reminds me of my childhood, sad and depressing. I hope you respected my opinion! :3 I'm sorry for taking up any of your time. (I agree with most of this list; it's just my opinion that I feel like this should be higher!)

Wow I never knew scourge had feelings!

20 Dovewing's Silence

It was sad for me because I was reading Dovewing's point of view.

No offense but I hate Dovewing...Kind like I hate Firestar...

I ate dovewing!

21 Into the Wild

Well, yes, more deaths, but we didn't know rosetail, or redtail. I don't care abt spottedleaf's death because it really goes around with the series, and her and Firestar's relationship is weird, as she is four years older than him. The only really sad part is when Ravenpaw leaves and Lionheart's death. We didn't even know Rosetail, anyway. Also, what abt the Last Hope? Waaayyyy more deaths than this.

I thought it was sad when Spottedleaf died for some reason and you disagree then I just dunno what your thinking...

It's depressing to know how sad Rusty's owner must be, and how Redtail dies.

This ones kinda sad my least fave part in this is when spotted leaf dies!

22 Squirrelflight's Hope

I hated this book because all Squirrelflight did was whine about how Bramblestar didn't want more kits, and how hard her life is. I did actually sob while reading this though, due to the fact Leafpool dies. She was one of my favorite characters, and she died in the most honorable way, protecting Moonlight's kits, who she didn't even know, and sacrificing herself for them.

Farewell, Leafpool.I shall forever grieve your loss. You shall live forever in my heart

23 The First Battle

This book was brutal, nowadays battles are not very big deals in the eyes of readers because it's all the same, clan against clan over some dumb reason like a small flimsy strip of land or whatever. But the first one was very different. Most of these cats knew each other, they traveled farther than any cat has before in hope for a better new future, together. They were like kin, but because of the greed and fear of one cat it all came crashing down. Cats murdered friends, group mates, brothers, sisters just because of some land that they did not need. It was horrible and in my opinion the saddest book.

Why was this not added yet? The first battle was so sad! At the battle it was the very start of all the battles between the clans that were yet to come, it was so terrible and horrific. Cats who had once been companions, sisters, brothers, they now turned on one another, died at each other's claws for nothing more than pieces of land. This is the first actual battle in warrior cats time, and it's one of the worst, because everyone was once friends, but now we're willing to kill each other in the heat of the fight and throat for land and blood.

24 The Sun Trail
25 Bramblestar's Storm

Poor Dustpelt.. I never really liked him, but..The good thing is that he got to join Ferncloud!

Spoilers ahead
It was really sad when Dustpelt died. It was also sad with Frankie coming from the Twolegplace during the flood. Poor Frankie :(

Bramblepoop broke the warrior code he let Seedpaw die! Bramblepoop is the worst!

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