Top 10 Best Warriors (Warrior Cat) Books

The Top Ten
1 The Darkest Hour

Favourite main series book. Period. It held my attention through and through and I think I read in like, three hours, it's REALLY good. It wasn't too cliche and honestly wasn't very predictable. Scourge was a little late to the party and I would've preferred for him to be introduced earlier, but honestly it's Warriors, I'm used to the less than ideal writing and the first arc is the only one I truly enjoyed through every single book. The Darkest Hour is AMAZING.

Who knew we would have this awesome ending to the first arc ! So much action, so much struggle and the aftermath where Firestar loses his first life is just amazing ! Don't get me wrong, I like Firestar but you have to admit that this was an amazing conclusion ! No one saw this coming ! Also, I do love the quote "But this was not the time to be careful. The very future of the forest was at stake, balanced on the breadth of a hair between Tigerstar's bloodthirsty quest for power, and the whims of the unknown BloodClan." The only thing I disliked with this book was the death of Whitestorm ! May StarClan light his path ! -Rain Bogart/Rain Shadow

The best book for the last one in the first series. Leaves me at a cliffhanger, but it gives me a good ending, all the same. I mean, two of the worst enemies being killed! The whole book is action, action, action!
I read it like ten times in a row and I still wasn't bored with it, that's how good it was! Prophecies, battles, unexpected killing, unexpected saving, victory, loss, an old friend almost like coming back from the dead, a lot of grieving, so many things to make it the best book ever!

This book is just perfect in every possible way the clima, the twist in the end,the story it all was put perfectly into one awesome book don't forget to mention that my favourite character is in this book yep it's my boi scourge.Overall this book has intense plot with a perfect climax and enough action for all of us to enjoy in my opinion this is how the last hope should have been! The darkest hour shows a lot less about prophecies and instead just focuses on the bravery of a single cat to fight and stand up despite all odds to save what matters from him this is truly a remarkable masterpiece.

2 Into the Wild

I love to see how Firestar starts out (try saying that three times fast) and the fact that a kittypet can join a clan, they're usually useless and should never be welcomed into a clan without the leader's permission that is. and Firestar was a great friend and he had two best friends (just like me!) And I like that Bluestar is the leader in the book, Bramblestar, eh, I do not like him as much as I like Bluestar, she is the best no matter what anyone says about her because the entire time she was doing everything for her clan.

At first it was just a house cat named Rusty, then everything started going up hill, and he evolved into Firepaw as an apprentice as he was more loyal and committed to being a part of the ThunderClan.

We get to see Firestar as his apprentice self and I love how it started off. It made me have an addiction to Warriors and everything about it.

I was bored at first, but I kept on reading and I was hooked! It's just really weird how they called non-pregnant cats "queens", Bluestar was called a grey queen but she only gave birth once. Otherwise, so good! Could not put it down.

3 The Last Hope

This book was sad because so many awesome cats died. But still a good book. It held my attention for three hours and then I was re-reading it over and over. But I must ask what did the three/four actually do. I mean it was most other cats doing the work. And more main characters should have died like Ivypool or someone.
LIONBLAZE

This books plot is the most dramatic. Even more dramatic than the darkest hour. This book is pretty much the final show down with cats from the start of the books to new enemies made at the end. The way it's written is quite disappointing. I would have wanted the battle between fire and tiger to be more longer and more of the main characters to be killed. It just got confusing and I got lost reading this as it quickly chances character views every few pages. In the new series I would really like the Erin's to continue to add more drama into their series but not to rush and cram all the drama into one book.

This book isn't my #1 choice, but it's still a really good book. I'm sad that lots of my favourite characters (Ferncloud, Mousefur, Hollyleaf, Sorreltail, etc) died, but I'm glad we lost Firestar (No offense) he was SUPER annoying. And the book is still really well written! There's like a 5 chapter battle, and it's really cool watching all the cats fight. I did get a bit confused at the end though because literally every cat in ThunderClan, WindClan, RiverClan, ShadowClan, StarClan, and The Dark Forest are all in the book at the exact same time fighting each other and I couldn't even tell who's on who's side, but the book is still really amazing! -FierceheartOfThunderClan

I loved this book cause there was so much action but it was sad cause of all the death. I also can't believe that Firestar is dead!

4 Forest of Secrets

This one is just amazing. There's the forbidden romance, Bluestar's secret, and finally Tigerstar's betrayal comes to light. There's a great battle at the end and I kind of miss the classic battles at the end of each book like that.

Extremely good filler book. I loved all the mystery with Bluestar's kits and the Tigerclaw reveal and exile. Awesome book. Top 5 at least.

Dude how is this still #4 this was even better than the darkest hour, and into the wild. It even made me more sad than those two. I mean, I guess that the last hope is good, but this should be at least in #2 place. Even my friend is reading it and she is liking it A LOT she would keep renewing it from the library and she is only on chapter three and she is loving it!

This book my favorite book. To sum it up I can't think of aomwthing wrong with this book and it is one the few books that I read in two days (the others are the darkest hour, into the wild, the blazing star, and the first battle which are my top favorite warrior cat books). Now the book it self is amazing and even though like more warrior books than I hate this one beats them all.

5 Bluestar's Prophecy

I loved the book and I actually felt sorry for Bluestar! This book is great cause you know things about Bluestar that you never knew about!

It had everything you need to see from Bluestar's point of view. From a kit to becoming the leader of Thunder Clan and it was a great experience.

This was the book that just made me hate Bluestar more. How could the two books I HATE be so high on this list? Bluestar was mopey, whiny kit in this book. Also, why'd she give her kits away? We've seen Sorreltail and Squirrelflight give their kits for someone else to care for. Oh, yeah, I forgot-there's no Mistyfoot or Stonefur in ThunderClan. That's the problem with making the character's backstory before you actually make a complete structure for the book. Villainizing Thistleclaw was the wrong path to go. Ugh, this book just made me want to either cry or rip my hair out.

I know this book gets a lot of hate because of Bluestar's character but honestly I love it. It may be my favourite warriors book ever. Bluestar's life was horrible and she went through so much suffering, it's so painful to read about it. Bluepaw's reaction to Moonflower's death killed me, I feel so bad for her and she deserved better than her father's treatment of Moonflower. Also Mosskit's death, ouch. I love Mosskit so much, she was so precious and I knew going into the book that Mosskit was gonna die and I just got attached to her in the short time that she existed. Just a tragic and great book overall. There are some problems but I just really liked this book. ✨✨✨

6 Crookedstar's Promise

This book was the first super edition I read, I really enjoyed it. Crookedstar has such a good soul and he didn't deserve anything that happened to him.

Crookedstar's life was always a mystery in the book series. I was always curious about why he was called "crooked". The book says he was called stormkit and wants to be stormstar. But then he crooked his jaw. Her mother was mean to him, who changed his name. His mate died, sand two of her daughters died. Then her brother was killed. But it is still entertaining.

Honestly, I think Crookedstar's Promise could be first in the top 10 saddest! Crookedstar is wrongly mistreated by his annoying mother, Rainflower. He's been cast aside by her almost all his life. Then he meets Mapleshade, and he believes everything will be okay. But it's not okay! Mapleshade makes everybody he loves die. But in the end, in the manga excerpt, it's so sad, because Crookedstar is so brave. He says: "I may not have any loved ones anymore, but I have my clan, which I will take care of for the many moons to come." Crookedstar is a strong and brave leader who, like Mapleshade instructed him to, casts his own problems out of the way of his clan, but takes the time to satisfy his own small requests.

This story was so sad because Crookedstar has been cast aside his whole life and blames himself for the deaths of everyone he cares about, his mother, father, mate, his kits, and his daughter. Plus, later in the series his grand daughter falls off a cliff. In Bluestar's Prophecy, his niece also freezes to death even though he doesn't know it. So many terrible things have happened to him, and he's been so brave, even in his final moments. This book shows real courage and perseverance. This is my ALL time favorite book in the series.

7 Fire and Ice

I loved the conflict between Firestar and Greystripe. In every saga there's this type of thing where the main character has a mega fallout with his best friend. And I just love it lol

Okay, I just picked this book because this is where my Warriors obsession started. A long time ago I read a Warrior's book, I don't rembember which one, and I really liked it, and whenever I saw Warriors books at the library I looked at them and tried to figure out which one was next, but I couldn't make sense of all the different series so I just kinda gave up. Then in May, after the pandemic started, my mom and I were looking for books to read on the online library (I love to read, so it was necessary to keep me stocked up on books), and I saw Fire and Ice, and I remembered reading a Warriors book a long time ago and really liking it, so I told my mom to get it and she downloaded it onto my Kindle. So I read the book and I really liked it, and this time I actually kept going and read the rest of the first series except Into the Wild (I didn't read that until I was already halfway through the New Prophecy). So by that time I was getting pretty obsessed with Warriors, but that was ...more

In second grade, I was looking in the library for a book. I saw the very first book in warriors and decided to read it. I then got so hooked into it. After I was finished, I searched everywhere in my classroom library for this book because I thought I saw it there before. I then even started to look through my classmates cubbies to see if they are reading it and one of them was. I was too shy to ask them if I could read the book(that person who was reading that book is now my bff) and I started to read forest of secrets. My birthday was coming up very soon so I saw this as a good opportunity to get this book. I then got the whole first set for my birthday. I loved this book so much! I loved Graystripe, Firestar, and Swiftpaw! As years passed by I am soooo close to being up to date on the books! Does anyone know if the books are supposed to end? I hope not soon. The first series will always be my favorite. No offense but I never liked the 4th series. I mean I feel like it's just all ...more

I really liked this book. The best part was the climax when Hawkfrost is trying to convince Brambleclaw to kill Firestar, but they end up fighting. My only problem with it is that I don't understand why StarClan would keep giving Leafpool that message when there was nothing she could do about it. Why not give it to someone like Brambleclaw or Firestar who actually had to do with this?

8 A Dangerous Path

This is by far the best book in the ser- No, ever written. It's a mixture of action, grief, and rage, and I love the entire thing. I've read it like 10 times, and each time it got better. No, I don't care that Bluestar died. I didn't care for her, I STILL don't care for her, and although her death is sad, I cried more when she renamed Brightpaw Lostface than I did when she died. Swiftpaw's death is sad too, as he's one of my favourite characters, but Brightheart's injuries are just- wow! I have an OC based off of her, except she has a broken paw too. Yes, I gave her Brightheart and Cinderpelt's injuries and combined them. The point is, I love this book, and it's my favourite one in the series! -FierceheartOfThunderClan

I really liked this book ! I loved how detailed and suspenseful it was - I hate to admit, but at first, I was mad at bluestar, but then, I realized, I LIKED HER EVEN MORE after she went mad ! I loved this book because of the intensity, and Fireheart's incredible journey in leadership. When Longtail blamed Fireheart for Swiftpaw staying a paw, when he WENT BEHIND BLUESTARS BACK ! This book was such a good read, it did justice to all characters.

This is no doubt one of my favorites. It was so action-packed and fun to read. The dog pack had you standing on edge, the love between Brightheart (Lostface at the time) and Cloudtail is so adorable, and just the feel of it makes you anxious!

Remember everyone- pack, pack, kill kill!

This book was… something. Honestly Bluestar's death was just really satisfying and sad at the same time, the fact that she knew water was going to kill her the whole time, pain.

9 Midnight

I LOVE QUESTS. So the one the 6 cats went on (six cats being Tawnypelt, Brambleclaw, Squirrelpaw, Crowpaw, Feathertail and Stormfur) with the uncertainty and mystery.

I just love this one. It was the first warrior cat chapter book I read and I just loved it. I love how Midnight was a badger I was not excepting that. I love how Brambleclaw and Crowpaw fought but they grew nearer each time. I loved the end where the cats where in shook when they saw Midnight. I though Midnight was going to be...well Midnight.

This is just such an interesting way to start the New Prophecy. I love how Brambleclaw received a message from Bluestar which led to the six cats journeying to the sun-drown place to hear what Midnight told them, which turned out to be that the Clans had to find a new home.

I did not think that this book was a very start to the Warriors series 2, I liked the sun drown aspect of the book but everything else wasn't the best.

10 Firestar's Quest

Really really good. The whole travelling part was slightly boring but the rest was great. I just found it so satisfying how Firestar managed to reconstruct Skyclan like that.

This book should get a higher rank on the list, there was so much action and romance and Firestar is the main character! (Firestar is the best, he saved all five clans and he's an amazing leader.) There were so many new characters in this book, who's personalities got developed and improved. There was so much suspense, I just couldn't put this book down.

This is a very long book and I read this in sections. It wasn't exactly a page turner and I was struggling through until they reached sky clan. It was very emotional and I loved this book but only for the part when they reached sky clan.
Sorry Erin

This was a great book! I love the romance. The way he (Firestar) put the clan together was very interesting. I greatly enjoyed this book, and hope you all will/have, too!

The Contenders
11 The Forgotten Warrior

OML Litteraly the best book other than The Last Hope. Hollyleaf Returns! I was so stupid and picked up sigh of the moon to see if Hollyleaf Came back. I read the book and then saw The Forgotten Warrior. I stared at the book and I read it... I litteraly Died. I can't wait to read the Last hope

I really enjoyed this book, it was suspenseful, enticing, and Hollyleaf's redemption arc . . . . oddly pleasing. I HATED her so much ! So so much, and BOOM I liked her again ? What ?! More importantly, I really liked the plot, and seeing how great the rift between WindClan and thunderClan has become(yeah Onestar). There was a LOT going on in this book, which made it great.

I like this book, because, I mean, DUH! Who wouldn't? I missed Hollyleaf for most of the Omen of the Stars series, so I got really excited when Lionblaze and Jayfeather started to suspect Hollyleaf wasn't dead after all, and then they were right! Hollyleaf is back! Sadly, Hawkfrost kills her in the Great Battle soon after so that is a big bummer.

This one was great! Hollyleaf came back, Cinderheart finds out the truth... Sol is nearly killed by Hollyleaf. (Nice if Sol died, but I understand why Hollyleaf didn't - no, couldn't kill him)

12 Sunrise

Why does everyone hate Hollyleaf so much!? I love her! Screw Leafpoop, she's a whiny, greedy, ungrateful, self-centered, brat! Hollyleaf has every right to be mad at her! I wish she had've forced her to eat the deathberries, than Leafpoop would die and the world would be saved! Sorry, I just hate Leafpoop... Hollyleaf's role is amazing! She's a really interesting and unique character and I really love reading about her! She has every right to be angry, I would be too if I had her life! -FierceheartOfThunderClan

Destroyed me to my core. I love Squirrelflight and Leafpool and this shattered me as much as it did them. I hate Hollyleaf so much.

THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE! I love the characters Sol and Hollyleaf. Sol is creepy and dark in a different way then anyone else. It made me so sad when Hollyleaf. "Died". Both of them are my favorite characters ever.

I didn't really like this book. I loved Hollyleaf, she was cute and an adorable apprentice. But this was the book that made me dislike her. I never forgave her completely for all she did. What she did was totally uncalled for. This book just made me hate her... I don't know

13 Dark River

This was one of my favourites when I read it, it was second warrior book I ever read. I loved the introduction to the tunnels near the lake and the history of Fallen Leaves and Rock! Also exploring more of The Power Of Three's life!

This book literally made me cry, mainly for Fallen Leaves death. I seriously recommend reading Warriors.

This is such a filler book but it is still decent. I would rate this book an A and it deserves to be higher.

This book is the reason why caves and underground rivers sort of fascinate me.

14 Sunset

I found this book very exciting. The tension really builds up throughout the book between Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost. There's a classic border battle, a fight at the gathering and then obviously the ending (even though it felt a bit rushed.) overall, a good amount of action.

I just finished reading this one and it's one of the best of the new prophecy. I loved when LeafPool discovered the meaning of the prophecy, before there is peace, blood will spill blood and the lake will run red. Love it so much.

So one person on the Sunrise area was confused with this amazing book! Brambleclaw (soon to be Bramblestar) gives up the feeling of hope he had of his half brother to save Firestar!

I hated this. Brambleclaw and Squilf repaired their relationship in less than a page. Bad climax for something they built a whole series on. I hate this, my least favorite

15 The Blazing Star

This... is... the... best... book... in... this... arc. The Sun Trail sucks, Thunder Rising is good, but there's better, The First Battle's okay, Forest Divided sucks big time, and Path of Stars isn't the best either. This book is amazing! -FierceheartOfThunderClan

Ugh! I like the plot and EVERYTHING about this book except for star flower. I really don't like her.

The dawn of the clans series is the best hands down, because it didn't focus on a prophecy!

Easily the best in dawn of the clans. Exciting book with a threatening villain.

16 Twilight

This is probably the book where I realized that Cinderpelt was my favorite character. I loved the scene where she tried to persuade Leafpool to stop seeing Crowfeather. It's so sad and so well written, it's almost like Cinderpelt confesses thar she loved Firestar. Her life was just so sad.

I am a MASSIVE Leafpool x Crowfeather shipper. Crowfeather was never happy with Nightcloud and the fact that they have three kits is so adorable. Crowfeather (after Cinderpelt and Feathertail AND Silverstream AND Yellowfang died) is my favourite character.

How could this one be in 27th place? I love this book, it's the best book EVER! It's so emotional, every time I read it I always cry a lot, especially after chapter 17. That chapter is absolutely mind blowing. I cried even harder than I did when Cinderpelt died in chapter 23! I don't know if it was because of what Spottedleaf said ("Deep down inside, you know what is right. You must follow your heart."), what Crowfeather said ("I'll do whatever I can to make sure you won't regret this. I'll take care of you."), or what Leafpool said ("Once, being a medicine cat was where my heart led me, but Cinderpelt is young and healthy, she'll be able to train another apprentice after I've gone.") It's just so emotional and exhausting. Just the way I like it.

The first 15 Chapters were really boring and I just wanted to get it over and done with. Until LeafPool and CrowFeather sab away that's when it started to get interesting.

17 Path of Stars

This book is the reason why I suffered from reading AVoS. With every words being so delicate, no other book/death touched meh frozen heart.

I loved all of the books in this series, but this was my favorite. I love that Gray Wing finally gets his own family and I also loved the way his death was written and the fact that it was in his point of view

The best book of Dawn of the Clans and possibly the entire Warriors franchise. Gray Wing's death is really sad, dying from asthma (according to Warriors Wiki).

The ending ... too sad to cry about. It was so awesome and I felt such pity for Graywing. Best ending of a series so far.

18 Shattered Sky

Shattered Sky was incredible! Onestars twist was very unexpected and I loved how SkyClan was founded again. There was so much to comprehend but I loved it! The deaths we're very heartbreaking, as always. I never thought Needletail, Onestar, and Darktail would all die drowning; its very unfortunate. Every character had an important part to play and the battle was exhilarating; it ended extremely quickly tho.. Other than that, this book was amazing! —Meltingtides of ShadowClan

This one was amazing and honestly my third favorite warriors book the first two being last hope and path of stars. The first one had a good adventure and the second one showed us how evil dark tail is but I really like this one because it's the first time we got a war around the lake and oh yes it is a war. I hope the 4th one is good.

While Sunrise may be my favorite in my heart, I think this is the best warrior cats book ever objectively. The ending is a little weak, but it's more than compensated by the first two thirds of the book. Needletail's death was brutal, despite the fact that I saw it coming.

The ruthflessness of Darktail to how he treats his prisoners to how the book shapes up is really well. This book surprises you in how cruel could one cat be? And OneStar is heavily involved in this book, and I was very surprised right before the end of his reasoning of why he wasn't fighting Darktail. One of the best books in the whole series

19 Yellowfang's Secret

Yellowfang's Secret is literally my favorite book of all time. I remember when I first read it at 9 years old, and I was reading it in the middle of the night in my hallway. Such good memories! Yellowfang was a really sympathetic character in this, and this is the most exciting super edition the Erin's made next to Crookedstar's Promise. I read this three times, I can't get enough of Yellow 'n Broken and their troubles!

A super edition on my favorite female character that goes into depth on her relation to Brokenstar and why she was exiled from ShadowClan. You should definitely read this if you are in the part of The Prophecies Begin arc where she reveals her past.

This book was the BEST! It made me cry and also made me smile and it was just so realistic compared to all the others I've read (though most of them were)

I love this book, because the story on Yellowfang ended so quick, that we 100% needed more info. This book changed everything!

20 Moonrise

I didn't like that the mountain cats treated Stormfur way better than the other traveling cats, when Feathertail was the REAL silver cat, and she died RIGHT when she was starting to be my favorite character, I liked the mountain cats though( Not because they treated Stormfur better than the other traveling cats.), Their camp is so cool! It's also pretty cool that they hunt hawks.

Most of this book I REALLY didn't like. So much so, I took a took a 3-month break half way through the book.
The Tribe of Rushing Water and the Sharptooth part was boring. I only liked Feathertail's death.

This book was good! I loved the story and all but I got really sad when Feathertail dies when Squirrleflight, Brambleclaw, Stormfur, Crowfeather and tawnypelt tried to get rid of sharptooth

I love how the Tribe is featured for the first time, and Feathertail's death is so sad! It's so sweet how Crowfeather named himself after her! Quoting the book:
Feathertail: "Think you have nine lives, do you? I saved you once, don't make me save you again."
Crowpaw: "No! Feathertail! Dn't leave me! Please!"
Saddest Warrior Cat Death of ALL TIME!
Goodbye, Feathertail. May you find swift running, good hunting, and shelter when you sleep. May starClan light your path for the rest of your days!
-EmberFang

21 Fading Echoes

Each mini-arc within the book was great, but for the most part, book as a whole was still scene-setting. Still one of the best for the OOTS arc

This is where Ivypo- PAW and Dove...PAW's relationship starts to slowly break apart!

22 Eclipse

I don't really know why I find this book so interesting, but I do. I guess it's just interesting to hear how a solar eclipse stopped a battle, I guess, and it's when Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Cinderheart get their warrior names. How is that not exciting?

I loved how all the clans fought for the sake of Thunder Clan. And they just stop when the sun dissapears. I love that they don't know what it is.

Jaypaw really grows deeper into the prophecy, and learns so much. The emotions in this book really expande. You really feel this book, and it has a super good plot.

This was also really cool! The power of three books are so low. I loved Power Of three.

23 The Fourth Apprentice

I loved the tension of this book, especially at the beginning, when Lionblaze and Jayfeather were testing Dovepaw to see if she was part of the three. When he said that she didn't want to, I thought, tough, you'll do it to save ThunderClan, and the forest!

Many people hate this book. I thought it was cool! Honestly I don't hate any warrior cats books (other than Sunrise) I really like Dovewing.

A good setup for the new main characters in omen of the stars!

I was really missing Hollyleaf, but I really like Dovepaw, too. Really exciting!

24 Long Shadows

One of the only power of three book which isn't filler. Really enjoyed the fire scene and the other major parts including the fake sign and Jay wing-paw scene.

WHY IS THIS #23?! OMG this is one of the BEST warrior books I have read so far! I loved the intense thing Ashfur has for Squirrelflight. And the intense part when Squierrelflight reveals the secret. Ashfur reveals that he was a part of the plot with Hawkfrost to kill Firestar. And he even tried to kill 3 innocent young warriors just to make squirrelflight feel the pain she felt when she chose brambleclaw over him. This was such an incredible plot twist and this book won my heart

At 23? This is impossible! Long Shadows is probably my favorite Warriors books of all time. The whole fire scene with Ashfur had me on my toes, although it was a little stupid that instead of killing her kits he would reveal her secret, since she would definitely still be distraught even if they weren't her biological kits. But I love love love Ashfur's characterization in this book, and how he's still heartbroken about Squilf leaving him for Brambleclaw. He is totally my favorite character, even though he's a bit of an incel lol. 10/10 book in my opinion. So so dramatic!

Ashfur reveals himself to be a maniac, revealed that he was part of a plot to kill Firestar, tries to kill three innocent cats, forces Squirrelflight to reveal a secret about their parentage, and drives Hollyleaf insane. What more could you ask for in a book?

25 Warriors: The Ultimate Guide

Warriors is the best book series I ever read I would give it a 10 out of 10. Meow!

Anyone watch the trailer for this? because if so..."we are WARRIORS! " (This phrase is even better then the books themselves)

I think it was cool to go back and meet all the cats all over again.

Came out on November 5th, 2013. Complete insight into the whole world of the Warriors! Detailed pictures and descriptions of 75 important cats/animals in the "serieses", information about everything you want to know, and contains never-before heard of short stories detailing Bramblestar and Tigerstar's leader ceremonies. AWESOME I LOVE WARRIORS TO DEATH

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