Edit (February 23, 2016):
Okay, I'm DONE with this review. I'm disabling the notifications, so if someone comments in it, I'm not gonna now. The level of trolls it has gotten has reached levels I cannot stand anymore. Of course, there are reviews with more trolls, but this is as much as I can endure.
And for you, ignorants who can't accept other people's opinions (better known as "trolls"), why don't you go read one of the many thousands of 5 star reviews instead of coming to criticize an opinion that's obviously different to yours? Don't you understand it's pointless? I'm not going to stop hating this book if you tell me "I'm wrong." In fact, if anything, your words only make me feel nauseas when I think of this piece of garbage.
And that's my final word. I won't be replying to any comment in here, I don't care why you love this (write your own review for that) and I won't read the rest of this series.
The first thing you need to know about me is that I hate cats.
HATE THEM. They're are the living creatures I dread the most after roaches. I'm serious. I can't think about cats without flinching. I hear one, and I shudder. I see one, and I want to vomit. One gets near me and the good girl inside me is in risk of going far far away. I just can't stand them.The second thing you need to know is that I hate stories about talking animals.
I literally cannot watch a TV show or a movie where there are talking animals without going insane. Really, I get so exasperated and furious I fear my heart will stop working.
Those previous points led me to think I was not going to like this book, but I decided to try anyway because I've had pleasant surprises, for example, The Monstrumologist
. That book had monsters and my eyes just roll until almost popping out of my head whenever I hear that word mentioned, BUT I LOVED that book/series, so with the hope of that thing also happening with this book, I finally gave it a try.
I regret my decision.
Why? Perhaps this is the most ridiculous book I've read after Twilight
(and we're talking about one year). I just couldn't buy the concept. Clans of cats fighting? The hell? Yep. That's all this book is about. Some might say it's an original concept, but for me? It's just laughable.
Also, the amount of absurd names was overwhelming to the point where I wanted to kill myself. Look at some examples:
, Smudge, Crookedstar
, Blackfoot, Dappletail
, Darkstripe, Spottedleaf, Frostfur, Raggedstar
, Nightpelt, etc.
You may have noticed that I highlighted some of the names... Well, it's because READING ALL THOSE FREAKING -PAW, -STAR, -HEART, -TAIL TERMINATIONS MADE ME WANT TO KILL MYSELF!!!
Some awkward sentences contributed to my almost madness too. Like this:
“We got back in time,” she meowed with a gasp. “The kits are safe!”
Meowed... with a gasp? That's like trying to talk while swallowing... or like gasping and talking at the same time. I tried doing it and I failed. My brother tried and he failed too. My mother is part of this group too and my sister as well.
This felt just as wtf as the previous one:
Yellowfang looked up at Bluestar and narrowed her eyes respectfully.
Narrow eyes respectfully?
How do you do that? Like this?
Or maybe like this?
[Damn. Aren't you a creepy one, Cinderella's stepmother?]
This one might be an option too:
For me, they all look the same (except some are more hate-filled), don't ya think?
The unnecessary deaths were also another bug for me. Like, I didn't even get to know the character yet he died and I'm supposed to feel bad? For example, there was a Redtail (yeah, ludicrous name - don't even mention it) at the beginning. I didn't know who that was, and there comes some cat telling everyone Redtail's dead. I mean, wtf, who the hell is
And I'm not only talking about his death. There were many pointless ones. Why did they die? Just to... give more emotion to the story, I suppose? Well, Hunter, BIG FAIL HERE BECAUSE I COULDN'T CARE ANY LESS.
Anyway, I'm sure I bashing a book most people love, but maybe this didn't work for me because it simply was
not a book targetted to my age. If you're a fan of talking animals and you love
stupid stories about pointless "warriors"
cats, then this might be just for you.