Forest of Secrets

Forest of Secrets (Warriors, #3) by Erin Hunter

My rating: five stars

Genre: Middle grade

Edition: Paperback

Goodreads summary: Allegiances are shifting among the Clans of warrior cats that roam the forest. With tensions so delicately balanced, former friends can become enemies overnight, and some cats are willing to kill to get what they want.

Fireheart is determined to find out the truth about the mysterious death of brave ThunderClan warrior Redtail. But as he searches for answers, he uncovers secrets that some believe would be better left hidden.

Continuing with my goal to read one Warrior book a month, I am slightly ahead! I am still in love with this series and have noticed that I don’t remember as much about it as I thought I did. So much happened in this book! It was very fast paced the entire time, it seemed like something was always happening, which wasn’t a bad thing. I definitely enjoyed this one more than Fire and Ice.

Likes: Fireheart and Greystripe seemed to get over their issues with one another in the last book, and that made this book more enjoyable and believable. I love their friendship and loyalty towards each other, and this book continues to show this strong bond at work. There are a lot of secrets that are uncovered in this book, and they show why Bluestar acts like she does later. It doesn’t excuse how she acts, but the book delves into her past and I liked learning more about her. No spoilers, but the ending just made so much sense to me. I didn’t necessarily want it to happen, but I truly believe what happened was something the character would do.

Dislikes: I did like that we got to learn more about Bluestar but OH MY GOSH can she just believe Fireheart already?? He has an eye witness and everything! It just seems like there is so much proof and Bluestar just won’t believe him. I understand that Tigerclaw is an important person but COME ON. Ugh, that really annoyed me.

Overall, I did really enjoy this book. The friendship between Fireheart and Greystripe was back, the book started to delve into the backstories and secrets of different characters, and the ending made sense to me. Bluestar’s actions and inability to believe Fireheart has been annoying me for the past two books, but I didn’t deduct a star because I just like the story too much.

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