Summary (from Goodreads):
Four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest for generations, thriving in their territories. But tensions are running high, and ThunderClan must assert its strength or risk falling prey to its power-hungry neighbors.
Into this time of uncertainty, a kit is born. A prophecy foretells that Bluekit will be as strong as fire, destined to blaze through the ranks of her Clan. But with this prophecy comes the foreshadowing of her destruction by the one enemy she cannot outrun.
As Bluekit gains power and eventually earns her leader name, Bluestar, she fights to protect her Clan. But secrets from the past threaten to surface–secrets that may destroy ThunderClan . . . and Bluestar.
If you’ve read the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, you will know that Bluestar’s Prophecy is a special edition book; it is not part of any main series. The first series revolves around a certain cat with Bluestar as the leader of ThunderClan. Bluestar’s Prophecy revolves around Bluestar as the main character; it’s kind of like her biography. The story starts from when she first opens her eyes as a kit and ends not too long after she becomes leader.
All Warriors books are sad for their own reasons, but I have to say that this book is the saddest (so far that I’ve read). Bluestar had many struggles in her life when it came to her family, when it came to mating, and when it came figuring out what was best for her Clan.
I was kind of surprised Erin Hunter gave Bluestar such a tragic back story, but then again that’s what made Buestar who is she. You know, character development and all that stuff.
Despite it’s depressing moments, it was a good book overall. If you have yet to read it (or, if you’ve yet to read the Warriors series), I highly recommend it. It’s in the middle-grade section and I started reading the series when it first came out when I was 11-years-old. I’m 21 now and books are still coming out… I have a lot of catching up to do.
“‘Is that hope? I will never lose sight of it, I promise.'” –Bluefur, Bluestar’s Prophecy