Rating: High Four
Who I'd Recommend to: fans of Erin Hunter, the Wings of Fire series, and possibly Percy Jackson.
A perilous promise . . .
Crookedkit dreams of becoming a great RiverClan leader. Then a mysterious cat appears, whispering promises of greatness and glory—if only Crookedkit will pledge his undying loyalty to his Clan. No cat could have ever imagined the terror and destruction that would lie in one seemingly harmless promise.
Now, I'll start by saying that some of the Super Editions are exceptions - including Crookedstar's Promise, which I read in third grade and reread recently.
This book is one of my favorite Warriors books, solely because of the storyline and emotional impact. The story constantly kept me on the edge of my seat, and at the end of almost every chapter another mystery was swept in. Who was Mapleshade? Why was StarClan so dark? Why was Thistleclaw training in "StarClan," too? Why would Mapleshade want to hurt him? Was everything his fault? Was he really destined to be leader - a good one? Though there were a few low points in the story, most of the time, I was curious to know what happened next and really emmersed in the story (sorry for spelling mistakes :P). At each point in the story where Crookedpaw/jaw/star had a strong emotional feeling, they were portrayed so perfectly that I felt his feelings along with him, at some points, even sobbing hysterically (yes, I'm one of those people who cries at the end of every other book). I honestly can't say much for the writing, I've never really been a huge fan, so if you're looking for something beautifully written, this isn't the book to pick up. Nonetheless, I think it's a great addition to the Super Editions, and is definitely worth reading.