About halfway through the book I put it aside and just said out loud, “This book is really strange.” Of course it took till 3 quarters through the book for it to really enthrall me. I understand that there were a lot of pretense to set up, and even if I didn’t know this book was the first in a series, I could tell from the writing and plot development that this was intended to be a series.
It wasn’t a bad book. I admit I borrowed it because it was a short read and it was about cats. I did read the first chapter of the next novel in the series and it actually reads as if it was meant to be a much bigger novel, book two literally begins as if it was the next chapter in the first book. The only character that I really became interested in was Yellowfang, and I sort of thought Spottedleaf was gonna be a love interest for Rusty.
In the first book we learn almost nothing about the other clans except why they are named what they are named except the Thunderclan (I can only assume it is because the Thunderpath borders their territory.) I think I would’ve liked to have been introduced to the warrior code more, and learned more about the other clans, without having to read the rest of the books in the series.