Summary: The clans have reached the end of their long and difficult journey, and are worried about how to live in this unknown area like they used back in the forest. they struggle to create territories and boundaries for the clans and to go their separate ways after being among each other for what seemed like forever.
Leafpaw, along with the other medicine cats, are anxious about whether starclan are really with them, and if they were ever going to find a replacement for a sacred place where they shared tongues with starclan. she receives a dream from starclan, which helped her find the way to a place to communicate with Starclan. near the end, leafpaw (she received her name by then, but you'll have to read the book to find out what it is!) and an unexpected character have a forbidden relationship together, which i find interesting and it only makes me more impatient for the next book. There is another prophecy revealed in this book, which will lead to the events in order for there to be peace in the forest.
Meanwhile, Squirrelpaw struggles to cooperate with Brambleclaw, but ever since he met his half-brother Hawkfrost, legitimately, for the first time, he has been eager to get to know his brother better and realizes the correlation between them. Squirrelpaw is shocked, and tries to convince him that Hawkfrost cannot be trusted, but fails. And their relationship, which blossomed all the way back in Midnight, begins to dissolve into nothing as Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost's relationship intensifies.
Firestar's daughters receive their new names in this installment. Squirrelpaw's warrior ceremony marked the clans arrival in their new land and Leafpaw got her name from something she discovered in which she had been determined to find a replacement for ever since they left their old forest for the first and last time. I didn't really get either of their names, because they didn't really make sense...but i have to say that Squirrelpaw's warrior name reminds me of the time when, in the previous New Prophecy books, she wanted to be all sorts of animals when she journeyed to the sun-drown-place, so I can kind of understand how her name relates.
Near the end of Starlight, a suspenseful twist takes place, which was planned by two unexpected cats, one who wanted revenge and one who only wanted the best for his clan.
I find that Starlight is among the best-written of the series, mainly because every cat has changed. Firestar is more noble now that he leads Thunderclan, even Hawkfrost is more respectful to MOST, but I still think that Squirrelpaw is as stubborn as ever, which makes me feel bad for Brambleclaw...who really likes her and tries his best to win Squirrelpaw's trust, but sometimes everything is not enough...and Squirrelpaw just won't give him another chance...or two... This installment held the most challenges for the five clans, which really held my interest throughout the story. Starlight is a new and wonderful addition to the New Prophecy series; i truly enjoyed reading this, and i don't regret using the two hours of my day reading this book. I am now awaiting Twilight, the next volume of the Warriors saga.