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May Bird, Warrior Princess (May Bird #3)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  2,046 Ratings  ·  120 Reviews
At Hog Wallow Middle School, May Ellen Bird was always slightly invisible. Then she went on a long trip to the land of the dead, where ghost towns glowed blue in the dark dusk and spooky specters dwelled in cities on the Dead Sea.

Back on Earth at last, May and her hairless cat, Somber Kitty, are now famous, their faces plastered across souvenirs and sportswear that read
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Aladdin (first published September 18th 2007)
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Jun 25, 2012 Becca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my good God. I remember buying May Bird and the Ever After when I was 11. I loved it to tears (literally) and lent to my two best friends at the time, in succession, and we were all hooked. Being in the frenzy that I was, I found May Bird Among the Stars soon after and adored it just as much as I did the fist. The ending seemed so subtle, so complete in it's questions and answers left unsolved, that I didn't question my inner self telling me that it was just a two book sort of deal. So imagin ...more
Apr 29, 2013 Clara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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Mar 02, 2009 Breana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
As good as the other two. Its was great that May got to go back to the other world but i kinda thought Pumpkin should had talked to her without the dude.
Oct 21, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Somber Kitty. He is an ugly, loyal, courageous cat. May Bird has to discover who she is. Pumpkin is a very cute sounding ghost. Have fun!
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
A solid ending to this great trilogy! May is back in the Ever After, reunited with her ghostly friends, and hunted and hounded by her enemies once again. The plot moves quickly with tons of quirky and hilarious scenes. My favorite characters are back with the silly dialogue and camaraderie that warms my heart!

May is definitely a winsome character. She wants so badly to be "good", to be brave, to be what her friends need her to be; but she also has this wild nature that leaves her fighting agains
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I've never been so sad to see someone live to the end of their book.

This last in the May Bird series was a special treat, where May had a little more gumption, and isn't just ducking behind corners all the time. She was special from the beginning, just like any little girl with half of an imagination. In this installment, though, she was far more likeable than the first two books.

I would have wished for more conclusion. The deus ex machina at the end was a little too much, and I think it was onl
Apr 25, 2010 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so awesome, too! I can't believe I'm just now remembering that I read it! This really surprised me because of the thing that happened at the beginning. Whoa did not see that coming!(Maybe I should have, though) I don't want to give it away, so that is why I am keeping it secret, though you'd find out soon enough if you read it.
Dec 26, 2008 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 25, 2009 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: late elementary & middle school students
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Jun 29, 2012 Isabella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
may bird was the very first big kid series i ever read when i was in 5th grade. it is the best kid series in my opinion! this is the last installment of the series when little may bird is all grown up! but she still has some ever after business to take care of!
Sep 23, 2012 Hailey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pretty-cool
i am extremely proud of May, for digging deep and finding her inner 'warrior princess'. I feel so bad for Pumpkin though, because he didnt really get any recognition in the whole save the world thing. all in all i do think the book couldve been better but i did like it.
Kassie K.
Dec 19, 2008 Kassie K. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, fantasy-sci-fi
May's third book was not as good as the first two. The characters were clear, but I sometimes got confused with the settings. I like May better when she's 10, not 13. She seemed braver at age 10. But, besides that, it was a pretty good book. The end was especially exciting.
Dec 14, 2015 Alexis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! There was only one thing that I did not like it was towards the end and involved a rocket. Other than that five stars pumpkin is a huge hero. Kitty meets someone new. And the crew is back pumpkin may Fabbio Beatrice.
Adaraschia Wingit
May 26, 2010 Adaraschia Wingit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was excellently written, but I don't like how May Bird got snappish with Pumpkin around the end, or the fact that he died. :(
Feb 27, 2010 S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So beautiful. The ending made me cry hard. I wish there was an epilouge kind of thing to the story - I didn't want it to end!

And I've noticed Anderson looks A LOT like May. Hmm. . . .
Jul 21, 2009 Hollowspine rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
May Bird is a bit of a reluctant hero, but if she believes in herself, or has to find a friend she will risk her life and fight to the end as we found out in the first two books. This book was no different. At first May struggles with the destiny laid out for her by the Book of the Dead, but as her adventure continues she raises to the challenges...but then everything comes crashing down when she learns that the Book of the Dead isn't always right. Sometimes it's completely wrong... I liked the ...more
Kobra Nevermore
Feb 15, 2014 Kobra Nevermore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
May Bird Warrior Princess is the last of this pretty effin awesome trilogy.

Three Years later...

May after escaping the Ever After with her melancholy Kitty feels oddly out of place back home pretending to be a girl she will never be, and unable to talk about her adventure without looks of amusement or worry from her listeners. In fact May secretly wants to return to her real friends back in the after life.
With Ever After slowly being over ruled by Dark Spirits and a Spirit known as Bo Cleevil ru
Kimberly Vega
Sep 23, 2016 Kimberly Vega rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the ending of this book, the whole turning point of it. I think that the writer did an amazing job in putting a lot of characters, and their descriptions. May Bird was a girl who could connect with the dead and actually visit the place. But this time she fell and passed to the next world. Only to in the end of the book to revive because of a reviving potion. I can say that the book took many turning points, and some were even surprising. Who knew a girl could save the living and the dead ...more
It's a cute series and I would certainly recommend it to 10-15 year olds, especially who have even a hint of tendency toward dark humour. If you love skeletons at Halloween and don't mind taking a comical view of the afterlife, this one could be for you.

As an adult, it did fall short for me in a few ways. The plot points are a little too easily accomplished, the tone is not as fully realised as I would have liked (though there are certainly plenty of references and elements, the feeling isn't qu
Jan 19, 2013 Angela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
May returns to the Ever After, where Evil Bo Cleevil’s reign has expanded. Much of what she remembers about the Ever After has changed. She is surrounded by enemies and doesn’t know where her friends are. Tacky malls are everywhere, and Bo Cleevil obviously has a bigger trick up his sleeve. Can May help the residents of the Ever After? Will she be able to be the warrior she’s supposed to become?
• No language or sexual issues
• Appropriate for younger audiences (5th grade or so), but also enjoyabl
Nov 01, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book May Bird returns to the Ever After only to discover that it has been taken over by Evil Bo Cleevil. It's now up to her and her friends to save the land of the dead.

This book was a great conclusion to a fantastic series. It was surprisingly fast-paced, never boring or slow, constantly packed full of action and adventure. The author kept the creativity going by making Warrior Princess just as unique and entertaining as the first two books. I loved the hilarious dialogue, the characte
Jennifer Heise
This last book in the trilogy about a young girl who may be destined to save the wierd and wonderful land of ghosts/dead, The Ever After, has many good bits, and a lot of the details are intriguing. It's a good wind-up to the trilogy (except for the very, final, end, which made me screech with disapproval. That, my dears, is a Bridge Too Far.) Anyway, there are lots of good bits, even if it sometimes felt they'd been dumped in a bag together, shaken, and spilled out helter-skelter in lieu of plo ...more
Jul 02, 2013 Princess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave 5 to the 2 first parts but decided for 4 star for the this third part, because the end made me cry :'( I cant satisfy myself with the it. Poor Pumpkin. Friendship shouldnt end like this, but to continue forever happily.
I imagine that the alternative ends would be like that May Bird still had her bow and arrows till she meet Bo Cleevil and finished him off with an arrow or that May or Pumpkin could have just thrown him off at that bridge. And then Pumpkin could get back to Arista and cont
I read the first book in this series when I was younger and I'm so glad I read the rest now. It's the type of fantasy book that knows how silly it is and puts its own cute twists on old ideas. I love the characters and really cared for them throughout the story. It's a great book to escape reality without being too serious. For instance, May must save the world from demons that seek to.. make spirits pick up dirty laundry. It's adorable and has great lessons about life and friendship. I can see ...more
Jun 16, 2013 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2013, trilogies
Oh! It's all over! I admit I had a little cry about the ending (even though it was a mostly happy ending!)

SOMBER KITTY! SOMBER KITTY! Noooooo! I love that we found the animal spirits!

I have no words... I must buy this series!

It was her first ever real birthday party... aside from the ones attended only by cats named Legume or Somber Kitty. In fact, it was Somber Kitty who had talked her into this one by dragging his old party hat out of May's closet and carrying it around like a kitten, meowing
Apr 01, 2014 bloop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not giving the book a full five stars due to a few issues with it, which I will not mention because I want this review to be spoiler-free, but wow, it was a really good book.
I do not cry at books, I rarely even get damp eyes, but I spent nearly 20 minutes weeping at the end. Possibly more.
One thing I find though is that, despite being a novel for children, I would absolutely not let younger kids read this, due to the themes being quite depressing. I guess it was most likely not intended for youn
Jun 04, 2010 Mandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this whole series, funny and thought-provoking at the same time. IT can be slightly annoying with the anti-commercialism message, but it is fairly subtle so it does not interfere in the story-telling with any preaching. May Bird is a heroine that I could relate to, searching for a place to belong and having a parent that cannot seem to completely accept her for the way she is, but still loves her deeply. Some things were a bit hokey, but it did make the story more fun. I do recommend thi ...more
Mar 02, 2013 Flufflypickle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lovely-books, ok, i-cried
It was a good book... not so good as the others but I cried, I really did cry.... I guess it gives us a message at the end to never be mean to others since you never know when it is their last. Poor pumpkin, I wish there could've been more recognition... But doesn't it reflect our daily lives as well? Lovely yet I think a bit cracked end, but it does soothe the heart it different ways. Great book to read and nice message of finding ones inner confidence.... :c pumpkiinnn. 4/5
This third, and final installment in the May Bird series was definitely worth the wait. The entire series is marked by wonderful humor, imagination and incredible world building. Anderson has crafted a rich, rollicking world that bursts with wonderful details. Her descriptions and dialogue and perfect. It's so easy to fall in love with the characters and become engrossed in their stories. The ending is satisfying and perfect. A wonderful read and a wonderful series.
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“ And then a strong gust blew against her, and her feet slipped just slightly. She jerked forward against the railing, ever so softly. But, rotten, it crumbled like paper, and May and Kitty went sliding forward, right through it. May scrambled to stop herself, but it was too late.
They slid a few more feet, then fell off the edge of the roof.
They looked like blackbirds faliing out through the sky.”
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