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Review: Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston

Queen's Peril by E. K. Johnston is the follow-up to the acclaimed Queen's Shadow, although a prequel. Queen's Peril starts when Padme (Naberrie) Amidala is elected Queen of Naboo and finishes with the end of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. While QP was a quick, entertaining read (Padme, the handmaidens, and Naboo are my happy… Continue reading Review: Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston

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Review: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston

As some of you may (or may not) know, I sometimes pepper my Historical Fiction reviews with Sci-Fi or Fantasy. This is one of those times. I did not want Queen's Shadow to end! Focused on Padme Amidala between the events of Episode I and II (beginning roughly five years after EPI,) Johnston explores the… Continue reading Review: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston

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Review: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson

As we well know, Captain Phasma was grossly underused in The Force Awakens. We were teased with marketing hype for this amazing-looking character, and what we got was a glorified extra who was implausibly bested by a rookie trooper with a blaster. Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson rights what TFA got wrong, or rather, what it didn't… Continue reading Review: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson

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Review: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

  Inferno Squad by Christie Golden is the prequel to the highly anticipated Battlefront II game, and follows the conception of the elite Imperial Inferno Squadron and its first undercover mission. What's interesting about main character Iden Versio and Inferno Squad as a whole is the idea of humanizing the Empire. Through Iden, we come… Continue reading Review: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

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Review: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis follows Jyn Erso's life and struggle from age 8 to age 26 when she officially joins the Rebel Alliance (i.e. the events shown in Rogue One.) 18 years is a lot of ground to cover, but Revis does so in an engaging way that effectively shows Jyn's character arc and how… Continue reading Review: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis

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Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

If you follow me on social media, you probably know that other than History, I'm very into everything Star Wars. And if you didn't know that - well now you do. I received Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist as a Christmas gift and I was eager to dive into it for any interesting tidbits of Carrie's… Continue reading Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

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Review: Catalyst – A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno

  [Minor spoilers] Catalyst makes for a good set-up to Rouge One; I certainly feel like I will have the upper hand in understanding the chain of events in why things start out the way they do when I see the movie. The prose is middle grade in order to be commercial, I get that, but… Continue reading Review: Catalyst – A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno

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Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (spoiler-free review)

I was a bit apprehensive to read a YA book, being a woman of almost 30, but I did anyway because I love Ahsoka Tano and Star Wars. If you are one the fence about reading YA as an adult, please don't hesitate to buy and read this book. While the language is clean and… Continue reading Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (spoiler-free review)