YA Friday: Brought to You by Skywalker Soda, Best Served Lukewarm


Happy Star Wars Day!

While I could spend all day re-watching the Star Wars movies, speculating over the new Solo movie trailer, and debating the taste of Porgs, I thought a round-up of recent YA novelizations and retellings that are part of and inspired by the Star Wars universe would be a nice way to celebrate this fan-made holiday.

These are the books you're looking for.

Star Wars Canon

Star Wars Ahsoka book cover

Ahsoka, written by E.K. Johnston

Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka Tano is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance.

Leia Princess of Alderaan book cover

Leia, Princess of Alderaan, written by Claudia Gray

Determined to uncover her parents' secrets, sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa starts down an increasingly dangerous path that puts her right under the watchful eye of the Empire. And when Leia discovers what her parents and their allies are planning behind closed doors, she finds herself facing what seems like an impossible choice; dedicate herself to the people of Alderaan or the galaxy at large, which is in desperate need of a rebel hero.

Rebel Rising book cover

Rebel Rising, written by Beth Revis

Follows the adventures of Jyn Erso as she trains under Saw Gerrera and learns how to become a proper rebel, preparations that come in handy when she is asked by the Rebellion to find out about the weapon that her father is helping the Empire construct.

Epic Space Adventures

Illuminae book cover

Illuminae, written by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.

Starflight book cover

Starflight, written by Melissa Landers

Desperate to relocate to an off-world place where nobody cares about her humble working status or her criminal past, Solara Brooks indentures herself to a rich bully who pretends to be her servant on a starship full of eccentric crewmates after he is framed for conspiracy on Earth.

Shadow Run book coverShadow Run, written by Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller

The captain of a starship and a prince are forced to revise their ideas of family and loyalty, with the fate of their worlds hanging in the balance


Further Reading

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