SciFi Book Review: Star Wars: Leia: Princess of Alderaan

(Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray

A young adult novel, written by New York Times Best-selling author Claudia Gray, about sixteen-year-old Princess Leia, set before A New Hope.

When Leia turns sixteen, she notices that her parents aren’t as attentive as they used to be. And when she decides to fight some injustices from the Empire’s involvement, Leia discovers that her parents have a big secret. The dinner parties that they throw are actually rebel meetings.

Adult and Young Adult fans alike will enjoy this engaging coming-of-age story. We finally get a look at how Leia got involved in the rebellion and her parent’s reaction. She’s an amazing character that Gray did a fantastic job of showing us a young Leia who has yet to develop her leadership skills and confidence. This 16-year-old Leia is completely believable and endearing. The story is well-paced and full of suspense, intrigue, and a bit of romance. This was another great character-centric prequel that won’t disappoint.