SciFi Book Review: Star Wars: Lost Stars

Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends-Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell-who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them-and the galaxy-apart?

Ciena and Thane are children without much in common other than the dream of becoming pilots for the Empire. But as they get older and attend the academy, they begin to discover that the Empire isn’t exactly what they thought it was.

Star Wars: Lost Stars follows the youngsters from their dramas during school to the most exciting times of the rebellion as young adults. It’s a coming-of-age story for both of them, with romance and adventure. They both have high ideals, however misplaced. And the exciting finale doesn’t disappoint, though left me wanting more. I would love to see a sequel to this following The Force Awakens. And the epilogue gives us some hints for the upcoming, new movie. I was already a fan of Claudia Gray’s writing, so I was very excited to see that she wrote a YA Star Wars novel. And I loved every bit of it. I hope this is just the first of many more YA Star Wars novels to come.

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