Happy Monday, bibliophiles, and more importantly…MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
I plan to re-watch one of the movies sometime tonight…not sure which one, but I’m doing it…
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created by Lauren’s Page Turners. All you have to do to participate is pick a book from your Goodreads TBR, and explain why you want to read it.
I figured I needed a book fitting for Star Wars day, so I picked out one of the many Star Wars books on my TBR.
“This is where the fun begins…”
GOODREADS MONDAY (5/4/20)–LOST STARS by Claudia Gray
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
Eight years after the fall of the Old Republic, the Galactic Empire now reigns over the known galaxy. Resistance to the Empire has been all but silenced. Only a few courageous leaders such as Bail Organa of Alderaan still dare to openly oppose Emperor Palpatine.
After years of defiance, the many worlds at the edge of the Outer Rim have surrendered. With each planet’s conquest, the Empire’s might grows stronger.
The latest to fall under the Emperor’s control is the isolated mountain planet Jelucan, whose citizens hope for a more prosperous future even as the Imperial Starfleet gathers overhead…
So why do I want to read this?
Since we’ve gotten the fact that I’ll read almost anything Star Wars related out of the way, let’s talk about the other major selling point for me: Claudia Gray.
It’s difficult to go wrong with her riveting writing, really. I adored every minute of the Constellation trilogy (Defy the Stars, Defy the Worlds, Defy the Fates), A Thousand Pieces of You, and Leia: Princess of Alderaan, so I doubt I’ll be disappointed in that department.
This book in particular was recommended to me by a friend in my high school’s book club, and a fellow Star Wars fan (as you might have suspected). According to him, it provides a really interesting insight into the Empire’s perspective of things–not quite Palpatine or Vader, but the workers on the Death Star. After so many years of focusing on the Rebel Alliance or the Resistance, it sounds fascinating to see things from the losing side’s perspective. Oh, and apparently there’s a good sprinkling of forbidden love. [rubs hands together] Oooh…
You all knew this was coming. You knew.
That’s it for this week’s Goodreads Monday! Thanks for (barely) tolerating all of my references! Have a wonderful rest of your day, take care of yourselves, and May the Fourth be With You!