Although the Rebel Alliance has won a few battles against the Empire, hope is fading. The Empire is about to finish building the greatest weapon the galaxy has ever seen-the Death Star. The rebels' only chance to defeat it now lies in the unlikely hands of a princess, a scoundrel, and a farm boy...
Acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: A New Hope like you've never experienced before. Since the premier of the original film, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker have become iconic, larger-than-life characters. The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy takes a deeper look at these three heroes as they join forces to defeat the evil that threatens their entire galaxy.
Synopsis from Chapters.Indigo.ca
I should start by saying that I'm not a fan of Star Wars; I didn't watch the movies growing up and I just didn't care about the series at all until I started dating my husband. I watched all the movies to make him happy, but had no connection to any of the characters. However, I'm a HUGE fan of Alexandra Bracken, and because she was the author of this book I decided to give it a try.
I'll also say that my husband was incredibly happy when he saw me reading this (I think he's hoping I'll become a fan because of it).
What I Thought:
While I'm definitely still not as big of a Star Wars fan as my husband, I was incredibly entertained while reading Bracken's interpretation of the movie, and really felt like I got to know the characters better. My husband's family always argue with me about this, but one of my biggest issues with the movies is that the dialogue is always so juvenile, so I loved how Bracken stepped up to fix things like that. The POV changes, the dialogue, and the way that we were immediately immersed in the action and characters thoughts definitely made me like A New Hope a lot more as a book then as a movie. (*don't yell at me!*)
FINAL RATING: 4/5
Hi, I'm Alexandra! I love reading (largely YA fiction, but sometimes I'll read "adult" books), playing board games, Nutella, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with my husband.
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