Dark Disciple

Dark Disciple is a wild, action-packed ride through the galaxy. Golden does an excellent job of building the characters of Asajj and Quinlan, playing out their complicated and twisted relationship in a realistic and engaging way. It was incredibly interesting to read of the dark side in the way that Asajj viewed and utilized it,…

The Clone Wars

Perhaps it is because I haven’t watched the Clone Wars series or movie, but I found this novelization to be terribly boring. The clone troopers do not stand out in any meaningful way and, being clones and literal cannon fodder, I didn’t care one way or another what happened to any of them. A battle…

Attack of the Clones

I am amazed, much as I was upon finishing The Phantom Menace, at how good this novelization actually is. Salvatore managed to take a flawed film and, through the addition of character and plot development, create a remarkable story. Padmé’s feelings for Anakin finally make sense and feel organic, rather than contrived and confusing. I…

Queen’s Shadow

I’m very confused as to what E.K. Johnston’s goal is with these novels about Padmé. Apparently Johnston believes that Young Adult books can’t have conflict, because there is literally none to be had here. Queen’s Shadow is one of the most agonizingly dull books I have ever read, and making the Star Wars universe boring…

Dooku: Jedi Lost

I read the script book of Dooku: Jedi Lost instead of listening to the audio format, so my thoughts here will reflect that. I really enjoyed this look into Dooku’s past, and what led to his transformation. There wasn’t as much interaction between Dooku and Yoda as I would have liked, but I did enjoy…

Into the Dark

Into the Dark has to be one of the most disappointing books I’ve read in quite some time. The premise was great, and I was excited for the potential of a Star Wars horror story. Unfortunately, it just fell flat at every turn. Almost all of the characters are flat and totally uninteresting. Leox and…

Light of the Jedi

The High Republic is an interesting time period in that there isn’t immediately a direct threat, an impending doom, or a malevolent villain in the galaxy. Light of the Jedi changes that, eventually, but I thought Soule did a good job of building this new era before delving into the conflict. This novel does start…

The Phantom Menace

While I have some serious issues with The Phantom Menace as a film, I found that this novelization of the story was amazing. Much better than the movie, in fact. Brooks did an excellent job of giving the reader an insight into the thoughts and personality of the characters. For me, I think, being able…

Queen’s Peril

When I first began Queen’s Peril, I was interested and excited to learn about Padmé’s life leading up to her becoming Queen of Naboo. What I didn’t expect were bland pages filled with contrived struggles involving outfits, relationships, and sneaking out of the palace to attend a concert. None of this was remotely intriguing. The…

Master and Apprentice

I really enjoyed Master and Apprentice. It was intriguing to see the relationship between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon before the first Star Wars film, and it was even more interesting to learn that they didn’t necessarily get along well at the beginning. Rael was also a very complex and fascinating character that I would definitely like…