Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Woodring Stover

To paraphrase George RR Martin: That is how a Star Wars novelisation ought to be written! This book hits all the main points from the movie but does them so much better. For context I had just finished the new season of the Clone Wars and it seemed logical to watch Episode III to show …

Dune by Frank Herbert

Wow that was a great book. Set in the far future humanity is living on many worlds with an almost feudal ruling system. One family, the Atreides have recently been awarded the governing of Arrakis, a desert planet where spice comes from. Spice is a drug that is incredibly valuable and is used in space …

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by Miscellaneous Authors

So this is a collection of short stories that basically tell the story of A New Hope from lots of different POV’s apart from the main cast (though there is one exception). It is an interesting premise and was released as part of the fortieth anniversary of the release of the film. I won’t go …

Goldilocks by Laura Lam

An interesting premise but a little superficial in places. Set in the near future, our planet is on the brink of collapse due to climate change. Women are being forced out of the work place due to male backlash and conservative governments. In this environment, our only POV Naomi, her adoptive mother Valerie and three …

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

Great end to the series. I won’t go into too much details about the plot being the final book and all but I will say that it pretty much just continues where the last one left off. Our POV’s are still mainly Essun and Nassun. The whole second person thing of Essun is still a …

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

I actually enjoyed that even more than the first book. Though this is told in a more straight-forward manner there was something about it that appealed to me even more. Maybe it was that we found out a lot more about the world, its history and its people. There is a small flashback at the …

Star Wars: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse

Starting off pretty much where The Last Jedi left us, this story tells how Leia and the remnants of the Resistance started to get back on to their feet. After their crushing defeat at the hands of the First Order the Resistance are almost done for. They have a handful of people on the Falcon …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry

Well that was better than expected, especially after The Force Awakens novelisation. This is more what I was hoping for. What was really great was that though all the major battle scenes were there they weren’t dwelled on in great detail, instead the author made more of the moments in between to allow the characters …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster

A bit disappointing really, nothing added to the story. There’s no point really going into details of the story here as you won’t be reading this book unless you’re a Star Wars fan so I’m sure you’ve seen it. I like reading the novelisations as long as they add something to the film. The prequel …

Rosewater by Tade Thompson

A strange but compelling book. Set in Nigeria in 2066 this follows our only POV Kaaro as he goes about his daily routines working for a bank, and his other job as an agent for a secret government group called Section 45. Kaaro is a sensitive who can find things and people by basically reading …

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