Waiting on Wednesday 04/13/16

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray (May 3, 2016 from Del Rey)

I’m a big Star Wars fan, and I make it no secret that I enjoy reading the tie-in novels. With the new canon, I had originally planned only to hit up the adult titles, but last year I ended up picking up Claudia Gray’s young adult Star Wars: Lost Stars due to the interesting things I heard about it and it turned out to be one of the best Star Wars books I’ve ever read. When I found out Gray will be penning another SW novel (not a YA this time) I immediately put it on my reading list. Star Wars: Bloodline will be hitting shelves later this spring on May 3, just in time for Star Wars Day.

Bloodline“WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE

When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.

Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy — from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy.

As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position — even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing…”

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12 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 04/13/16

  1. As big a Star Wars fan as I am, I have trouble with these fill-in-the-gaps novels. The fact that we know who has to survive to the next movie drains a lot of the drama/tension for me. I loved some of the expanded universe sequels (particularly the Thrawn trilogy), but I’d like to see some ‘gap’ novels along the lines of Rogue One, focusing on characters we don’t know, but who had pivotal roles to play.

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    • I think one would have to be a fan and a little insane to really get into all the side stories and fill-in-the-gap novels as you call them, but I do love movie, games, shows, etc. tie-ins because they give a bigger sense of the world 🙂 Speaking of Rogue One, can’t wait for the movie…and they’ll have a novel tie-in too, and you can bet I’ll be reading that as well!

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  2. Drat – if the release date had been one day later I could have said ‘May the 4th be with you!’ Anyway, guess I’ve gone and said it anyway!
    Nice choice young padawan!
    Lynn 😀

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    • Wow, that’s a bit hardcore for me. I draw the lines at the novels, and the adult ones only at that. I don’t think I’ll have enough time in the world to catch up with the comics, and YA and children’s titles!

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  3. I’ve yet to read any of the SW tie-in novels but I’m intrigued by this one because LEIA! Plus, I like the way Claudia Gray writes, even though I haven’t been the biggest fan of her YA books’ plot.

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