Thankfully my worries over a story classified as “young adult” and attempting to weave itself into the events of the movies were ill-founded as the story is a perfectly enjoyable read for adults both as a stand-alone story and an expansion of events on screen. The first third is definitely the weakest, but it gains steam, ending up as the best piece of media- film, comic, or novel- for gaining a more human understanding of the Empire/Rebel dynamic.
Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: September 4th, 2015
GoodReads Score: 4.3