A scifi adventure on Batuu... Star Wars Galaxy Edge: A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova (Review & #Giveaway) #acrashoffate #galaxysedge @disneybooks @letstalkya @zlikeinzorro @rockstarbktours

I'm such a huge Star Wars fan and have been since I was a kid, so I was 
thrilled to see some stories being published in the YA genre. You can read 
my thoughts about this newest addition and enter the tour giveaway below...

Star Wars Galaxy Edge:
A Crash of Fate
(Star Wars Disney Canon Novel)
By Zoraida Córdova
YA SciFi, Space Opera
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 352 Pages
August 6th 2019 by Disney Lucasfilm Press


Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy's family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. But now she's back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other.

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My Review

STAR WARS GALAXY EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE is an entertaining read for Star Wars and YA SciFi fans. The story is like one storyline in a Star Wars movie, where there is a mission and a motley crew with two key main characters who face danger and opposition. Not everything is revealed, as this story is just a piece of the larger cannon. There is a great lead-in for a second book and more tie-ins to the series, but it can be read on its own and enjoyed by even those not familiar with Star Wars.

This story was so much fun, at least if you’re a SW nerd like me! There’s cantinas with unique clientele, smugglers, mob bosses, the threat of the New Order, danger, humor, friendship, a little action, the rumor of the Resistance, and romance. I loved the characters and the setting on Batuu. The romance was fairly front and center. I could have used a little less romance and more action, but I also felt like this is building up to something and I’m hoping there will be a second book with a more complex plot as these characters’ lives intertwine with others. I also really enjoyed the relationships and the feeling of friendship and family. Think of this story as kind of a young, female Han Solo (Izzy) with a smuggling delivery on the only planet considered somewhat home. Izzy literally runs into her childhood friend. The only one she has left that she really cares for. She finds that there is the possibility of love with him if they can both just survive, make the delivery, and keep others safe while competing with Izzy's former crew.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed this and am now looking for other YA titles in the Star Wars cannon. I'm also hoping for another book with this set of characters. Definitely recommended.

Content: One minor swear word, some strong innuendo, and some heavy making out with some clothing removed.
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host/NetGalley, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series and The Vicious Deep trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a YA anthology forthcoming from Imprint/Macmillan in fall 2020. Her upcoming YA novels include Star Wars: A Crash of Fate (Disney/LucasFilm 2019) and Incendiary, book 1 in the Hollow Crown duology (Disney/Hyperion 2020). Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning her next adventure.

Photo credit: Sarah Younger

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Tour Schedule:

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

3 winners will receive a finished copy of STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE, US Only.

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Are you a Star Wars fan? Have you read any of the books? Any recommendations for other books in the cannon you'd recommend? What do you think about this one?

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