Rebellions are Built on Hope – A Review of Rogue One
It’s a dark time for rebellion in a galaxy far, far away. Rumors of a huge weapon that the Empire is creating are keeping the Rebel Alliance Intelligence officers busy. One young woman, pulled from her home and family, holds the key to helping the Rebel Alliance keep the galaxy safe. Jyn Erso goes from chains to freedom in her pursuit to escape the Empire and follow the path to the weapon’s plans. Standing in Jyn’s way is the Empire’s own Orson Krennic, who leads the project and Jyn’s father, Galen, to creating the weapon that will tip the scales forever in the Empire’s favor.
If you haven’t seen the movie, read this book so you get an idea of what is at stake–especially if you have seen Star Wars: A New Hope. If you have seen the movie, read this book so you can get some great character development on the Rebellion side and see a little more in-depth to the way things really work on the Imperial side.
Author Alexander Freed takes readers through a logical progression of the movie, scene by scene, but the little snippets of things that ended up on the cutting room floor (or edited for time) are intriguing. I am so excited to read more books by Freed–it looks like he writes things related to video game properties.
I am so completely happy that I picked up this book–it was so worth it!
Who would read this: Fans of Star Wars and associated properties, people who missed out on the movie, fans of strong female characters and books who pass the Bechdel test. Anyone ten-ish and up who enjoyed the movie.
Time to Read: The novelization of Rogue One, took just a little over 4 hours–which is just under double it’s 2 hour and 13 minute running time.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars–I seriously enjoyed all aspects of this novel, much more than I thought I might.
Funny Story: I read the novelization of The Force Awakens (review here) and determined just how much might have been left on the cutting room floor. This (and a giftcard from my husband) propelled me to pick up Rogue One‘s novelization and I really enjoyed the time spent with the development of the secondary characters–in particular, the Pilot and Mon Mothma.
Final thoughts: Alexander Freed did a great job with this book! I wish I had picked it up sooner, but I decided to pick this as my first book of 2017. If this years reads are anything like Rogue One, I am in a great spot!
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May the Force be with you in 2017!