Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

So I finally got around to starting the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce. I'm a huge fan of her work, but haven't had a chance to read them all yet. This was Pierce's first novel and kicked off the Tortallan universe. Alanna of Trebond has disguised herself as her twin brother so…

Vader Down by Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron

My next read in my read through to catch up with the Star Wars comic was Vader Down. While continuing his search for the boy he now knows is his son, Vader is shot down by none other than Luke Skywalerker! Han, Leia, Chewie and the rest of the rebels are in hot pursuit hoping…

Darth Vader Vol. 1: Vader

Darth Vader has never been one of my favorite characters, but since this one takes place parallel to the main series and crosses over with it I figured I'd give it a shot. Picking up after Vader's failure to stop the destruction of the Death Star, the comic sees Vader fall out of the Emperor's…

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade is a collection of novella's set before the events of the main series. They feature events the Celeana references throughout the first three novels explaining the details of the events. The first story tells how Celeana and Sam Cortland freed 300 slaves from the Pirate Lord Rolfe. The second, how Celeana helps…

Guardians of the Whills by Greg Rucka

Set an undisclosed time before Rogue One, this book for Middle Grade readers focuses on Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe, former Guardians of the Whills on Jedha. This book gave a great backstory to the war torn Jedha we see in Rogue One. Saw Gerrera and his partisans make an appearance shedding light on how…

Wires and Nerve Vol. 1

Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles continues with it's first graphic novel, Wires and Nerve featuring Iko! Iko is front and center in this adventure set between the end of Winter and the epilogue that appears in Stars Above. Lunar wolf soldiers are on the lose on Earth and it's up to Iko to track them down.…