Star Wars: Bloodline
Author: Claudia Gray
Narrator: January LaVoy
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Released: May 3rd 2016
Review Source: Library
From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, set roughly six years before the events of the film.
At a Glance:
Hello, Star Wars? Give me everything that is Star Wars related! Plus, I love Claudia's writing. This is the best of both world.
I love Princess Leia, she is a badass heroine. Having her on the cover makes this cover stand out. Not only is she on the cover, but Daddy Darth Vader... Yeah, this is definitely an eye catcher.
Again, Star Wars... Just like the Star Wars movies, Bloodlines is packed with actions, deceptions, twist and full of HOLY SKYWALKER. Which is perfect because it's a perfect balance to the politics this book covers. And the book does a fantastic job to keep you awake. It's very full of life. Also, whomever is not a Star Wars, must be brainwashed. Just wanted to point this out ;)
Come on guys, Princess Leia is not just a great looking gal, but one of the Rebel Alliance’s greatest leaders! She is fearless, dedicated to her people and most of all a person that puts other before herself. This is why we love her. She has thought us to stand up to our beliefs, no matter the consequences. I love her for this and she is the perfect example to describe a heroine.
Leia and Han.... that is all!
Something I loved:
The glimpses we get into Han and Leia's relationship! Totally adorable! However, what I loved the most is the tie-ins between the start of the New Republic and The Force Awakens. It's like putting the missing piece to a puzzle. I loved how it was not an easy transition for Leia. She struggled and doubled herself. Yet, at the same time she believed in herself. Like any other human being should. Even though we are scared or doubting ourselves, we should always push ourselves. In Bloodline, we see Leia's growth and mature into the women we always knew she would become, and did.
Something I didn’t like:
The wait for the next book of this series. Hopefully, Claudia will write it because she is by far my favorite author of the Star Wars stories.
“Do you have any idea how much I love you?” “Yeah, I’d say I have a pretty good idea.” Leia mock-punched him in the arm, and Han chuckled. “C’mon. You know I love you, too.” “Yes,” she said as she tilted her mouth up for a kiss. “I know.” —”
Would I recommend it?
Heck YES!! Claudia Gray does not disappoint. She delivered an outstanding story. As for the audiobook, the voices are great and the narrators brings a vivid image while listening. It's a great distraction and way to "read" this book. You won't regret it. Claudia is by far the best when it comes to telling a Star Wars story.