Before I continue with today’s post let me take a minute to address this will be my last post of 2017. Over the course of 2017, I have done so many things, I would not have imagined myself doing in 2016. I’m a wee bit sad 2017 will be over as of midnight today. On the other hand, I’m really looking forward to 2018 and more adventures ahead! See ya’ll in 2018!
Last Sunday, I finally watched Star Wars The Last Jedi. Let me take a second to show you the gifs that perfectly describe how I felt during most of the movie.
I don’t want to spoil it if you haven’t seen it, so please for the love of porgs leave now. To me at points, I felt like I needed a bottle of wine and a bag of chocolates to get through the tension between Kylo Ren/Ben Solo and Rey. The best way to describe it is like watching my grandma’s soaps. After the credits rolled, I wished I smoked, because I needed one after those love sick gazes from our two lead characters.
I had to wait a week till the Star Wars induced drool subsided, and I could concentrate clearly once more to compose this list. Since the Star Wars Universe spans to the literary arena, I had lots of books to choose from! So much so I took a few deep breaths before falling into a Star Wars frenzy!
1.The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken
For some reason, this title reminds me of The Princess Bride.
2. Bloodlines by Claudia Gray
I’ve read many raving reviews of this book, I expect awesomeness! No more, no less.
3. Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston
Since Star Wars: The Clone Wars is on Netflix or was of November, my brother and I binged watched through a few seasons. All that binge watching made me start to wonder what happened to Anakin’s scrappy Padawan, Ahsoka. Hopefully, this book will tell me what happened to her between the end of The Clone Wars and Rebels. The suspense is killing us!
4. Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Leia, Princess of Aldeeraan by Claudia Gray
Princess Leia 4 the win! Now let me go troll around on some Star Wars sites to brag about how she is such a badass and put down Jar Jar Binks in the process.
5. From A Certain Point of View by Various Authors
In honor of the 40th anniversary, 40 plus contributors re-imagined moments from the original film, but through the eyes of supporting characters. I’m really excited to read this one, because I like reading books from different point of views. I find this to be a fresh idea in a universe where plots and story ideas tend to become stale fast.
40 years? How time flies when you’re quoting obscure Star Wars lines?!
6. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger
Retelling of Return of the Jedi through the point of view Darth Vadar, good I will be able to feel his anger. Oh wait, that was said to Luke? Whatevs.
7. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz
The new game show hosted by Master Yoda. Constenstants include: Luke and Anakin Skywalker, and Rey.
8. The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster
Give me more evidence to back my Reylo fantasies, novel!
9. The Last Jedi by Jason Fry
More Force Skype, please!
10. Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson
Even after watching The Last Jedi, I still don’t know what to think of her. She seems like a badass, but the movies cut her out before she could reach legendary proportions. Also, Kylo Ren! As you can read, I obviously have a thing for Adam Driver. So does my grandma after I showed her the poster of him I received for Christmas. Adam Driver making generations of ladies drool at his magnificent chest.