The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa -- their names are famous among the oppressed ...more
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Rating of 4.5.
The road to the final movie in the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, begins here with this intriguing tie-in novel, Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, by recent fantasy phenomenon Rebecca Roanhorse. Resistance Reborn is a fantastic and action-packed book that attempts to bridge some of the gaps between The Last Jedi and the upcoming The Rise ...more
Not quite a 4 star read, but among the Star Wars books I've read, this one measures up well so I'm rounding up.
The story picks up immediately after the battle at Crait, with the Resistance basically down to, well, the Millenium Falcon and whoever fits on her. Resistance Reborn explains a bit about why no one ever answered Leia's call for help (apparently they were all being rounded up preemptively by the First Order), and the efforts to rebuild the Resistance in terms ...more
One scene that was interesting had Poe ask Finn if he and Rey or he and Rose were a thing. Finn says no to b ...more
Ever since the Canon announcement in 2014, I have been waiting for the books to really connect. For the last 5 years, books have simply hinted at, shared 1 or 2 characters, or vaguely referenced events in other books.
Rebecca Roanhorse did an excellent, dare I say Stellar job at connecting the canon together. I found references to Lost Stars, Bloodline, the Aftermath Trilogy, The Poe Dameron Comic, the Clone Wars, and Re ...more
With The Rise of Skywalker right around the corner, there has been plenty of material released to prepare readers for the movie. Resistance Reborn is one of those novels. This is a fun read that gives Star Wars fans an idea of how the Resistance rebuilt after the events of The Last Jedi.
Setting Expectations: this book really is about the Resistance getting things together, and it is kind of quiet in the action department. There are fights and battles to be had, bu ...more
That's why I really wasn't chomping at the bit to read Resistance Reborn. Even though it was hailed as an Avengers Infinity War type novel, tying up all the lose ends and getting one last expository story in before December's Rise of Skywalker, the constant frustration and disappointm ...more
I'm happy to say, looking back at the complete story, that my initial reservations were too hasty. In total, this is ...more
One of the great things I always loved ab ...more
- Very addicting
The moment you begin the novel pulls your right in. No joke!
Many moments when I could not put the book down. Found myself waking up early just to read this.
- Characters from “Bloodline” make an appearance
There are 2 characters from that novel. (Please read this before reading this novel)
- “Inferno Squad”
- Likable/lova ...more
A couple characterizations don't work, but the majority are spot on, and that's really what shines. Just wish there was more mostly.
I have one quibble with this book-and it isn't ...more
Long version – I do have a few problems with this book but none of them are particularly the fault of Roanhorse at all so they do not factor in to my review (that just seems unfair to me right now and the book was so much fun it gets a good bit of goodwill from me.). My main ...more
Rey was drawn the way a child might draw a stick figure. That was the depth her character was given. She is the ...more
‘Balked, but eventually bent’
This harrowing background music. Forever I will own all the hardcovers, but listen to these amazing ...more
Her sh ...more
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"My point," Poe said, turning back to Agoyo, "is that many of us have dubious beginnings, but it is how we end that counts."
"My father was Darth Vader," Leia said, pitching her voice so that it rang out clearly through the room, "Is there anyone who wants to question my loyalty to the Resistance?”