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A Crash of Fate

(Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Izzy and Jules were childhood friends, climbing the spires of Batuu, inventing silly games, and dreaming of adventures they would share one day. Then, Izzy's family left abruptly, without even a chance to say goodbye. Izzy's life became one of constant motion, traveling from one world to the next, until her parents were killed and she became a low-level smuggler to make en ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by Disney-Lucasfilm Press
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Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book. One of my favourite book from the Disney Star Wars era was Lost Stars. This story is right up there with that one. You never know how one person in one day will change your life.

This book is set in the during the Force Awakens era after the First Order declaration of war. This is not an action packed story but it very enjoyable. Star Wars is the backdrop for the story however Zoraida Cordove describes the Star Wars Universe perfectly.

Izzy and Jules story is awesome. This book is a
“May the spires keep you.”

Here I go again, back on my bullshit.

A Crash of Fate is a novel tie-in for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. My friend was able to get an ARC at BEA and share it with me so I could read it before going to the theme park. It follows two POVs: Izzy and Jules, two childhood friends who got separated for 13 years and then brought back together for an adventure. Jules, who’d always wanted to leave Batuu, has been sticking around and working as a farmer, while Izzy tried her hand as
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

A Crash of Fate is a fun adventure romance set in the world of Galaxy's Edge (the new Star Wars area in the Disney theme parks). I was really excited to pick this up because I will be going to Disneyland this summer and it was really fun to get descriptions of some key locations I expect to see there! This story in particular follows childhood friends reconnecting and developing feelings for each other while having adventures on the outpost planet of Batuu. I didn't reali
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an incredibly fun read! It was lighthearted and light in topic, sort of a beach read for Star Wars nerds. If you are looking for a pretty straight forward romance set with a Star Wars backdrop, look no further. The characters are really well fleshed out and developed and the word is lovingly described.
I know this book is in many ways a marketing ploy for the new park, but as someone who enjoyed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I know sometimes a marketing ploy can lead to a fun story. Ther
rachael ♡
Feb 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: ya, star-wars-canon

Especially from Zoraida Córdova, who I've heard such good things about. I liked her little story about a pair of sisters in the A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW anthology and can't wait to see what she does with this book.
Chris Wermeskerch
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Part of me has to hold this review with an open hand and admit that it wasn't for me. It was, in that it had Star Wars on the cover, but it wasn't because it was a YA love story at heart. So I don't want to be too harsh. So keep all of that in mind as you read this review. I think this book will go down in Star Wars history as...fairly average. (Doing a longer review here because a friend asked!)

As a Star Wars novel, it doesn't really do much to set it apart as unique. It's a kinda generic stor
Okay, so first things first, I am a huge Star Wars fan. I've watched all the movies, watched all the shows (I've even seen the horrible Star Wars Holiday Special), and read a good chunk of the extended universe. I also own so much merch it's crazy. So when I heard that one of my favorite authors was going to be writing her own Star Wars book, I freaked. And THEN when I found out it was set in my most anticipated update to the Star Wars franchise, Galaxy's Edge, I complete lost it (yes, I have re ...more
While I cannot rival my husband for dedication to and knowledge of the Star Wars films, books, and everything canon, I am a big Star Wars fan myself, so I was thrilled when I saw Ms. Córdova was contributing a book to the Star Wars world. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate was a blast from start to finish. It’s one big adventure, much like the SW movies themselves, mostly taking place in one day – which turns out to be a very long day for our characters! After her parents’ deaths, Izzy fin ...more
Stephanie Ward
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
'A Crash of Fate' is the first book in a series of tie-ins from the newest Star Wars movies. I will admit right from the start that I have never watched Star Wars. Any of them. I do know some of the basic information and characters because my husband is a fan. Without being a part of the fandom, I read this book as a science fiction/fantasy alone and didn't base any of my reading or review on the fact that it's Star Wars-related. I've read other books by the author before and really enjoyed them ...more
Jonathan D
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
People who know me know that I am a fan of sappy love stories...that is, if they're done well. That is one aspect that I love about the Wheel of Time and other fantasy series is well written love stories.

This book is definitely a well-written, sappy, love story.

Unfortunately with the Star Wars canon, love stories tend to be a mixed bag. Lost Stars was legitimately good(even though it wasn't for me) and Rebel Rising and Most Wanted left a little bit to be desired. Knowing Zorida Cordova's backgro
Abe Froman
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was so excited for this novel. I had it marked on my calendar and went immediately to the mailbox on its release date so I could dive right in. I fully expected to be reading late into the night and finish within a day. Unfortunately, I had to force myself to pick up this book.

This is Star Wars, which I love more than anything in this world. It’s also a YA romance, which is my guilty pleasure. I was expecting this to be another Lost Stars. This novel had none of the charm of Lost Stars and mo
Andrew Bulthaupt
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars, audible
I listened to this book via Audible.

I feel like there aren't enough young adult novels set in the new Star Wars canon, and that's a shame, because books like A Crash of Fate are a lot of fun! This story doesn't have very high stakes - it's more of a personal tale - but I can't wait to see how it ties into the larger Star Wars universe in the future.

We start by getting introduced to Izzy and Jules as children, getting just a glimpse before they're separated. Fast forward to thirteen years later a
Dennis Keithly
I've had a hard time deciding how to rate and review this book. On the one hand, it is clearly a Star Wars novel in a Star Wars setting. However, at times it feels very much like a promotional piece of literature for the new theme park Galaxy's Edge. Don't get me wrong, I'm very eager to see Galaxy's Edge at some point, but at least in a few places, I felt that this novel worked a little too hard to hit all the elements from the theme park from locations and characters to food and restaurants.

Jose F.  Martin del Pozo
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2019
According to Wookieepedia, at this moment the new Star Wars canon comprises 9 young adult novels (with a 10th coming out next November). I have read them all. Some are so good that I have reread them a few times (Lost Stars, Ahsoka).

My problem with this YA novel is that it's the least Star-Warsy book I've read in this new canon. What you read in many chapters could happen in any universe.

Except for a scarce few mentions to the Resistance and the First Order, and some name-dropping (Naboo, Mand
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Ecuadorian Zoraida Córdova gives us a romance and action tale about a girl, Izzy, and a boy, Jules, from Batuu, the planet from the Disney parks, she leaves the planet and only a succession of events bring her back after several years, shortly after the Hosnian Massacre.

Izzy will get involved in a race to stop her former crew from ruining the lives of several people in Black Spire Outpost, while reconnecting and trying not to fall in love with Jules a mere day after being dumped by her ex-bo
Maegan H
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read!

This was such a lovely read! I enjoyed these characters and connected to their stories. There were enough Easter eggs of old places that had me grinning and giddy with the building and folding on itself of the Star Wars universe. It really is like poetry... it rhymes and connects, and this was a beautiful story of love and letting go and holding on and finding your own place in the galaxy. And in an age when extremists try to tell women they need no one ever, especially a man, it’
Skye Elizabeth
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was a bit surprised to see an editor named in the acknowledgements, because this book read like it didn't have one. I won't nitpick too much about the typos and copy errors -- after all, maybe I'm the crazy one, and people on Batuu really do "run raster" and consistently forget whether the nouns they're describing about are singular or plural. And I won't nitpick about the constant continuity errors (maybe Batuuans often suddenly change their decisions and opinions between one page and the nex ...more
Meghann Robern
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spoiler-Free: I just finished @zlikeinzorro’s Star Wars novel A Crash of Fate, and it was delicious.

Yes, it’s a 347 page ad for Galaxy’s Edge, and I don’t care. GE is just the backdrop for this story about love, faith, risk, and hope. It’s about confronting our deepest fears.

It’s Star Wars if the creators didn’t have to hold back the character development and relationships because there are more movies coming and they don’t want to give it away.

Star Wars publishing has introduced me to a lot of
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Star Wars worldbuilding. Love story would have felt more plausible if it had been stretched out over some more time. That was an awful lot to experience in one day. Lots and lots of unresolved story threads, but I suppose that's a natural consequence of intending to write sequels write from the get-go.

Damar's motivations were awfully unclear to me. It felt like the book was setting him up to be more than just an asshole, but ultimately I didn't see him as anything more.

Will read the next v
C.T. Morlock
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
A Crash of Fate is a fun Star Wars read especially for young guests getting to visit Batuu. As someone who was lucky enough to visit the park and read the advanced proof, the experience of reading the book was different than I'm sure most readers. I'd recommend reading the book before visiting the park if possible. It's a fun way to introduce Batuu so it may be a bit more fun to see things mentioned in the book when you arrive. This is a fun tie in to sell in the parks, but at it's heart it's a ...more
Robert Thomas Morvay
Aug 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I believe this is my first 1 star review and I am so glad to give it to this novel. Jarringly horrible prose, unlikeable and inconsistent characters, a needless POV gimmick for characters that are usually together making the book read like a 14 year olds Wattpad fanfic, awful structuring and padding, a plot that's going nowhere, and just everything. It's just awful. And with such a transparently grimy LITERAL mystery box component, it's like the author knew they were writing garbage. A complete ...more
Andrew Bell
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is an awesome example of how the EU can be used as a backdrop for some truly unique original characters. While it did take me a little bit of time to become thoroughly invested, by the end of the story my feelings towards the characters were tied up with them for every twist and turn. I can say with confidence that the writing of this book is every bit as beautiful as the artwork on the cover.
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Personality I haven't gone to Disneyland to see Batuu, though seeing others youtube videos helped me picture a few things! :) I loved the characters of this book all of them and the story was addicting. I will read more of this series I swear on that. I give this 3.5 stars and would tell others to read this soon!
Robert Courtney
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was grinning like a Hut counting credits from start to finish. I have been listening to a lot of adventure romance lately and was pleasantly surprised to find myself listening to exactly that but set in a galaxy far far away. Go ahead read it or better yet listen Brittany Pressley’s narration is especially perfect. .
Davis Emmanuel
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book since Lost Stars

Went in without expecting anything, came out with a new favorite author. I hope hope hope she gets more books because I'm 100% sold on her vision of Star Wars.
Alexia Chantel
A fun jot into the Star Wars universe in the form of a YA romance. Enjoyable, sweet, and some good action. It made me remember how much I love Star Wars!
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Tiffany Cain
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
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Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series and The Vicious Deep trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a YA anthology forthcoming from Imprint/Macmillan (Fall 2020). Her upcomin ...more
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