Hello Gemmies! I have a new book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and is an anthology of eleven stories of some of the most eruptive events from the Clone Wars animated series. The stories are written by some of today's most popular authors including Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Cordova, Jason Fry, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Sarah Beth Durst, Yoon Ha Lee, Greg van Eekhout, E. and Anne Convery! This is categorized as a middle grade reader, but it is a must read for any Star Wars fan! I truly enjoyed this collection.
I was originally interested in this anthology because I love all things Star Wars and for Zoraida Cordova and Rebecca Roanhorse' stories, so it is no surprise that those two were my favorites in the book. If I had to pick one, my favorite story is The Lost Night Sister by Zoraida Cordova. Ventress and the Night Sisters are so complex and interesting, they really deserve their own novel! But there were other gems that I really enjoyed like Hostage Crisis by Preeti Chhibber. This little tale includes Anakin, Padme, and the bounty hunter you love to hate...Bane. Honestly there isn't a bad story in the bunch. I thought each was well written and provided more in depth perspectives from a variety of characters that were prominent during the Clone Wars, like Ashoka Tano, Captain Rex, Yoda, Bane, Maul, and more! The different writing styles made each story feel fresh. Now that the Clone Wars animated series has ended this is a great way to revisit some of the major events that took place during that era.
This gem published by Disney Lucas Film Press is set to release on August 25, 2020, and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. I give Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark 5 out of 5 gems. I enjoyed this collection and hope to read more stories like this in the future. Happy Reading!