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Star Wars: The Last Jedi- Cobalt Squadron Book Review


“Star Wars: The Last Jedi- Cobalt Squadron” is a forgettable read.

Written by author Elizabeth Wein, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi- Cobalt Squadron” centers around Rose Tico (a mechanic) and her sister Paige (a gunner). The story digs into their background as refugees, but primarily focuses on their mission to check out the planet Atterra to find out what the First Order is doing there. During their mission, they encounter 2 people (Casca and Reeve) who inform them that they are part of a Resistance unit known as Bravo Rising on Atterra. On top of that, they spill details about the First Order’s actions and explain that their planet is in dire need of supplies. Eventually, the Resistance decides make some supply runs to Atterra with the Cobalt Squadron, but as one might expect, the mission doesn’t quite go as planned. Note: The book also includes a few illustrations by Phil Noto.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi- Cobalt Squadron” is a light read to put it mildly. The blockade of Atterra, the discovery of a Resistance group, the numerous descriptions of ship’s inner workings, and the tedious flying and supply run plots aren’t exactly page turners nor do they have a lot of depth. Likewise, the character work here is fairly bland. Sure, you get to learn more about General Leia’s leadership, Holdo, and the dynamic between Rose and Paige (something that was missing from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), but aside from that, the new characters come off as hollow.

To the book’s credit, ‘Cobalt’ does do a commendable job in filling in some gaps. Not only do you get to know more about Rose and Tico (as previously mentioned) and First Order operations, but you also see where some of these characters were during the events of “The Force Awakens” right up to the beginning of “The Last Jedi.”

March 21, 2018 - Posted by | Book review | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Wonderful review! I really enjoyed reading your insights. 😊🌻

    Comment by Shealea | March 21, 2018 | Reply

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