Friday, May 4, 2018

Children's Book Week: Review of Smuggler's Run by Greg Rucka

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Read for: Recent Purchase & STAR WARS!

Synopsis: "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

It is a period of civil war. The heroic freedom fighters of the REBEL ALLIANCE have won their most important victory thus far with the destruction of the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR.

But the Rebellion has no time to savor its victory. The evil Galactic Empire has recognized the threat the rebels pose, and is now searching the galaxy for any and all information that will lead to the final destruction of the freedom fighters.

For the MILLENNIUM FALCON's crew, who saved the life of Luke Skywalker during the Battle of Yavin, their involvement with the rebels is at an end. Now HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA hope to take their reward and settle some old debts.... "

My Review: After years away from reading Star Wars books, over the past year I have been picking some middle grade books to ease back into the fandom and genre. You never know what you are going to get and if the characters are going to be portrayed the way you imagine, but this book nails Han and Chewie. I also love how the Falcon also gets a bit of a character too. It was a fun action packed book with the classic Han working off the cuff and Chewie voicing his opinion but going along with it. A fun book and a great way for younger fans to expand on their love.

My Rating: I really enjoyed stepping back into reading Star Wars books, and I love the fact that now there are so many available in a wide range of reading abilities.  This is a fast read that is great for younger middle grade fans, but adults can clearly enjoyed as well.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!



  1. Introducing the fandom to the young. I love it!

    1. I love that the Star Wars saga has fans from two and sometimes three generations in families, so fun that something can span that much and still connect us.