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Best Star Wars books

Since the first film Star Wars:  A New Hope was released in 1977, the Star Wars series have captured the hearts of millions of fans all over the world by the form of books, comics, cartoons and popular video games. In addition to a huge number of loyal fans for several years, each day there are new fans attracting by the irresistible charm of Star Wars. However, there have been hundreds of Star Wars books available on the market including novels, film novelizations, comics, children books and reference books. New fans are usually at loss when it comes to where to choose to start the long journey of reading. The following offers the film novelizations of star wars to help you to know the Star Wars series in an easy and logical way.

With the purpose of not spoiling the plot, the following are not involved any plot in all the six books. In order to have better reading experience, it is recommended that you should read these six books exactly in the order that the corresponding films are released.

A New Hope

best star wars books - A New Hope

Published in 1986, this is an excellent novelization of the film of A New Hope directed by George Lucas.

Although George Lucas is credited as the author of this novel, the book was ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster which is mostly based on screenplay of the film. Foster is very good at using brevity to show details.

This book is easy to read and is the best choice for new Star War fans.

The Empire Strikes Back

star wars books - The Empire Strikes Back

In addition to the famous story, The Empire Strikes Back is the very book you should not miss for Glut’s neat and nice writing style. He delicately describes the exact scenes we watch in the movie. What’s more, he adds some back stories that do not appear in the movie.

You can get a master of the tale through reading this wonderful book.

Return of the Jedi

must-read star wars books - Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi by James Kahn is not just a copy of the screen script of the movie. It involves far more details than in the movie including a lot of things that happened between the movies. Besides, it offers an insight into the thoughts and feelings of the main characters which the movie was not capable of.

It is a sophisticated story in style which can please adults audience in a persuasive way.

The Phantom Menace

The Phantom Menace

If you are upset about how fast the fantastic images fly away, The Phantom Menace will be your best choice for you to carefully absorb every details you have missed in the movie. Terry Brooks tries his best to describe the characters and present their situations.

Most importantly, this edition is characteristic of a new short story of Darth Maul by James Luceno.

Attack of the Clones

Attack of the Clones

Attack of the Clones is attractive for breath-taking, thrilling chase on a speeder in Coruscant, a classic fight between space crafts and so on.

Many fans are a little disappointed that there are some parts in the film are missing. Attack of the Clones can fill in those blanks beyond your expectation.

The author R. A. Salvatore in this book explores deeper with many characters such as Anakin, Padme Amidala and Shmi Skywalker.

Even though you are not a Star War lover, you can still buy it because it is really a great novel worth reading.

Revenge of the Sith

Revenge of the Sith

As the author of many New York Times bestsellers, Matthew Stover is so talented to make the readers understand what his characters feel and think. He recounts this story from multiple points of view. You are impressed with exciting fighting scenes and suspense that can drive you crazy. Revenge of the Sith offers so many details that the movie lacks aiming at helping to fully comprehend and enjoy the story.

No matter whether you’ve seen the movie or not, Revenge of the Sith should be at the top of your reading list.

Written by Miranda Zhang

Miranda Zhang

Miranda is an experienced book reviewers with a master degree in English Literature and Critici. She like reading books and travelling.

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