Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,

Actor, Writer, Jedi, Singer,
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you

Monday, December 5, 2011

Star Wars Challenge Day 25

Sorry for not posting yesterday- the internet was being annoying and made it impossible for me to upload anything :p
Well anyway, today is Day 25 and the topic is "Favorite EU Book."
YAAAAAY!!! I LOVE the EU! Well, most of it anyway :) I have a lot so- here goes!!!

My favorite books out of the entire EU are the Jedi Apprentice series by Jude Watson. It's just so awesome and amazing because we get to see Obi-Wan as a boy and watch him grow throughout the books which is just so much fun to watch. I also love how Jude Watson writes Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's relationship- it's very well done and fun to watch as they grow closer. We get to see Obi-Wan struggle with his insecurities about whether or not his Master accepts him and Qui-Gon's with his dark history of his last Padawan who turned to the darkside; and we see how they work passed all that. The books are also action packed and extremely exciting! I mean, I remember being so excited to get the next installment while reading them for the first time. And later it's fun to go through them again when your older and see the things you missed the first time around. The emotions are also very well done and you get to feel for the characters and the situations they find themselves in. I really, really LOVE how Jude Watson writes Obi-Wan- she does him the best in my opinion. And anyway, who doesn't want to read about a young Obi-Wan? :) Plus, some of the scenes in the books are just hilarious! And Obi-Wan rules :)

This was pretty much the first book I read about Obi-Wan/Anakin/Qui-Gon(I'd read Yoda: Dark Rendezvous before this, but that is more about Yoda and other characters). I loved this on my first reading of it and later, I went back and re-read it and loved it even more! It's exciting, all about Obi-Wan and Siri, and is just plainly awesome!!!! :). I have never liked romance in stories(I cover my eyes when I see people kissing in a film or on t.v) but the one between Obi-Wan and Siri has always intrigued me- I really liked it. It was also while reading this book that Obi-Wan became my favorite character. The writing is very good and the romance is good and not inappropriate or annoying- something that is hard to find. It was also nice to see how Obi-Wan handled a romantic relationship(and he handled it pretty well- better than Qui-Gon or Anakin). Oh, and the ending is really sad :(. I just really love this book!!!!!!!!! :) Obi-Wan and Siri forever!!! (Is it just me, or does Siri look kind of like Quinn from Glee?)

Definitely one of the best books I ever read! It completely blew me away! I'd already read Matthew Stover's Shatterpoint and knew he was a really, really good writer but he greatly impressed me in this novel! This book is AMAZING!! It really shows us every single major character and delves into their psyche and how their minds work- even Sidious. We really see how and why Anakin fell and I understand his reasons; no other author has been able to write him as well as Mr. Stover did in this novel and you really get to feel for him(though I still did want to smack him a few times :p). I really love Obi-Wan and Anakin here and it's pretty much perfect and it makes it even more sad when Anakin turns to the darkside. Some of the scenes from the movie are done better here and some scenes are better done in the movie what that's what makes this book SO good-it compliments the film. Oh and I love Obi-Wan here; Matthew Stover does a really awesome job here! Also, I wrote a review on this book on my blog awhile back; so here it is- - WARNING! THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW!

The Jedi Quest series! While not as good as the Jedi Apprentice books, I still really enjoyed this series! We get to see Obi-Wan and Anakin in their earlier years and it's a joy to read about(except for that rift they had, but it got patched back up, thankfully). Jude Watson does a really good job on writing from both Obi-Wan and Anakin's perspectives and we see how much the they care about each other. We also see how hard it was for Obi-Wan to train Anakin(I mean, he went from Padawan to a Knight with a huge responsibility;training the Chosen One, a boy raised as a slave and is still angry about it). And we see how hard it is for Anakin to control his emotions and adhere to the Jedi Code. The emotion is also very well done and realistic and we feel for the characters. The books are also hilarious and filled with great action sequences which makes them even more awesome!! Jude Watson is AMAZING!!(did I mention that? >:) )

A book all about Mace Windu? Sounds good. And it IS. I remember seeing this book on Wookiepedia and thinking that it looked interesting since I didn't know much about our Korun Jedi Master. Well, I eventually got to it and was extremely impressed. In the films, Mace is shown as a stoic, cold man but here we get to look beneath his surface and see the human within. After reading this book, Mace Windu was bumped up even higher list of favorite characters. It is just so good- the story tells about Mace being sent to his homeworld to find his former Padawan, Depa Billiba, who appears to have went insane(this is a Clone Wars era novel). We see him go through many trials and as he does, we get to know Mace a whole lot better. Matthew Stover writes Mace perfectly- so glad he wrote this book!!! :)

Wild Space!!!! Oh my gosh, this book is awesome!!! It is pretty much Obi-Wan's book (along with Bail's) and he just ROCKS in it. Karen Miller does an awesome job writing the characters in her books- particularly Obi-Wan. Her writing is really nice and she conveys emotion very, very well. I also love how she does Obi-Wan and Anakin!! The main bulk of the book is Obi-Wan and Bail's trials as they hike across the Sith world of Zigoola deep in Wild Space. We get to see their friendship and come to a deeper understanding of what makes them who they are. The book is also quite funny(I actually laughed out loud a few times) and is kriffing INTENSE!!! So, all in all, really awesome!!! And poor Obi-Wan, he sure takes a beating in this novel but through it all he is able to pull through and prove how awesome he is!! (Plus it has the coolest dedication ever!)

The Young Jedi Knights series by Kevin J. Anderson and Jessica Moesta was my favorite series several years ago. The books revolve around Jaina and Jacen Solo, the children of Han and Leia, and their friends Tenel Ka and Lowbacca. The series is really exciting and epic! We get to watch these young teens become Jedi Knights over the course of the series and the characters really grew on me :). Jaina was always my favorite character in the series and I remember wanting to be just like her. The emotion is well presented and I especially enjoyed the writing style. Also, the books are hilarious, especially regarding Jacen and Tenel Ka >:).

Legacy of the Jedi by Jude Watson covers four generations of Jedi- Dooku as an apprentice, Dooku and Qui-Gon, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, and Obi-Wan and Anakin. Jude Watson does an epic job of showing us the differences between the different Jedi and the differences between the Master-Apprentice pairings. Though not as good as Secrets of the Jedi, Legacy is still an awesome read. I really like how she wrote each character- their characterizations were right on the money! It was especially interesting to see Dooku as a young boy- I actually felt sorry for him in the first section(even as I was annoyed with him). I also loved the ending- really sad but really well written.

The Last of the Jedi series. So far I have only read the first four books in this series(I got the fifth and sixth today through Inter-library a loan!!). So far, the series is proving to be a really awesome series! I had already liked Ferus from Jedi Quest and getting to read from his perspective is really great! Obi-Wan is also really good in the parts he is in(I kind he wish he could be in it more, but then he has to stay on Tatooine to look after Luke.) But anyway, I really like the main characters and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Yes, I know the Junior Jedi Knights series is for little kids but they are still really good! I loved reading about Anakin Solo and his friend Tahiri Veila as they learn the ways of the Force and save the day! I really like the main protagonists and the adventures they go on are very exciting to read about!

I also enjoyed reading - Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, Rogue Planet, Darth Bane trilogy, Darth Maul:Shadow Hunter, and the Prequel trilogy novelizations(junior and adult).

All the Star Wars books I have currently read; in chronological order
Crosscurrent by Paul S. Kemp
Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp
Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams
Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller
Darth Bane trilogy by Drew Karpyshyn
Legacy of the Jedi by Jude Watson
Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force by Dave Wolverton
Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival by Jude Watson
Jedi Apprentice: The Hidden Past
Jedi Apprentice: The Mark of the Crown
Jedi Apprentice: The Defenders of the Dead
Jedi Apprentice: The Uncertain Path
Jedi Apprentice: The Captive Temple
Jedi Apprentice: The Day of Reckoning
Jedi Apprentice: The Fight for Truth
Jedi Apprentice: The Shattered Peace
Jedi Apprentice: The Deadly Hunter
Jedi Apprentice: The Evil Experiment
Jedi Apprentice: The Dangerous Rescue
Jedi Apprentice: The Ties that Bind
Jedi Apprentice: The Death of Hope
Jedi Apprentice: The Call to Vengeance
Jedi Apprentice: The Only Witness
Jedi Apprentice: The Threat Within
Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions
Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: The Followers
The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi by Ryder Windham
Secrets of the Jedi by Jude Watson
The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader by Ryder Windham
Cloak of Deception by James Luceno
Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves
The Phantom Menace adult novelization by Terry Brooks
The Phantom Menace junior novelization by Patricia C. Wrede
Episode I Journal: Queen Amidala by Jude Watson
Rogue Planet by Greg Bear
Jedi Quest: Path to Truth by Jude Watson
Jedi Quest: The Way of the Apprentice by Jude Watson
Jedi Quest: The Trail of the Jedi by Jude Watson
Jedi Quest: The Dangerous Games
Jedi Quest: The Master of Disguise
Jedi Quest: The School of Fear
Jedi Quest: The Shadow Trap
Jedi Quest: The Moment of Truth
Jedi Quest: The Changing of the Guard
Jedi Quest: The False Peace
Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown
Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn
The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
Attack of the Clones adult novelization by R.A. Salvatore
Attack of the Clones junior novelizations by Patricia C. Wrede
Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive by Terry Bisson
Boba Fett: Crossfire by Terry Bisson
Boba Fett: Maze of Deception by Elizabeth Hand
Boba Fett: A New Threat by Elizabeth Hand
Boba Fett: Pursuit by Elizabeth Hand
Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss
Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss(DON'T LIKE THIS ONE!)
Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover
The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes
MedStar I: Battle Surgeons by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry
MedStar II: Jedi Healer by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry
Jedi Trial by David Sherman and Dan Cragg
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart
The Clone Wars adult novelization by Karen Traviss
The Clone Wars junior novelization by Tracey West
Wild Space by Karen Miller
No Prisoners by Karen Traviss
Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller
Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller
Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno
Revenge of the Sith adult novelization by Matthew Stover
Revenge of the Sith junior novelization
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno
Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves
Street of Shadows by Michael Reaves
Patterns of Force by Michael Reaves(well, I'm currently reading it)
The Last Man Standing by Jude Watson
The Last of the Jedi: The Desperate Mission by Jude Watson
The Last of the Jedi: Dark Warning by Jude Watson
The Last of the Jedi: Underworld by Jude Watson
The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo by Jude Watson
The Paradise Snare by A.C. Crispin
Junior Jedi Knights: The Golden Globe by Nancy Richardson
Junior Jedi Knights: Lyric's World by Nancy Richardson
Junior Jedi Knights: Promises by Nancy Richardson
Junior Jedi Knights: Anakin's Quest by Jessica Moesta
Junior Jedi Knights: Vader's Fortress by Jessica Moesta
Junior Jedi Knights: Kenobi's Blade by Jessica Moesta
Young Jedi Knights: Heirs to the Force by Kevin J. Anderson and Jessica Moesta
Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy
Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones
Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers
Young Jedi Knights: The Darkest Knight
Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Under Siege
Young Jedi Knights: Shard of Alderaan
Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance
Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur
Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty
Young Jedi Knights: The Emperor's Plague
Young Jedi Knights: Return to Ord Mantell
Young Jedi Knights: Trouble on Cloud City
Young Jedi Knights: Crises on Crystal Reef
New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest
New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
New Jedi Order: Star by Star
New Jedi Order: Dark Journey


  1. I want to forget about school today and just reread my Jude Watson books. XD Nice post, and enjoy Last of the Jedi! Once you finish it I'd recommend reading the Rebel Force series - it really brought it to a conclusion, I thought. So many books here I still have to read...

  2. Thanks you! Yeah, I was planning on reading the "Rebel Force" series, especially when I saw that Ferus was in them! :)

  3. u need to read the fate of the jedi series. ben gets a girlfriend and she's a sith saber. its like ani and padme except backwards. :)

  4. Cool! Yeah, I'd heard about Ben liking a Sith girl. I'm looking forward to the series! :)