I think everyone has heard of Star Wars by now. The epic saga with a new installment being released in December is still loved by most, hardcore nerds and geeks especially. The most quotable scenes can be heard anywhere you go- and you'll probably get it. So here are a few books inspired by the classic movies that can hold you over until Episode VII this winter.
Lost Stars- Claudia Gray: This YA novel has just been released from NYT Bestseller Claudia Gray, and it looks to be a good one. Telling the story of two Imperial cadets who find themselves on opposite sides of a war during the course of several of the movies, it crosses time from a unique point of view, one that we don't see often. I've just started this one, personally, and I think it's going to be great. Click here to get a copy from the library.
The Star Wars- J.W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, George Lucas: This is a graphic novel, I'll admit, but I thought it was interesting. Based on the rough-draft screenplay by George Lucas (this is pre- all the films) it tells a vastly different story, but one that's entertaining all the same. The finished product it much more cohesive and understandable, but The Star Wars is an intriguing look into the process of creating such a massive saga. Click here to get it from the library.
The library also carries a large number of graphic novels pertaining to the Star Wars expanded universe- bounty hunters, the Old Republic, and more, if you really want to delve into that universe. But remember that nothing is cuter than kittens with lightsabers.