PositiveEntertainment WeeklyHan Solo and Lando Calrissian are walking complications. When they tangle, they really tangle. When they’re friends, it gets even worse. In the new Star Wars novel Last Shot, now in stores, author Daniel José Older sets out to unravel their histories with a time-hopping tale of long-ago crimes and misdemeanors from their younger years that return to make trouble for them in middle age. ... Last Shot also explores topics that touch a nerve in our own galaxy — sometimes using humor, sometimes heart, and sometimes just by making it matter-of-fact.
RaveEntertainment WeeklyCline narrates this sci-fi adventure as much with nostalgia as with words, using pop culture shorthand to trigger memories and emotions embedded in the psyche of a generation … This is about a future that disappears amid the glorification of the past … And so our hero, a poor, lonely high school kid named Wade (a.k.a. Parzival, his online handle named after an Arthurian knight who sought the Holy Grail), studies these geek texts the way a monk studies scripture … Give Cline credit for crafting a fresh and imaginative world from our old toy box, and finding significance in there among the collectibles.
MixedEntertainment WeeklyStar Wars fans are likely to have as curious and strained a relationship with Carrie Fisher’s The Princess Diarist as the actress has with the films: a hope for something deeper, disappointment in its glibness, and ultimately a respect and grudging appreciation for the sincere emotion it represents ... reads like a YA novel featuring the leads of Star Wars