Hello, Jedi and Sith! May the 4th be with you! And it will be with these awesome YA Star Wars books available in Overdrive and Hoopla. No matter what color your lightsaber is, there’s sure to be a book on this list you’ll enjoy!
Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston
Fan favorite Ahsoka is back, and her adventure picks up after Order 66 is devastated. She’s not sure she can ever be part of a group again, but she still has a desire to fight the Empire and protect others. So what will she do when she meets Bail Organa and finds herself with the Rebel Alliance? Available as an e-book and e-audiobook on Overdrive and as an e-book on Hoopla. FUN FACT: The audiobook is narrated by Ashely Eckstein, who provides the voice of Ahsoka in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
This exciting book will show you the fall of the Empire and rise of the Rebellion in a whole new way—through the eyes of star-crossed lovers. One grew up to become an Imperial officer, and the other is now a Rebel pilot. When Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell reunite, they’ll have to choose between duty to their causes and their feelings for each other. Available as an e-book and e-audiobook on Overdrive. FUN FACT: Pierce Cravens, who narrates the audiobook, provided the voice of Waarin in Star Wars: The Old Republic video game.
Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray
Sixteen-year-old Leia knows things are changing. Her parents are acting weird, and their political allies are becoming all-too-frequent dinner guests. So Leia decides to figure out what exactly is being discussed behind closed doors, and when she discovers her parents’ secret, she’ll have to choose between serving her planet or serving the galaxy by fighting the Empire. Set before A New Hope, this fun origin story brings Leia to life in a whole new way! Available as an e-book and e-audiobook on Overdrive and as an e-book on Hoopla. FUN FACT: Saskia Maarleveld, who narrates the audiobook, also narrated Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron, which is available on Overdrive.
Journey to Star Wars: Force Collector by Kevin Shinick
Karr is hiding a secret. Sometimes, when he touches certain objects, he blacks out and has visions of strange places and stranger people. His grandmother is convinced it’s the Force, but no one has heard from Luke Skywalker in years. So what’s a guy on an isolated planet to do? For starters, he can head out into the galaxy with his droid and a new girl from school who has ties to the First Order. But will he find the truth he needs? Available as an e-audiobook on Overdrive and an e-book on Hoopla. FUN FACT: Euan Morton, who narrates the audiobook, has done several voices for the video game series of Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Sarah is a youth services librarian in Canfield. She pretty much only reads YA books, but she is easily distracted by a good picture book or anything Doctor Who related. Sarah loves to crochet and knit and can usually be found with a pile of yarn in her lap with one of her three dogs or her cat nearby. Originally from Texas, she still says “y’all” all the time and refuses to call carbonated beverages “pop.”