Set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story! Han and Qi'ra don't have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They're street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia's criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss. When the job goes disastrously wrong, Han and Qi'ra are on the run--from pirates, a droid crime syndicate, the Empire, and their boss--and will have to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive....
|Title||:||Most Wanted (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel)|
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Most Wanted (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) Reviews
If Solo: A Star Wars Story left you wanting to know more about Han and Qi'ra, and their earlier life woking for Lady Proxima on Corellia, this is the book for you. Iff you want a solid, fun Star Wars adventure or you want to know more about the criminal underworld of the galaxy far, far away, this is the book for you. It's not a groundbreaking read, but I still highly recommend it!
Most Wanted is entertaining, fast-paced and well written. Rae Carson has really nailed the characters of Han and Qi' ...more
Dear Disney and Lucasfilm,
If you're really going to take a bit of time to reflect and revise on your whole Star Wars strategy, let me suggest you also reevaluate your line of novels. Lately, they're been really boring, and lately you've been giving novels to authors who don't know how to write Star Wars novels. The characters are bland, the plots are so very thin, and the writing is cliched and uninspired. In particular, your crop of recent YA writers are just awful. Please just give some novels ...more
Not the greatest and not the worst.
Most Wanted expects you to have some knowledge of Star Wars beforehand. I've read other licensed works that tried harder to guide readers who are not familiar with the IP's lore, and the writing couldn't be clearer that this was not one of them (the Solo film logo and recommendation is even on the front cover!). Descriptions of the world have laser-guided relevance, characterizations are basic, and there's the barest of introductions to our main cast. Because ...more
Qi'ra was my favourite Solo character and I desperately wanted to know more about her and Han's relationship. This book delivered. It was very entertaining, and in character. I've only read a few Star Wars novelizations but this is the best one I've read so far. I highly recommend this novel to all fans because it really provides context for the events of the film. I eagerly anticipate more Star Wars novels about these characters and/or from Rae Carson.
Most Wanted is solid. It does a good job fleshing out young Han and Qi'ra while introducing a handful of new characters (their friend Tsuulo being the best). The plot doesn't always feel particularly high stakes, but it moves quickly and gets some good action beats in. I liked learning more about Corellia in this new canon and liked seeing the occasional reference to some older stuff like CorSec.
Overall, I had a good time with it and it built the world in a way that reminded me of some of the y ...more
I pretty much go into all of these expecting sub-mediocrity these days, but after Last Shot, this was a pleasant surprise. It's a simple, competently told story with a clear anchor in the emotional through line of both POV characters. And it provides much-needed insight into the world they live in before the movie starts and how they conceive of those lives. The story itself is fine, nothing special but not particularly stupid as these things go. The fun part is really just watching each charact ...more
I went into this hoping it'd be good. I was really banking it on being better than what I've read is part of the "Solo" plot.
And most wasn't all that bad.
Qi'ra and Han begin by contesting to be Head of their gang, run by Lady Proxima. It's weird to me from the start, because they're oldest among some Rodians and other humans, yet the White Worms don't like to have a Rodian or human be their Head.
I like how there are other gangs, and the three butt heads. Kaldana is very put-together, bu ...more
I'm a little wary of media tie-in books. Most are poor excuses for writing and written just to make a buck when a movie is released. That being said, I was delightfully surprised by this book (3.5/5). With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney released an adult Han+Lando novel (Star Wars: Last Shot), a Lando comic book (Double or Nothing), a few comic books for young readers (The Mighty Chewbacca, Star Wars Adventures, and Chewie and the Courageous Kid), and this YA book. I read both th ...more