A companion piece to the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” character novels, Star Wars: Before the Awakening is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
I gotta say that this book was a decent intro book to the new trilogy of Star Wars. I personally don’t like the new trilogy but I liked this book.
This book has 3 different stories in it. One story is from Finn, the second story is from Rey and the last one is from Poe. The first and the last story were very good but the middle one which belonged to Rey really made me want to erase the new trilogy and everything linked with it from existence. Both the first and last story brings more instate to Finn and Poe and makes me but the middle story makes the opposite. It makes me hate Ray more than I already did.
The characters in this book are a little bit spread a little bit. Leia bad ass as always, Finn and Poe good characters and Rey sucks as always. In this book both Finn and Poe get more to them which makes them more likeable and they backstory gets expanded which I loved.
This book as action to it but the last story really brings the most exciting action to the table. Finn’s story had good amount of action which I’ve enjoyed. Ray’s story was so boring that it made me want to throw this book into the fireplaces. And Poe’s story was just the best thing ever in this book because there were planes, space travel and a lots of action.
Ray’s story feels like it is way too long, and it stretch to the point where it makes her entire story more and more boring. Her story doesn’t tell us anything which we already didn’t know about her from the movies. Her entire story told us basically that she lives in a desert, she is a scavenger and that it.
The writing style here was okay but it felt like this book was written from middle class kids rather than adults fans of the franchise. Of course I didn’t mind that.
I give this book 3 / 5