Book Review: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller

 My book review of A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller.

Title: A New Dawn

By: John Jackson Miller

Genre: Scifi

Pages: 367

Release Date: September 2nd, 2014

Publisher: Del Rey

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Ever since the Jedi were marked for death and forced to flee Coruscant, Kanan Jarrus has devoted himself to staying alive rather than serving the Force. Wandering the galaxy alone, from one anonymous job to another, he avoids trouble--especially with the Empire--at all costs. So when he discovers a deadly conflict brewing between ruthless Imperial forces and desperate revolutionaries, he's not about to get caught in the crossfire. Then the brutal death of a friend at the Empire's hands forces the ex-Jedi to make a choice: bow down to fear, or stand up and fight.

But Jarrus won't be fighting alone. Unlikely allies, including a bomb-throwing radical, a former Imperial surveillance agent, a vengeful security officer, and the mysterious Hera Syndulla--an agent provocateur with motives of her own--team up with Jarrus to challenge the Empire. As a crisis of apocalyptic proportions unfolds on the planet Gorse, they must stand together against one of the Emperor's most fearsome enforcers--for the sake of a world and its people.


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Putting the whole similarity of the name of this book with the name of the first movie of the original trilogy aside, this was an excellent read that I enjoyed a lot.

I will never pick my favorite between Kanan and Hera. They are both high up on my favorite Star Wars characters list and I love them both to death. This book really showed their personalities, but also gave us back story into how they became so involved with each other. There wasn't always Kanan and Hera, but in my mind, it was fate... Or maybe the force that brought them together.

Favorite Quote:
“But seeing and doing nothing isn’t the worst thing,” Hera had said. “The worst thing is to see and not to care.”

That quote really hit home to me, as it fits with what is going on in the world today. There is a lot of seeing and not caring going on and it makes my heart hurt.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars and as you all know, I don't review the Star Wars books much as they can be hard for me to enjoy side characters I'm not thrilled with. This one was the exact opposite. A wonderful story that I will cherish forever.

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