What are the best new Star Wars canon books?

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    #1 Lost Stars (Star Wars)

     Lost Stars (Star Wars)
    Lost Stars (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by Claudia Gray tells the story of the reigning of Galactic Empire eight years after the Old Republic fell. This is a Young Adult novel on the Star Wars universe.

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    Arthur Guerrero
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I don't know why it took me so long to get into reading anything from the extended Star Wars canon (i.e. distinct from the films), but a friend finally talked me into it. I'm glad they did. This was the third other book I read, and it blew me a way in terms of fulfilling the potential that exists in the Star Wars universe for stories that exist completely independently of everything we know from the film episodes, while fitting perfectly in what we know of that universe. I fear I'll only be disappointed reading other Star Wars books now, but I'm not going to let that stop me. Read this one if you're on the fence."
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    #2Bloodline (Star Wars)

    Bloodline (Star Wars)
    Bloodline by Claudia Gray is a Star Wars Disney canon novel. It tells the story of Leia after the Rebellion and the distrust she was facing in her high position in the office, given that she was the daughter of Darth Vader. 

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    Margaret Walters
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book is an excellent side dish for Star Wars fans who are eagerly awaiting the next theatrical release of the real thing. This book provided a good back story for Leia and kind of fills in the missing pieces that wasn't discussed in the last theatrical installment. It also makes the reader hunger for more while awaiting the real thing on the big screen."
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    #3Star Wars - Tarkin

    Star Wars - Tarkin
    Tarkin is a Star Wars novel by James Luceno that tells a compelling tale of mystery while revealing details about Governor Wilhuff Tarkin as he zealously pursues his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion of the Galaxy.

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    Phillip Willis
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "One of the better new canon books and a great view into the history and tactical DNA of Grand Moff Tarkin.. Gives a very good look into the character Peter Cushing made very famous. "
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    #4Star Wars - A New Dawn

    Star Wars - A New Dawn

    Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary Dark Times between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths.


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    Jessica Guerrero
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "As with most Stars Wars books, I love how the book uses strong characters and incorporates great action. I also like how the book shows how the characters Hera and Kanan meet. The book really was interesting without being too pretentious."
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    #5Star Wars: Darth Vader

    Star Wars: Darth Vader

    Vader (Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1) by Marvel is written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larocca. This book follows the adventures of the Dark Lord: Darth Vader, just after the events happened in Episode IV: 'A New Hope'.  


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    Hao Feng
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I have never understood the love that Darth Vader gets. He's a murderous villain, I wouldn't read a book about him."
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    #6Darth Maul (Star Wars)

    Darth Maul (Star Wars)

    Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir is a Star Wars Disney canon graphic novel by Jeremy Barlow. It is illustrated by Juan Frigeri, inked by Mauro Vargas, colored by Wes Dzioba, lettering by Michael Heisler, and cover art by Chris Scalf.


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    James Wright
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "There is a lot to explore in the Star Wars universe, but not all of it is canon. If you want to read the best new Star Wars canon book, read Darth Maul. It expands on the villains plans and motives and fills in the gaps left in the other star wars series."
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    #7Ahsoka (Star Wars)

    Ahsoka (Star Wars)

    Star Wars: Ahsoka is a Star Wars Disney canon novel by E.K. Johnston and designed by Jason P. Wojtowicz. It tells the story of Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order. After the Clone Wars, she reappeared as the rebel operative.


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    Jeremy Howell
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Ever since Disney did away with much of the Star Wars Extended Universe, canonical books have been hard to find. "Ahsoka" picks up in building the extended universe back up, and it does so wonderfully. Those who are interested in the Clone Wars series are sure to love this. It's an excellent read!"
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    #8Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars)

    Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars)
    Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel is a Star Wars novel written by James Luceno. Catalyst is also a canon novel for Disney's Star Wars. This tells the story of Orson Krennic and the top secret Death Star project.

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    Louis King
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars) is one of best new Star Wars canon books. My son was so obsessed with it he couldn't put it down when he read it the first time. Until now, he has always put it in a special place in his collection of good reads."
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    #9Skywalker Strikes (Star Wars)

    Skywalker Strikes (Star Wars)
    Skywalker Strikes is the first volume of Marvel's Star Wars. This is written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassaday. This tells the story of Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance teaming up against Darth Vader and the evil empire.

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    Samantha Jordan
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I am not a big fan of the new Star Wars canon books in general. However, Skywalker Strikes is pretty decent. Still, I would rather stick to the original movies. They are much more interesting to me."
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    #10The Last Padawan (Star Wars)

    The Last Padawan (Star Wars)

    The Last Padawan is the first volume in Star Wars, Kanan by Greg Weisman. This is illustrated by Pepe Larraz and Mark Brooks, with Jacopo Camagni as the artist, David Curiel as the colorist, and Joe Caramagna as the letterer.


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    Ling Wu
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "As Star Wars-related fan-fiction goes, this book is certainly not the greatest, but it's definitely an entertaining read, and it expands nicely upon the Star Wars universe. Hardcore fans of the originals (by George Lucas) will probably not enjoy this very much because it introduces brand-new characters, but for someone who's bored of the same old stuff and wants something that delves deeper into the history of the Jedi, it's interesting enough. Have fun, young Padawan!"
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    #11Phasma (Star Wars)

    Phasma (Star Wars)

    Phasma from the Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars - The Last Jedi by Delilah S. Dawson is a New York Times Bestseller. In this novel, readers will discover Captain Phasma's mysterious history.


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    Richard Simpson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Captain Phasma is a commander that is well thought of among those she works with and strikes fear in those she opposes. Not much is known about the person under the mask but an enemy is now trying to figure this out. This book is a great addition to the Star Wars saga. It is more of a filler in between the main saga series installments but entertaining none the less. "
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    #12Before the Awakening (Star Wars)

    Before the Awakening (Star Wars)

    Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka is a companion piece to the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens character novels. It's an anthology book that focuses on Rey, Finn and Poe's lives before The Force Awakens.


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    Jeffrey Fox
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "reading stories is relaxing"
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    #13Heir to the Jedi (Star Wars)

    Heir to the Jedi (Star Wars)

    Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne tells the story of Luke Skywalker on a mission. This high-stakes espionage operation will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and a Jedi to the limit.


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    Kathryn Alvarado
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I found this to be the usual Sci-fi filled with violent encounters and shadowy beings. It was hard to follow and did not hold my attention. "
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    #14Thrawn: Alliances

    Thrawn: Alliances

    Thrawn: Alliances is the second book the Star Wars Thrawn book series written by Timothy Zahn. The Star Wars novel tells the journey of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader who team up to fight a threat against the Empire.


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    Jayson Guerrero
    Written on May 22, 2019
    "I'm a big fan of Grand Admiral Thrawn and I love the fact that he is finally included in the current Star Wars canon. If are interested to know more about Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader backstories, then this is a must-read!"
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    #15Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    Rouge One: A Star Wars Story is a science fiction novel set in the Star Wars universe written by Alexander Freed. Originally published in 2016 by Del Rey Books, it is the official novelization of the Star Wars movie with the same title.

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    Timothy Bennett
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Star Wars is one of my favorite fantasy series that I love the lore in it. I recently read Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to add on to my knowledge of Star Wars' lore and it is such an addition to the series."
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    #16Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon (Star Wars)

    Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon (Star Wars)

    Injustice reigns on Tatooine as villainous scum run rampant. Will Ben Kenobi risk revealing himself to do what's right, as Luke heads for the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and continues his quest to learn about the Jedi?


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    Hao Shi
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Nice to see the book was very interesting one of it"


Best What are the best new Star Wars canon books
1 Lost Stars (Star Wars)Books 34 Paid
2Bloodline (Star Wars)Books 30 Paid
3Star Wars - TarkinBooks 30 Paid
4Star Wars - A New DawnBooks 28 Paid
5Star Wars: Darth VaderBooks 23 Paid
6Darth Maul (Star Wars)Books 22 Paid
7Ahsoka (Star Wars)Books 21 Paid
8Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars)Books 20 Paid
9Skywalker Strikes (Star Wars)Books 20 Paid
10The Last Padawan (Star Wars)Books 16 Paid

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