A Crash Of Fate – Review + GIVEAWAY

Do I have a blog post that is out of this world today, or what?! No really! This review is coming straight outta Batuu, which, if you don’t already know, is way on the galaxy’s edge. The intergalactic rebels from Rockstar Book Tours added me to their crew, and you should check their ship out! They always have the BEST smugglers bringing the HOTTEST books all over the galaxy!

“My father said that Batuu was once full of those running from evil as much as it was full of those running because of they’d done evil.”

Izzy Garsea grew up on Batuu. She remembers the boy who was always at her side, climbing rocks and finding trouble. But she had to leave with her parents in the middle of the night, and she never knew why. Now, alone in the galaxy, Izzy finds herself on a job, returning to the planet she never thought she’d go back to.

Jules dreams of the stars. Of finding adventure and exploring the galaxy. But mostly he wishes the Force would bring his best friend Izzy back. The Force must be strong with these two, because their paths do intersect.

But the job Izzy thought was easy turns out to be anything but, and while she doesn’t want to leave Jules again, she can’t stomach the thought of dragging him into her unstable and unpredictable world. Caught in an unfolding plot between warring space pirates, the First Order, and secrets from their own past, Izzy and Jules fight to stay together and stay alive.

So, I’m not going to lie. You had me at space pirates. Okay, fine. I lie. I was in at Star Wars. I can’t even help it, I’m a Jedi for life!

“No matter where you go in the galaxy there’s always good and bad.”

First, I love exploring the planets and characters of the Star Wars Universe. Smugglers and mercenaries, different species spread out on different planets. People hiding after the Clone Wars, and talking about the ancient Jedi’s. Those are the details that turn me full nerd. And they are sprinkled generously throughout this story, like any Star Wars aficionado would expect.

A Crash Of Fate has all the elements that make Star Wars stories fun. Complex characters that aren’t all good or all bad. Sidekick friends that make you laugh but also jump right in to any mission or fight, usually both. Animals and droids and aliens, oh my! Yup, this book has them all. New species and old, this story is easy for a youngling to pick up but still will make a Jedi Grand Master smile while reading. There really is something for everyone.

As with many of the Star Wars stories, there is a romance plot thread woven in. Izzy and Jules aren’t as volatile as Han and Leia, but the love is strong nonetheless. And it’s a new, young love, so there’s lots of mistakes and miscommunications, which, when added with space pirates and smugglers and kidnappings gone awry, does add the right amount of spice to the mix.

In all, this was a super fun read that I am thrilled to be adding to my Jedi collection. I want to know all the things and hope this is a story that will continue! While the story of Izzy and Jules has a satisfying ending, there are so many threads that can be built and expanded on. And I really hope we get more of their story!

Thank you Rockstar Book Tours and Disney Books for sending me a copy and adding me to this tour!

Before you go, check out the links and be sure to give the rest of the tour some love. There’s interviews, and review, and excerpts all with chances to win!!! May the Force be with you…

Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy’s family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. But now she’s back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other.


Author: Zoraida Córdova

Pub. Date: August 6, 2019

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 352

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Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series and The Vicious Deep trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a YA anthology forthcoming from Imprint/Macmillan in fall 2020.  Her upcoming YA novels include Star Wars: A Crash of Fate (Disney/LucasFilm 2019) and Incendiary, book 1 in the Hollow Crown duology (Disney/Hyperion 2020). Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning her next adventure.

Photo credit: Sarah Younger

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3 winners will receive a finished copy of STAR WARS GALAXY’S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE, US Only. Click the photo above to enter, or ENTER HERE.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/5/2019- Kait Plus BooksExcerpt

8/5/2019- Careful of BooksSpotlight

8/6/2019- Country Road Reviews Excerpt

8/6/2019- Lifestyle Of MeReview

8/7/2019- Character Madness and MusingsInterview

8/7/2019- Moonlight Rendezvous- Review

8/8/2019- The BookWorm DrinkethExcerpt

8/8/2019- A Bookish DreamReview

8/9/2019- Do You Dog-ear? Review

8/9/2019- Dani Reviews ThingsExcerpt

Week Two:

8/12/2019- Eli to the nth- Review

8/12/2019- What A Nerd Girl SaysReview

8/13/2019- Jena Brown WritesReview

8/13/2019- A Dream Within A DreamExcerpt

8/14/2019- Two Chicks on BooksInterview

8/14/2019- Wishful EndingsReview

8/15/2019- FyreKatz BlogReview

8/15/2019- Novel NoviceExcerpt

8/16/2019- Little Red Reads- Interview

8/16/2019- Book-KeepingReview

Bookstagram Tour Schedule:

Be sure to give these awesome bookstagrammers some love!!!

Week One:

8/5/2019- moonlight_rendezvousReview

8/6/2019- whatanerdgirlsaysReview

8/7/2019- tawney_goodtwinReview

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So excited to be part of this blog tour and Giveaway for the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate! I’m a Star Wars fan, as the pictures show, and loved this book. It was nice to be introduced to new characters and to find some easter eggs from the Star Wars Universe. I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this book! Giveaway Details: 3 winners will receive a finished copy of STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE, US Only. Link in Bio 👉 Synopsis: Izzy and Jules were childhood friends, climbing the spires of Batuu, inventing silly games, and dreaming of adventures they would share one day. Then, Izzy's family left abruptly, without even a chance to say goodbye. Izzy's life became one of constant motion, traveling from one world to the next, until her parents were killed and she became a low-level smuggler to make ends meet. Jules remained on Batuu, eventually becoming a farmer like his father, but always yearning for something more. Now, thirteen years after she left, Izzy is returning to Batuu. She's been hired to deliver a mysterious parcel, and she just wants to finish the job and get gone. But upon arrival at Black Spire Outpost she runs smack into the one person who still means something to her after all this time: Jules. The attraction between them is immediate, yet despite Jules seeming to be everything she's ever needed, Izzy hesitates. How can she drag this good-hearted man into the perilous life she's chosen? Jules has been trying to figure out his future, but now all he knows for certain is that he wants to be with Izzy. How can he convince her to take a chance on someone who's never left the safety of his homeworld? When Izzy's job goes wrong, the two childhood friends find themselves on the run. And all their secrets will be revealed as they fight to stay alive? @disneybooks, @letstalkya, @zoraidasolo, & @jaimerockstarbooktours #starwars #estarguars #acrashoffate #galaxysedge #books #booklove #reading #igreads #amreading #bookstagram #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookfeature #readeraesthetic #bookcover #bookphotography #bookstagram #instabookish #BookFeatures

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8/8/2019- wishfulendings– Review

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🎉 GIVEAWAY 🎉 Check out STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE by @zoraidasolo and published by @disneybooks! I’ve been a Star Wars fan for a long time, basically from when I was a kid. I’ve read a few of the books, but when I saw that this new story was being released set during the new movies, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy and am thrilled to be on the tour with @jaimerockstarbooktours! Find out more below, including about the tour giveaway… ▪ MINI REVIEW (full review will be posted next week on my blog): You guys! This story is so much fun, at least if you’re a SW nerd like me! There’s cantinas with unique clientele, smugglers, mob bosses, the threat of the New Order, danger, humor, friendship, a little action, and romance. I loved the characters and the setting on Batuu. The romance is fairly front and center. I could have used a little less romance and more action, but I also feel this is building up to something and I’m hoping there is a second book with a  more complex plot as these characters’ lives intertwine with others. I also really enjoyed the relationships and the feeling of friendship and family. Think of this story as kind of a young, female Han Solo with a delivery on the only planet considered somewhat home and finding the love of a friendship child can be something more while trying to survive. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Content: one minor swearing, some strong innuendo, and some heavy making out with some clothing removed.) ▪ BOOK SUMMARY: Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy's family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. But now she's back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other. ▪ GIVEAWAY: 3 winners will receive a finished copy of STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE, US Only. ➡ You MUST go to the tour giveaway to enter (link in my bio} ▪ #starwars #estarguars #acrashoffat #galaxysedge #books #booklove #reading #igreads #amreading #bookstagram #booknerd  #booknerdigans #bookfeature #readeraesthetic #bookcover #bookphotography

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Week Two:

8/12/2019- Jena Brown WritesReview

8/13/2019- dwantstoreadReview

8/14/2019- GRgeniusSpotlight

8/15/2019- A Bookish DreamReview

8/16/2019- Novel NoviceReview

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