Star Wars : PHASMA // From a Certain Point Of View

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I’m coming back not with one but 2 reviews today for 2 STAR WARS BOOKS ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve only recently jumped into the Star Wars fan wagon after rewatching all the movies (not that I’m impressed with the graphics it was rather funny LOL) but I think the comics sparkled the fascination in me for this world. That’s why I was pretty excited when Penguin Random House sent me these two books for review (big thank you to them!)

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I WAS SO EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK! Because Captain Phasma just looks like a frkn badass one and I was so disappointed when she just spoke like 2 lines in Rogue one -__-

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  • ย A full action-packed book. It was so much fun to read!! I feel like living in the movie and you get to PEW PEW AND SHOOT EVERYONE (Warning: I’m not doing the book any justice it’s only my excitement and enthusiasm speaking here). No but for real, the suspense combined with humour and fast paced is always a win for me.
  • We get to see a lot more of Phasma’s personality. Thisย just confirms how ruthless, violent and driven she is and can be SUCH A MANIPULATIVE SMART-ASS when she needs to. Exactly what I need in my villains.
  • The story is not told by Phasma. But by Vi, a former spy. This is the main reason why it did wonderfully for me. The story it is told like A LEGEND. I have the vibe of The Arabian Nights tone in here and THAT MY FRIEND, IS EVERYTHING I EVER LOVED. I seem to always be impressed when authors decide to write novels in this style ( like Strange The Dreamer).

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fromacertainpointofviewbookreviewIn celebrating the 40 years of Star Wars, Penguin Random House has reunited different authors and asked them to write stories from the perspective of the side characters. The story starts out right after Rogue One Movie and the story is about Star Wars: A New Hope (duh). It was fun for me because it’s a fresh take on the movie since we have different people’s perspective who come from different planets. I’ve learnt a lot about the world of Star Wars in those pages. A lot of questions I had are answered. But in Star Wars fashion.. it also created new ones T_Tย 

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Like a lot of short stories collection out there, it’s not perfect. The authors writings and skills pop out almost instantly. I knew already which ones I liked and which ones I’d rather not continue reading. My advice is this: if you decide to read this book, DO NOT GIVE UP. Because there are great stories in this one worthwhile. Ignore the bullshit ones hahaha. Some just didn’t make an effort and literally didn’t add anything new nor relevant to the story *cough cough Meg Cabot*. My favourite one is from Ken Liu and like his old fashioned style, he went on with a programmer’s side of the story and IT IS HILARIOUS. So good! You get to see how The Empire programs work and what kind of technology they used in order to perform a certain task.

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Do you plan on reading these ? ๐Ÿ˜€ Let me know in the comments below !ย 

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  1. Phasma sounds hella awesome! And your enthusiasm for that book promises a good read! ๐Ÿ˜€ I totally need to get my hands on that one someday!!! Wonderful reviews!!!

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    1. Oh mais c’est MY COBLOGGER LASHAAN COMMENTING ON MY POST. And by “get my hands on it” is you stealing it from me huh ! LOL

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      1. Hahahaah! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Hell ye!!!

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  2. The line ‘you get to PEW PEW AND SHOOT EVERYONE’ had me laughing so much!

    Not read any Star Wars. Tempted, but I just don’t know where to start.

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    1. raistlin0903 says:

      The Star Wars novel universe is very big, so I can definitely understand why you don’t know where to start. One of the best trilogies out there is written by Timothy Zahn. Called the Thrawn trilogy it unfortunately isn’t considered canon anymore since Disney took over. Really doesn’t matter though as all three novels are amazing and certainly the best ones out there. If you need some other recommendations let me know ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Ooh, I may give those a look. Been wanting to get into it for ages. Any books about the Old Republic?

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        1. Bookstooge says:

          Just be aware that ANY book written before 2013 or 2014 has been thrown out the canon window and is now fodder for Disney to steal ideas from.

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          1. I’d more be interested in a good story than canon.

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        2. raistlin0903 says:

          Yes: there are now four books in total for the Old Republic. I have read them all, and Revan is the one I recommend the most. That really is an absolutely amazing read ๐Ÿ˜€

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          1. When I get around to Star Wars, Old Republic it is!

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        3. I always wanted to read about the Old Republic too!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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          1. Same! Ever since playing Knights of the Old Republic on Xbox.

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      2. Thank you! I will be looking toward Thrawn Trilogy now !! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t really care honestly because I love Disney HAHA

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    2. I have a huge vocabulary glossary as you can see LOL

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  3. Yay! Youโ€™ve banished your reading slump!๐Ÿค— Weirdly, while Iโ€™ve seen all the movies, Iโ€™ve never read a Star Wars book. Iโ€™m on hold for Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View at my library, but I havenโ€™t heard of Phasma. After reading your review Iโ€™m going to try that one too. Thanks Trang!๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. I’ve never read any Star Wars book either so I was very tempted to try!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Who wouldve known they would be the ones to get me out of the reading slump LOL

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  4. raistlin0903 says:

    I’m a huuuuugeeeee Star Wars fan, so it is always nice to read reviews for books on them. I haven’t yet read these, but there are quite a number of novels that I have read set in the galaxy far far away. I highly recommend Bloodline by Claudia Grey. That was a really fun novel and a rather unique one as well. It also introduced a couple of very cool characters. I’m adding Phasma to my to read list (the other one was already there lol๐Ÿ˜€). Great post!

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    1. WOOO a huge Star Wars fan!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you can welcome this amateur fan on your wagon HAH aka me) I loved Claudia Gray in Defy The Stars (its more of an YA novel) so I’m happy to read her story in From A certain point of view. Didnt know she wrote a Star Wars novel!! :O Should definitely try that ! I’m adding Bloodline in my TBR ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you have a Goodreads? Mine is https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/43423597-trang-tran-bookidote, so I can keep track of you recommendations! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. raistlin0903 says:

        Haha always: I’m in no means an expert, but I do know quite a lot about it. I have quite a number of novels that I absolutely loved. Bloodline is definitely quite a good read I hope you will enjoy it ๐Ÿ˜€ I have Goodreads so I’m going to sent you a friendsrequest. Awesome ! Also like to keep track of your recommendations too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    2. Trang’s reviews are the best. Lol Pew Pew!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. raistlin0903 says:

        Haha, Pew Pew ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I really had to laugh about that sentence in this review ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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        1. Same here Michel!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      2. Trangs reviews always make me laugh out loud alone in my room ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ How can this girl be so funny with a only few words ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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        1. EXACTLY!!! She’s the BEST!!!๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“š

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  5. How was Pierce Brown’s story? I have to admit his name on it has tempted me a little to give this a try.

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    1. HAHAH I saw this on Goodreads how they added automatically because he was in it ! ๐Ÿ™‚ I liked it! The story is good not mindblowing but enjoyable!

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  6. These sounds so good. I love Star Wars and this post was so fun to read. You have definitely convinced me to pick these books up!

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    1. YAYY KRISTIN โค So happy you liked this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ What's your fave from Star Wars until now?

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  7. Rebecca says:

    I bought the entire collection a while back (of the books based on the first 6 movies) for my nephew and he was so excited. I haven’t read any myself but I’m a huge fan of the movies, especially the recent ones. Great reviews!

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    1. The recent ones were soo good! ๐Ÿ˜€ I must admit hahah โค Your nephew must be in heaven omgad I'd love to receive that LOL Good thing you did there!

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  8. Did not know about these. Sounds like good fun.

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    1. Glad I made you discover new books! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Bookstooge says:

    If you liked the short story aspect of A certian point of view, you might might want to check out the Tales trilogy edited by Kevin Anderson and the Empire/new republic Tales duology edited by Peter Schweighofer.

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    1. Ouhh thank you I’m checking these out live!

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  10. “PEW PEW AND SHOOT EVERYONE” has to be one of the best lines in a review ever! Sounds like a great read and the author Deliah S. Dawson is a fantastic writer too. She writes The Shadow series.๐Ÿ‘Œ

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    1. HAHA THANK YOU โค Couldn't find any better words for my enthusiasm hehe :DI'll be checking out her books more often now!

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  11. I read some books concerning some clone soldiers in the 501st. They were good at first, then it seemed the author was just dragging them out to keep the series going.

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    1. Ohh noo I hate it when that happens T_T The author just lost motivation hahah!

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  12. todaysechoes says:

    Great reviews!
    I’m definitely reading Phasma now.

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    1. YAYY โค let me know what you think about it ! Phasma is so badass

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  13. Great Review, Trang! I’ve watched Star Wars movies but I’ve never read any Star Wars books. Phasma really sounds amazing!

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    1. I’ve never read any books from Star Wars myself before these 2 so it was a very pleasant surprise ๐Ÿ˜€ ! Phasma was soo kickass hahah love the fact they dedicated an entire novel for her !

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  14. Oh great review for both of these books Trang, I had no idea either was being released by now I definitely have to check them out myself. I am a massive Star Wars fan (recently my interest has been re-ignited with the newest movie releases) so I need to check these books out.
    I’m glad even the short stories interested you, I tend to find short stories and short story collections somewhat hit and miss but I’m sure these ones will be more hit than miss for me as well.
    Again great reviews! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. OUH YES me too, the new movies are just soo fun to watch!! โค I will advise you to start with Phasma since the sub-title is Journey to the Last Jedi ๐Ÿ˜‰ So it may be a good way to prepare for the next movie coming up!

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      1. Ohh, in that case I really need to pick up Phasma soon given that me and my friend are going to see The Last Jedi on Dec 14th/15th! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Ok so maybe it is time for me to rethink reading Star Wars. I loved the films growing up, but if I am honest, I have avoided all of the books at all costs. I am just so afraid haha. It sounds like these might be a nice intro though?

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    1. I had that mentality too LOL AVOID STAR WARS BOOK AT ALL COST, until I read the comics and then when Penguin sent me those books I gave it a chance and wow I was glad I did!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah definitely a nice intro! I just read these two but one of the commenters also suggest Thrawn trilogy I will def looking forward it ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Oh thanks! I may look up that trilogy as well when I am ready to take the plunge ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  16. healed1337 says:

    Not sure exactly when I’ll get to it, but this is one book I want to read for sure. The comic miniseries taking place between the Force Awakens and The Last Jedi is also pretty good.

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    1. YESS those are the ones I started reading and I loved it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ The comics definitely helped me getting into the Star Wans fandom hahah ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  17. What amazing reviews Trang!!!!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ Phasma sounds fantastic!!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ™ŒI LOVE THE PEW PEW AND SHOOT EVERYONE!!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Sounds like my kind of book and your description is badass and hilarious!!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ You are the best Trang!!!๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ Sorry I didn’t spam this bizitch up sooner with my everlasting dying love for you and your reviews bit my point is you are the BEST!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜— Yay for Trang!!!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

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    1. DANIII !๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– HAHA YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME SO HAPPYY !! Thank you for checking the post out ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy to see that you like my humour gahah ๐Ÿ˜€ Always loved your spam, you take your time girll no worries about it!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

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      1. I will always follow your reviews blogger crush babe!!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ I need to subscribe. I’m not sure if I have or not. Lol.๐Ÿ˜

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  18. I’m actually not a big fan of Star Wars but I’ve seen a lot of hype around it and it has been loved all over the world. I definitely want to check out the movies though and then move to books! Great review Trang!

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    1. Ouh yess, you can start watching the recent movies coming out it was great ๐Ÿ˜€ !! Thank you for passing by Nikola โค !

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  19. These sound awesome!! I really enjoy the Star Wars movies (well not 1-3, obviously ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so this sounds like it’d be worth checking out! Great reviews ๐Ÿ˜€

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  20. Can you give me tips on how to get my blog going? Please…

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    1. Hi there ! A great way to start is to spend time on other blogs of the same genre as yours and leave genuine comments. Say a few words about their posts. Bloggers usually donโ€™t like it if you leave them only links.. Because it doesnโ€™t show that you actually read their content or not. The blogging platform is dedicated to interactions. So you have to prioritize that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. Can you give me tips on how to get my blog going?

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  22. Nancy says:

    I just finished the audio edition of From A Certain Point Of View and loved it! I actually really liked the Aunt Beru story plus Laina & Whills. There are always duds in a collection, but as a whole, I found it solid.

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