Sunday, June 5, 2016

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray

When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory. Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy.  As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position—even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . .
To see a childhood hero continue to be a hero as an adult is very empowering. I grew up wanting to be Princess Leia. I was young enough that I didn't see the bronze bikini as an issue, all I saw was a BAMF who put herself on the line to rescue the love of her life, and then when things went bad, she rescued herself. I loved finding out that years later, she's still that same BAMF. I loved seeing a mature, responsible Leia that is still willing to put it all on the line for the greater good.

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