Since today is May 4th, I wanted to do some recommendations based on the plots of the Star Wars series. Please note, these will all be YA books.
Star Wars Episode V Empire Strikes Back
What makes Empire Strikes Back so great? The answer is simple. VADER. He’s my all time favorite villain. And, he wins in this one. I think the core theme of Episode V is villains we hate to love.
- The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – nothing says enigmatic villain quite like The Darkling from this trilogy. He’s mysterious, evil, and yet you almost want him to end up winning.
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu – Teren Santoro is another perfect representation of Vader in this series. He’s another misunderstood and possibily not all bad kind of guy. I actually found myself rooting for him as this series progressed.
- Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Holland – Lorcan, Lorcan, Lorcan. He’s the Prince you hate to love. I didn’t want him to lose in this story. No spoilers, but his story is so Empire Strikes Back-esque, it’s not even funny.