Rey
A Youtini Reading Guide
Something inside me has always been there. But now it’s awake.

Star Wars Books You Should Read If You Like
Rey

Every generation has a legend – and every legend needs a hero.

The parallels between Rey and the young hero we met nearly forty years earlier a hard to miss. Both orphans on a desert planet, both gazing off to the horizon—one into a binary sunset from his uncle’s farm, the other donning a discarded helmet from a war fought before she was born. Both missing something. And both set on an unexpected path by a chance encounter with droids.

From the moment we first meet her on screen, we see Rey’s warmth and good-heartedness, rescuing BB-8 from another scavenger who only wanted the droid for parts. We see her resourcefulness and toughness, scraping out a living in the harsh Jakku desert while calling a junked walker home, and standing up to Kylo Ren. And we become familiar with her lingering longing for family, even after Maz Kanata tells her that the belonging she seeks is ahead of her.

And so we follow Rey as she finds a home with the Resistance, learns surprising truths about her origins, and decides to forsake the destiny of her heritage in favor of forging one of her own.

Judging from the amount of Rey cosplayers at events like Celebration, the popularity of the character at Galaxy’s Edge, and the heartwarming number of little Reys we see out there, plenty of Star Wars fans love this new heroine. If you’re one of them and can’t get enough of the plucky scavenger-turned Jedi, check out our hand-picked collection of books and comics about Rey!

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakensamazon button
Adult Novel
Canon

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Alan Dean Foster
34 ABY

Alan Dean Foster brings his fantasy and sci-fi storytelling experience to Star Wars canon for the first time in his adaption of the highly-anticipated 2015 film The Force Awakens

The official novelization of the film expands upon the events shown onscreen, giving readers the chance to see the Resistance engage in battle with the First Order from the unique points of view of different characters. Whether you're a fan of Rey, Poe, Finn, or a combination of figures old and new, this book will take you on a journey across the galaxy you'll not soon forget.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Editionamazon button
Adult Novel
Canon

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition

Jason Fry
34 ABY

Jason Fry gets the honor of continuing Star Wars’s rich history with novel adaptation. In particular, his novelization shines in adding additional material to enhance the story in written form, such as Luke’s Force vision introduction and re-insterting deleted scenes from the film–even Rey’s third lesson! The novel allows us to get an inside look at certain characters such as BB-8 during the space battle over D’qar. Reading the novel of Episode Eight will allow you to soak up the story like never before, taking your time with the characters and getting the story from all-new perspectives.

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The Rise Of Skywalker - Expanded Editionamazon button
Adult Novel
Canon

The Rise Of Skywalker - Expanded Edition

Rae Carson
35 ABY

The larger-than-life conclusion to the Skywalker Saga sees the return of the infamous Emperor Palpatine as he looks to complete his ultimate goal - absolute, uncontested control of the galaxy. He recruits Kylo Ren to aid his conquest and to defeat the Jedi one last time by eliminating the powerful scavenger, Rey. The Rise of Skywalker is a blisteringly-fast-paced team-up adventure of epic proportions, with plot twists and breathtaking action at every turn. At its heart is a story of legacy, bloodline, and found family. Written by Most Wanted’s Rae Carson (a Youtini favorite), we expect a thrilling and personal perspective as she takes the movie from the big screen to the page.

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Spark of the Resistanceamazon button
Young Adult Novel
Canon

Spark of the Resistance

Justina Ireland
35 ABY

Disney/Lucasfilm Press have released several middle-grade novels leading up to each of the Sequel Trilogy films, and have been wonderful contributions to Star Wars storytelling. They even feature several illustrations by legendary comics artist Phil Noto! Justina Ireland's book fits into the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker publishing program as a prequel to Episode IX. This book feels like exactly what we’ve been waiting for, as it places Rey, Rose, and Poe on a quest for the Resistance including a battle against the First Order, classic Star Wars creatures, and even a superweapon. Although billed as a middle-grade novel, you’ll be disappointed if you skip it, no matter your age!

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Before the Awakeningamazon button
Young Adult Novel
Canon

Before the Awakening

Greg Rucka
34 ABY

Before an unknown scavenger left her home in search of greater meaning; before a stormtrooper deserted his post; before a pilot found the map his general was looking for; Rey, Finn, and Poe were just ordinary people trying to survive a war-torn galaxy.

This young adult novel features stories about the new heroes of the galaxy, an essential read for anyone curious about what life was like for key The Force Awakens characters before the film begins.

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Forces Of Destiny: Reyamazon button
Single Issue Comic
Canon

Forces Of Destiny: Rey

Jody Houser
34 ABY

This comic presents a fresh look at Rey's life on Jakku and her fateful meeting with BB-8, with a couple fun new adventures on the way between the time she rescues the little droid from Teedo to their fateful trip to Nima outpost, where everything would change for the kind-hearted scavenger.

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Age Of Resistance: Reyamazon button
Single Issue Comic
Canon

Age Of Resistance: Rey

Tom Taylor
34 ABY

Before her life changing journey to Ahch-to to meet the legendary Luke Skywalker, Rey’s journey takes a slight detour thanks some mechanical troubles with then Millennium Falcon.

Following an intimate conversation with General Leia Organa, Rey & Chewie encounter some minor setbacks in their flight to the fabled island, so they stop off at a junker’s planet for some repairs. While dipping back into her old life of scavenging, Rey unexpectedly discovers a truth that has been inside her all along: she’s not alone, and she never will be.

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Allegiance (Graphic Novel)amazon button
Graphic Novel
Canon

Allegiance (Graphic Novel)

Ethan Sacks
34 ABY

Part of the Journey to the Rise of Skywalker publishing push in the lead-up to Episode IX, Allegiance is a Marvel Comics mini-series featuring the main heroes of the Sequel-era saga: Rey, Poe, Finn, and General Leia. With their forces decimated after the Resistance was forced to evacuate D’Qar in the retaliatory attack after the destruction of Starkiller Base, the Resistance is desperate to gather allies. Their search leads them to the familiar planet of Mon Cala, featured prominently in the main Marvel Star Wars ongoing title, and home to Admiral Ackbar. But the planet has seen better days, Ackbar is gone, and although underwater, our heroes have an uphill battle to fight.

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