"I want to put my fist through this beautiful city."
The Last Jedi introduced viewers to plenty of new characters, creatures, and ideas. Rose Tico was one of these. Arguably the most influential new addition to the cast of heroes, Rose didn’t have a great start in life. Not only did she witness the First Order’s crippling grasp on her home planet, but she also watched as her beloved sister was killed in battle. Still Rose kept strong in her beliefs and faith in the Resistance even giving us a bright smile here and there. Rose showed Finn the trickle-downs of war and the First Order, helping him see his own path and place within the era.
Rose is an essential voice in the Resistance and the Star Wars galaxy itself. Her character’s depth and journey are worth checking out. Do yourself a favor and start reading these stories today.
Cobalt Squadron tells the story of the Resistance's crack bomber pilots and technicians, including sisters Rose and Paige Tico, survivors of a world overrun by the First Order. Encountering another family on the run, the sisters undertake a mission to provide emergency aid to the Alterra system. Outwitting the First Order and helping people in need will take all of their ingenuity, bravery, and teamwork.
Cobalt Squadron overlaps the events of The Force Awakens and establishes the back-story for the Tico sisters. Many readers will find it helps deepen their appreciation for Paige and Rose as we see them on screen in The Last Jedi. In particular, it adds weight to Rose's sense of loss and her deepening sense of resolve through the film.
Told from the perspective of Paige Tico, Jason Fry expands on the history of the two sisters as well as the ships they have been on. This is a companion novel to Cobalt Squadron and really gives the reader insight into how the bomber squadrons function as well as Paige's bravery and her bond with her sister, Rose.
This book encloses schematics of bombers, crash procedure manuals, bombers through time and more. This is a must have for anyone who loves learning about all of the different ships featured in Star Wars.
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.
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!
This one-and-done issue gives the reader a quick and insightful backstory or Rose & Paige Tico. While we got a few anecdotes in The Last Jedi, this comic clues us into why they chose to join the Resistance and memories from their childhood on the planet Hays. Rose continues to prove she has the same core qualities that we've come to expect in our Resistance and Rebellion heroes: fiercely loyal, brave, and overflowing with hope.
Rose and Paige are sisters. Driven from their homeworld when they were young and forced to learn how to survive together, it was once impossible for either of them to imagine ever having to navigate the galaxy without the other.
Paige's sacrifice in the opening battle of The Last Jedi shapes not only the remainder of the film, but Rose's character growth as well. The two don't get to say goodbye onscreen. But this comic takes us back to when these two sisters were still an unstoppable team and follows them on an unforgettable adventure.
Penned by the same author as the novelization of The Last Jedi, this companion novel gives us The Last Jedi through Rose's eyes. Fry goes in depth on Rose's feelings of respect for her sister, her motivations during the film and even her budding crush on Finn.
Not only do we get more Rose, but this the perfect read for someone who loves knowing the ins and outs of different ships and creatures in the Star Wars galaxy.