Star Wars Stories and Readalikes

The wait between Star Wars movies is just too long for true fanatics! A good read can help you "Force" yourself to hang in there. Enjoy these stories featuring familiar Star Wars characters—and other tales of galaxies far, far away.

Compiled by:
Sam O.

Older Teens

Ancillary Justice

Ann Leckie
Science Fiction & Fantasy – Leckie

Years ago, Breq was part of the starship Justice of Toren, where thousands of corpse soldiers served the empire of the Radch. Now an act of treachery has left Breq with a single fragile human body and an unquenchable desire for revenge against the Lord of the Radch, Anaander Mianaai.


Frank Herbert
Science Fiction & Fantasy – Herbert

The story, set on the desert planet Arrakis, of the boy Paul Atreides, who becomes the mysterious Maud'dib. He avenges the traitorous plot against his noble family—and realizes humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

Jedi Academy

Jeffrey Brown
Children's Graphic Novel – J Starwar Brown

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Roan's dreams are crushed when he's rejected by Pilot Academy. When he's accepted into a sketchy new school called Coruscant Jedi Academy, Roan has no idea what to expect. Confused and struggling to keep up, Roan tries to fly under the radar, passing the time drawing comics of his new daily life.

Lost Stars

Claudia Gray
Young Adult – Starwar Journey Gray
Series: Star Wars

Aristocrat Thane and rural villager Ciena become fighter pilots for the glorious Empire, a dream come true for both of them. But when Thane sours on the dream, he joins the fledgling Rebellion—putting Ciena in the unbearable position of choosing between loyalty to the Empire and her love for the man she's known since childhood.

Outbound Flight

Timothy Zahn
Science Fiction & Fantasy – Starwar Zahn
Series: Star Wars

Jedi Jorus C'baoth masterminds an expedition of fifty thousand men, women, and children to establish colonies and contact intelligent life aboard Outbound Flight. Unbeknownst to C'boath, his heroics are part of a scheme by Sith Lord Darth Sidious, whose goal is also to destroy Outbound Flight.

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline
Science Fiction & Fantasy – Cline

The world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there's OASIS: a vast online utopia where people can play, go to school, earn money, and even meet others. Wade Watts dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. But Halliday has not made it easy—and there are real dangers in this virtual world.

Red Rising

Pierce Brown
Science Fiction & Fantasy – Brown

All sixteen-year-old Darrow knows is mining for helium-3 deep below the surface of Mars—until he tries to get into the Institute from which future leaders are chosen. There he discovers just how vicious the ruling classes are, as they fight war games where only the most intelligent and ruthless can survive.

Star Wars. Heir to the Empire

Timothy Zahn
Science Fiction & Fantasy – Starwar Zahn

Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins; Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor's warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial Fleet and readied for war.

Tin Stars

Jeff Lemire
Graphic Novel – Lemire)
Series: Descender

One young robot's struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet.


Kieron Gillen
Graphic Novels – Starwar Darth Gillen
Series: Star Wars Darth Vader

When a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to? As Vader pursues a personal vengeance against the Rebels and investigates the Emperor's secrets, he learns that some very powerful people don't want him to learn the truths he seeks!

Younger Teens


Margaret Peterson Haddix
Children's Fiction – J Haddix

When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane full of babies appearing out of nowhere, they realize they've uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces—each trying to repair the fabric of time.

The Journal of Curious Letters

James Dashner
Children's Fiction – J Dashner

Thirteen-year-old Atticus "Tick" Higginbottom begins receiving mysterious letters from around the world signed only "M.G.," leading him on a journey to the perilous 13th Reality—and a confrontation with evil Mistress Jane.

Mars Evacuees

Sophia McDougall
Children's Fiction – J McDougall

Twelve-year-old Alice Dare is one of 300 seven- to sixteen-year-olds evacuated to Mars, safe from the Morrors, Earth's invading aliens. But when all the adults and robots mysteriously disappear, how will the youths survive on their own?

A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy

Alexandra Bracken
Children's Fiction – J Starwar Bracken
Series: Star Wars

An illustrated retelling of the first Star Wars film, in which the galaxy's fate lies in the hands of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo.