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“Princess Diaries” Author Meg Cabot Penning Cosmic Story in “Star Wars” Universe

Meg Cabot has a new spinoff book set in the world of “Princess Diaries” called “From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess: Royal Crush,” and that’s great, but have you heard the other news? She is writing a story set in a galaxy far, far away.

 

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cabot spoke of her contribution to the upcoming anthology titled “Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View.” She reveals that everybody’s favorite Disney princess (Princess Leia!) was a major source of inspiration for the creation of Mia Thermopolis.

 

The anthology will explore fresh perspectives in the “Star Wars” universe. When considering which perspective she wanted to inhabit, Cabot had this to say:

I’ve been them all, but I really wanted to be Aunt Beru because I just love her. I mean, first of all, she’s one of the only other female characters [laughs], which is a little bit of a problem — there’s not been that many other females. But also, if it wasn’t for her sadly, spoiler alert, passing away, you know, Luke would never have gone off and saved the universe. … I felt like she’s really an important character and never got to really be glorified in the way that she needed to, so, that’s my character.

 

There you have it. Meg Cabot is penning a story that will deepen Aunt Beru’s backstory.

 

Aunt Beru

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It’s exciting to have a voice like Cabot’s join the “Star Wars” canon. Next time you turn on “A New Hope,” you’ll see a more fully formed character mothering Luke, and it’ll all be thanks to Cabot!

 

“Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View” hits shelves October 3. Order it here!

 

Feature image courtesy of Meg Cabot and Esquire.

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Rey holds a blue lightsaber against a dark, stormy ocean backdrop.

These New Star Wars Books Shine a Light on “The Last Jedi”

As “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” looms like the Death Star over Alderaan, fans are itching for any information they can get. Del Rey Books has got us covered, though, with their new banner entitled “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

 

Leia: Princess of Alderaan cover, which shows Princess Leia lowering the hood of her gown.

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“Leia: Princess of Alderaan” by Claudia Gray is a coming-of-age novel about Princess Leia Organa. The story will follow Princess Leia before we see her receive the Death Star plans in “Rogue One.” Gray’s young adult novel will show how a young royal can become involved in a galactic rebellion.

 

The cover of Legends of Luke Skywalker is a collage of Luke Skywalker throughout generations.

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“The Legends of Luke Skywalker” by Ken Liu will give fans more information on the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker between the events of “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.” Entertainment Weekly describes this series of stories as having a similar structure to “The Canterbury Tales.” On their way to Canto Bight, a group of children share tall tales of the jedi master, but they may or may not be true.

 

Cover of Phasma, which is a simple headshot of Captain Phasma's helmet.

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“Phasma” by Delilah S. Dawson will be an asynchronous telling of Captain Phasma’s backstory. Last we saw her was Finn promising to toss her into a trash compactor at the end of “The Force Awakens.” Marvel will release a comic series explaining how she escaped that mess, but Dawson’s novel will provide more information on how she became a captain of the First Order to begin with.

 

“The Last Jedi” comes to theaters December 15, 2017.

 

Featured image courtesy of Vanity Fair