Cobalt Squadron by Elizabeth Wein

Cobalt Squadron

Rose and Paige Tico are sisters, refugees from a planet devastated by the fearsome First Order. After their escape, Rose and Paige join General Leia Organa's Resistance to make sure that no other worlds will suffer the way theirs did. Paige is a top-notch gunner for the Resistance bomber group Cobalt Squadron, and Rose is a technician who helps make sure the ships run smoothly. While investigating reports of a First Order blockade in the Atterra ...

Details Cobalt Squadron

TitleCobalt Squadron
Release DateDec 15th, 2017
PublisherDisney Lucasfilm Press
GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction, Childrens, Middle Grade

Reviews Cobalt Squadron

  • Khurram
    A very disappointing book. Personally I think there was a huge waste of potential. The story’s main characters are Rise and Paige Tico. There are cameos from general Leia and Vice Admiral Holdo, and there side characters of Hammer (heavy bomber/Star fortress).There is not much good I can actually say about this book. This book The pacing of the book is very slow and there is very little action, apart from a couple of tense moments not much goin...
  • Christy
    After TLJ, I was like, I really want a Tico sisters book. Well past Christy is smart...she had preordered this book and it showed up yesterday. So great. Finished it from the time I woke up this morning!
  • Amy Sturgis
    This probably deserves a 3/3.5, but Kelly Marie Tran's narration of this backstory for her Star Wars character is so endearing, I'm going with a 4.Cobalt Squadron is a short YA novel that describes a mission undertaken by these Resistance fighters (think of the Berlin Airlift) that ends up coinciding with the First Order's attack on the Hosnian System. The story ends with the squadron following Vice Admiral Holdo as she goes to assist the evacuat...
  • Jeramy Lord
    Obvious lead in is obvious. Clearly a book designed to give is background info on Rose, who I an quite fond of. They damn well better not make her a love interest of Finn. Because Finn and Poe belong together....anyway.Good background on Rose. An interesting story....still doesn't justify the existence of those ugly ass bombers. TL:DR Backstory on Rose. Fun story.
  • Lucille
    Awww my heart đź’” it was really nice reading about Paige and Rose, understand their background and relationship, what led them to be where they were on The Last Jedi. A really nice short novel
  • Emily Hebert
    Ahhh, I loved this book so much! I listened to the audiobook because it was narrated by Kelly Marie Tran, and her narration combined with the fantastic, emotional storytelling made for a great read! This story helps connect Rose, her sister Paige, and—surprisingly—Amilyn Holdo to the events in the Force Awakens. More importantly, it provides a great look into the relationship of Rose and Paige, and I’m sure I’ll be crying over it the next...
  • Shane Phillips
    Just ok
  • Alicia
    2018-01-04 you FREAKING KIDDING ME?!? How did I not know that Elizabeth Wein, author of my beloved Code Name Verity, wrote one of the STAR WARS TIE IN NOVELS?? Just imagine a chorus of angels singing right now to fully understand my feelings on this matter. Anyway, this focuses on awesome sisters Paige and Rose Tico, flying spaceships and jerry-rigging equipment and doing reconnaissance missions for the Resistance...
  • Jonathan Hord
    As a book intended for younger readers it doesn’t wow with beautiful prose or deal with heavy emotional issues and yet it packs an unexpected powerful punch. This book explains not just the backstory of the brilliant Tico sisters but also successfully explains away the absence of Bombers and Holdo from The Force Awakens while setting up their entrances into The Last Jedi. A few of the New Canon books have taken side-quests that meant little to ...
  • Ross Buffa
    I really didn’t care for this book. It was like the X-Wing books in the Legends where there is just a lot of fighting in space. Reading that isn’t like seeing it. If that is enjoyable then the book was okay. The only thing that was great was Roses’ backstory and how she relates to Episode VII. So the last part of the book was good. Overall, worth reading as a tie-in, but it’s just a really boring time.
  • Annika Barranti Klein
    This is, remarkably, the first Star Wars book I’ve ever read. It’s a lovely look at the Tico sisters, told mainly from Rose’s POV and taking place between TFA and TLJ. Wein’s writing is gorgeous as always—no one else can make technical jargon sound so interesting and smooth—but the book suffers from an apparent lack of editing (I’m guessing the publishing timeline was rushed) and includes jarring moments like a single paragraph from...
  • Lizz
    3.5 stars. The mission/plot of the story was okay but the book shines in the scenes between Rose and Paige, when we get a chance to see how devoted to and protective of each other they are (were). Because The Last Jedi just wasn’t sad enough. Will someone please hug Rose for me?! Godspeed, Rebels.
  • Ashley
    2.5. It was fast-paced and there's nothing I object to in particular, but honestly if you ask me a week from now what happened in this book, I think I'd be hard pressed to tell you.
  • Jason
  • Steve
    When a book with potential just gives you average...It was still nice to have some back story on Rose and her sister though.
  • Christopher Backa
    I’m done falling for the Star Wars tie in scam. The stories are placeholders. In some cases they contain some context that should actually be in the films. This novel does nothing to build up a character who is poorly written in the film. It’s a waste of time
  • Neil
    This was an okay read. For a book as small/short as it is, it sure seemed to take "a while" to read hahahah. It details a "final" mission of Cobalt Squadron that takes place just before the events of The Force Awakens and ends just before the start of The Last Jedi. I guess it is supposed to provide more background to the relationship between Rose and her sister, Paige? I would say the book focuses more on Rose than on Paige, as it does not reall...
  • Newton Nitro
    STAR WARS: Cobalt Squadron - Elizabeth Wein | A História de Rose! | NITROLEITURAS #resenha #starwars #lastjediFinalmente conhecemos mais da história de Rose, a mecânica espacial de OS ÚLTIMOS JEDI, em uma aventura que se passar pouco tempo antes dos eventos do filme!Cobalt Squadron (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) | 2017, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 224, pgs. | Lido de 17.12.17 a 19.12.17SINOPSEO autor de best-seller do New York Times, Elizabeth We...
  • Dakota Morgan
    I so wanted to like this book. The other middle grade volumes in the new canon, like Smuggler's Run and Moving Target, have been excellent little adventures featuring characters we know and love. Obviously, Rose is a new character from The Last Jedi, but it seems like she'll be a core character going forward, so I was excited to find out more of her backstory.Sadly, her backstory appears to be that, prior to The Last Jedi, she was the dopey kid s...
  • Luke Johnson
    2.5 stars but the generous Star Wars fan in me will round up to 3.So without going into a long list of things I did not like about The Last Jedi, I will instead say that probably my favorite part was the opening battle between the Resistance bombers and the First Order Dreadnaught. George Lucas once said that to create the style of the space battle above the Death Star trench he watched a lot of old dogfighting footage from WWII and that scene ha...
  • S.E. Dunaway
    After seeing the first fifteen minutes of The Last Jedi, I just had to know more about the Tico sisters. For those of you who have yet to see The Last Jedi (who are you and what are you doing with your life?), it opens immediately where The Force Awakens leaves off – with the evacuation of the Resistance Base on D’Qar. During the evacuation, we get to see the heroics of the Cobalt Squadron, the Resistance Bombers that include Rose Tico’s ...
  • Nicole
    Cobalt Squadron is a book supplimentary to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Featuring a bright cast of characters new and old, the story focuses on Rose Tico and her sister Paige.Rose is new to this Rebellion thing, but she's lucky she can fly with her sister. In addition to the history they share (having grown up on the same planet and in the same household), the two share a similar medallion. Rose likes to hold it when Space or dealing with the Rebell...
  • Johnny
    Rose and Paige Tico are the stars of this short YA Star Wars novel, and this is the sort of Last Jedi book most are looking for: A little backstory for characters we meet in the new movie. It's not long or complex, there's enough here for maybe an episode of a cartoon, but it's valuable reading in light of their introduction to the SW universe.(view spoiler)[Rose and Paige are members of Cobalt Squadron, orphans from a world exploited by the Firs...
  • Jorge de la Vega
    To be blunt, the plot is pretty much a standalone episode of the early seasons of Clone Wars or any season of Rebels (which is, overall, a terrible show and nowhere near as good as Clone Wars eventually got) made into a short novel set in the Resistance era. However, that doesn't mean it is all that bad, as it have some very significant saving graces, chief among them getting to know AND care more for Rose Tico, who was... well, not anyone's favo...
  • Steve Davala
    Rose and Paige Tico, sisters and refugees from a world devastated by the First Order. Inseparable. The core story of Cobalt Squadron follows Rose and Paige as they are part of a mercy mission to a pair of worlds under the thumb of the First Order. Cobalt Squadron takes place simultaneously with The Force Awakens, and explains nicely how the bombers are available to help with the StarKiller base, but how they appear at the beginning of the Last Je...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Wein, Elizabeth Cobalt Squadron (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), 251 pages. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (Scifi violence)Before Rose worked with Finn in The Last Jedi, she was the more timid of two sisters working for the rebellion. Her older sister, Paige, was always there for her, even when they joined the Cobalt Squadron on a highly dangerous mission of mercy. A mission to a planet held captive by the First Order for no discernable ...
  • Adam
    After Lost Stars, I figure I shouldn't be biased against YA books in Star Wars at least, but this one pretty much validates every ugly suspicion that bias suggests. It's short, shallow, repetitive, and feels pretty thinly tacked on to TLJ. The climax is a sequence of three sorties that don't differ meaningfully from each other, lack drama, barely interact with the ongoing story. Then the story just fizzles out and transitions into a very abrupt s...