Most Wanted by Rae Carson

Most Wanted

Set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story! Han and Qi'ra don't have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They're street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. They each jump at a chance to prove themselves in the perilous world of Corellia's criminal underbelly, only to discover they are on the same mission for the same unscrupulous boss. When the job goes disastrously...

Details Most Wanted

TitleMost Wanted
Release DateMay 25th, 2018
PublisherDisney Lucasfilm Press
GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Most Wanted

  • Khurram
    Thank you Rae Carson for getting Han Solo spot on. After reading Last Shot I was a little worried about reading another Han Solo book. I think it makes a big difference when a book is written by a fan.I enjoyed this book right from the beginning, Rae I think managed to capture all the aspects of Han’s personality. He is cocky, but loyal and compassionate. A “scoundrel” but with great leadership qualities. Han is famous for his piloting skil...
  • Seadrift
    This felt more like I was reading a juvenile Star Wars novel, than a novel dedicated to an adult audience. I got to know some about Solo's background, which was enjoyable enough, and the introduction of Solo's -possibly - first love interest showed me a more human side. The book wasn't bad. The writer just wasn't good enough to write a Star Wars novel.
  • Josh
    Set some time prior to the Solo film, Most Wanted features Han and Qi'ra before they became the charismatic characters on the screen as they struggle to eek out an existence in the sewers as members of the Lady Proxima led White Worms on the planet Corellia. When a position opens up as second to Lady Proxima, both Han and Qi'ra, who at this stage have little in common aside from life beneath the surface, are pitted against one another on separate...
  • Neil Hepworth
    Dear Disney and Lucasfilm,If you're really going to take a bit of time to reflect and revise on your whole Star Wars strategy, let me suggest you also reevaluate your line of novels. Lately, they're been really boring, and lately you've been giving novels to authors who don't know how to write Star Wars novels. The characters are bland, the plots are so very thin, and the writing is cliched and uninspired. In particular, your crop of recent YA wr...
  • Jessica
    Super fun "prequel" to the Solo movie, showing how Han and Qi'ra first started working together! Would actually stand alone as a sci fi book without the "hook" of Star Wars, which is rare! But Carson is just such a slick writer, of course she managed to pull off both a fun YA book and a fun Star Wars book without either suffering.
  • Nicis
    Based only on this book (I haven't seen Solo yet) I FREAKING LOVE QI'RA. Give me all the problematic faves. She's so smart, she's ambitious, she has done a lot to survive and she really cares about Han, even if it takes a lot of danger fot that to happen. She's what Rey could have been with a little more personality.Han is amazing too, smart, always the lucky one, the bad with words that makes friends everywhere he goes. There's a lot of mumbo ju...
  • Jim C
    Actual rating is 3.5 starsThis book is a prequel to the Solo movie. This tells the story of how Han and Qi'ra become friends and how their dream is formed of leaving Corellia.I thought the movie was decent and it was worth watching but it doesn't rank with the greats of this franchise. So a prequel based on that movie didn't exactly scream "must read". This book exceeded my expectations. The strength of this book is the characters. One can imagin...
  • Justine
    I had a hard time getting into the beginning but my desire to know all the things about Qi'ra saw me through. Really liked all the turns the plot took and the way the relationship between them wasn't forced at all. I'm excited to see Solo again with this backstory in mind!
  • Jaime K
    2.5 starsI went into this hoping it'd be good. I was really banking it on being better than what I've read is part of the "Solo" plot.And most wasn't all that bad.Qi'ra and Han begin by contesting to be Head of their gang, run by Lady Proxima. It's weird to me from the start, because they're oldest among some Rodians and other humans, yet the White Worms don't like to have a Rodian or human be their Head.I like how there are other gangs, and the ...
  • Steve Davala
    Not really sure what to think of this tale of Han before the "Solo" movie. It tells of his survival on the streets of Corellia and his intro to Qi'ra. I think what holds me back from a higher rating is that... nothing really happens. Yes, some intrigue and some double crossing, but nothing really "Solo-y." There are some references to the Force and how Han reacts to it from Episode IV, but meh. There's Han being Han (doing the right thing) but th...
  • Cambear
    A fun adventure that really gives more insight into the start of Han and Qi’ra’s relationship which is only briefly glimpsed in Solo: A Star Wars Story.Han’s goal during the movie is to get back to Qi’ra so it’s great to see their relationship from the beginning. Qi’ra is the main focus in this book. She’s smart, unsure, learning her limits and expanding her dreams. Han is impulsive, good-natured and just starting to charm his way a...
  • N.E.C.C.
    This was a great fast paced adventure.Rae Carson did an amazing job here. She nailed Han in every aspect. Qi'ra was awesome, i liked her a lot in the movie (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and here you get so much more of her. The rest of the characters were also really good, my favourite being Tsuulo.The plot was simple and good, i liked it. You get to spend time on Corellia (which is always good) and learn how people live under imperial rule (which we...
  • May
    2.5 stars means I liked it a lot more than the movie?? Preliminary thoughts: - I really like that Carson was able to be a little more subtle about the character traits she was obviously asked to portray— like Qi’ra’s attraction to wealth— and this was often a really good example of show-not-tell. - The plot was basic and didn’t have a lot of interesting variations on the “run away from things” storyline, but it was done pretty well ...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult / Science Fiction*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*Most Wanted, by author Rae Carson, is part of the Star Wars Disney Canon series. Set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han and Qi'ra don't have a lot in common other than not having a lot. The story is set on the Planet of Corellia, which is basically a run-down, backwater planet whose main industry is building ships and retiring older models. Han and Qi'ra...
  • Ceilidh
    I don't really read Star Wars tie-in novels but I loved Solo so much that I had to splurge for this one. It's way more about Qi'ra than Han, but gives beautiful depth to her arc as the struggling street kid who wants to do good but whose brain leans more heavily towards pragmatism. If you liked Solo as much as I did - and that's a lot - and want a highly readable YA adventure prequel to fill in some gaps, this is for you.
  • Shawn Walcott
    This story nicely fleshes out Han and Qi'ra's characters before the events of "Solo". Carson does a wonderful job of mapping out the characters beliefs and motivations, creating a great sense of character depth that enhances the characters we already know and love, all while surrounding the central the protagonist in a captivating and emotional adventure.
  • V deathlypeonies
    Super fun and easy read! Han is spot on and so so precious and I enjoyed seeing qi’ra’s perspective because it helps explain her actions in the solo movie :)
  • Caleb Hobbick
    Loved it!
  • Adam
    I pretty much go into all of these expecting sub-mediocrity these days, but after Last Shot, this was a pleasant surprise. It's a simple, competently told story with a clear anchor in the emotional through line of both POV characters. And it provides much-needed insight into the world they live in before the movie starts and how they conceive of those lives. The story itself is fine, nothing special but not particularly stupid as these things go....
  • Jason
    The story follows Han and Qi’ra, and is set before ‘Solo – A Star Wars Story’, although there is no real hint of timelines. Given their relationship in the movie, where they are in the White Worm Gang etc, it is obviously a bit before the movie. The two of them are players in one of the crime syndicates on Corellia’s underworld, both with their own set of talents. Han is quick on his feet, learns quickly, is able to talk fast, think fas...
  • Cavak
    Not the greatest and not the worst. Most Wanted expects you to have some knowledge of Star Wars beforehand. I've read other licensed works that tried harder to guide readers who are not familiar with the IP's lore, and the writing couldn't be clearer that this was not one of them (the Solo film logo and recommendation is even on the front cover!). Descriptions of the world have laser-guided relevance, characterizations are basic, and there's the ...
  • Joseph Cook
    As with most of the new Star Wars books these days I listened to Most Wanted on Audible. This one was read by Saskia Maarleveld, I don't believe I've listened to any of her audiobooks before, but she was amazing. I didn't have any expectations going into this new Star Wars Adventure. I really like Solo, I saw it for the 4th time in the theater on July 4th and I'll probably get one more viewing in before it heads out of theater's soon. This is the...
  • Cynthia
    This was my first foray into a Star Wars book, though, I had been wanting to delve deeper into the world, other than the trilogy movies. I'm a huge fan of the original three films (4, 5, 6), the sequels (7, 8, and soon to be 9), even including the Star Wars Stories: Rogue One and Solo, and the prequels are alright (1, 2, 3). I love all the characters, but the droids hold a special place in my heart, along with the space craft - most especially th...
  • Andrew
    I listened to this book via Audible.If Solo: A Star Wars Story is the Han Solo origin story, then Most Wanted is the origin story's origin story. Set before the events of the film, if you enjoyed the parts of the movie set on Corellia and wanted to learn more about Han's time there, then this book has you covered.In the story we learn how Han and Qi'ra became friends, what is was like being scrumrats in the service of Lady Proxima, and where Han'...
  • Jorge de la Vega
    The best part about this little prequel is the lack of traditional YA elements that often accompany any such novel (as was the case with Lost Stars, Ahsoka, Princess of Alderaan and even Rebel Rising). Two street rats, double-crossed by their boss and thrown into a power struggle between various crime syndicates for the control of, yes, your average McGuffin which curiously doesn't act in detriment to the story. That's about it, no messing with t...
  • Khara
    This book takes place before the movie Solo.Han and Qi'ra both work for Lady Proxima and her group the White Worms, and live down in the sewers. They don't really know each other yet or trust each other.Both are trying to get the promotion to be named Head. While out working on what ends up being the same job, everything goes to hell.They're forced to team up to stay alive, and get rid of a data cube that was made and stolen from the Empire by th...
  • Eoui
    What I appreciated most about this book was Qi'ra. I think it really set up her story in Solo as well as giving her a strong voice. She had ambition and drive and skill to pull it all off. I wish this had been more in the movie. Han, I am so critical if he's in character or not, and I think he really was in this. It was such a bonus considering how people usually play him off. I loved the team dynamic and the found family aspect of it. There was ...
  • Kelley
    Most Wanted was fast-paced, entertaining, and gave great insight to the characters Han and Qi'ra of the new Star Wars movie, Solo. I loved all of the background about their childhood growing up in the slums of Corellia. Han's knack for picking up languages and improvising his way out of sticky situations were prominent in this story, which made him an enjoyable main character. Qi'ra was too cute, although still fierce. While this story was primar...
  • Mr. Morgan
    I'm a little wary of media tie-in books. Most are poor excuses for writing and written just to make a buck when a movie is released. That being said, I was delightfully surprised by this book (3.5/5). With the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney released an adult Han+Lando novel (Star Wars: Last Shot), a Lando comic book (Double or Nothing), a few comic books for young readers (The Mighty Chewbacca, Star Wars Adventures, and Chewie and the...
  • Rick
    I read the Kindle version of Most Wanted.Set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Most Wanted leads a teenaged Han Solo and Qi'ra on an adventure through the mean streets of Corellia.Working as part of a street gang, the White Worms, Han Solo has a tough life. They live in the sewers and do the bidding of Lady Proxima. Proxima sets Han and Qi'ra on separate but, unknown to them, connected missions, with the lure of leading the children o...