Star Wars: Lando's Luck (Flight of the Falcon Series)

Star Wars: Lando's Luck (Flight of the Falcon Series)


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Star Wars: Lando's Luck 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Dnber1 More than 1 year ago
*I read a small excerpt on Bookishfirst, and this is my review from there* I think Justina Ireland did a great job capturing Lando's personality in the small tidbit I was able to read. In the chapter I read, it was spunky and fun, though in all reality not a lot was going on, it was just a simple Sabacc game with airs of something more. I really enjoyed the hints of something bigger about to happen, and even though I don't particularly enjoy Middle-Grade novels, for I find they typically talk down to the reader as if they are too dumb to understand what's going on, this book didn't feel like that too me, this felt more like the writing style was more YA, but the contents, at least of what I was able to read, was fairly Middle-Grade. All in all, I highly enjoyed what I read, and I would like to read more of what hints to be a fun packed story.
WeezieL 8 months ago
Won Hardcover from! I really enjoyed this middle grade book about Lando Calrissian. This was my first book by Justina Ireland. I'm not a *huge* Star Wars fan (that would be my husband) but I dabble. I dabble more in the kid-range things than the adult stuff. haha. I read this book in one sitting which is no huge accomplishment because it's only 168 pages. But it was also a really fun book! Lando thinks luck has nothing to do with anything until his luck literally runs out. He's caught smuggling and then is used for his ship by a clever 13-year-old princess with a heart of gold. Rinetta is princess of Hynestia and she finds out her mother is keeping a priceless life-giving artifact as payment to the Empire but her tutor, a Lynna, lives in the planet where this artifact was taken from and the planet and its people are dying. Turns out Lando, and his trusty first mate, L3-37 might have a bit of gold in his own heart. Can't wait to read more!
conni7 11 months ago
I won this in a Bookish First giveaway some time ago, and it has been on my to-be-read pile ever since. The story was written for children ages 9 to 12; however, some grown ups might just enjoy it as well. The story centered around Lando, who is quite a character and not above breaking the law when he can make some money. While he can certainly be considered a scoundrel, I think he also some caring qualities as well. His droid, L3-37, likes to do things her way, but the two of them are quite the team anyway. When the stowaway on his aircraft, Princess Rinetta demands his help, it’s interesting to see how he handles that. The characters have enough depth that I could truly appreciate them, and the settings were also very well done. Overall, I enjoyed the book and feel it deserves a four star rating.
Elena_L More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Star Wars franchise and I was excited when I saw this title: "Lando's luck" is fun and original, with some humor and a story full of actions. Lando Calrissian is charismatic and rich, in addition, the writing is easy, descriptive and good for science fiction fans. The short chapters alongside creative illustrations make this book unique and engaging. I enjoyed the fact that this story added some richness and depth to the Star Wars' world and I believe that there's always more to explore and dive into. Yet, the end of this book was quite slow and I think the author could have digged more into the characters' personalities, in this way we could connect more with them. This book is, overall, a good read for young adults and middle graders.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now, I love Lando. I wish that the Solo movie had been focused on Lando, and no wholly because I enjoy looking at Donald Glover's face way more than looking at Alden Ehenreich. I was a bit wary of this book though because I am bothered by the author's presence on twitter, and her clear disregard for teenagers as exhibited by her actions. She just doesn't seem to care much about her very own target audience. Still, I picked this up and I am rather glad I did. It was a fun, short adventure into Lando's life that I would recommend to the children in my life, like my little brothers. I'm well aware that I am not the target audience for this book, but I still really enjoyed it. It only brought my enjoyment down a little.
SeaReads More than 1 year ago
Off the heels of Solo, a Lando Calrissian tie-in book is a no-brainer for Disney, and I think they picked exactly the right person to tell the tale in Justina Ireland. Lando's Luck is exactly what you would want in a middle-grade Star Wars book. It's got adventure, planet-hopping, firefights, whimsically imaginative elements, and an absolutely charming cast. While Lando is the titular character, the real scene-stealer is the secondary main character, a clever young princess named Rinetta who goes toe-to-toe with Lando over the fate of her friend and mentor's home planet. The two team up with and face off against a wide assortment of characters, and their plots and escapes are well complemented by periodic illustrations that bring the scenery to life. For a fairly quick read at only 92 pages, the book works in a surprising number of plots, hijinks, and daring escapes. It's a fun read for adults with or without much background in the Star Wars universe, and it's sure to thrill young readers.
BookFreakOut More than 1 year ago
This is a cute MG Star Wars book, it's light and fun but still contains all the elements a young fan will expect - distant worlds, a ferocious crime lord alien, droids with personality, and of course a few crazy flight maneuvers in the Millennium Falcon. Lando is in fine form here, flippant and brash and bold, with more capes than any person should rightly possess and torn between the prospect of becoming a legend versus paying off a few hefty debts. The addition of a black space princess to the official canon should be celebrated; any young reader who loved Shuri in Black Panther will love Princess Rinetta and her commitment to follow through on her promise to save another world no matter the risk. This book also includes some very nice full-page illustrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Lando Calrissian is caught smuggling valuable furs from the kingdom of Hynestia, he faces a choice: either sit in prison or help Princess Rinetta take the Solstice Globe back to the planet it belongs to. Always up for an adventure and running from those he owes money to, Lando reluctantly agrees to help Rinetta. Flying the Millennium Falcon with his loyal first mate L3-37, Lando takes his best shot at helping Rinetta and keeping himself out of the clutches of his pursuers. Will Lando's luck win the day? I thought this book was so much fun, and since I am a Star Wars fan I really enjoyed it. Since I've seen the movie Solo, I enjoyed this book even more because I could picture L3 backtalking Lando as well as Lando cheating at the card table. I thought there was a great balance between humor and peril, the characters were vivid, and the dialogue was well written. The writing and the plot are just right for a middle grade novel, and I think kids would enjoy this book as well as older Star Wars fans. I highly recommend this book! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley's Bookish First program. A positive review was not required, and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imagine my delight when I was informed that I won this book. I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan since it first came out. I even read the books in the 90s'. I can never get tired of them. Lando happens to be one of the mysterious characters. I've always wondered about his past. I orginally thought I'd get some of the gist of his past and how he became the man he is. Unfortunately that didn't happened. But.....there a piece of his past which is told by a woman. The illustrations were wonderfully and tastefully done on the cover and inside the book. The kids will enjoy them. This story was so fun to read. It's perfect for middle graders and all ages! I'm older and I really enjoyed it. I saw that there is a collection which can be collected together. By the way, L3 was so my favorite. She cracks me up! Kudos to Justina Ireland! She's done it again! I will most definately read Solo and the other books to this collection in the future AND I will start reading more of Justina Ireland's books in the future also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Justina Ireland has done it again with a book that catches your attention from the beginning with a contact of someone who knew about the ship Millennium Falcon thought to be a myth or made up. The person she is meeting has been on the ship. As you read through chapter after chapter you get to know the captain of the ship and all the people that he has met, which includes a Ruthless Queen and her daughter. What he doesn't realize is that the queen is not who people says she is. I love how the character are challenged and how you want to know more about them. It's the story the person is telling this reporter of another planet and what the ships captain encounters by the end of the book she figures out who the person is or does she. It's up to the reader to decide if she is right or not.
gabizago More than 1 year ago
This is a nice story for all young Star Wars fans out there. The story is interesting, and you (or the kid you are gifting it to) will enjoy it more if they are already familiar with the Star Wars universe. Reading level is middle grade, so I would suggest for a boy or a girl in the early teens. There are a few illustrations throughout the book, and they help understand some of the situations. I just wish it had more illustrations, it would be nice to see more pictures of what happened to understand better. Other than that, it is a nice and quick read, bringing some interesting facts about Lando’s character. My favorite character is L3, the droid not droid that doesn’t want to be treated like a droid.
The-Broke-Book-Bank More than 1 year ago
>>Can be read as a standalone. I have read 0 other Star Wars books. (But I plan on more by black/POC women) >>Requires no previous Star Wars knowledge. I have watched 0 of the original trilogy on purpose, parts of the prequels, and sadly, none of the new ones. (The latter at least I plan on changing Soon(tm)) >>Clever. >>Funny. >>I love Justina Ireland!!! >>Love the cover and few illustrations. >>Contains Cheeky Droid Navigator, Do Right Adventuress Princess and her badass Assassin Queen mom, spaceship fighting, color-changing alien cat species with three tails and a quest to save the world, pay off debts, and stave off the Empire for another day. >>And obvious Lando in all his GLORY. I will admit it still makes me do a double-take seeing Donald Glover as Lando. He's perfect, don't get me wrong, but I still have this moment of "I KNOW YOU! You belong somewhere else too!!". >>I think even people who don't like or care about Lando will enjoy this. I think *this* story is more of what people were looking for in the Solo movie. Notes from Reading: >>"Forsythia stilled, and suddenly Lando was less certain that the gian cave monster wasn't a better option." - pg.29 >>"Lando only knew that the one time he'd joked about such a thing, she'd flown into a snit and refused to help him pilot the Falcon for nearly a week, stranding him on Tatooine, a miserable dustbin that he never wanted to return to again." -pg.109 >>"Zel sniffed. "You keep giving me guns but no one to shoot," she said, ears drooping a little as she made her way to the gun bays." -pg. 133 >>"Okay, we all like each other and we are all smart and beautiful. Still, I have five ships closing in fast." - pg.135
Librarian_V_Reader More than 1 year ago
Librarian: As a children's librarian purchasing this book for the collection is a bit of a no brainer. Star Wars is immensely popular among my patrons (especially the boys) and they devour everything we get on the subject. The fact that this time out we get a story of Lando and L3 written by the always fabulous Justina Ireland? Icing on the cake. Reader: I have read nearly all of the new Star Wars expanded universe books, and a decent percentage of the old expanded universe (now called Legends). Among those is the old "Tales of Lando Calrissian", a collection that this story would not fit into at all. And that's not a bad thing. This Lando is a lot more fun than the Lando of the "Legends" universe. It makes for a much more fun reading experience. Plus it's a middle grade novel, so it doesn't take long to get through.