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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Blog Tour- STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE by Zoraida Córdova With An Interview & Giveaway!


I am stoked to be hosting a stop on the blog tour for STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE by Zoraida Córdova! I have an interview with Zoraida to share with you today check it out and enter to win the giveaway below!

About The Book:

Author: Zoraida Córdova
Pub. Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Pages: 352
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Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy's family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. But now she's back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other.

Now on to the interview!
Hey Zoraida! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books! It’s been a while and I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about the STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE and the characters?

Star Wars: A Crash of Fate is the story of two unlikely friends. Izzy is an aspiring 

smuggler and Jules is a starry-eyed farm boy. They have 24 hours to deliver a 

package or die trying. (And also fall in love along the way.)  It’s set on the world of 

Batuu which is the setting of the Galaxy’s Edge theme park. The First Order is on 

Black Spire Outpost and the Resistance is somewhere on the planet. Jules and Izzy 

navigate the dangers and feelings for each other. It’s about family and finding the 

place and people you belong with. The thing about Star Wars is that there’s always 

some sort of war happening, so the questions I wanted to ask is: why would these 

two people choose each other even when the odds are not on their side?

What are you working on now?

I’m working on Incendiary, a high fantasy about a memory thief working to bring down a corrupt king. The world is loosely inspired by medieval Spain. That comes out April 2020. I also have a YA anthology which I’m co-editing with one of my best friends, Natalie C. Parker. It’s called Vampires Never Get Old and it features 10 stories from authors like Julie Murphy, Victoria Schwab, Dhonielle Clayton and more.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

I really love Jules Rakab. He’s just so earnest and sweet. He’s definitely got room for a dark side, but he chooses to have hope and see the best in people. He also loves his home planet of Batuu.

What is your favorite passages/scenes in STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE?

I loved writing the prologue because that’s where we get to see the real bond between Iz & Jules. Other than that there’s a cavern/cenote scene that is super romantic. It was inspired by this song Créeme by Maluma & Karol G. Here’s the music video.

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

I rewatched the movies, which I do multiple times throughout the year anyway. I also read Legends and Canon books to familiarize myself with what other authors have done. Everyone has such great contributions to the galaxy. I also got the big Star Wars visual encyclopedias.

Who is your ultimate book villain?

The Darkling from The Grishaverse. He’s terrible but I’m still fascinated by him.

What inspired you to write STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE?

When was brought on for this project I had to give a pitch for the story. I knew it had to be romance and it had to be set on the planet of Batuu. Izzy and Jules took shape right away. Izzy is an aspiring smuggler and Jules is a starry-eyed farmboy. My inspiration was Before Sunrise, where a couple falls in love in a day. Adding Star Wars hijinx and certain doom, plus the backdrop of the First Order and Resistance on the planet definitely have me great material to work with.

Lightning Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

On my TBR is The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen and an ARC of Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (out January 2020).

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

GRYFFINDOR, BETCHES. *cough* Gryffindor.

Twitter or Facebook?


Favorite Superhero?

Spider-man (Tom Holland) and Captain America

Favorite TV show?

Supernatural & Sailor Moon

Sweet or Salty?


Any Phobias?

Just the usual petrifying fear of dying.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

I’m not up to date with much music so my most listened to song in the last 2 years is Felices los 4 - Maluma feat. Marc Anthony

2019 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Last Christmas! I love Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. Plus, I’m a sucker for Christmas romances.

Thanks so much Z for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE!

Thank you & Welcome to Batuu! 

About Zoraida:
Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series and The Vicious Deep trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a YA anthology forthcoming from Imprint/Macmillan in fall 2020.  Her upcoming YA novels include Star Wars: A Crash of Fate (Disney/LucasFilm 2019) and Incendiary, book 1 in the Hollow Crown duology (Disney/Hyperion 2020). Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning her next adventure.

Photo credit: Sarah Younger

Giveaway Details:
3 winners will receive a finished copy of STAR WARS GALAXY'S EDGE: A CRASH OF FATE, US Only.

Tour Schedule:
Week One:
8/5/2019- Kait Plus Books- Excerpt
8/5/2019- Careful of Books- Spotlight

8/6/2019- Country Road Reviews- Excerpt
8/6/2019- Lifestyle Of Me- Review

8/7/2019- Character Madness and Musings- Interview
8/7/2019- Moonlight Rendezvous- Review

8/8/2019- The BookWorm Drinketh- Excerpt
8/8/2019- A Bookish Dream- Review

8/9/2019- Do You Dog-ear?- Review
8/9/2019- Dani Reviews Things- Excerpt

Week Two:
8/12/2019- Eli to the nth- Review
8/12/2019- What A Nerd Girl Says- Review

8/13/2019- Jena Brown Writes- Review
8/13/2019- A Dream Within A Dream- Excerpt

8/14/2019- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
8/14/2019- Wishful Endings- Review

8/15/2019- FyreKatz Blog- Review
8/15/2019- Novel Novice- Excerpt

8/16/2019- Little Red Reads- Interview
8/16/2019- Book-Keeping- Review

Bookstagram Tour Schedule:
Week One:
8/5/2019- moonlight_rendezvous- Review
8/6/2019- whatanerdgirlsays- Review
8/7/2019- tawney_goodtwin- Review
8/8/2019- wishfulendings- Review
8/9/2019- adreamindream- Review

Week Two:
8/12/2019- Jena Brown Writes- Review
8/13/2019- dwantstoread- Review
8/14/2019- GRgenius- Spotlight
8/15/2019- A Bookish Dream- Review
8/16/2019- Novel Novice- Review

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a read that I'd enjoy! Though I have to say, I miss the Star Wars characters I grew up with. Do any of the characters from the first 6 movies make appearances in your book?


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