I read Republic Commando while on Christmas vacation. It took a day or two longer than I thought, but it's one of the better SW books I've read in quite some time. It's based on the video game that's coming out in the near future.
What I enjoyed the most was the style of writing. The author is a journalist with military-reporting experience, and that experience comes through in the writing.
I'm hoping this author would be allowed to write another SW story, with either the same characters or new ones. She proved herself with this story.