Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: Doctor Who: The Blood Cell

Title: Doctor Who: The Blood Cell
Series: Doctor Who: New Series Adventures #54
Author:  James Goss
Published Date: September 9th 2014
Publisher: Broadway Books
Format: ebook
Pages: 256
ISBN:  9780804140928
Genre: science fiction
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

Rating: 3 stars

Synopsis: "Release the Doctor — or the killing will start."
An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space - the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The Governor is responsible for the worst fraudsters and the cruellest murderers. So he's certainly not impressed by the arrival of the man they're calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant. Or, as he prefers to be known, the Doctor.What does impress the Governor is the way the new prisoner immediately sets about trying to escape. And keeps trying. Finally, he sends for the Doctor and asks him why? But the answer surprises even the Governor. And then there's the threat — unless the Governor listens to the Doctor, a lot of people will die.Who is the Doctor and what's he really doing here? Why does he want to help the Governor? And who is the young woman who comes every day to visit him, only to be turned away by the guards?When the killing finally starts, the Governor begins to get his answers...

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I love Doctor Who. I am a Whovian. I love everything about him. I wish I could think like him, but as smart as I am, he totally blows me out of the water. So I like reading about him. I like reading about his adventures. When this popped up on NetGalley, I was stoked, I couldn’t wait to read this adventure. It sounded so good. But I was disappointed.
While the author does an incredible job of writing the character of the Doctor, his mannerisms, his way of talking and thinking, the storyline left much to be desired. It just kept dragging on. It probably could have been cut by about 50 pages with none the wiser. The action didn’t truly start until about 85% into the book. You didn’t get any of the story until about 80% of the book was done and over.

Definitely disappointed.

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