Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Doctor Who NSA #54: The Blood Cell Review
Doctor Who: The Blood Cell by James Goss is one of three new novels to be released featuring the Twelfth Doctor. I received this eARC through Blogging for Books via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I am a life long Doctor Who fan and this marked the first time I've actually read a Doctor Who novel. Having seen every episode of the tv series featuring Peter Capaldi so far, it was quite easy to picture him in the role. The author did a splendid job of writing the character of the Doctor, as well as Clara.
The entire book focuses on the first person point of view of "The Governor," in charge of an asteroid prison in which the Doctor is Prisoner 428. I liked the idea of a first person pov story of a character that wasn't the Doctor, it really gave us a passable mystery.
My only issue with this book was the solving of most of the who/what/whys towards the middle of the book, with one last mystery that kind of felt wonky. By time we reach that part of the book, I was just anxious for it to end. Overall, not a bad book though.
Rating: 3 stars out of 5