Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: The Blood Cell (Doctor Who, #54) by James Goss

Read from September 25 to 28, 2014

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books, in exchange for an honest review.

As a huge fan of Doctor Who, I was thrilled when I received a copy of this to review. While not bad, I was still left mildly disappointed when I finished reading it. I was looking forward to an exciting read, where I would get a chance to learn more about the new Doctor. Unfortunately, The Blood Cell made the newest incarnation of the Doctor seem a bit bland.

It mostly focuses on the Governor and how he deals with his newest prisoner, the Doctor. It takes place in The Prison, which is located on an isolated asteroid, from which there is no escape. Essentially, they're all prisoners, including the Governor.

I don't think this book really captures the essence of Doctor Who. For one thing, it's told from the Governor's point of view, so we really don't get to go inside the Doctor's head. For another, I never felt any real sense of danger... only a slight touch of paranoia - the Governor's mostly. Even at the end, when they actually were in danger, it didn't feel like there was any need to worry. It was a bit anti-climatic.

The Blood Cell was lackluster, at best.

Rating (out of five stars):

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