Started: August 6, 2015
Finished: August 8, 2015
Rating: 5/5 stars
Doctor Who-fan? Yes. Yes, yes, yes, YES!
This book contains three stories inspired by three Doctor Who-episodes from the 2005 revamp – The Bells of Saint John, The Angels Take Manhattan and The Snowmen. And while the first story – “Summer Falls” by Amelia Williams (yep, you know exactly who that is, don’t you?) – doesn’t reference actual Doctor Who things like the other two do it’s still just as brilliant.
“Summer Falls” is the story that’s inspired by The Bells of Saint John, but it could just as well be inspired by The Snowmen. And, like I said, there aren’t any Doctor Who things mentioned in this. At least not directly. I mean, there is a man who is sort of kind of (definitely) The Doctor; talks like him, has a “shed” that accidentally made his cat talk…
“The Angel’s Kiss” is The Angels Take Manhattan, but without the presence of Rory and Amy (unfortunately). So it’s not quite like the prop-version of the episode – and no, there’s no chapter called “The Roman in the Cellar” (sadly). But it’s still just as brilliant because, hey, we get to read things from the point of view of Melody Malone (*cough* River Song *cough*), there’s psychic lipstick featured and, yes, there are Weeping Angels to deal with.
After reading “The Angel’s Kiss”, I had no idea how the last story, “The Devil in the Smoke”, could top it. But one sentence in and it already had. Because guess what people we get to follow here? That’s right; everyone’s favorite PATERNOSTER GANG! Vastra, Strax and Jennie running about Victorian London! How brilliant is that?!
Anyway, gonna try and not fangirl too hard about this (which is difficult), but I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of the show or who might be interested in watching it. And for those of you who are considering it, here’s what made me absolutely sure that I had to read it ASAP:
BookTubeAThon 2015: A book you really want to read