Saturday, 3 May 2014

Review: Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead

Something Borrowed is the sixth in a year long series of eBooks released by Puffin in 2013 as a part of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who celebrations. Each story was to feature a different incarnation of the Doctor, written by a different and well-established author of books for children and young adults. And despite catching this one rather late, I have to admit, this and the other stories prove to be one hell of a nostalgia trip for an old Whovian like myself. Consequently, I have decided to feature them all on here ...

The Doctor: The Sixth Doctor

The Companion: Peri

The Author: Richelle Mead, author of Vampire Academy

My Review: Something Borrowed is the first of the stories to be written by a female and told via the first person perspective of one of the companions. (And, consequently, Mead's version of Peri is not only fashion conscious, but quite scathing of the Sixth Doctor's somewhat ridiculous outfits.) On this occasion, the Doctor and Peri have been invited to a wedding on a distant planet, which has some odd rituals, all of which provide another of the Doctor's enemies, The Rani. The whole thing is a very amusing tale with a little bit of romance thrown in.