Tuesday, June 18, 2013

75:120 The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery by Justin Richards

A story in the Doctor Who universe, supposedly being read by Amy Pond during the episode "The Angels Take Manhattan".  In the episode tho, it seems to be telling the story of what is happening to them before they actually experience it and that is not the case here.

Melody Malone is really River Song (or Melody Pond if you prefer), who has somehow gotten stuck in 1920s New York and has taken to being a detective to try and figure out what is going on with the Angels.  She is sucked into a mystery that has more than Weeping Angels for her to figure out tho.

I wanted to like this book.  I LOVE River Song and you could hear her sass in this but that was all there was to it.  Her brains seemed to be almost completely missing until something slapped her so hard across the face that she couldn't possibly miss it.  Sorry but River Song is smart.  Yes, she is sassy and flirtatious but she has a brain and I missed hearing that from her character.  In all, this is a short story that didn't get the time and attention to detail that it truly deserved and what I would expect from a Doctor Who novel or even novella.  This is the second actual novel tie-in that they've done and I've been disappointed with both which is a shame.

Page count: 80p/18,897p ytd/163,317p lifetime

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