Ten Little Aliens By Stephen Cole

Title: Ten Little Aliens

Author: Stephen Cole

First Published: 2002

Publisher: BBC Books

Blurb:

Deep in the heart of a hollowed-out moon the First Doctor finds a chilling secret: ten alien corpses, frozen in time at the moment of their death. They are the empire’s most wanted terrorists, and their discovery could end a war devastating the galaxy. But is the same force that killed them still lurking in the dark? And what are its plans for the people of Earth? (From Goodreads, 12th May 2014).

Review:

Okay, so I am not too sure how many people who come across this blog like Dr Who, but I do and I was so so happy when my partner bought me all of the 50th anniversary books. One for each doctor so far. This book involves the first doctor and a rather spooky alien adventure.

Being the first Dr Who novel I have ever read I must say I really enjoyed it! However, compared to some of the more recent TV episodes I would describe this novel as rather dark, and not for the faint of heart. Although I have yet to watch the earlier Dr Who shows, however, I have seen clips of William Hartnell as the Doctor and I did feel him on the page.

This is a thrilling adventure for those who like Dr Who and who also enjoy the more alien sci-fi style of Dr Who.

An enjoyable read.

3.5 out of 5

What is to come?

So I have been absent for a while, and my last post did not give much away. However, here is what should be appearing in the next couple of weeks!

Reviews:

       

       

       

Other:

I will be doing an update on my TBR challenges, also I will update you on my book buying ban….which is going better than I thought it would! I am quite impressed with myself!

I hope you look forward to these posts, and that you forgive me for my absence, but sometimes uni has to be a priority (unfortunately).

Blethering Books 🙂

January Wrap Up

This is my first ever wrap up post, and as I said at the beginning of the year this is going to be a new feature to my blog!

I have read 5 books in January, however, I am behind on getting my reviews up – multiple reasons. However, I am not going to go into my excuses, just watch out for the reviews going up soon (hopefully)!

The Iron Queen By Julie Kagawa

The Reflections of Queen Snow White By David Meredith

Ten Little Aliens By Stephen Cole

The Name of the Star By Maureen Johnson

Pushing the Limits By Katie McGarry

I have also started two books in January which I have yet to finish. These are:

The Eyre Affair By Jasper Fforde

Human Remains By Elizabeth Haynes

So I managed to read two of the books on my January TBR, and start the two other books that were on my list. Plus I managed to read 3 that were not on my January TBR…not too bad a start to 2014….

As always, click on the image and get taken to the Goodreads page, if the title has a link, it is to my blog post for that novel.

Please leave comments to let me know what you think of about my blog, the books I am reading, or anything book related!

Happy Reading!

Dr Who: The Nightmare of Black Island By Mike Tucker and Anthony Head

Title: The Nightmare of Black Island

Author: Mike Turner

Narrator: Anthony Head

Publisher: BBC Books

Publication Date: 21st September 2006

Blurb:

On a lonely stretch of Welsh coastline, a fisherman is killed by a hideous creature from beneath the waves. When the Doctor and Rose arrive, they discover a village where the children are plagued by nightmares, and the nights are ruled by monsters. The villagers suspect that ancient industrialist Nathanial Morton is to blame, but the Doctor has suspicions of his own. Who are the ancient figures that sleep in the old priory? What are the monsters that prowl the woods after sunset? What is the light that glows in the disused lighthouse on Black Island? As the children’s nightmares get worse, the Doctor and Rose discover an alien plot to resurrect an ancient evil… (From Goodreads, 18th March 2013)

Review:

I didn’t actually read the book but listened to the audio book which was an abridged edition. I really enjoyed it. It was the first time I have really listened to an audio book and I am glad that I decided to try audio books out!

This is set when Dr Who was played by David Tennant and his companion was Roes (Billy Piper). We follow the mystery of why there are monsters ruling the island at the night. We are taken through the mystery with twists and turns keeping it excited. The lighthouse is mysterious and intrigues the doctor.

I can’t really say much as I would spoil it and give away the mysteries. But this is perfect for those Dr Who fans who are missing the shows, and families going away on holidays with long  drives! It will keep the kids entertained!

First audio book experience – 4 out of 5 because I love Antony Head – was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan!

Over all 3.5 out of 5 as only 4 hours long.