Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Summer Falls and other stories by James Goss and Justin Richards

Summer Falls and more by James Goss and Justin Richards
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Pages: 288
Rating:💜💜💜💜 1/2
Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository

Summer Falls by Amelia Williams: Young Kate discovers a mysterious painting entitled "The Lord of Winter" in a charity shop, leading her on an adventure she never could have planned. 
The Angel's Kiss by Melody Malone: Detective Melody Malone has an unexpected caller: movie star Rock Railton thinks someone is out to kill him, and when he mentions the "kiss of the Angel" she takes the case. Devil in the Smoke, as recounted by Mr. Justin Richards: On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman — and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery.

My inner fangirl is rolling around on the floor, crying happy tears. I've wanted to read this book since Clara was seen holding it and I was not disappointed. All three novellas were full of references to the show so I highly recommend that all Doctor Who fans should read this book. But even if you're not a Doctor Who fan you should pick it anyway because these are three beautifully written books.

  1. Summer Falls by Amelia Williams (5/5)
    "Kate stood, watching the sea for a long time. She'd never seen anything so impossible, so beautiful. She looked out at the waves frozen into mountain peaks, stretching towards a distant, dark sky, and she felt afraid. She was alone in a world that was a dream."
    This novella was beautifully written and had the feeling of a mystery / sci-fi novel which I loved. It gave me warm tingly feelings inside, and it had a very Christmassy vibe (even though it is set in August).
  2. The Angel's Kiss by Melody Malone (5/5)
    "But I am Melody Malone, with ice in my heart and a kiss on my lips. In the city that never sleeps and should never blink, mysteries are my business."
    One of my favourite Doctor Who characters is River Song (Melody Pond), and Melody Malone was obviously based off her. She was a private detective solving supernatural crimes whilst on the lookout for The Doctor. She is smart, sassy and sexy but also able to get to the root of the crime. This may be my favourite novella of the three.
  3. Devil in the Smoke by Justin Richards (4/5)"Madame Vastra leaned back in her chair and clasped her hands in front of her on the table, for all the world like Sherlock Holmes. Only female. And green." My least favourite of the three, mainly because of the characters. In Doctor Who I don't particularly care about Strax, who plays a big role in this story. However it was funny and captivating, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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