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05 July 2014 @ 08:46 pm
The Way through the Woods by Una McCormack  
Long time readers of this blog may recall that I have been somewhat underwhelmed by BBC Books Dr Who New Series novelisations and may have realised that I eventually broke my completist habit and stopped buying them. The problem I have, having decided that I no longer need to own all of something is that I quite rapidly decide I don't need any of them at all and I hadn't really bought a Dr Who book since. However I kept hearing vague rumblings that some of the newer books were good and the ones by Una McCormack were mentioned, so I put them on the Amazon wish list and some duly turned up for Christmas.

I'm not going to write about it at length because I feel about it much as I've felt about the other New Series novelisations. It's OK. It's a solid enough tale, treats the companions (Amy and Rory here) well, is dealing with themes of being a non-combatant left out of a war (either by choice or necessity), and has a nice spooky Who-ish central premise. And yet, and yet, and yet, I can't help feeling it would have been a better book if it hadn't been aimed at the younger end of young adult. I feel I've said that, to a greater or lesser extent, about every New Series book I've read.

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