The ripple effect by Malorie Blackman, an e-book review

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Another Doctor Who 50th anniversary short novel e-book review. This time, the seventh in its series. The ripple effect by Malorie Blackman. Be aware of spoilers.

the ripple effect

About the book:

  • Kindle Edition
  • Author: Malorie Blackman
  • Published July 23rd 2013 by Puffin
  • ASIN: B00B5N35JY
  • edition language: English
  • series: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #7




Synopsis according to Goodreads:

When the TARDIS lands on Skaro, the Seventh Doctor and Ace are shocked to discover the planet has become the universal centre of learning, populated by a race of peace-loving Daleks. Ever suspicious of his archenemies’ motives, the Doctor learns of a threat that could literally tear the universe apart…

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children’s fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord.

My thoughts:

I loved this one. Again, although I’m not familiar with the seventh Doctor and his companion Ace, it wasn’t hard for me to imagine this story with the newer Doctors and companions I do know. Say like 10 and Rose.

The concept of this story about Skaro being a peace loving planet and the Daleks not evil any more is a brilliant idea and one I hope they turn into an episode if possible.

It has all the good components of a brilliant Doctor Who story, Daleks, Skaro, Time-Lords, paradox, the Tardis. This is one of my favourite Doctor Who short stories so far.

Although, and this is counts for all the other short stories as well. It’s too short. Because of the limited amount of pages you get the feeling the author wanted to tell us much more, explain more and give the story more dept, but instead it feels like a lot of it ended up in the thrash because of the amount of pages, which I think is a shame.

Where to get it:




Oh, a definite 9 out of 10 for this one. I think it’s brilliant!


About hotcutegirlygeek

Hi I’m Mendy, 30, live in the Netherlands together with my lovely cat Sir James. I’m a social worker who works with drug addicts and homeless people by day and a geek, avid blogger and aspiring author by heart. I read, write, blog, bake and create. More about Hot Cute Girly Geek

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