Really Really Short Reviews: Lights Out by Holly Black

Really Really Short ReviewsWelcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?) – KIM IS HIJACKING THIS ONE! MWAHAHAHA!

Lights Out by Holly BlackPublisher: Puffin (October 23, 2014)
ebook: 1835 KB / 39 pages
Series: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #12
Source: Netgalley
Add on: Goodreads
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Doctor Who short story featuring the Twelfth Doctor. It follows in the tradition of the series of short stories published last year by Puffin featuring each Doctor.


It definitely lived up to the “short” portion of “short story”, but it packs a punch in that limited format. Much like the Twelfth Doctor on TV, Holly Black deftly captures the essence of this incarnation. It’s a bit creepy, a bit thrilling, and full of heart. Overall, well worth the read for any Doctor Who fan.


Space is so dark that looking out at it confounds the brain. The more you stare at the vastness of it, at the hanging stars and the swirling galaxies, the more you start to notice how imprecise words like ‘dark’ and ‘black’ and ‘endless’ are. There are so many gradients of shadow, all of them terrifying to me.

That’s why I keep the lights on.

Author: Kim

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0 Replies to “Really Really Short Reviews: Lights Out by Holly Black”

  1. Though I have watched the show since the 80s (though being in the States we got the 70s Tom Baker) but I’ve never read any of the books. This sounds like a good place to start!

    1. I read a few of them, but this was the first for the 12th Doctor. Some can be hit or miss. The audiobooks tend to amazing because the actors often do the recordings themselves. 😀 David Tennant read one involving 10 and Rose and it’s my favorite. <3

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