Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Books: Transport You Through Space and Time, Bigger on the Inside ... OMG, a book is a TARDIS!

Feed by MT Anderson     YA ANDERSON
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

Doctor Who Episode: The Long Game - Series 1 (Eccleston)
Why they go together: Both include and inundation of media and brain implantations.

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes     YA BARNES
There are people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them. Forgotten as soon as you turn away. That's why they make the perfect assassins. The Institute finds these people and takes them away for training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And threats must be eliminated. 16-year-old Claire was missed by the Institute's monitoring. But now they've ID'ed her and 17-year-old Nix must remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can't make the hit. It's as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are--because no one else can really see them.

Doctor Who Episode: Day of the Moon - Series 6 (Smith)
Why they go together: Both have beings that people forget as soon as they turn away.

The Diviners by Libba Bray     YA BRAY
Seventeen-year-old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

Doctor Who Episodes: Daleks In Manhattan - Series 3 (Tennant), The Unicorn and the Wasp - Series 4 (Tennant), The Angels Take Manhattan - Series 7 (Smith)
Why they go together: The first two episodes have mysterious happenings in the Big Apple, and the third episode deals with a 1920s murder (and real life) mystery.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card     YA CARD
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training. Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity.  Is Ender the general Earth needs?

Doctor Who Episode: Planet of the Ood - Series 4 (Tennant)
Why they go together: Looking at alien races and their intentions.

The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer     YA COLFER
 Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI's Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick.

Doctor Who Episode: The Next Doctor (Tennant)
Why they go together: Characters from a past time, both left in unfortunate circumstances deal with futuristic knowledge and must help protect the human race from earth changing threats.

Source: Book Riot

"You want weapons? We're in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room's the greatest arsenal we could have - arm yourselves!" - The Doctor (2006)

Tempest by Julie Cross     YA CROSS
After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jackson uses his supernatural abilities and travels back in time two years, where he falls in love with Holly all over again, learns that his father is a spy, and discovers powerful enemies of time who will stop at nothing to recruit him for their own purposes.

Doctor Who Episode: Father's Day  - Series 1 (Eccleston)
Why they go together: Death of a loved one and time travel, allowing characters to reclaim time together.

BZRK by Michael Grant    YA GRANT
On one side: Charles and Benjamin Armstrong's Nexus Humanus. On the other: a group of teen hackers who call themselves BZRK. Twenty-first-century warfare that takes place on the macro and nano level for the highest stakes: humanity's free will. It's time to choose sides.

Doctor Who Episode: Rise of the Cybermen - Series 2 (Tennant)
Why they go together: Humanity, warfare, and whether or not "upgrading" is really better.

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad     YA HARSTAD
In 2019, teens Mia, Antoine, and Midori are selected by lottery to join experienced astronauts on a NASA mission to the once top-secret moon base, DARLAH 2, while in a Florida nursing home, a former astronaut struggles to warn someone of the terrible danger there.

Doctor Who Episode: Waters of Mars (Tennant)
Why they go together:  Out in space, trapped with long forgotten horror and too far from Earth for any hope of rescue.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis     YA REVIS
Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up, fifty years too soon, to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.

Doctor Who Episode: 42 - Series 3 (Tennant)
Why they go together: Saving passengers trapped on a spaceship.

Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman     YA SHUSTERMAN
When sixteen-year-old Blake goes to a mysterious, by-invitation-only carnival he somehow knows that it could save his comatose brother, but soon learns that much more is at stake if he fails to meet the challenge presented there by the beautiful Cassandra.  

Doctor Who Episode: Nightmare in Silver - Series 7 (Smith)
Why they go together: Horrors, expected and unexpected, at a place that is supposed to be full of life and fun.

Variant by Robison Wells     YA WELLS
After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems.

Doctor Who Episode: School Reunion - Series 2 (Tennant)
Why they go together: Sinister goings on at prestigious, well to do, academies.
Source: Wikipedia
"We are all stories in the end, just make it a good one." - Doctor Who
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