The Crawling Terror by Mike Tucker is the newest edition the Doctor Who series of books. Each book is like an episode and this book in particular centers around mysterious mutant insects. Doctor Who is a popular TV series originally produced in1963 and has since earned a place in pop culture. Who hasn't heard of the infamous traveling "Tardis"? Anyone familiar with popular media would recognize the "Public call box" as it travels in space. There have been many "Dr Whos" and this fiction novel is based on the adventures of the 12th doctor.
This fast paced story jumps right into the action- with an enlarged spider. Fans of the popular TV series will enjoy the common themes of the television show, within this book. Readers who enjoy mystery and science fiction fans alike, will also enjoy this book. There is enough authentic graphic scientific description to hold the attention of true Sci fi fans. The authentic historic elements of traveling back into time will be appreciated by history enthusiasts. This is a well rounded story with a variety of elements. While the tv series is equally enjoyed by adults as well as teens and children alike, this 250 page novel is written at the middle school age level. It is an appropriate book choice for teens or young adults.
As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Broadway books an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, for the purpose of writing this review.