Torchwood: Almost Perfect (Torchwood #9)
Emma is 30, single and frankly desperate. She woke up this morning with nothing to look forward to but another evening of unsuccessful speed-dating. But now she has a new weapon in her quest for Mr Right. And it's made her almost perfect.
Gwen Cooper woke up this morning expecting the unexpected. As usual. She went to work and found a skeleton at a table for two and a coll
The chapters have... titles. It's not like Chapt ...more
As the book begins, we learn that Ianto Jones has awakened with a gap in his memory, no clothes, and the body of a ‘perfect’ ...more
I think I wish this book had actually been written by a woman. Ianto started out quite inte ...more
It reads a little bit like a sketchy fanfiction at times and the constant switching of POVs got very annoying very fast. I also wish that the book had delved a little deeper than skin level with Ianto's character, perhaps realistically working out how he'd react to suddenly being a wom ...more
The only redeeming factor for this book was despite the fact that I ...more
I won't go on too much as I would just be repeating what other reviewers have said. However I will say that if you are a fan of the show or just a fan of any of the characters then you might be able to find this an enjoyable read.
I have watched the show, and I love Ianto so I could get throu ...more
This is the ninth book in the series, most of which I've only rated 3 stars or less. I think this is ...more
A book based on the television series. This takes place in between season two and season three. In this one, Ianto wakes up one morning as a beautiful woman and he has no recollection of how it happened.
I did not care for this book. My first problem is the characters felt off to me especially Jack. Jack isn't the noblest hero but in this book I felt like he was shallow. Gwen being jealous of Ianto and his looks didn't seem to fit in with the character either. I can ...more
I loved reading a book on Torchwood, not just Doctor Who, for a change. I really enjoy books that belong to TV shows. They are this little external universe that could be canon or not, that can be really interesting.
Torchwood is a lot different than Doctor Who and I love the characters a lot. Captain Jack Harkness has a special place in my heart and Almost Perfect got that across pretty well. Same goes for the other characters. Ianto and Gwen are mabye not my favourite ch ...more
It tried, very hard, to be a fun Torchwood book, in keeping with the show. And bits of it are excellent. Gwen and Rhys, Emma Webster, the Cheryl Cole style voice in her head, are all wonderfully drawn. They sounded real and believable. Jack and Ianto, not so much. Which is a problem when it's a book that focuses on Jack and Ianto.
In a large part, it's because I don't believe our Ianto Jones, Ianto - unflappable, repressing everything, neve ...more
The las ...more
I have a few major complaints about this book. First, Goss tends to tell us rather than show us. We don't get to "see" how Ianto and ...more
Yes, the plot concept reads like crack fanfiction, but that's all part of the fun. Don't expect ...more
And it didn't disappoint. The characters felt like the ones on television - Captain Jack trying to shag his way out of the "dire end of Cardiff situation" - Gwen and Rhys....and Ianto....even though he was slightly different....
What I did struggle with is the interpretation of what being a female is, and are we really as shallow as the book portrays i.e. only interested in Weight Watchers points and ...more
Definitely one of the top Torchwood novels! The Perfection's meat rooms were creepy, but Ianto being turned into a women was brilliant. Some of the ideas are confusing, like I'm still not 100% sure what the Perfection actually wanted to do, but it wasn't a significant loss. Also the set out of the novel itself and the chapter titles? So good! "Five Rare Times That Ianto Swears" and all.
Which, I admit, I worry about too.
Overall, it read like a well-thought fanfiction, which, of course, is what it is, albeit authorized. Hmm, maybe I should try that?