Review: Alien in the Family by Gini Koch

Filed in Gini Koch , Review , The Geeky Lover Posted on April 4, 2011 @ 10:00 am 9 comments

Format read: paperback from the author for review
Number of pages: 320 pages
Release Date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: Daw
Formats available: ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s Website, Book Depository

Book Blurb:

Super-Being Exterminator Kitty Katt and the Alpha Centaurian she loves, Jeff Martini, should be finalizing their wedding plans. But that was before she discovers Jeff is in line to become Emperor back on his home world. Kitty knows she is everything a royal family wouldn’t approve of, and is bracing herself for the worst. As it turns out, the royal family is just the beginning. Especially when extraterrestrial Amazonian terrorists are determined to start and end Kitty and Jeff’s nuptial festivities with a bang.

My Thoughts: 

Be warned this review is definitely spoiling book 1 and 2. 

Alien in the Family was probably one if the most anticipated books of 2011 for me. I love this series so much- the mix of fun, wit, action and sexy times is just irresistible for me. And this newest addition didn’t disappoint. We see all those lovely characters we welcomed into our heart, again. This book just fits or we could even say it’s our usual AC routine.*wink*
Kitty and Martini are wonderful as always. They are happily engaged and are nearing the end of the wedding preparations. Kitty is as witty and clever as always but we see more of her softer side. She’s still a strong and opinionated but there are some moments were even she is unsure. I loved how she often heard what her heart told her- I’m a real lover of impulse decisions. Martini is so much in love- he really steals my heart every time he enters the scene. He’s strong and a leader but from time to time his unsureness shows. it made me want to hug him until he feels better.  Both get an extra depth in this book-there are some rough decisions to make and both have to be strong and have to believe in each other.
We also still have the wonderful side cast. Reader is still every girl’s  wet dream even though he is still gay. Dammit! He gets a more of a center role in Alien in the Family and that made me more than happy. I loved to see him in commander mode- it really suits him but I love his teasing self a tiny bit more. 
Than there is Chuckie. I don’t know why but in the first book Chuckie always embodied the “best friend” type for me but he is gradually getting more and more one of the hot guys. He shows a bit more of his emotional side in this one and I really liked that he not that opposing any longer. Makes him way more likable and I really hope that he perhaps might get his own Dazzler at some point (hint for Gini). 
We also meet some very awesome new side characters in this one. Can’t tell you much about these besides that you will love them. But I will tell you that I want a poof of my own. But now my lips are sealed- I swear.
The plot is as always fast-paced and engaging. You will curse yourself that you can’t read faster and sit on the edge of seat, bite your nails and really hope you won’t drop your book while doing it. I was so surprised how everything turned out and even more when I saw what the last part of the book was all about. *huge happy grin from ear to ear*
This book surprised me so much- I know I’m saying this way too often but Ms Koch really does things that aren’t usually done in this genre and I love her even more for doing it. It’s not like any other science fiction book you will ever read. 
Alien in the Family is full of funny action, romance, emotion and so much more. It will make you squee and perhaps even wet your eyes at times. I loved every second of it. It’s a thrilling ride you won’t forget. So to sum it all up: Alien in the Family will rock your socks of.

I give Alien in the Family 4,5 out of 5 bookies.

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About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • Stella (Ex Libris) April 4, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I read your review with half eye closed because the next book I'll be reading will be Alien in the Family and I certainly didn't want to spoil any of the fun 😀
    Can't wait to revisit Kitty and Martini, I love the universe Gini Koch has created! If only I could meet a few Acs… *sighs* ;-D lol

  • Blodeuedd April 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Eeeeeeee, I want!

  • Sullivan McPig April 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Great review!
    I love this series.

  • Ren April 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I'd read Touched by An Alien, and have Alien Tango at my TBR. Will read after it after this.

    I love Martini ^_^. He and Kitty are rock at book 1. Good combination 🙂

  • SusiSunshine April 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    @Stella LOl I do that too! Can't wait to hear what you think. We will squee together I tell ya!

    @Blodeuedd Perhaps you should get this one to feel better 😉

    @Sullivan McPig Thanks and me too! <3

    @Ren Go Ren go!!!! *cheers* You won't regret it!

  • LSUReader April 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I. Can't. Wait. I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous, Susi! I love this series–the characters, the humor–it's wonderful. Thanks for your review.

  • SusiSunshine April 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    @LSUReader Yes I love it too! Gini and her books are made of awesome. Only one more day hon! ((hug))

  • Welzen April 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Great review!

    I haven´t read this serie but it sounds great.

  • SusiSunshine April 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    @Welzen You really should- wonderful books. *g*

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