Alien in the Family
Book 3: Alien/Kitty Katt Series
By Gini Koch
Hillarious Earth-based Sicence Fiction
Paperback, 457 pages
Published by DAW
Wedding plans are stressful enough when your relatives all live on Earth. With The revelation of long ignored relatives – who happen to also be royalty – things take an unhappy turn and manage to still get worse. With a far distant delegation coming to make sure Kitty passes all the tests required to marry into the family – tests she’s sure she’ll fail – it seems the only one who can save her from drowning in a sea of crinoline and silk is Reader. Dealing with the inevitable double cross, well… she’ll have to handle that one on her own.
This novel intraduces a large cast of characters that we haven’t seen up until now and manages to keep them all straight, which is commendable. The friendship between Reader and Kitty is fleshed out even further and makes you really wish he was the main character… which I’m sure isn’t something most would see as a positive point, but it works for this series.
POOFS. You will want one.
This is the first book in the series where I felt a little let down by the plot. There’s what feels a little like a Deus ex Machina at the end, and while I don’t know how else it would have been resolved without adding another few chapters… I think that it needed to have a better resolution on that particular part of the plot.
Also, fair warning, you will be embarrassed during the wedding scene… and if you aren’t… well you might not have any shame.
Buy, Borrow, Brush Past:
If you liked the first two books, Buy this one. The small annoyances don’t detract from the overall picture. If you were iffy on the first two, totally grab this one from the Library or a friend – it’s still funny enough to warrant a read.