Alien Vs. Alien by Gini Koch (Kitty Katt #6)

Alien Vs Alien by Gini KochAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Sci- Fi

Publisher: DAW

My Copy: Bought

Reviewer: Nikki

Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini and the rest of the American Centaurion Diplomatic Corps are still recovering from their introduction to Washington D.C. politics, parties, and conspiracies. So when compromising pictures arrive, no one’s too surprised. They’re also the least of anyone’s worries.

Evil androids running amok, birds of all kinds and from all places creating havoc, a Senator trapped in an ever-tightening web of intrigue, and escalating international tensions all seem tough but manageable. But the disappearance of Jeff Martini and Charles Reynolds during the International One World Festival signals more than the usual nastiness — and it looks like even ACE can’t help them.

Then new trouble arrives in old packages and even with the best hackers in the world, beings from near and far, the full might of Earth’s military, and the Wonder Twins on their side, Centaurion Division’s outmanned and outgunned.

Now Kitty’s racing against the clock to find not only Jeff and Chuckie, but to keep the peace between Middle Eastern countries, all while searching for the bases of super-soldier operations — to stop them or die trying.

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Kitty is back in book six to the wildly popular sci-fi Kitty Katt series! It has had its ups and downs certainly, with the last book being my least favorite, but through it all I have stuck around because of the infectious energy Gini Koch brings to the page. Alien Vs. Alien brings the readers back into the fold as yet another conspiracy intent on taking over the aliens and the world immanently threatens.

The last book found Kitty inheriting some powers of her own that seemed to be left over from her pregnancy with Jamie. Growing into those powers proved to be a lot to handle but in Alien Vs. Alien Kitty is finally learning the art of control and not a moment to soon. Bad guys…old and new…are showing up and setting their sights on Kitty and those she loves. As always Kitty seems to have a neon blinking sign above her head that says “KILL ME” and even though both Jeff and Chuckie try their best to keep her out of harms way, Kitty always manages to be right in the middle of all the trouble. Usually accompanied by some crazy action sequences that leaves even the best  movie director crying in shame at his inadequacies, and Kitty’s epic sassy mouth. I swear, things come out of that womans mouth that leave me chuckling page after page.  She is definitely not your typical heroine because in the end, along with Chuckie, Kitty is the one figuring things out and ensuring everyone around her is kept safe and sound. That includes a whole host of secondary characters who I have grown to really love. There is a ton and at times that many characters can be overwhelming….in fact it’s both my favorite part and my biggest gripe. I love each and every one but I feel like there should be a published cliff notes version of these books too. They all have their function and without them solving conspiracies would be a lot harder for Kitty.

The best part? Chuckie is getting him some BOOT-AY! I was incredibly happy at the progression his character takes in this book. The first few books found him forlorn and incredibly protective of Kitty. He had been in love with her for so long, unbeknownst to her, and when Jeff entered the picture early on, Chuckie had a hard time dealing with it. While they are still the very best of friends, it’s nice to see him moving on from her and finally knowing true happiness. Well as much happiness as one can fell while people are trying to kill you anyway.

My problem with book five, Alien Proliferation, was the mass confusion (and not the quirky fun kind) and its lack of action. I quickly lost interest in that one and had an extremely hard time finishing it. I found Alien Vs. Alien brought the fun back to the series and I am looking forward to seeing where else Koch can take us! Do not try and read this book without reading the entire series. Trust me on this one. You’ll be lost on page one and it won’t get better.

Gini Koch fans can expect the same engaging writing, one liners and cray-cray characters they have come to love from the Kitty Katt series. Alien Vs. Alien is a true sci-fi winner!

I give Alien Vs. Alien by Gini Koch 4 stars! 

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