Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Review: Alien Vs Alien by Gini Koch

 Title: Alien Vs Alien 
Author: Gini Koch 
Genre: Science Fiction/Romance
Series: Katherine "Kitty" Katt #6
Publisher: Daw
 Number of Pages: 432
Source: Publisher  

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.

This series is like reading an action movie: you never know who is friend or foe, what one liner Kitty will come up next or what new hot guys will appear.  In this book Kitty is once again in the middle of everything, despite having her security clearance taken away and being kept out of the loop of important things that concern the A-C's.  What I love most about Kitty is that nothing keeps her down or out of the action. She always finds a way to be in the thick of things despite being a new mom or Jeff and Chuckie trying to keep her safe.  Kitty is honestly one of my favorite heroines, mainly because you never know what she will do or say next. As she would tell you, she's all for the crazy and I love her for it.  I also love that she and Jeff stay together as a couple and family. I can't remember another series that has such a kick butt mom!
In this book there are new and old enemies, new pets and lots of adventure. I loved so much about this book that it's hard for me to pick out just a few things. Kitty's new talents are there, and I loved watching her grow and struggle with them. She's all about keeping her baby, Jamie and those close to her safe and heaven help those who are out to get those she cares about.  I love how she jumps into the middle of everything and surprises everyone by taking control of the situation.  

The last book Alien Proliferation, introduced so many new faces that it was hard for me  to keep track of what was going on. Alien vs Alien  has a lot of new faces as well, and all of the characters mentioned in previous books, but it was not nearly as confusing to me for some reason and I'm still not sure why I had such a hard time with the last book.   The secondary characters are  one of the main reasons if not more that I continue with this series. They have all become dear book friends and I care as much about them as I do Kitty and Jeff.We see more of MJO (Mister Joel Oliver) the Dazzlers, Poofs, Buchanan (my newest crush) and everyone else we love. I still can't believe how old and new character merge to make a great story, and that no one is left out. 

This series continues to be a favorite of mine, and I can't wait to see what trouble Kitty gets into next. 

Martini Sigh Meter: OFF THE CHARTS 
(What did  you expect? Jeff Martini is who this meter is named after!) 
Curran Crush Meter: OFF THE CHARTS
Rhiannon Kick Butt Heroine Meter: OFF THE CHARTS
Finn Sidekick Meter: OFF THE CHARTS
Sizzle Meter: High