Mini Review: Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

January 13, 2016 Reviews 0 Comments

Mini Review: Touched by an Alien by Gini KochTouched by an Alien by Gini Koch
Series: Kitty Katt #1
Genres: Science Fiction
Published by DAW on 6 April 2010
Pages: 389
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Mini Review Alert! Lots of things good things come in small packages like truffles, chocolate, vanilla slices, cookies and baklava. While you can’t eat this review, hopefully you will enjoy it.

What’s a girl to do when a man turns into a winged monster right in front of you and starts rampaging? Well if you are Kitty, grab a pen from your handbag and attack. Her quick thinking attracted the attention of some handsome Armani clad aliens who offered her a job. Kitty’s illogical thinking contrasts strongly with their rational approach and wins her a bevy of admirers with alien Jeff Martini at the front of the pack. He claims Kitty is the one for him within seconds of meeting her and spends the rest of the novel trying to prove his worth.

If you look at the different components of this book then you are bound to discover flaws as the characters are universally snarky, Kitty goes from a regular gal to destroyer of evil without even a pretence of a learning curve, there’s a whacking great dose of insta-love, info-dump and overuse of words such as “fugly” and “girlfriend” etc. By rights, I should have hated it and yet I didn’t because Koch has carefully cultivated a B-grade vibe that is echoed in the funky cover art. It is more than the sum of its parts and I was charmed rather than repulsed because of the humour and quirky plot.

Make no mistake, this is a book that will polarise people because it is so very silly. I fall firmly into the ‘this is hilarious’ camp but if you don’t want a large side order of cheese to go with your romance then move along as this is not for you.


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