Aliens Abroad By Gini Koch — [Book Review]

by Ari Augustine Posted January 19, 2018 in Book Reviews, Home, Review Archives / 1 Comment

Author: Gini KochAliensabroad
Title: Aliens Abroad
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: DAW
Pages: 560
Release Date: February 6, 2018
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Blurb: With the human population growing and alien refugees pouring in from around the galaxy, Earth is becoming too overcrowded to sustain itself–and the solar system is filling up with the alien overflow. Advanced technology from the Alpha Centauri and Vatusan systems offers one possible solution. It’s time to explore new planets and see if any uninhabited ones can be claimed. 
The President and First Lady, aka Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, aren’t supposed to be on this mission, but what looks like a snafu during a political photo op on the newly christened Distant Voyager spaceship turns out to be a call for help from a planet that might be Earth’s salvation…or its destruction. 
The discovery of a world at the opposite end of the galaxy that seems like it could be a twin to Earth creates the usual issues for Kitty & Company. It also raises questions of Z’porrah and Ancient influence–not to mention cloning, the multiverse, and, scariest of all, whether or not the Black Hole Universe Police are starting to take too much of an interest in this particular universe.


Praise for Gini Koch’s Alien series:

“Gini Koch’s Alien books remind us why we read: it’s fun!” —Kirkus

“Aliens, danger, and romance make this a fast-paced, wittily written SF romantic comedy.” —Library Journal
“A series that shows no signs of slowing down.” Publishers Weekly


My Review:

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Aliens Abroad is the sixteenth novel in Gini Koch’s Science Fiction series, but don’t let that stop you from picking up this steamy action packed thrill ride. If you have not read the first fifteen books, never fear! Aliens Abroad is confident enough to fill the gaps while  simultaneously propelling you straight into the galactic core of the story – and into the chaotic, but exciting adventures of Kitty Katt-Martini.
What I loved: What didn’t I love? The star protagonist, Kitty Katt, is unlike any other science fiction female character I’ve ever read: She’s the First Lady to the President, making her the first ever married protagonist I’ve read in a series like this. I love that her marriage doesn’t take over who she is independently and their relationship doesn’t fall into a stereotypical hole. Too often I read stories where the marriage is a burden, where the two people can’t seem to do anything without the other, and the relationship is perceived as this bland, abandoned asteroid floating in social oblivion. Kitty and Jeff’s relationship is anything, but boring. Hell, I’d go as far as calling them a power couple I wouldn’t want to conspire against.
I especially enjoyed this parallel world of Earth and intergalactic relations. Koch does her research when it comes to constellations, galaxies, and governmental structures, which sucked me right into a world that felt like our reality, but wasn’t. 
From the very first page, I was thrust into the thick of action – or as I like to call it, the hornets nest. Kitty and I were thrown into a wild train ride of action as she launched into an adventure to find several solutions to the looming problem. I loved her personality: her passion and determination to resolve conflict made me admire it. In her own way, she’s a sort of galactic superhero with a hubby sidekick and she was kickass all the way.
What I wasn’t crazy about: Absolutely nothing. I know! It’s rare to find a book where I can’t form a single complaint or an element I felt could have been better, but Aliens Abroad impressed me enough that I have nothing negative to say.
I’m speechless. It’s Amazing.
Conclusion:
I have just four words for you: GO READ THIS BOOK. I’m serious, people. Aliens Abroad brought fresh elements to the science-fiction novel and it drew me in like the gravitational pull of a black hole. It’s the kind of story that left me anxiously chewing the inside of my cheek as my heart raced and I couldn’t (much to my own disdain) read fast enough. From the first page, I was tangled in the story and invested in all the characters. Nothing is more important than that for me, and it’s why I recommend you launch yourself into this book.


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