Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday #Review - Alien Education by Gini Koch #Science Fiction @GiniKoch @dawbooks

Series: Katherine "Kitty" Katt # 15
Format: Paperback, 544 pages
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: DAW
Source: Publisher
Genre: Science Fiction \ Action & Adventure

The fifteenth novel of Gini Koch’s rollicking sci-fi Alien series.

Due to Earth and its solar system becoming a favorite location for disaffected aliens of all kinds, problems with integration of all Earth-bound alien children into schools becomes a major issue that ends up becoming First Lady Kitty Katt-Martini’s new official cause—and one that’s taking up more of her time than is good for anyone. At the same time, moving the school-aged children out of the American Centaurion Embassy Daycare and into regular schools highlights some students and parents who seem suspect to Occasional Room Mom Kitty and Career Day Jeff. As things become the 1960s all over again, all over Earth, the discovery of a plot to mind control the next generation surfaces, and a race against time for the hearts and especially the minds of all Earth’s children begins…including the mind of Jamie Martini.

Series Overview: Katherine “Kitty” Katt-Martini joins forces with gorgeous aliens from Alpha Centauri to protect the Earth, kick evil alien butt, and save the day with hairspray and rock and roll—not necessarily in that order.

Alien Education is the (15th) installment in author Gini Koch's Katherine "Kitty" Katt series. After the tumultuous events of Operation Immigration, aka Alien Nation, where a massive alien arrival on Earth was handled with Kitty's usual flare, twisted brilliance, and antics, President Jeff Martini, First Lady Kitty Katt-Martini, and the rest of the Scooby Gang are gearing up for what will be an eventful series of events.  The first day of school for Jamie-Katt and the rest of the kids 

From Kitty's humorous appearance on Good Day USA, to helping Earth join the Galactic Council & becoming Earth's representative to the rest of the known galaxy, to having to deal with the fact that people are actually turning themselves into cyborgs as a way of living forever. Kitty even has her own school bully in the PTA who puts Kitty in her sights right from the onset, and doesn't let up no matter how hard Kitty tries to use her sarcasm and humor to break the ice. Thankfully, Kitty has Team Tough Guys (Buchanan, Siler, Wreck) and Lizzie as backups. 

This is a story that once again shows Kitty's depth as a character. As a parent of two amazing children, as a wife & lover to Jeff, and as First Lady who kicks ass, takes names, and doesn't let alone mess what is hers. Kitty knows no limits when it comes to keeping her cubs and the people she loves safe from the True Believers, Death Dealers, The Tinkerer, and Fembots who have been created to steal Jamie from Kitty, Kill Kitty's mother, and interrupt Kitty's streak of very public wins that has set back Team Villains back to the beginning, and asking for a truce.

Koch is a masterful storyteller who uses sarcasm, humor, action, romance, and plenty of twists to keep readers happy and satisfied. After 15 books, the cast of characters once again grows. Along with those who have chosen to become Kitty's allies rather than enemies, are a group of newly arrived aliens who help her out in a particularly tough spot. Love me some turtles! You would think that Koch would find coming up with fresh and entertaining storylines hard. But, that isn't the case with Gini Koch and her Kitty Katt series. I am seriously impressed with her world building, her use of music that I have, and haven't heard before, and characters who are both lovable, relatable, and fun to read about. The good news for readers is that Koch plans on writing 5 more books! Yippee! 

PS - The scene on the cover of the book actually happens during a hockey game. I love these covers! Each and every one of them has been key moments in the story itself.

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