last day of April already.So for the last time during the science-fiction romance month we will meet Kitty and co in Alien Proliferation, book 4 of the series written by Gini Koch.
Editor : DAW BOOKS
Publication : 2011
Genre: science-fiction romanceSource: bought
Short description from goodread :
Alien Super-Being Exterminator Kitty Katt is expecting her first baby. But the alien attacks are getting more dangerous, and now Kitty and her Alpha Centaurion husband, Jeff, have to find out who's behind the conspiracy to kill Kitty's secret agent mom and what caused Kitty's transformation into a superhuman-and they've got to do it all before the baby shower...
I don’t know why I keep to be afraid before starting a book of this series, Gini Koch is a prolific author yes but she doesn’t put the quality at the second plan quite the opposite ( thanks also to her support team ).
Kitty and Jeff have a baby girl and with such parents, we can imagine how she is and will be. But, this isn’t a sappy romance, how could it be when kitty is involved? Even just after giving birth she is confronted to new super megalomaniac and big scheme to control the world but it’s a new Kitty that will face these hardships with her friends and the poofs’ help ( I still want one by the way ^^,,)
The plot is deeper than before and we discover that the A-c can be very, very naïve sometimes and that they can be very happy to have kitty and her family and Chuckie on their side. The story is also deeper, while there are still the witty banter, the humour, the full action package, the romance and all; there was also some very deep emotional part and I couldn’t stop being moved by it, nearly crying. Now, don’t be afraid Gini Koch didn’t change her writing style and the book didn’t become dark and sad, not at all but in this one more that the other for me she used emotional leverage so the transition instilled in this book could move properly in the next one.
Kitty is discovering more reasons to protect the A-C like she is, it’s not only because she love an Alien or because now her baby is a target too. No, she is starting to understand to what end and by what means some can go to achieve their dream of conquest, power and domination. Yes she has read some in comics but in real life, it hurts a lot more. She knows what is at risk and what has to be done. She also discovers how good her team is.
New characters are introduced, like in each book, and she keep the recruitment going at a high rate and we love that. We can see Christopher at a deeper level too. He is more fragile and you could have thought and Chuckie isn’t as lost as we could have expected. Serene is more secondary but will perhaps have a bigger role in the next book being in the team and respected.
So really a great addition to the series and like Gini announced in several interview, the main focus of book 5 will change and how the characters adapt to it. It could be very funny and I can’t wait to see how Kitty will learn to keep her cool and be diplomatic while still being so honest with tongue lashing.
|Book read for the Reading Challenge 2012|
This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge
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|Book read for the 2012 TBR reading Challenge|