Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Touched by an Alien Review

Title: Touched by an Alien
Author: Gini Koch
Genre: Science Fiction/Romance
Series: Alien Novels #1

Synopsis: Katherine “Kitty” Katt thought she was witnessing a domestic disturbance as she left the Pueblo Caliente courthouse after her day of jury duty. However then the man she thought was about to get violent with his wife sprouts wings and turns into a superbeing hell-bent upon destruction. Instead of running away Kitty kills the monster with a pen. She is then whisked away by impossibly handsome Armani wearing men (one of whom has already proposed marriage five minutes after their first meeting) and is invited to join a secret, alien run, agency that attempts to eliminate these superbeings.

Review: I found Touched by an Alien to be a fairly entertaining story, although I did get tired of the clichés that popped up on every single page. The reader needs to be familiar with comic book characters. For example, if you don’t know who Daredevil is, or what cerebro does, you will probably be a bit lost at times. Most of the aliens were too perfect, making it hard to get lost in the story because their characters were not very believable. I loved Jeff’s character though and found it sweet that he wasn’t afraid to tell everyone he met, including her parents, that he wanted to marry Kitty and have lots of kids. The story was full of exciting action that kept me interested even when the clichés and flat characters were grinding on my last nerve. I will be reading the sequel when it’s released and I do recommend this novel for anyone looking for a light read.

Publisher: DAW Books
ISBN: 978-0756406004

If you like this book you may want to read:
Those Who Walk in Darkness by John Ridley (ISBN 978-0446612029)
The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson (ISBN 978-0060898915)

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