Alien in the Family is the third book in this bizarre comic-book style science fiction series that I continue to read for reasons beyond understanding. It’s like when you’re watching a really bad movie or TV series, and you know it’s bad, but it’s bad in a specific way, and you can’t take your eyes off of it even though you know you should. That’s what this is. In fact, it would make a great TV series. If by great you mean people will continue to watch it for years after it stopped being good because there is something about that wish-fulfillment fantasy that speaks to the average American viewer. Like Heroes.
What can I say? Super-sexy aliens, intergalactic danger, and a wedding. This book wasn’t as good as the first two books in the series for one reason: The last quarter of it was given over to a long, drawn out description of wedding prep and an actual wedding. I think the author may have been having more fun with her fantasy wedding than I was. I’d recommend skipping that part — seriously, nothing else happens.
Still, on to the next book in the series!
Title: Alien in the Family
Author: Gini Koch
Genre: Cheesy Sci-fi (the cheese is important. It’s a soft cheese, or maybe a curd cheese, like cottage cheese)
Published April 5th 2011