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Alien in the House (Katherine "Kitty" Katt #7)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  878 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini have learned the ins and outs of Washington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war and foil dangerous plots. But, in the aftermath of Operation Destruction, the Gower girls’ powers are burned out, the entire A-C population has been “outed” as the aliens living on Earth that they are, and, worst of all, ACE is nowhere to be ...more
Paperback, first, 524 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by DAW (first published March 7th 2013)
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These books are very much a guilty pleasure series with remind me of the CW series on TV.

That being said at this point in the series Ms Koch needs to pair down her books somehow. The cast of characters has grown to something like 35 and they all need some kind of introduction in the book at various times even for people who have followed the series. This meant that to me it felt that 25% of the time we were just in a recap. In addition to this the book tries to introduce and complete so many dif
I'm going to start this review by telling you that this is a series that needs to be read in order, it is one of my all time favourite series though and it is well worth picking up a copy of Touched by an Alien if you haven't come across it yet. While this review won't contain spoilers for Alien in the House it will contain information about previous books so I wouldn't recommend reading further unless you have read up to Alien vs. Alien.

Just when Kitty and Jeff are settling into their roles as
Dec 18, 2012 Larissa rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

*NO Spoilers!

Kitty is back! Every “Alien” novel that comes out, is like finally getting a piece of your favorite dessert after too long without it! You are always feeling like you could have eaten much more.

I can’t believe we are already in book 7 of the Katherine “Kitty” Katt series. Gini Koch’s books are always a treat to read and Alien in the House is NO exception!

Kitty is back, along with all the friends, family and enemies she has acquired throughout the series. Alien in the House
Sep 11, 2012 Shelley rated it liked it
*Genre* Science Fiction
*Rating* 3-3.5

*Fast Summary*

Alien in the House, aka Operation Sherlock, once again throws Kitty & Gang into the middle of a firestorm that has political ramifications for the Alpha Centaurions. I do have to say that I really loved the arrival of Princess Rahmi & Rhee from Beta Twelve and hope they stick around so they can help Kitty survive and kick ass.

Another new character is Raj, a troubadour, who immediately becomes apart of the team and someone Kitty can team
May 14, 2015 Brianna rated it liked it
This took me ages to finish, and by the end, I was just relieved I had finally managed to. The book was pretty slow in places, with less action than the others. The story involved politics, murder, and lots of conspiracies all coming together. I really like Jamie, and how she seems to be an advanced baby. Plus, some characters we met a couple books ago turned out to be not all they seemed. To add to this, Kitty and Jeff had a lot of page time, and I liked seeing that. So I liked this book, but i ...more
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Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Can they save the House of Representatives?

Opening Sentence: “As any person who’s ever had to hide a huge secret about themselves knows, being outed before you’re ready is one of the things you fear the most.”

The Review:

Jeff and Kitty and the gang are back in this 7th book. They are still reeling from the world finding out about them being aliens, and ACE disappearing as well. When the Representative from New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional Distr
Aug 26, 2013 Rowan rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying that I love Gini Koch's Alien series and the latest book, Alien in the House, is no exception. Koch writes with a frenetic energy that is filled with action, romance and a large dose of humor, but this book was slight departure from the norm. There was still action aplenty but the premise was more about politics and intrigue than fighting the latest in a long line of evil bad guys and creatures.

What I enjoyed the most about the book was the closure of many lingering story
Apr 21, 2013 Carien rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi
This is a cool and funny read.

You might know by now that we've been fans of this series from the start and we're glad to be able to tell you Alien in the House is certainly worth its salt compared to the other books in this series.

There's a lot going on this time: conspiracies, murder, surprise visits, birthday parties and lots more. This book is packed with action, humor and wit and we were hooked from the start.

We had to keep paying close attention to the story, because so many things are happ
May 23, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Another great read in the series from start to finish. The only complaint? I wish we'd had more details on Chuckie's relationship and the wedding. This is a HUGE deal that he finally found someone to love after Kitty, and I wanted to know more.

I love Gini Koch's witty banter, insane plots and the entire cast of characters. Yes, it's involved, and there is no skimming of pages or you'll miss something crucial. The twists along the way will give the reader whiplash, but the laughs make up for any
One of my favorite books in the series! Also love the fact that a great playlist can be made from each book. Now if Kitty would throw some Bowie in with her Aerosmith, I'd have a new best friend.
Kathy Davie
Apr 01, 2013 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, sci-fi, political
Seventh in the Katherine "Kitty" Katt romantic sci-fi comedy series revolving around Kitty Martini. This story is based in Washington D.C.

My Take
Go into this knowing it's off the wall...Koch has so much fun writing these...almost as much fun as I have in reading them…*grin*... She does go over the top with the Royal Peregrines and the Poofs and Kitty's being able to interpret their minds---it cracks me up when Kitty does the translation of whatever the critters are tellin' her. And I do adore ho
Aurian Booklover
Mar 31, 2013 Aurian Booklover rated it really liked it
In the previous book, the Alpha Centaurians were outed to the Earthlings when they saved the earth from hostile invaders. Of course the population is divided, those who want them gone from Earth, and those who want to suppress them, to use them as soldiers and study them in a lab. Of course, there are also neutral people, but their voices are not heard.
Jeff Martini and his wife Kitty, to co-ambassadors for American Centauri (yes, they are all official US citizens, the government knew of their e
Nov 09, 2016 Fiannawolf rated it really liked it
Forgot how funny this series was. Glad it hasnt lost its charm.
Joshua Palmatier
Jun 08, 2014 Joshua Palmatier rated it really liked it
This is the seventh book in the Alien series from Gini Koch. I'm desperately trying to catch up on this series, since the books are fairly large in size and she's producing them at two per year. I'm now two books behind, but hope to catch up before the tenth one comes out at the end of the year. This is a fun, action-packed quasi-SF series, with some romance elements thrown in. But in the recent novels, the romance aspects have taken a back seat, which makes the books much more appealing to me. ...more
Cover Thoughts: At first I thought this was a pretty boring cover compared to the rest of the series covers. However, after reading the book it's perfect! As usual Daniel Dos Santos tells the story perfectly without giving anything anyway. I'm not gonna say how long it took me to figure out how the title fit in with the story. (I'm a bit slow sometimes!)

It's no secret by now how much I love this series. I'll try to be objective, but it's going to be hard, because honestly this book is one of my
Jan 16, 2014 Sabine rated it it was amazing
Kitty Martini and her alien family have been outed. After the attack and tried invasion of the enemies the world knows that aliens are living among them. All around the people are dealing with the news - some of them better than others and some are downright anti-alien and again some are for controlling them. To smooth things over, Kitty and her guys at the embassy have to play nice and so they have a dinner party with a lot of powerful guys from Washington. While all seems nice in the beginning ...more
Oct 20, 2014 Mella rated it it was amazing
Das Aliens seit Jahren im geheimen auf der Erde leben ist nun endlich raus und Kitty und ihr Team müssen gegen Anti-Alien-Gruppierungen ins Feld rücken, denn diese wollen die Aliens weg haben.
Dann beginnen die Todesfälle. Wie die Fliegen werden Politiker in Washington getötet, alles unter dem Deckmantel, dass es natürliche Ursachen oder Selbstmord waren.
Als Jeff den Repräsentant von New Mexiko ersetzen soll wird Kitty zur alleinigen Botschaftern der A-Cs und die Morde nähern sich
Michelle Leah Olson
Aug 26, 2013 Michelle Leah Olson rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Guest Reviewer Rowan E:

Let me start by saying that I love Gini Koch's Alien series and the latest book, Alien in the House, is no exception. Koch writes with a frenetic energy that is filled with action romance and a large dose of humor, but this book was slight departure from the norm. There was still action aplenty but the premise was more about politics and intrigue than fighting the latest in a long line of evil bad guys and creatures.

What I enjoyed the mos
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

We are back with Kitty! For all you loyal Kitty Katt fans, ALIEN IN THE HOUSE brings back all that we loved about the series. This book is brimming with the action, the politics, and the fun humor that we expect from this series. I was a little daunted by the sheer size of this book! At over 500+ pages, I wondered if we would get a watered down storyline and maybe some filler scenes. However, I do believe that this book is quite tightly-written and well-paced.

As you can expect, there are a ton
Dec 21, 2012 Gary rated it it was amazing
I just can't get enough of this series.

The Story:

Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini have learned the ins and outs of Washington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war and foil dangerous plots. But, in the aftermath of Operation Destruction, the Gower girls’ powers are burned out, the entire A-C population has been “outed” as the aliens living on Earth that they are, and, worst of all, ACE is nowhere to be found.

Then murder and mayhem are served up at an important dinner party at t
Nov 20, 2014 Tamara rated it liked it
I started out really liking this series but I'm beginning to wonder with these later books. The difference between the earlier books and these later ones becomes very apparent with this book. I started to read these books because they were something newish. Something that was relatively unique. Lots of people have done aliens and lots of people have done aliens on our planet, but this series started out with a kind of irreverence that you don't' see that often, and when you do people can't pull ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Backstory: This is the 7th book in the series and there is a lot of backstory in the series. A lot of this is dropped in the different scenes in the book but there is a lot that assumes you have read the first six books. You can enjoy the book on its own but I recommend reading the series in order.

Plot: This is a carry over from book 6. Someone is still plotting against the AC’s. While some have been defeated it looks like there is a Mastermind controlling everything. It is hard to know who to t
Dec 05, 2012 Catherine rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, ufc
My expectations for these books are pretty low when it comes to the writing quality and dialogue. However, the action and emotion that are conveyed usually make up for the weird style of writing. I was more annoyed than usual by Kitty's demeanor and the way she communicated and interacted with the rest of the world. She always had "Mary Sue" tendencies and the author always tries to tie up the plot lines a little too neatly and always goes at least one step too far on the "all's well that ends w ...more
Joy Smith
Apr 19, 2014 Joy Smith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf-favorites
Another fun and exciting entry in the Alien series. Btw, I enjoy the introductions: "...What can I say? I get around."

Characters continue to come and go--sometimes for good. And Kitty Katt is fantastic--well, except for when she declared war on the United States. (It was a mistake.) And people are still changing jobs and titles. And little Jamie shows off a new talent. It's hard keeping track amid the danger and suspicions, and as Jeff said, "Can it get any worse?"

Of course. 'Cause there are mor
Dana Alma
Apr 19, 2013 Dana Alma rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Alien In The House by Gini Koch serves up another all out galactic showdown! Koch takes us to the next level in this vigorous, nonstop, incongruous book. Readers will feel the gamut of emotions as they read this pandemonium filled installment. As information is revealed to readers, a whole slew of questions arise, Kitty and Koch make sure of it. This book is unique and can only be devoured in proper fashion if its predecessors are taken to task. The cat is out of the bag and Kitty will stand pro ...more
Aug 27, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing
I always love a new Kitty Katt Martini story and this one was another wonderful action-packed adventure, full of Kitty’s humor, astute deductions and ability to hold it together in a crisis. There are a lot of supporting characters on her team to keep up with, but the one thing that ties them all together is their willingness to listen to Kitty and help in any way they can to do as she asks, even if they throw out snarky comments while they do it. This time there are two visiting princesses from ...more
Dec 05, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, gini-koch, scifi-rom
Kitty Katt-Martini does it again!

Someone is bumping off America's elected officials and no-one's noticed so far, until a murder happens right in front of Kitty in the middle of a big political dinner party at the AC Embassy. As the victim is someone Kitty likes, she is intent on finding the murderer and the why of it.

One thing leads to another and it is obvious that once again many plots are in action; many deaths later, Raul the assassin, Kitty's "Uncles" Peter the Dingo & Surly Vic, the B
Snarktastic Sonja
Jun 24, 2013 Snarktastic Sonja rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, reviewed
TLDR: Now, other than these two (well, three if you count the names . . . which I should) things, this novel is much like the rest. Maybe too much. I felt the jokes getting a little stale, the conversations getting a bit repetitive and the characterizations getting a little trite. Therefore, I would rate this one a little lower than average for this series – 2.5. I am rounding down to 2 because I am irritated. (And, that means the book was OK – not that I didn’t like it.) Will I buy the next one ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Nov 04, 2012 Blodeuedd Finland rated it liked it
Shelves: scifiromance
How does she do it? The craziness that must be Koch's brain, I just never know with this series. Who is the bad guy? How will it end, how will anything happen? But then that is why it's a fun ride.

So what did happen? Well Kitty is trying to find out why people are dying left and right. With her she has poofs, birds and the usual gang, and of course she makes new friends.

There is drama, shootings, death, smexy times, politics, wedding plans and a birthday party for Jamie to plan. Just another nor
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Gini Koch lives in Phoenix, Arizona and writes the bestselling fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. Book 14, Alien Nation, won the ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Katherine "Kitty" Katt (1 - 10 of 21 books)
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  • Alien Tango (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #2)
  • Alien in the Family (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #3)
  • Alien Proliferation (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #4)
  • Alien Diplomacy (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #5)
  • Alien vs. Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #6)
  • Alien Research (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #8)
  • Alien Collective (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #9)
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