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Alien Diplomacy

(Katherine "Kitty" Katt #5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,654 ratings  ·  148 reviews
Being newlyweds and new parents is challenging enough. But Jeff and Kitty Martini are also giving up their roles as super-being exterminators and Commanders in Centaurion Division while mastering the political landscape as the new heads of Centaurion's Diplomatic Corps. Enter a shadowy assassination plot and a new set of anti-alien conspirators, and nothing will ever be ...more
Paperback, 425 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by DAW
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May 05, 2017 rated it liked it
So far this series had been great until this one.

Don't get me wrong, still good, Kitty still a kickass heroine with bonkers minds and Jeff still an adorable jealous guy, lol:))

The thing is, despite the bombs, car chasing, killings spree or things like that, there were too much political conflict or conspiracy theory in here and I'm not in the mood to read those at the moment!

I will continue reading this series because the changes happening in this series simply awesome but I need a little break
Lyndi W.
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
First, this is a horrible cover... Kitty looks like her back is broken and she's missing a leg. WTF?

Edit: While the cover makes a little more sense now that I've read the book, she still looks messed up.

This is the 5th book in the series and unfortunately, my least favorite so far. When I say I love this series, you really have no idea how much of an understatement that is. But I just...wasn't impressed this time around. There are too many unresolved issues and plot holes. And while I call them
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Politics just arent for everyone.

Opening Sentence: They call boxing the sweet science.

The Review:

Kitty is back in the fifth novel in the series. She is attending classes on how to be a Washington Wife, which really are just fancy etiquette classes and apparently she is horrible at them. She is trying to get her skills up to par in time for the Presidents Ball. Sadly, she has to deal with sycophants and a teacher that is embarrassed of her
Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
3.5 Stars

Super accurate representation of politics, diplomacy & lobbyists in a literary fiction while actually staying light & fluffy book I've seen so far. Confusing as fuck *rubs forehead*
Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Katherine Kitty Katt isnt fitting too comfortably into her new role as Mrs. Martini. Ever since Jeff became an ambassador, Kitty has had to swap her favourite band t-shirts for frocks, and learn how to host dignified soirees instead of her much preferred rock-fests. But Kitty is trying she is attending a Washington Wife class and learning the proper way to meet and greet Russian dignitaries without embarrassing Jeff or her fellow countrymen.

As hard as being a perfect little wifey is for Kitty,
*Genre* Science Fiction-y
*Rating* 4.0


"Welcome to My Super Secret Life, where people try to kill us on a regular basis, and we thwart bad guy schemes for breakfast. We're almost like a reality show, only without the alcohol and hot tubs." Pg 201

Alien Diplomacy is once again filled with Kitty-ism and trouble at each and every turn for Kitty and her group of rag tag friends and family which seems to grow by the story. Things have definitely changed over the course of this series for
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's been three months since Operation Confusion and since Kitty and Jeff have been installed as the new Diplomatic Corps for American Centaurion. Instead of fighting against the evil, Kitty now has to behave and be diplomatic which works.. not so much. After a disastrous dinner party, she now has to attend the "Washington Wife" class which is like Highschool all over again. Her only friend in the class is Eugene, the husband of a new junior senator from New York who is as clumsy and unpopular ...more
I will be taking a break from this series for a while. In small doses, this series is fun. Three books back to back was too much, though. The mystery side of the writing is always a bit too convenient, the heroine is always a bit too lucky, and you know that the characters are bulletproof - nothing will happen to any of Kitty's friends. And it's a little corny. Enjoyable, though.

This one was about Kitty, Jeff, and the gang going to Washington to be ambassadors. Someone's planning an
Feb 29, 2012 rated it liked it
After everything shes been through, Kitty would love nothing more then a bit of down time. Sadly that just inst in the cards. Shes a new parent, she has a new job and with that job comes a responsibility that she become the face of a nation. No one is who they seem and if Kitty and Jeff have any chance of being successful at their new jobs, they will need to find out who is behind the attacks, what they want, and look fabulous and laid back while doing it. After all, important government figures ...more
Aug 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Trouble seems to follow the main character in this series wherever she goes. Katherine "Kitty" Katt has gotten used to it. In the last 4 books she's seen and dealt trouble from just about everywhere. But now she's facing it head on in one of the scariest and weirdest places possible, our nations capital, Washington D.C. Kitty and Martini are now Ambassadors for American Centaurion and are trying their best to fit in with the DC crowd all while raising their baby. They have a lot of new ...more
Mar 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Book Lovers Inc.

In Alien Diplomacy we find our favorite well dressed Aliens and the fabulous Kitty as sharp and funny as always but the setting itself is changed. Jeffs and Kittys new job as Diplomats for the ACs seems to change the game for them but they still dont get to miss the parties. One big problem is hovering in the near future and there are again evil maniacs out there to ruin the fun. Question is who and if iSt only one fugly planning to ruin the dancing?
Joshua Palmatier
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book in the Alien series, more than the last few. This one had a little more focus for me, and the plot was a little less chaotic and the people easier to follow, which is a good thing. It was still a fast-paced, convoluted, wild story like the others . . . just more fun than the others because it was just that tiny bit calmer.

The main premise is that Martini and Kitty have now become the Alien diplomats, moving to DC where they are out to protect the rights of American
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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YES! Gini does it again!

I have been such an avid fan of the Katherine Kitty Katt series from the get-go. Hilariously sweet, kick-ass, problem prone and sarcastic leading lady Kitty had me from her first right on the money comment and it has been a love affair ever since.

Of course, all the outrageously gorgeous Armani or non-Armani clad men in the series help a great deal, but it is definitely the combination an incredibly fast-paced storyline,
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi, favorites
And yet again Koch delivers a fun and action packed story.

Alien Diplomacy is a fast paced read, full of Koch's trademark wackiness and over the top (but oh so cool and fun) action.

There's lots of new characters introduced in this book and I have to confess that at times I had trouble remembering who was who, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment. I was glad that all my favorite characters were all still present and still kicking ass and taking names. I also hope that some of the new characters
Another great book in the series!! I read this one on my way to work and back home, and it was a really good way of starting and ending my day :)

It takes place a bunch of days prior to the Presidents Ball, and as usual someone wants to kill our fave ACs. Kitty and Jeff currently live in DC playing the diplomatic side instead of the on hands action they were used to.

The book is packed with the action Koch got us used to and its really entertaining, though there were some parts where i felt the
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is better then all the first ones in the series, though they have been getting better as the series goes on. I think the reason is that the first one I had a hard time getting off the "seriously, they are taking orders from her?" to just enjoying the wacky conspiracy and how it unfolded. At this point I can rest on the disbelief ( not that there is less to disbelieve) but concentrate more on how the conspiracy plays out. I also enjoyed watching how they are going from the active ...more
A book away from an episode of hoarders
I finished the previous book in the series and then thought I'd read a chapter of this book before bed.

The only reason I didn't read it in one sitting is because I passed out and had to take my son to drivers ed. I'd happily read the whole series, from start to finish, in one sitting if I was physically able.

So much fun and I love these characters.

I immediately jumped into the next in the series. I'm so tired.
Kathy Davie
Apr 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi
Fifth in the Katherine "Kitty" Katt science-fiction romance revolving around Kitty Katt, one of several new ambassadors in Washington, D.C.

My Take
I think Kitty's right. It's safer out on the frontlines battling aliens and horrible monsters than navigating Washington politics! This one is klutzy compared to the earlier ones. Sure, all the previous stories have been about some evil being/organization wanting to take over the world, but Koch has given the previous stories interesting twists. This
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, uf, sci-fi
Well. I liked this book least out of the series so far. To the point where ... honestly, even giving it 3 stars feels like a stretch to me.

My main problems.

1. Jeff. I honestly hate him now.
The jealousy and over-protective crap are just too much. There has been no progression in their relationship, and it's a problem. Furthermore, the plotline of him constantly trying to sideline Kitty "for her protection" is so stupid, at this point, that it makes him TSTL. Look. Kitty is ALWAYS the ONLY one to
Theresa Derwin
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Alien Diplomacy (Alien 5)
Author: Gini Koch
Publisher: DAW
Page count: 425pp
Release date: 3rd April 2012
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin

This fifth book in the Alien series starts off with a bang and doesnt stop.
As a bit of spoiler free background, the
Surcenthumain drug from a previous book changes people into something more, and as Ambassador Jeff Martini and his cousin Christopher had been given it without their knowledge, they have no idea what the side effects might be. Theres a history of monsters,
Okaaay. Houston, I might have a problem.

I have loved the hell out of the first couple of books. They are action packed, funny as hell in places, and with a surprisingly complex out there way of getting through the story. Yet, as fun as it has been, I was happier with the whole secret government agency in the middle of a desert backdrop than a political one in the heart of DCs Embassies. There was so much packed into this book that I felt almost overwhelmed by how quickly things were happening,
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-home-library
A bit too much diplomacy for me. Im rather struggling with this series I think... I really like them but also just a bit too much crosshair mystery, too much info evasion, I dunno. I like them a lot and I can get through them really fast but also some parts are just so long. ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitty Katt never disappoints me!

Getting used to Washington life is hard after getting used to killing superbeings. But it is what is necessary. Our Kitty will persevere with style (and a good rock playlist)!
Scott Dieterle
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun chapter in the Alien series. Kitty and Co. are adjusting to new roles heading up the AC diplomatic corps and they quickly discover there are stranger things in DC than aliens.

Returning characters, new friends, good laughs, twists & turns and plenty of action. A nice escape.

Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun addition to the series. The wives class was a hoot. The taxi drivers were great. My favorite so far.
Oh no, I hope I'm not losing interest in this series :(

I really started off liking it, but this addition just didn't keep my attention. I also didn't laugh as much. It has been a while since I read the previous book and completely forgot about how many characters are in here! I didn't remember them all :/ but I powered through and mostly remembered who everyone is.

The thing is, I still feel somewhat attached to the characters, so I desperately want to like this series. 5 books in is a lot of
Edwin Downward
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gini Koch has succeeded in putting Kitty and Jeff through another edge of the seat ringer
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)

Lots of action but too much of it is based on Kitt's TSTL choices. The pot had some nice twist but I wished this book would have been trimmed down because some Kittisms and chase scented became repetitive. I still enjoy Kitty's humor but please don't take your baby and dogs for a walk around the neighborhood after repeated assassination attempts.
Nitzan Schwarz
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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First read June 2-3, 2012

I loved this book, same as I did the last installment.
It was refreshing to see them (and by them, I mean Kitty) figure out the scheme only at the very end, though some of the bad guys were really obvious. (view spoiler)
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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 Reviewers Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. Book 14, Alien Nation, won the ...more

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