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Alien in the House

(Katherine "Kitty" Katt #7)

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4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,055 ratings  ·  107 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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Emma
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x-aliens, read-kept
Read 2014 - I absolutely love this series. Another "Washington" story but I still enjoyed it. I did worry when they moved to the diplomatic core that the books would lose their interest but I'm pleased to be proved wrong especially as I think politics will remain in the series for a while.

My final words - I really need my own Jeff Martini!


Re read 2017 - I think the cover of this one is my favourite so far, admittedly because it's a great picture of Jeff. Yes, I'm still riding the Jeff Martini ba
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Gallandro_83
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
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Sarah
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
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Shelley
Sep 11, 2012 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
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Larissa
Dec 18, 2012 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
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Brianna
May 14, 2015 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
Soo
Jan 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I'm a fan of this series. I started it when it first came out. I realized last year that I've fallen behind and going to try to catch up this year.

I love Kitty + ginormous gang. Since it's been a while, it was nice to have small recaps thrown in during the first portion of the book, but certain parts became redundant & repetitive as the story continued. Too much of a good thing can become annoying when they take up space rather than give relevant or new details for a good plot. Quirks are f
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Dark Faerie Tales
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
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Rowan
Aug 26, 2013 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
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Carien
Apr 21, 2013 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
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Brenda
May 23, 2013 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
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Mandy
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 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, political, sci-fi
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
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Katyana
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi, uf
Well. This one was MUCH better, more like the earlier books in the series. People finally got over their stupid "let's keep Kitty in the dark" bullcrap (may that be a dead story thread that is never resurrected, please), and for the most part, it felt like the team found a better balance for working together.

There were still a couple points where I wanted to punch Reader - what is with his constant need to blame Kitty for everything - but I was happy to see them get back to old form after a ser
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Soulfire
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
First, I just want to say that I love the titles and the covers for these books. They’re always so perfect.
On to the review, I started this book two years ago, maybe? I got to 65% and for some reason stopped reading. I’m honestly not sure why, the book is fine, well within expectations of the series, so who knows. Jumping back in I did have a bit of confusion, the cast of characters is massive at this point, but they’re all so memorable that it didn’t take too long to remember what was going on.
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Dallass
After finding the last two books in the series a little disappointing, I was pleasantly surprised that Alien in the House was more enjoyable - even though it is becoming more of a political intrigue series than the original action packed secret government agency blow your mind deal.

Kitty Katt-Martini is dealing with a hell of a lot, and having to move on up in the political hierarchy has caused mass chaos on the A-C Embassy. Even though I find all the political exposition tedious at times, I do
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Aurian Booklover
Mar 31, 2013 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
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Kay Hawkins
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Another Washington novel. I feel ever since Jamie came a long the stories are starting to slip and be more cliche. But it's not even Jamie's fault just the focus of the stories has changed. I still enjoy this series but the focus on this one was too much on Kat and the new characters less on the original team which was sad. I hope the series picks up from here.
Mimi
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Polly
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Murder and mayhem, plus a baby's first birthday alien style.
Chez Nash
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
So far this is the slowest of the series I have read I hope the next few read faster with more action and less head scratching.
Fiannawolf
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Forgot how funny this series was. Glad it hasnt lost its charm.
Joshua Palmatier
Jun 08, 2014 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
Colette
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
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Sabine
Jan 16, 2014 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
Michelle Leah Olson
Aug 26, 2013 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
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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
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Gary
Dec 21, 2012 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
...more
Tamara
Nov 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi
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
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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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