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The Alien in My Kitchen (Lightning Strikes)

by Jan Irving

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This second volume in the ‘Lightning Strikes’ series is as hilariously funny and scientifically unlikely as the first. This time, it is the story of an alien come to Earth (reminiscent of ‘Starman’, the 1984 sci-fi movie by John Carpenter) to protect a geeky science student from an assassin. Except, this alien wasn’t invited, he has come looking for help for his entire world.

Mitchell is a highly intelligent, socially inept science student who has only one real friend and focuses on his many experiments in the absence of human companionship. He has had one major romantic disaster and, even though he is a romantic at heart, is not eager to try again. Not that he gets any kind of choice once Jaden makes an appearance, or that he resists very hard. The fact that he has no sexual experience to speak of, yet is the more knowledgeable of the two, gave their joint scenes an innocent quality that I really liked.

Jaden has no idea what he has gotten himself in to. Not used to having a body, he discovers all types of cool things now that he does, and his references to Mitchell and his energy matrix were really funny. He knows Earth only from watching TV (yeah, that was just asking for trouble), but is determined he can protect Mitchell anyway. Not surprisingly, he also has some cool powers – which should help.

Like with the first book, the story idea is not really new, but the interpretation certainly is! Adding a great sense of humor and some extremely unscientific assumptions (based on what we know today, but hey, we are “only” Earthlings) makes this one of the funniest sci-fi books around. If you are up for a light, entertaining and funny read, if hot aliens from space and dark conspiracies are your thing, and if you like your bedroom scenes with a touch of mysticism, you will probably like this book.


NOTE: This book was provided by Pride Publishing for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews. ( )
  SerenaYates | Oct 14, 2017 |
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