Author: JD Austin
Reason for Reading: I saw the cover and thought it looked adorable.
Copyright Date: 2001
Cover: Set up to look like a puzzle. Two pieces show an attractive blond woman in highwaisted blue jeans and a cropped red tank top. She is wearing red plastic bangles and her arm is oddly stiff. On the other side of her body, she is an alien, slightly sallow with a flat face, wearing a military uniform and holding a gun. An alien city is behind her.
First line: "From the Desk of the Premier of Dalyi: MOST SECRET."
Best part: It just cracked me up.
Worst part: I felt the author was indulging in a bit of Mary Sue. An ordinary guy who just happened to become an award-winning movie director, who sweeps an alien off her feet? And everyone begs him to play BOTH starring roles in his new movie? Come now.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Beverly Hills" by Weezer
Recommended for: You know how sometimes you don't want anything serious? You want to read a trashy novel? Here it is.
Related Reads: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre, The Stars Down Under by Sandra McDonald, Accidental Goddess by Linnea Sinclair.
Okay, so the alien rebel princess flees to Earth to be safe from the invading oppressor forces. She's been surgically altered so she looks just like us only cuter and with bigger tits. Of course her spaceship would come to land right next to the car of the world's friendliest rich retired couple. Of course they would take this strange woman babbling in an alien language into their home, no questions asked. And naturally, they have a son who is a world-famous movie director whose script manager just eloped with a celebrity. Do I really need to keep going? Because believe me, I could.
This book is very silly but kind of endearing. It's worth a read, especially if you can get it from your local library.