Daisy Kirkwood and her best friend Kammie have adjusted to life on an alien planet pretty well, all things considered. And thanks to Daisy’s alien pop star boyfriend, Griffin Valentino, she has plenty of sexy new experiences to keep her busy. But it’s not possible to take a massive music nerd away from her home planet and not expect her to pine for a concert or a record store at least in once in a while.
Heading back to Earth with Griffin and his best friend Dev for a brief but much-needed visit, the girls want nothing more than to catch up on the underground music scene of New York City. Unfortunately, thanks to Griffin’s less-than-stellar space traveling skills, they accidentally pick up a hitchhiker. Or three hundred. Their many-legged stowaway beasties take up residence in the darkest, creepiest corners of Manhattan, leaving the gang no choice but to experience a very different underground than they bargained for.
Giant alien bugs aside, Griffin has some epic plans of his own for their trip, plans that involve a concert, an album… and the most outrageous marriage proposal that Earth has ever seen.
My Book Review:
Engaged to An Alien Pop Star is the much anticipated sequel to the fictional genius that was Dating An Alien Pop Star. Author Kendra L. Saunders has cemented her position as an imaginative marvel with an abundance of writing talent, effectively using the creative tools of emotional depth, humor, romance and intrigue to her full advantage.
In this new book, readers are reacquainted with music aficionado Daisy Kirkwood and her David Bowie loving prince of the planet Kalesstria, Griffin Valentino. Griffin’s trusted advisor Devon and Daisy’s colorful friend Kammie are also back to lend support to a novel that will appeal to readers of all ages.
At the outset, readers get a taste of how life has been on Kalesstria for the Earth born Daisy. Saunders is masterful in her description so the planet comes alive in the reader’s mind.
While Griffin is a superstar on Earth, worshipped as a musical God of sorts, on Kalesstria he feels that he can never measure up to his father’s expectations. When Daisy, Griffin, Devon and Kammie return to Earth, the group combine resources to defeat a disgusting menace of giant alien bugs. I feel that sci fiction audiences will appreciate the skill in which Saunders established this particular plot point.
In addition, I would argue that the crux of this book is its marvelous handling of relationships. Whether it is Daisy and Griffin’s romance or Daisy and Kammie/ Griffin and Devon’s friendship, there is deep seated love and loyalty that permeates throughout the narrative.
I applaud Kendra L. Saunders for continuing with the winning tradition of Dating An Alien Pop Star. Engaged to An Alien Pop Star belongs on readers’ must read lists!
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Kendra L. Saunders is a time-and-space traveling fashionista author who writes books about magical, dark-haired men, interviews famous people, and suggests way too many bands to you via whatever social media platform she can get her hands on. She writes with good humor because humor is the best weapon for a girl who can’t learn karate (or ballroom dancing).
She is the author of DATING AN ALIEN POP STAR, the magic realism novel INANIMATE OBJECTS, dark comedy DEATH AND MR. RIGHT, the upcoming romance THE UNLOVE SPELL, and has conducted interviews with NYT Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, goth rocker Aurelio Voltaire, and Project Runway winners Dmitry Sholokhov and Michelle Lesniak Franklin among many, many others.