Charmed Meets My Stepmother Is an Alien, and “the power of three”—or 4 in this case—has enough sex pheromones to blast the enemy’s pants right off their butts.
Edie Ramer’s Galaxy Girls are hilarious, and pissed, and ovulating… Yes, my dears, these women’s bodies are ready to make babies, on their own terms. The men in Galaxy Girls want a piece of the action too, but the women’s terms don’t excite some of the guys, so they say: “Stop ovulating!” and the fact that one of the characters is holding a gun against someone’s head when he utters those words, makes the novel freaking brilliant.
Wondering why I think of Galaxy Girls as witchy alien novel? Well, they come from a planet 32 solar systems away from earth, and they have innate powers that are as witchy as they come: one reads minds, one sees the future, one has the gift of empathy (I think), one can see auras, all are very aware of their sexuality. Oh, and they own and teashop where they do readings. Witchy!
But the novel is not a valley of niceties, which is what makes Edie Ramer such a gifted writer: this creative worldbuilder takes serious issues and discusses them in ways that are funny enough to bare. This novel approaches religion, gender inequalities, taboos, relationships… you name it, and Edie brings them and makes them work together.