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Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Title: The Host

Author: Stephenie Meyer


Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

Rating: 5/5


Stephenie Meyer has seriously created a novel that is fresh and original and completely captivated. Going into it, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to resist comparing The Host to the Twilight novels. But as I got reading, I realized this wasn't the case. The Host stands perfectly on it's own. The characters are diverse and original and real, and the conflict is so perfectly distributed and resolved throughout the book. The ideas about good and bad and being human were intensified when put into a strange world, but the ideas are universal and I love how much I could connect with the characters. This book was perfectly amazing and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone.


This book was amazing, and I can't say there is anything really wrong about it... nothing really stood out to me.


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