14 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

(Book) The Host: A Novel by Stephenie Meyer


I read this a month or more ago and I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that the same author wrote this book as wrote the Twilight books. Both are “good”, but this book is far superior and the voice is a lot different.

The author takes us along for a ride through a post-battle world where we, the humans, lost. Our bodies are taken over by these aliens and basically it sucks to be a human being. The book was over entirely too quickly, I finished it very fast, but at the same time, I felt like I’d spent several months in that world. The parts in the caves were extraordinarily written, I traveled right along with Wanderer and the rest of them through the darkness.

This is not even my usual genre, but was so worth the read… superbly done!


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.


One Response to “(Book) The Host: A Novel by Stephenie Meyer”

  1. Lisa 18 May 2009 at 6:37 pm Permalink

    I agreed with you on this – thought _The Host_ was far superior to her YA novels. I don’t re-read books often, but I have re-read this one. (I don’t plan to re-read the Twilight books.)

    Although this is sci-fi, not my usual genre, it was so character-driven that it didn’t turn me off. Loved it.

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