Monday, February 8, 2010

The Host

Title: The Host
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Pages: 619

'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.'

It has been described as "the first love triangle involving only two bodies"

I wasn't sure what to expect from The Host. I saw a book trailer for it on Youtube a year ago, and I thought it looked interesting, I just didn't read it until a few days ago.

What did I think of this book? Well, the first hundred pages are boring, that's for sure, but once you get past it the host is a really good book. The storyline was good. The caves were amazing, if aliens were invading the earth I would definitely want to have those caves nearby. The characters were interesting, my favorites were Uncle Jeb, Ian, and Jamie. And.... Drum roll please.....Stephenie Meyer actually wrote a romance novel that didn't make me cringe. YAY!!!

Side note: there are two blank pages in between page 594 and 599. The book does not end on 594, I promise. That would have made a terrible ending

All in all, it was a good book. And, great news, there is going to be a movie coming out sometime in the coming years. There are a lot of really great fan-made trailers on youtube, I thought I'd post my favorite here

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