Book: The Host

Stephanie Meyer
Young Adult
Little, Brown and Company / May 2008
Hard Back / 619 Pages

Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, 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.

When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

One of the most compelling writers of our time, Stephenie Meyer brings us a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the very essence of what it means to be human.

I picked this book up because My Sister harped on me about it

What I liked the Most? The character developement

What I liked the Least? The writing style was a little juvenille at times

Review:The Host is a deep and beautiful story, and very different from Meyer's popular, young adult sparkle fairy series. This was an instance of rare story telling that made me stop and think about the choices that are made and what I would do in their place. Intense, exciting, dramatic, and inspiring.

Recommended to: I'd highly recommend this novel to any reader.

Best Quote: "I held you in my hands, wanderer, and you were so beautiful."


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