Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Host - Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. 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 Melandie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captuered, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challengers of living inside a human; thee 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.

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind 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 begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

Now I am not really a fan of science fiction so generally I don't read it. But during my Stephenie Meyer, Twilight Saga faze I picked up The Host, because well it was by Stephenie Meyer, and it sounded cool but I had no idea if I would actually like it or not. But in fact this book surprised me, it had that draw in factor that Twilight had, only this book was an Adult Science Fiction book, so the writing was...I don't want to say better but I can't find the right word for the writing difference.

I loved this book, it took some getting into, the first chapter was the hardest to read in my opinion, because there is a lot of talking and a lot of not knowing what was going on. But after that everything goes by really fast and you get really caught up in the world of the Souls and Melanie, and the humans who are on the run. I was really hoping on there being more books for the Host, because it has series potential to it, and I heard a bit about it right after the Host came out, but since then I haven't heard anyone on the word for sequels.

Either way I recommend this book, if you are not a Twilight fan, put that aside completely, and just pick up the book. It is nothing like Twilight, and it is an amazing book. Although please keep in mind this is not a young adult book, this is an adult sci-fi book.

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