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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mini Reveiw: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Title: The Host
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publication Date: 2008

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.
(from PaperBackSwap)

This book very much surprised me :) Now, don't get me wrong, I liked the Twilight Saga. I liked it. I didn't love it nor did I think it was a litterry masterpiece. The writting was ok, the story was ok. The characters were ok. They were the only works by Meyer's that I had read. SO! I was expecting the same from The Host - and ok book. A good read but nothing to rage on about.

BUT! If I wanted to? I really could rage on about it!

I really really liked this book! I thought the setting was excellent, the chracters well developed and the story unique. It totally blew me away! I was not expecting such a great scinece fiction book out of The Host.

The imagery that Meyer's presents stayed with me. So much so that even now, more then a year since I have read the book , I can still picture every scene in my head.What I also liked was the fact that the story is as much about Melanie and her fellow humans as it is about Wanderer and her alien species. You get both sides of the story

If anything, I wasn't overally fond of the ending. I wanted a little more closure.

I would highly recommend this book to sci fi fans. And although it's labeled 'adult' verses YA I think it would appeal to a younger audience.

**In my Mimi Reviews I explore older, sometimes obscure books I have found in my travels and wish to share with my reader**


  1. I REALLY loved the Host as well - though it took me FOREVER to get into it...it's a wonderful read, and so origional I thought in it's plot! :) Stephanie says its the book she loves best and at the last interview I saw - she said she was going to work more on her aliens - :) YEAH!

  2. Oooo can you believe I haven't read this? I finally got a copy this Christmas.

  3. I read this a bit ago. It took me awhile to get into to, but once it got going I did really enjoy it. It was pretty unique and well developed. I've heard rumors of a sequel, but they are just rumors I think.

  4. Glad you enjoyed reading The Host. I loved it too.


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