Monday, July 26, 2010
Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Release Date: May 6, 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Sci Fi
The Story: 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.
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.
My Review: This is the 2nd time I've read this all the way through. When The Host first came out two years ago, I was all excited, another book from Stephenie Meyer. I loved the Twilight Series and wanted more by her. Well, I should have first waited to read the Host. I started reading it and hated it. I was confused, but then I still had vampires and werewolves on my brain. Last year I picked it up again and loved it. It's a different sci-fi, geared towards adults more so than teenagers. I started to feel bad for Wanda, though she was the invader. If you want a break from the vampires, and you still want something by Stephenie Meyer, then you need to read this book! I hope to see more books by her!
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