Since The Host by Stephenie Meyer is about to be turned into a movie I figured I should throw out a review for the book…
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of 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.
Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.
BOOK 1: The Host 4 STARS
Now I know that there are Twilight fans out there and those that hate Twilight with a vengeance… but I was surprised it seems that not many people seemed to have gone from Twilight to The Host… Personally I liked this book more and no matter your feelings for Twilight this is definitely a whole other story and not really one to be compared to Meyer’s previous books… and though there’s only one book out for this series she did say she would write more so I called this as book 1
This book is amazing… i think of this as a true love story where someone really does just love the person’s soul… plus it’s an awesome point of view from the aliens… and even though the idea is been done before with aliens taking over our bodies i still find this rather original in it’s take on why they would do such things and how they feel about the bodies they take over… this isn’t your normal end of the world, humans fighting for their freedom… this isn’t even really good verses evil… it’s more seeing the world through another’s eyes… it’s a rather trippy book in it’s way because it’s first person through Wanderer’s view but Melanie is still in her head fighting and arguing even as Wanderer tries to hide that she may not be in full control of this body… it’s exciting and sweet and you really can’t guess what might happen next…