Monday, January 4, 2010

Review of The Host

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Here is the Goodreads description:

The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake. 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.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.

My thoughts:

I put off reading this book because of the length of it (619 pages). Boy, once I started reading this book, I couldn't stop. It was a great book and I got through it quicker than some shorter books. I never fell asleep reading it like I sometimes do when I am reading at night. What Melanie and the Wanderer had to go through was tough and it just makes me think about how lucky I am to have the life that I have. It is sad that the book had to end.


  1. I totally forgot that Wanderer was a bug!! For me this is her best book and it raises a lot of interesting questions! Great review!

  2. Oooo I got this one for Christmas. I can't wait to start it.