Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

When the soul called Wanderer gets inserted into a new human host on the planet Earth, she doesn't think anything out of the ordinary will happen. The way it usually goes with planets that the souls have over come is that they insert souls into the entire population of planet, making it a peaceful and regulated place to live. But on Earth, the newest acquired planet, that isn't the case. The hosts are now aware of what is happening and they are mentally fighting back which is something that Wanderer wasn't expecting when she was inserted into Melanie, her new human host. But now, Wanderer, besides having all of Melanie's old memories and emotions to deal with, now has Melanie kicking at her inside her own head. And things are bound to get difficult when Wanderer and Melanie run into a hidden group of wild humans, among which are living the two people that Melanie had loved most in the world. Will Wanderer and Melanie be able to survive the conflicts, not only of feelings and minds but of species also?

Yay! I was so relieved once I got into this book because I really didn't want to be let down by Stephenie Meyer. She had created such a great series with Twilight and I wanted this book to be just as good. And thankfully it was; it really surpassed all of my expectations. The book starts out fast and only gets faster as it takes you speeding through this science fiction whirlwind of an adventure. It had all the elements that a good book needed; skillfully crafted characters, a new and exciting plot concept, and concise and perfect writing that really sweeps you away. I think it was such a cool idea to have this be a sci-fi kind of book. I haven't read a lot of that genre and so I didn't really know what to expect, but now I'm thinking that I'll have to read more of it because I think the whole concept of souls and hosts and planets was incredibly neat. It took the story to a whole new level and you could tell that each aspect of Stephenie's world was carefully planned and thought out so that everything was wrapped up cleanly. And the characters were perfect. Stephenie knows how to create a character that seems believable and real. I definitely began to feel as if I knew the characters in the book and I especially loved reading about all their interactions with each other and the dynamics of their relationships. And the cool thing was, just when you thought you had the plot and the characters figured out, another twist got thrown in that would leave you wanting more and sitting on the edge of your seat to find out what happened next. I could not put this book down, which was excatly what I wanted and expected from The Host. Stephenie Meyer has created yet another thrilling and captivating world that will delight readers just as much as Twilight. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. Go read it now.

And you can read about my experience with The Host tour and book signing by scrolling down the page or clicking here.


  1. I really want to read this book! Stephenie Meyer is amazing and now I'm looking forward to it even more!

    Te amo,

  2. I thought the writing was amazing even though I couldn't get into the sci-fi aspect of it. Definitely a good book for fans of Twilight though- even if you're not into sci-fi, like me, you'll enjoy it!

  3. can't wait to read it!
    P.S. I added your link to my blog, hope that's okay!

  4. The Host is one of my favorite books along with the Twilight Series, To Kill A Mockingbird and The Luxe Series. The Host left me dying for more and becoming in non-passionate love with Jamie Stryder. The Host is great and loveable and left me crying for more. I hope she does write a sequel. My only problem is that I want her to write a sequel and I dont. I do because I want more and I dont because it was so wonderfully ended. I still want to know more about Burns though.


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