The Host by Stephenie Meyer Review

Pages: 617
Published: May 6th 2008
Publisher: Sphere
Genre: Adult Sci-Fi

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. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. 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.

Well what can I say about this book. I loved The host so much. Although, the first time I attempted to read it I just couldn't get into it and I actually throw it against my wall (shame on mee). However, one night when I had nothing else to read I decided to give it another go and I am so glad I did. The Host is a little slow to start but a few chapters in I feel in love. Stephenie Meyer really exceeded my expections of this novel. Her writing has improved so much from The Twilight Saga. This is her first Adult sci-fi novels and lets hope it not her last. This is Stephenie Meyer's first adult novel and has proven to be a fantastic and gripping with great imaginative descriptions of other-worldly planets and creatures The relationship between Mel and Wanda doesnt start out that great. Mel is a rouge human in hiding from the souls who have invaded the planet and taking over the humans body. Wanda is a soul who has never found a planet she wants to stay until she gets to earth. When Mel is caught by the seekers Wanda is put into her body but on waking up Wanda realises that Mel is still there and refuses to go away. Mel and Wanda relationship is one a really loved. They really did grow to be like sisters in the end. Mel is in love with Jared and due to her memories Wanda does feel like she has affection for him also. They both love Mel's little brother Jamie, who from the first time you meet him he starts to grow close to Wanda. Jared bears a grudge with Wanda and is cruel to her but as the books go on they do get closer. He loves Mel so much and would do anything for her. There are so many characters in the books that I would be here forever lol. Most of the people in the book hated being around Wanda but through the people start to like her and treat her like everyone else. One person who did this was Kyle who really couldnt stand and eventually he become cool with her. Kyle's brother Ian is another story lol. I LOVED him. (Still do) He genuially liked Wanda for Wanda and not for Mel's body. He made me swoon. He lovely.

Overall, this book is a high recommended read to anyone. This book really gets you thinking about the ethics, the power of love and the good and bad sides of human experiences.

This is my first ever proper review so be gentle with me

Rate: 5/5

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1 comment :

  1. I absolutly loved this book and agree with the review on it being a slow starter but well worth the wait :)


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