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.
Review: I don't have much to say in this review. It has been over a year since I read this book, but the fact that I remember it bodes well for quality of the book. I saw a lot of people had complaints about the action vs. the inner monologues which I don't agree with, I think this book is meant to be an introspective sort of book so more inner-monologue would be expected.
The characters were just ok, I remember some them and don't remember others. Wanderer and Melanie are both super strong women, or well...you know what I mean. I thought the whole 'host' thing was new and different but at the same time deeply disturbing, I am terrified of creepy crawlys and that is what I think of when I think of the alien creatures who took over.
Overall I think this book wasn't too bad, I read it rather quickly, it had a new and different premise and I enjoyed how different it was from Meyer's YA series.
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I give this book 4/5 stars. ★ ★ ★ ★
- Have you read Twilight? How did The Host compare to Meyer's YA series?
I have read Twilight and I think this whole book felt different than the Twilight series, it felt more grown up, there was allowed to be lust without death.
- A lot of readers have expressed dislike for the immense amount of inner dialogue in The Host. Did you feel the novel lacked action?
I felt there was enough action, i think this book was meant to be more of an "examine yourself" from within sort of book, not an "action packed adventure".
- Do you feel the ending hinted at a sequel? If so, would you read The Host #2?
I definitely think that this book will have a sequel and I think I would give it a chance, who knows though, with the success of Twilight, she might not get to it for awhile.
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