“A bit of SciFi, a bit of romance, an adventure. I like it. Its a good read to get you away from reality - and I hope I mean very far from reality. :P”Patricia wrote this review 12 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“• What I really loved about this book was how Stephenie Meyer dove into human nature and really explored it. When one small mistake can mean life, death, or even worse, capture, people turn to their most fundamental survival instincts (eat, sleep, kill, run, etc.) That’s the world that Wanda gets sucked into by Melanie. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
• Wanda was a really interesting character. She was just as “human” as the real humans. However, each side thought of the other as the monster.
• Wanda has such an awesome outlook on life. She saw so much beauty in Earth.
• The Love Story: There’s a love square going on. It’s awesome and very complicated. Love is very prominent in the book, but it’s every type of love: family, romantic, etc.
• Stephenie Meyer was not afraid of killing characters, or having her characters experience real pain. Which made this book so much better. There was a threat to the happy ending which I so desperately wanted (both when watching the movie and reading the book).
• Epic read! It is definitely a long book, but not one scene was wasted. Everything was put there for a reason. Not much plot, but the characters were very strong (all character driven). I felt like Wanda most of the time, torn between Ian and Jared. One moment I was all TEAM IAN…and the next totally TEAM JARED. :P
• Saw the movie first, because I was a bit skeptical about reading a book about aliens (which are slowly growing on me). AND FELL IN LOVE WITH IT!!!! Ummm, Hello Ian [3 so I HAD to read the book afterwards.
If you liked Twilight, you’ll enjoy this book. If you didn’t like Twilight, I still recommend you try this book…It’s nothing like Stephenie Meyer’s previous series, The Twilight Saga. Also, this is an adult science fiction book…not YA. So pick it up and enjoy ☺
“Wasn't good until about page 400. ”Katrina S wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book took me a long, LONG time to finish.. But it was definitely worth it. It was a fantastic, thoughtful, and inventive novel and it kept me awake until late in the night. It's a psychological thriller, and I think Stephenie Meyer is amazing.
When the souls invaded planet Earth, humans were in danger of becoming extinct. And when Wanderer was inserted into the body of Melanie Stryder, she refuses to fade away. She stays in her head, and tries hard not to let Wanderer possess her. Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts and memories, and Melanie fills her mind with visions of her lover, Jared, and her little brother, Jamie. When Wanderer and Melanie become unwilling allies, they set off on a journey to find Jared, who Wanderer also grew to love.”
“I love this book. The complexity of human emotion is described so well in here. I never really thought about emotions like that, but they have to be explained in here because of Wanderer's lack of familiarity. Truly a great love story about understanding those who are not like yourself. ”CCurtis wrote this review 5 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“want to try the book again”Stephanie Stabrawa wrote this review 5 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pages 1-108 Chapter 1-12
After reading the first 100 pages of The Host by Stephenie Meyer, I learned that it is a innovative and fascinating yet a bit extraordinary novel. I don’t think it happens everyday where our soul is implanted into someone else’s body! However, in this book we are introduced to a totally different aspect of our world so the readers should be expecting a bit of unusualness. Melani’s body has been taken over by another soul (alien like) named Wanderer. We see the challenges encountered by Wanderer to understand Melani’s emotions and feelings. “I'd bound myself securely into the body's center of thought [...] until it was no longer a separate entity. It was me. Not the body, my body.” (Page 46). We start to understand Melani’s life and most importantly her love, Jared. We start to see this unusual love triangle between those two bodies (Melani and Wanderer). “My heart faltered and then beat unevenly, and I wanted to laugh at myself. Did it matter that (Jared) was beautiful, that I loved him, when he was going to kill me.” (Page 95). Meyer’s writing style and use of imagery helps the reader visualize these peculiar experiences. I really like reading her style, it really makes the reader picture the different events throughout the novel. From what I’ve read till now I can say that Meyer tries to get a message across about the essence of what it is to be human and the persistence of love. So far I'm really enjoying this book, and eager to continue reading it. ”
“Intense, lots of action with romance.”Nhi Lu wrote this review 12 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Imagine sharing your brain with someone you don't know. In "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer. The Earth has been invaded by an alien spices that takes of over the mind of their host, and Wander has taken over Melanie Stryder, a rebel human who refuses to fade away. Melanie fill wanders thoughts of a human Jared who is hiding waiting for Melanie to return. Now Wander and Melanie ally searching for the man they both love.BY THE WAY SO NOT THAT SAPPY. ”Renee Palmer wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No