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The Host

Stephenie Meyer really is a phenomenon.

Of course she is the most well known for her vampire love story, The Twilight Saga. But she has also published another book that will knock you off your feet. “The Host” is a gripping sci-fi story that will have you clutching at your heart.

 

 “Stephenie Meyer is an amazing phenomenon—out of the brightness of her mind and spirit comes the illuminated darkness of her stories. For no matter how much pain her characters suffer, Meyer infuses the tales with light and hope.” —Orson Scott Card, author of the Ender Saga

 

 “A fantastic, inventive, thoughtful, and powerful novel. The Host will keep you reading well into the wee hours of night, and keep you thinking, deeply, hauntingly, well after the final word.” —Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend

 

 

 

 

One of the biggest deciding factors for me when I am choosing a book is not what critics and reviewers say, it is what the excerpt on the book sleeve says. That is why I add the excerpt into my reviews rather than explain it myself. I just feel like that is the best way to describe the book without giving away too much or not enough. So here a hint about what the book is about.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining “wild” humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, 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.

Wanderer probes Melanie’s thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer’s mind 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 begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

It is a very BIG novel. Counting in at about 620 pages, it can be rather intimidating. It is a little dry in the beginning, but once you get to about chapter 10, you’re HOOKED! I was absolutely obsessed. I ended up reading the book in one day and then going back to read it again the day after. It is a gut-wrenching, heart-warming, soul-touching novel that will have you lost, in love, and in tears. I know that I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters and their story, they were locked in my head and would not go away….so I had to read it again.
I suggest this novel to absolutely EVERYONE. And oh how I love good news! A recent statement has just been released confirming that “The Host” is being brought to the big screen. Hearing this, of course, makes me completely giddy because I am IN LOVE with the story and I am excited to see it come to life, and as soon as more info and a trailer come out I will post it here for everyone.

If you would like you can purchase your copy here at a fantastic price….or you can run!, not walk to the nearest bookstore to get your copy. =]

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