In honor of the release of The Host tomorrow, I'll kick off this new feature with my review of The Host! I reviewed this book in March 2011, almost exactly 2 years ago! I recently found out that Ms.Meyer's is continuing this story and making it into a trilogy! I'm looking forward to reading more about these characters. If you haven't read the host yet, you should! It's a complete 180 from the YA Twilight series that she's so well known for. Not only is there not a single vampire or werewolf in it, it's also geared toward adults, which is awesome! Looking for something different? Check this out!
I hope the movie is equally as good! We all know the 99% of the time, the books are always better, but I'll cross my fingers anyways. :-) Check out the trailer below! Are you seeing The Host this weekend?
Release Date: May 6, 2008
Pages: 619 (Hardcover)
Source: Kindle Purchase
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Original Review Date: March 10, 2011
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.
The story really starts to pick up pace and get more exciting once Wanda is taken out of their hiding location on her first mission to retrieve Alien Medicine. From there the story takes off like a runaway train. At that point I was reading through it even faster than before because I just wanted to rush to the end to see what happens. During all of the craziness, there is even a some romantic love for Wanda which makes the end seem terribly unfortunate until something happens…something you kind of hope for but don’t expect. This ending will leave you content!