The Host is a science fiction/romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. The novel introduces an alien race, called souls, who take over Earth and its inhabitants. The book describes one soul's predicament when the mind of its human host refuses to cooperate with her takeover. The Host was released on May 6, 2008 with an initial print run of 750,000 copies.
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I don't know what I was expecting as I started to read this book ... I found that I struggled in the early stages of the book, and began to think for the first time I wouldn't get through a book that I was desperate to read after all the reviews I had read.
So ... I put the book down for a couple of weeks and then started again. OMG ... I couldn't put it down. The battle between the 'parasite' and the host was incredible ... and to finally see them both come to an understanding about each other was a very touching part of the book. The reactions from the other characters in the book about the whole 'parasite' taking over a human body was natural to me ... of course you couldn't like it.
Take the time to sit and read this book - you will fall in love with the characters and the ending will have you smiling and crying at the same time.
RATING - 9/10