Tuesday, May 18, 2010

: The Host by Stephenie Meyer :

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[1] with an initial print run of 750,000 copies.
(taken from Wikipedia)

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


Steph said...

This is by far my favorite book of all time. I too could not put it down. I really love Stephenie Meyer and her way of bringing you in to the story. I just finished reading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater...It was fantactic. If you haven't read so. I have a review on my blog if you wanted to read it.

Denny said...

I haven't read Shiver yet but want to ... I think The Host is amazing ... and proves that Stephenie can write other than vampires ... xoxox
Thanks for the link ... will check it out.