I just finished reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I have not read the Twilight series, but I can see why people love Stephenie Meyer’s books. She’s a wonderful writer and knows how to hook the reader.
The Host is about alien parasites that take control of the minds and bodies of humans. At first, I thought the book was going to be another typical sci-fi book about aliens taking over the earth, but it’s much more than that. It’s also a romantic story that involves a love triangle and an altruistic alien. The main character is a parasite, but you can’t help but like her/it. The Host is over 600 pages, but it’s a quick read. It’s one of those books that is hard to put down and will suck all up your free time. I highly recommend it.
For those of you who read The Host, do you think the book should have ended with Chapter 58? I thought Chapter 59 and the Epilogue were unnecessary. I don’t want to give away the ending, but the ending is something I would expect in a Hollywood movie. To me, the ending was a little to neat and didn’t seem to fit in with the mood of the story.
Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!