The Host

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The Host by Stephenie MeyerI 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!

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24 thoughts on “The Host

  1. Yikes! Another book to buy. What will I do? Oh, I know- I’ll use the Borders gift card I will surely get for Christmas for my very consistent brother. I’ll let you know how I like it in ’09. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Read Autumn´s recent blog post..Weird girl

  2. damn you i’m gonna go broke buying books.

    i had no idea she had this one out there. i read the whole twilight series in 2 weeks. all 4 books. but that was geared toward a teenage audience.

    this sounds really different. i’m picking it up today.

    Read kris´s recent blog post..only 2 weeks left!

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