Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Ok readers....this book is WEIRD!!! but good in an odd sort of way. If you can get past the slow beginning, the story ends fairly well!

The human race has been taken over by Souls-shiny, silver souls that are inserted into human "host" bodies and walk the planet in search of taking over all human life. Melanie is one of the last few remaining humans remaining when she is discovered by a soul seeker and handed over to the other soul's to take over. When the new soul is inserted into Melanie's body, she keeps fighting, and her memories and thoughts are still apparent to her body's new occupant. The sould known as Wanderer, which is later shortened to Wanda, discovers a deep connection to Melanie and a passion for saving her Human race.

Melanie and Wanda work together to find where Melanie's family has been hiding in the underground caves in Arizona-when they discover the caves, they discover a colony of Humans that have not yet been discovered by the souls.

At first, the humans are skeptical of Melanie and Wanda, and keep her in their sight at all times, as time continues, the humans discover that Melanie and Wanda are completely harmless, and realize that Wanda is actually a very interesting creature.

As the story closes, Wanda teaches Doc (the colony Doctor) how to remove her from Melanie's body, and how to give the human race a fighting chance at gaining back their planet.

This book was interesting to say the least! It was told from the first person perspective from both Melanie and Wanderer, but from the same body, the thoughts are different, but connected on a deep emotional level. I have been dying to read this book for quite some time now, but I don't think I would ever read it over again. It was just ok.......

Have any of you read this book yet? I would love to know what you thought of it!


  1. I've read this, and actually, thought it was better written than the twilight series (although not as awesome a story obviously :-)) I had heard that SM wanted to make this a trilogy, wonder if that'll ever happen?

  2. I could almost see it going further than this book, a trilogy would be interesting...hmmm...I wonder what she will do with the next couple books!