Title: The Host
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Finished: March 3, 2009
Stephenie Meyer’s first non-Twilight book, about an invasion of aliens onto earth, who inhabit humans and live their lives.
Melanie, Jared and Jamie are running for their lives, trying to hide and escape being killed and inserted with another life form. But what happens ends up changing their lives in ways they could never have thought possible.
I was hesitant in reading this, especially after finishing the Twilight series, knowing this book had nothing to do with vampires. I heard many mixed reviews about it, but when our book club decided to read it, I had no choice.
While Meyer’s simple writing style made the story easy to follow, I had higher expectations than I wanted and spent a lot of time wondering when I was going to get sucked in. There were many parts that had me on the edge of my seat but they were resolved rather quickly and then I was back to smooth and slow reading.
I do recommend this book, especially to any Meyer fan. Overall it is an interesting book and the story she tells is very unique. After finishing, I was satisfied with the story and was left with a hint of wonder as to what happens next. I’m hearing rumors of a sequel.
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