Wednesday, April 22, 2009

25--The Host

Author: Stephanie Meyer
finished: April 21, 2009
Synopsis: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time. (from the publisher)

My thoughts: I really didn't like this book. First of all, I loved the premise I just didn't think it lived up to it's potential. I'm not sure why so many people think this is better written than the vampire series. I certainly can't see that it is. It feels alot like a young adult novel rather than an adult novel as advertised. It was mostly a love story and I thought the ending sucked big time. Yep, I said it. I think the ending sucked.

2 stars

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