Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

It's been quite a few months since I picked up a book. I saw this on the Lucky Day shelf at the library and just thought I'd give it a try.

The Host is an intersting story. When I think about how to explain it, I feel like I sound crazy! It's my first sci-fi book and I thought it would be fun to try something new.

There is an alien species that takes over earth and uses humans as their "host" bodies. They basically inhabit their body and erase the human within them. The aliens are peaceful so the world is a better place and feel that their exsitance on the planet is necessary for the human species. But humans are resisting, fighting back and hiding for their lives.

Melanie is one of them. She, along with her brother and Jared are on the run trying to survive being taken as a host. When one day Melanie is captured. Wanderer is the alien that tries to take over but Melanie is stronger and fights back. Her mind is wining but she is also beginnign to share what she knows about Jared and her brother. Eventually it leads Wanderer to where they may be hiding. Can Melanie protect them?

I actually really liked the book. It's very different from anything I have ever read. I have never read the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and really liked her writing style. You become invested in the characters and want to know what happens to them. This is not a fast paced book but I was still intregued.

I watched the movie afterwards and thought it was awful. I thought they could have done so much better. Not much was the same and I just wasn't happy with it. So I say forgo the movie and just read the book.

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