The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer

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Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.

Title : The Host (The Host, #1)
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ISBN : 0316068047
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 620 pages


Britt rated it ★★★★☆

May 11, 2008

I originally had not planned on even reading this book because the Twilight series instills much rage within my soul, but I was in a dry spell for reading, so I decided to give it a try. I have to say I really enjoyed it much more than the Twilight series. I have seen a lot of people complain abo...

Nataliya rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 04, 2013

I must be a masochist. Why else would I pick this book up in the first place, let alone finish it? And it was so NOT worth it. To sum up my impressions of this story - WAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! WHYYYYYYY??? * * This refers to the pointless waste of an entire tropical forest on the printing of this 600...

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) rated it ★★★☆☆

December 04, 2013

It's no secret that I did not jump on the Twilight bandwagon. I put my name on the hold list at the library for The Host, however, because I wanted to see if Stephenie Meyer had improved in her storytelling. I'm happy to say, "Yes, she did. To a point." I would like someone tell me what her fascin...

Ariana rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2015

“It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.” I give this book 5 stars because is just such an amazing book. I really, really love it! At first sight it looks like it's a boo...

Sella rated it ★★★★★

November 25, 2009

GAH!!!! AAAAGGH!!! SODTODSHT!! AHAAHOSHDTO!!!!! DSODHTOHDTOHTOSDHTSHHHHHHTHIDSDOIOSHDTOIH!!! Those are more accurate phrases, more fitting descriptions of my reaction at the end of this book. Unfortunately, those cannot be precisely translated into the English language. Holy Crap. HOLY CRAP!! I can't e...

Annalisa rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 22, 2008

I wanted to like this book more than I did--to see that Stephenie Meyer can pick a topic not meant for shallow teenage girls and write on a deeper level--but I think this book is more of the same, sans the vampire excitement. I liked the idea: an alien soul inhibiting the host body of a girl who...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2017

When it comes to reading books that has a film made about it, I tend to watch the film first and then read the book. The Host is probably one of my favorite films, I absolutely love Max Irons, I think he's gorgeous, and while I was watching the film, I also couldn't help but admire the actor who...

Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it ★★★★☆

May 19, 2008

Aimed at the adult science fiction crowd, as opposed to the Young Adult Twilight fanbase, The Host isn't about science or where the human race is headed, but about what it means to be human, here and now. Earth has been quietly, non-aggressively conquered by a kind, pacifist species unable to lie...

Railee rated it ★★★☆☆

July 23, 2008

Talk about an emotional roller coaster!!!! This book was very difficult to rate. If someone were to ask me, "Was it good?" I'd have to think for a long time and then say, "No.... Well... yes, sorta.... No... It was ok." But if someone were to ask me if I'd enjoyed it, I'd instantly reply, "Yes!"...

Khurram rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2018

I really did enjoy this book. It is narrated in the same style at the Twilight book in the first person. The things that make this book really good are the internal dialogue between the main characters Melanie and Wanda. I am told that this did not work too well in the movie, but as a book it mak...

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