Monday, December 29, 2008

The Host, by Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder is in love with Jared and on the run. Aliens have taken over Earth and if they find her they will insert an alien into her body taking over her life. She'll become a "host" an empty shell the alien can live inside of. It's just her, her brother, and Jared left as far as Melanie knows. Oh no! She's captured and an alien soul called Wanderer is inserted into Melanie.

The story is told from the point of view of the Wanderer (alien). This makes for confusing reading of the first chapter. If you can stick with it, you will absolutely LOVE this book. I never thought I would enjoy a book about aliens, but this book proved me wrong. I keep hoping for a sequel.

Wanderer is mad. Melanie is still inside her head and won't go away. This has never happened before with a host. Melanie's body longs to be with Jared and Melanie convinces Wanderer to travel through the Arizona desert in search for Jared and her brother. Wanderer/Melanie is found by her Uncle almost dead from the heat of the desert with no food and water. She's brought back to an underground camp full of human survivors. Wanderer is at first hated and treated very badly. The humans learn to accept Wanderer and that's when Wanderer changes her outlook on humans.

A human named Ian falls in love with Wanderer but she's inside of Melanies' body and Melanie is still alive inside there too. So Jared has big problems when Ian wants to move in on HIS girlfriend (Melanie). So there's a love quadrangle going on and it gets very interesting. What a fantastic book you will be sure to enjoy.



  1. Do you think there will be a second book to this one? It kinda left me wanting to know if the human race will infact survive...and what about those other survivors how many more "families" are there?... How about the souls, how many went "traitor" to there own kind?
    I hope there will be another book :)

  2. I heard a while ago that there was going to be a second book, but with twilight being so famous I don't think Stephs writing anything. bummer :(