Friday, October 4, 2013

The Host

Book: The Host

Author: Stephenie Meyer

Published:  May 6, 2008

Pages: 619

Rating by Katie:3 out of 5 stars
Melanie is doing her best to protect herself and her younger brother from the invaders that have come to Earth to take over it's inhabitants bodies. While breaking into a home looking for food, she runs into Jared a fellow human in hiding. The connection is instant between them. Working together to stay hidden, they begin falling in love and become inseparable.

When Melanie is finally captured, trying to protect her brother, her body is taken over by a "Soul" who goes by the name of Wanderer.
Wanderer has been on many different planets and in many different bodies, however she realizes this Melanie human isn't going to sit back and let her take over. She has never had this problem before and is soon working on a way to make Melanie subside and allow her to take control.
When Melanie thinks of Jared and her younger brother, Wanderer is unable to ignore the thoughts and the feelings that come with them. She falls in love with Jared and the younger brother and is soon working with Melanie to find them.
On a mission now to find the new loves of her life, she also beings a friendship with her host.

This books was a bit difficult for me in the beginning. There was so much going on in the first few chapters that I had a hard time paying attention. Because the author had to explain in depth about these "Souls" and what they did and what they wanted to do, it seemed to bore me. There was so much but yet nothing ever really happened in the book. The best part of this story was the end, literally. Not that it was over, but the end is where most of the action and suspense took place.

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