Friday, March 16, 2012

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

I really enjoyed the Twilight series but had not heard much about this other book by Stephanie Meyer.  Then I heard it was going to be made into a movie and I had to read it because the book is ALWAYS better than the movie.  But in this case I am kind of hoping it's the other way around.

The book wasn't bad.  I just could not get into it and thus it took me forever to read!  It is a big book and I felt like maybe she should have cut some stuff out because it just was soooo LONG and not gripping me that I came to hate it a little. 

I know it sounds weird but it is about these aliens called "souls" that take over human bodies here on earth.  The main character "Wanderer" or "Wanda" has lived many lives on many different planets in many different bodies.  But this is her first time on Earth.  And her "host" Melanie is not very cooperative of her body being taken over. 

Melanie never completely goes away and they eventually become "friends" I guess you could say.  Melanie's thoughts and feelings are so strong that "Wanda" starts feeling them too.  This leads to them go look for her brother Jamie and her love Jared.  They are in hiding because they do not want to be taken over by the souls.

There is so much that happens and it was a pretty good story.  I can't wait to see the movie.  But I definitely didn't love this book just because it took me sooo long to get through so I only give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.


Jennifer M. said...

I only read the first half of your review because I'm only partially through the book and didnt want any spoilers. But... I'm glad I'm not the only one who's finding this book hard to read! Not sure what happened - the Twilight books were so good!

Berrygetto said...

This book took me about a month to read which is a very long time for me and considering I can finish 3 of the 4 Twilight books in a weekend that is quite sad. It ended up being a good book but took forever to get through. I had to push myself to finish it after a while. It was not the fix I was looking for after my brief obsession with the twilight books while I was waiting for Breaking Dawn to come out. lol

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