Book Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

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I am using this book for the Eclectic Reader Challenge (New adult), Dystopia Challenge, Women Challenge, Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge, 52 Books in 52 Weeks, Book Club Friday, and Literary Friday.

Summary from Goodreads: 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. Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. The first quarter of the book was so slow and took me forever to read. But the rest of the book was so good that I’ll let that slide! The ending was perfect as well. Going to see the movie today; hope it’s just half as good as the book!

4-stars

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16 Comments

  1. Please email me and let me know what you think about the movie. I won’t be able to see it for another week or so, and I can’t wait! I loved The Host. I agree about how slow it was to develop, especially while Melanie was still with the aliens. Sooooo sloooooow!

    Thanks so much for linking-up! It has been a very relaxed spring break. We haven’t done much except read, watch movies on Apple TV and cook! 😀

    xo,
    RJ

  2. I loved this book! And was so so excited for the movie. As a book lover, I enjoyed the movie since it did hit all the major plot points, and I was worried they would change it too much. But I think if I hadn’t read the book and didn’t know what to expect, I wouldn’t nearly be as big of a fan.

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