Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Series: The Host #1
Publication Date: May 6th 2008
Purchase: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback

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.

Shirley here. 

To be frank, I was quiiite reluctant to read it. I tried reading The Host probably in 7th grade and honestly did not find the appeal of it and got bored of it really quickly. But after MUCH persuasion from Lacey, and Max Irons being one of the lead roles, I finally decided to pick up the book and read it. AND HOLY COW IT WAS LIKE THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE. THIS BOOK IS SO SO AMAZING. Although at the beginning, I understood why I didn’t like it at all, since my innocent and distracted 7th grade brain probably couldn’t handle all of the boringness that the first few chapters had. Truthfully I fell asleep whilst reading the first 100 pages. After I finally got past those though, there was so SO much action!

So basically my long intro was to tell you guys that IF you were reluctant to read this book  like me, I just wanted to let ya’ll know that it’s SO SO worth it! It’s honestly an amazing book (much much better than the Twilight series), and you won’t be disappointed (I hope)!

At first it’s pretty confusing because you’re kind of dealing with two characters; the soul and Melanie. But after a while, you get used to the fact that the main character is a soul inside a body. Although I prefer Jared over Ian in the movie, in the book, IAN > JARED ANY DAY<3

But this book was literally CRAZY. It reminded me a lot of Shatter Me because of their underground facility and stuff and SINCE SHATTER ME BRINGS BACK GOOD VIBES, THIS BOOK WAS JUST SOO GOOOOOOD. It’s also such an eye-opening book because even though all the humans hated souls, they began to open up to Wanderer. it’s just so BEAUTIFUL that they all ended up accepting her, when at the beginning, they strongly despised her.


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