Monday, April 15, 2013

Currently Reading: The Host

The Host
I recently finished reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer... Don't judge... you know you read young adult books sometimes too... lol ... and I loved it! I read the 600 page book in three days. Literally couldn't put it down.

In typical Stephanie Meyer fashion there is a love story/love triangle as well as a sci-fi twist. The book is about a Earth that has been taken over by Alien parasites, "souls", who take over the minds of humans. The remaining humans live in hiding, trying not to be caught and taken over by this Alien race.

The story is told through the eyes of one "soul", Wanderer, who has been to eight other worlds in her lifetime and truly believes she is making each world she touches better. But when she takes over Melanie Stryder she learns a lot about humans and their strength. Melanie refuses to let Wanderer take over. Melanie's memories and emotions are so strong that Wanderer starts to feel them too. She learns about Melanie's brother and boyfriend, still in hiding, and loves them as strongly as Melanie. Over the course of their time together they become allies, try to find Melanie's family, and figure out how to live together.

If you are looking for a great, quick, light read this book is perfect.

Has anyone else read The Host? What did you think?

1 comment:

  1. i read it. i feel like it was pretty hard to get into but once you did, you were hooked!