The Host (The Host #1)
New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide, including Stephenie Meyer's Annotated Playlist for the book with linking to and back from text.
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
And then I got to about page 80 or so, and OH MY GOD THERE IT IS AGAIN, THE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE SAPPINESS OH MY EYES MY EYES
I just can't do it. CAN'T DO IT AGAIN! Not the older man, and the younger woman, and the 5-page discussion of why they can't have sex yet because NO DEAR YOU'RE JUST NOT READY EVEN THOUGH YOU REALLY WANT IT BECAUSE LOOK, YOU'RE A GIRL AND YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY MAKE YOUR OWN DECIS...more
* This refers to the pointless waste of an entire tropical forest on the printing of this 600+ pager in which NOTHING happens. I kid you not. **...more
** Well, what else did I expect from a woman who created sparkly virgin vampires??? Hanging my head in shame. ***
*** In my defense, here is the quote fro
I would like someone tell me what her fascination is with sappy, overly dramatic dialogue, 17-year old girls and over-protective older men who carry them while running? Because there are some definite similarities here.
I find it interesting that t...more
“It’s not the face, but the expressions on it.
It’s not the voice, but what you say.
It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it.
You are beautiful.”
I give this book 5 stars because is just such an amazing book. I really, really love it!
At first sight it looks like it's a book about aliens, but in reality it's about the human kind and it's questioning how much humanity remains in us all.
It's a book about survival, about love (so many types of love: loving yourself, loving th...more
Those are more accurate phrases, more fitting descriptions of my reaction at the end of this book. Unfortunately, those cannot be precisely translated into the English language.
Holy Crap. HOLY CRAP!! I can't even process my thoughts to write a review for this. This book was so stunning, so amazing, so crazy good that I can't even describe it. XD I'm extremely impressed of Stephenie Meyer. This beats Twilight...more
“No,” I say, recognising that my tone is petulant.
“Why not?” he asks in surprise, as the answer is usually the opposite.
“I hate the book. Nothing is happening. Nothing has happened. And the aliens who invaded still make junk food. This doesn’t make sense. They don’t earn money or pay for anything, but they still make junk food. An alien invader who could read the mind of its host would learn to only make food with essential nut...more
Okay. This movie was freaking awesome and I just want to hug somebody right now. :'3
I am so sorry Jake baby. You were awesome in it. I misjudged you. Now I will love you forever. *Creepy fan-girl smile*
Did You Know?
1)Dianna Agron auditioned for the role of Melanie Stryder.
2)Shiloh Fernandez, Liam Hemsworth, Kit Har...more
I cannot describe how much i love this book. Even though it was long, i still loved every page of it. I never read Stephanie Meyer before, but i love this book. She really is a good writer. The only downside that i had was that i watched the movie first - therefore i knew what was going to happen. But book was so much better, with more informations about Souls, and better characterization. And, one important thing: you will either love or hate this book.
One thing also th...more
Very few humans remain on Earth. When the remaining humans are discovered, they are captured by Seekers - the closest thing to a police force the “souls” have. Once captured, they are prepared for i...more
I have been mystified by this writer because so very many peo...more
I was surprised, definitely. While it does have romantic elements to the story, it didn't feel like the romance took over the plot and didn't allow for any real story to happen.
What I liked the best about this book is how much...more
My brother is moving to New York in a couple of weeks, and it breaks my heart more than a little. I totally love that guy, and New York will be lucky to have him. It’s really far away, though. I went to pick him up in Bend a few weeks back so that he could use my car for a weekend, and I got the audio version of this book at the library on my way there. I picked it up because I totally fre...more
Edited after seeing the movie:
I went with my daughters to see the movie adaptation of The Host this evening, and was reminded of how much I loved this book. That said, it's as it was with the Twilight books-to-movie adaptation and the movies didn't do the books justice, and neither did it for The Host, which is one of my favorite stories.
My point is, please don't let the movie scare you off. If you go see it and find the story compelling but the acting not so much, please pick up the book and r...more
Earth has been quietly, non-aggressively conquered by a kind, pacifist species unable to lie or deceive, who go by different names on different planets in different languages. Here they call themselves "souls", while the rebel humans who have slipped through the net call them "parasites". They a...more
I loved it. Sci-fi, fantasy, young adult-new adult, whatever genre it may be, for me it is a story about reincarnation. I'm a strong believer in reincarnation: souls wandering through space or whatever, in search of new bodies (hosts) to possess? How can you not love that?
Melanie Stryder does justice to her name. She strides through life with passion, impatience and sometimes arrogance.
I freaking LOVE this book! Completely exceeded my expectations!
It is so hard to explain my love for this book. It is really long, but for me it went by so fast. I had expected it to drag in the beginning, but it didn’t feel that way at all. I enjoyed every single second, every page. I was completely and totally consumed by this story. I must go see the movie now!
Even though I think this is classified in the sci-fi genre, Stephenie Meyer describes this book as “Science fiction for people who d
At first, I wasn't sure about it because the sci-fi part is hard to grasp, but don't worry, after the first 80 pages or so you won't be able to stop reading (it has about 600 pages). It has to be the strangest book I've read, but also the best. It definitely ties in with Twilight, and the only reason I don't think it beat it is because Twilight sucked me in for a longer period of time.
Meyer is an amazing author who is able to pull you into the story and allow you to feel like...more
Ms. Meyers is over-the-top descriptive where there is no need to be. If I had to count how many times she wrote, "I winced." or, "I flinched." or, "I sighed." or, "Ian sighed." I bet it would be in the hundreds. She has a...more
So, I didn't completely hate it.
The writing style lacks...well, it lacks style.
I also have a huge moral issue with the relationships Meyers creates between her characters. They're always unhealthy and abusive. Ick. The most interesting relationship in the novel was the host-...more
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