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The Seeker

(The Host #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,720 ratings  ·  342 reviews
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared, Ian, her brother Jamie and her Uncle Jeb, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
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Julian Gonzalez Good question. I'm so anxious for the story to continue, but terrified that it won't live up to my expectations...I LOVED The Host.
Renate I have the feeling she has earned enough money to no longer bother with writing books..thats obvious...if we look at all the indie writers that are…moreI have the feeling she has earned enough money to no longer bother with writing books..thats obvious...if we look at all the indie writers that are writing and publishing so many books just because they love to write. I dont see them stopping when they make a few movies..(less)

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Sep 07, 2011 marked it as to-read
ahh i loved the host, despite my hatred of the twilight series. I have to say i found the host so gripping and the story line was pretty good. I would like for there to be a sequel and even if I didn't I'd probably still read it anyway so...
But really Stephenie Meyer- I think your excuse for being unsure as to write this book is terribly lame. You're scared to kill people off because the world you write in is a dangerous place? Sorry did I just read that correctly or are my eyes deceiving me? Y
Feb 29, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: i-could-die-for

I love Wanda and Ian.
I need The Soul!!!
I reread The Host a million times. It makes me cry every time.
Jan 01, 2011 marked it as to-read
I am Honestly worried. I thought the ending to the host was perfect and now there are going to be sequels? Umm personnally i think she should just leave it alone and NOT make it a movie!! God im tired of them making a movie out of it and screwing the entire thing up!!! Bleh just like twilight saga!! Amazing books not to great movies. I hope that stephanie does a good job on these sequels and TAKES HER TIME!! She rushed Breaking dawn and thats why i feel it was just "Thrown together". But i loved ...more
Dec 18, 2011 marked it as to-read
Uh guys? Hate to break it to you but this book is NEVER going to happen.
She said in 2012 that there MIGHT be a second book then later on confirmed there'll be a sequel LATER in the year.. So where can you get this supposed 2012 published copy? Nowhere. Because you can't rely on her to deliver.
How long ago did she say I MIGHT continue with midnight sun? And look here, it's 2015 and has this maybe turned into a yes, even a no? NO. So you can keep it in your to-read list and rate it whatever but t
Nov 25, 2010 marked it as to-read
To come out in 2012? They should really add a 'Maybe' after that. Stephenie is like the most unreliable author out there. Midnight Sun, anyone? Just because she said on Oprah (or where ever) she hoped to do two sequels to her best book, doesn't mean she will. I hate to sound so mean, but I'll believe it when I read it.

Edit May 8th, 2012:

See this -> 'Stephenie Meyer has said that she might write two sequels to The Host.' <- That is in the blurb! How shameful!!!!

Edit February 10th, 2013:

Aug 01, 2013 marked it as will-never-read

Stephenie Meyer reveals she’s working on ‘The Host’ sequel

First I was like...

... and then I was like:

O Rly? You sure about that? Stephenie is a very unreliable author *cough* Midnight Sun .

** EDIT **

It is now 15 months since my original review and this book doesn't even have a release date yet.
Nov 12, 2011 marked it as to-read
This shit is never coming out. The end.
Oct 27, 2018 marked it as not-sure-if-i-ll-read-it
Okay, here is the crucial question, is this EVER going to be published? Or am I waiting for something that will never happen? Did she decide that there is no point in writing this? Because I would rather know than stupidly wait. A quick search showed that there are no news about the sequels since 2013. So, I will just assume that this will never be published.
Jan 05, 2010 marked it as maybes
I nearly jumped of my bed when saw this book on the list of "Most Exciting Upcoming YA Books" on current site! Wow - I thought, a continuation of The Host?! How did I miss the announcement?!
But after I read about it... OMG! 2012?! Are you serious?!
I can agree to this timeline ONLY if the Midnight sun will be finished and published in 2010 :))

But anyhow, though I agree with some of the comments here that some endings are better off untold, I'm still gonna get my hands on this book as soon as it
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
Dec 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: can-t-wait-for
Are we EVER getting this book? *taps foot impatiently* *sighs* *sits down* This will be awhile....
Oct 26, 2018 marked it as future-stars
Shelves: coverless
27 Oct, 2018
I will be 80 y/o, surrounded by grandkids, survivor of the Zombie Apocalypse — S T I L L waiting for this book to come out.

I am dedicated to wanting more.
Jan 08, 2012 marked it as sequels-to-read
You can check out more reviews by me on my blog:

“Tonight in Philadelphia Stephenie Meyer announced that she is currently writing the The Host sequel.”

Is this a joke? I mean I- I can't even..

I'm a mixture of insane, insane, insane excitement,

And this horrible, horrible, horrible dread that sequels may tint the flawless world Stephenie Meyer has created..

Well anyways, that's just how I feel.. Thought I'd let all of you guys know (:

Hope you're having a great day wherever you are!

Over & Out,
Mar 15, 2012 marked it as unlikely-to-read-this
Shelves: unreleased
Edit: Ah, it looks like the book description was fixed at some point. Thank you to whoever changed it--it's now much more obvious that the entry is a placeholder for a potential book, and not an entry for a book that's already been written.

Am I the only one who's calling shenanigans on this book entry? Because there's no ISBN on this entry, there's no description for the book, and there's no publisher name, even though it's supposedly already been published. Also, Amazon doesn't have a link to t
Aly Locatelli
Didn't the first one come out like 4 years ago?

Isn't this series dead already?
Jun 06, 2012 marked it as to-read
IF, IF, if, if, if!!!!!
If she writes these sequels, keeping in mind she might not. But let's just say she does, OK, I don't know if I'll like them. Everyone kind of got there happy-ending (apart from the fact that I really don't like Wanda's new body, couldn't she have been a little better?). Why ruin those endings by telling us more about their lives. Something tragic is just bound to happen, and I'll be sitting there, probably mourning a favorite character. Or she'll do something stupid, and h
Donita Luz
May 26, 2015 marked it as waiting-to-come-out

Me when I found out that there's going to be another twilight book instead of writing a sequel to this book which is waaaaaay better than twilight.



I read The Host, when I was in college, not entirely sure what year, and I have completely fallen inlove with Ian, err, I mean with the book.

Now, I was watching The Host Movie, and I just thought of checking if a sequel is available.. Then I saw this..

Goodnews: There's a title..
Aug 28, 2013 marked it as to-read
I got tired of waiting.
Aug 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. I really did like The Host, and when I'd first read it, I wanted a sequel, mostly because I couldn't get enough of the world she'd created. But after re-reading it a couple of times, I like the way it ended. Perhaps if she writes the sequel as a separate story with separate characters, but still obviously within this realm of humans and souls, then perhaps it would be okay. I'm just not sure where she will go from the ending of The Host if she continues ...more
Mar 01, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
I hate that this and the other sequel will probably never exist. Meyer's extremely lame excuse for not wanting to kill main characters off in a dangerous world is ridiculous. It probably half-killed J.K. Rowling to kill off as many beloved characters as she did in the HP series, but she understood, as Meyer clearly does not, that confrontations between good and evil usually result in a lot of bloodshed on both sides. Only if we as readers suspend our disbelief beyond reason could we accept a wor ...more
Apr 17, 2014 marked it as to-read
Para cuando el libro Stephenie.......... para cuando Wanda reencarne en mi cuerpo?

¿Cuándo vas a despertar, Meyer?
¿Cuándo le pondrás prioridad a esta saga?
¿Cuándo superarás Twilight?
Deberías hacerte una nueva meta de vida para el 20
No, hell no.


Recently a fellow reader asked "What kind of messages are teens getting from The Host".

I try to answer her question here:

(1) As a good girl you should suck it up when a man beats you and tries to kill you.

(2) Your romance with a random guy is more important than the survival of the human race.

(3) (view spoiler) You have no need to feel bad for
Ayesha (The Fifth Marauder)
Is this real, or just more of that hopeless, endless despair that authors feed their unsuspecting readers?
Mar 18, 2012 marked it as to-read
If something happens to Ian I will throw this book into the Great Canyon.
Okay, I really liked the writing style and the love story in The Host, however, the idea was a little strange to me, but I still plan on reading this. I'm very nervous because the ending to The Host was fine and now, I'm anticipating something bad happening. Then again, I was anticipating a second book. I mean, it can't end with only a few people in a cave, no one will find them, the end. I just don't want anything to happe
Sep 16, 2010 marked it as to-read
I'm such a huge Stephanie Meyer fan and I'm so excited for this book to come out. I had no clue it was going to be a series.I didn't read The Host until a year after I got it cuz I thought it was kinda boring but now it's one of my favorite books everrrr!!!!
JD Switz
Nov 06, 2011 marked it as to-read
The only way that these sequels will really work is if the humans can start to take back their world. If souls can be converted to helping the remaining humans see to that, the continuation of the series will be bad-ass.

Now if the souls and the humans plan on living together in peace to make a better world? I don't know. I can see the possibilities of it, but Stephenie would have to take the Avatar route, because humans and aliens living in harmony as a whole won't work.

I don't specifically thin
May 27, 2011 marked it as to-read
Oh goody. Why would they even add this book here if there's a possibility that she might not write it? Pssh. Giving us false hope. She'd better write this... and it better be good. Or else...

FINALLY. She's finally writing it.
Apr 12, 2010 marked it as to-read
DX I am dieing to read this book. I'm not a huge fan of the twilight series, (although I did give them 5 stars) the host was one story I thought was very interesting. After finishing the first book, I imedently jumped on google and searched to see if there were going to be more books. XD there's a third also, but as you can see that is a long time in comming considering the release of this one is not for a while. Amazing read. Can't wait!
Dec 06, 2010 marked it as to-read
OMG! I didn't even know this book existed! And all the while I am feeling depressed because I thought The Host is it. Not a series nothing. And now this is the best news in forever! And it's about Wanda and Ian! My fav couple!
Morgan Walsh
Dec 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I don't think there's all that much Ms. Meyer can do with this series, unless she writes the second and third books from another person's (who isn't Wanda) point of view.
The Host was a good read, but The Soul will probably be lacking in its predecessor's shadow if it continues with Wanda's story.

I just thought of something that could make this series excellent--that is, if it doesn't create an all-out war.
So, you know how the souls think they're all innocent, and are putting their hosts to bett
Mar 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
Honestly, I don't think this book should be written. But if there's one thing we've learned about Ms. Meyer, it's that she'll write anything for money, just as long as we don't mind some emo whining while she does it. I think the book would have been perfect as a standalone. You hear me Ms. Meyer? Not everything needs to be fully explained! That being said, I'm curious to see where she'll take the story. The host was miles better than twilight and at least the heroine had a biological excuse for ...more
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The Host (3 books)
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