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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kick-ass-female, magnetic-male, love-the-romance, young-adult, science-fiction

Wow...it's hard to figure out where to begin with reviewing this book. It took me a long time to decide to read this book, because Stephenie Meyer is one of those authors with such an addictive style, she sucks you right in and then you can't think of anything else but her book whenever you're not reading. The Host; despite being unlike any book I have ever read, certainly did suck me in...

The Host is about a breed of alien species that live off other beings, kind of like parasites. They latch on to a host body and take over their lives. The vast majority of planet earth has been taken over by these aliens, or souls as they are referred to. There are still humans who are in hiding, resisting this alien take over, but very very few. The book opens on a special soul, known as Wanderer who is in the process of being implanted into a newly captured human called Melanie. Melanie was part of a rebel human resistance. Wanderer has had hosts bodies on 8 different planets before Earth, and the other souls feel she is more than qualified to take on Melanie. The souls believe Melanie might resist, being a rebel human, and it is crucial that this 'take over' be successful because as a soul, Wanderer will have access not only to Melanie's body, but all her memories, and the souls and the seeker(a soul who's job on earth it is to track down the remaining humans)believe Melanie knows where other humans are hiding. The only problem is that Melanie refuses to let go, to disappear, to give up her body and mind to Wanderer. This is something that very rarely happens with humans. Melanie is unique; but then again, so is Wanderer...

As soon as I started reading I was intrigued. The situation is so...unique. Mild spoilers ahead: (view spoiler)

The more the story moves forward, the more addicting it gets. At about halfway through, I would find myself thinking about what would happen. How could there possibly be a happy outcome for all parties involved? I found myself trying to guess what would happen next. Talking about it to others, to organize my thoughts...but the story never ceased to surprise me. I'm sad that I've finished reading. I'll definitely re-read it eventually. Amazing, amazing read. I've used unique throughout this review; there's no better word to describe it!
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Reading Progress

March 24, 2011 – Shelved
July 20, 2011 – Started Reading
July 21, 2011 –
page 132
July 23, 2011 –
page 290
July 24, 2011 –
page 377
July 25, 2011 –
page 436
July 26, 2011 –
page 576
July 27, 2011 – Finished Reading
March 14, 2012 – Shelved as: kick-ass-female
March 14, 2012 – Shelved as: magnetic-male
March 14, 2012 – Shelved as: love-the-romance
August 23, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult
April 21, 2013 – Shelved as: science-fiction

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Giselle Hope you like it as much as I did!

Micheline Its looking promising...

Giselle Ah tu l'as aimé then! Yay!

Micheline Ah my god OUI! J'fini juste ma review steur...j'ai adorer!

Giselle Good. Steur lit Hunger Games! That trilogy sucks you in even more!

Micheline Jcrois c'est ça jva lire next! Jva esperer que The Host me sorte du system though, en dirais jy pense encore trop LOL Probably a la week end!

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