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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
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Dec 06, 2011

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Read from December 06, 2011 to January 07, 2012

It took me a long time to pick this book up and even longer to get through it.

The first half of the book is slow and sluggish. It drags like a wooden leg - despite resenting it I couldn't cut it off. Stephanie has a very uncanny way of keeping the reader with her even at the most laborious of times and the strength of this quite unique story meant I wanted to know how it would end.

This is described as her first Adult offer, I'm not quite sure what to make of that as there is nothing in it I'd mind my tween sister reading and she still spoon feeds us her "law of chastity" but her writing is much better than the Twilight series. The writing is more sophisticated and dynamic - the characters although her default tortured souls are full bodied and I can imagine myself in the world she describes with ease. Admittedly I skimmed a few pages and certain paragraphs were cringeworthy in their sloppiness but she does know how to tell bloody good story. I'll be back for The Soul.
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01/01/2012 page 400
65.0% "This book is painfully slow paced however as I'm listening to the audiobook in the car mostly on my way to work and don't want to get too excited/overly worked up before a meeting I'll keep going."
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message 1: by Erica (new)

Erica I was going to try it out, but then I saw it was sci-fi and ran away screaming, the summary sounds.........sci-fi.

message 2: by Erica (new)

Erica Not to mention it clearly states a love triangle, OH the frustration!!!

Leyoh I think you should give it a go. It isn't too technical and heavy, more alternate future and the triangle is actually more a square. You'll understand if you get round to it. Despite my NA aversion I quite enjoyed it.

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