Leila Anani's Reviews > The Host

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
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I was really surprised by this because I was expecting a twilight clone and it's completely different. It's actually a credible sci-fi story playing about with some fascinating ideas. I love the fact that its an invasion of the body snatchers tale where the aliens aren't inherantly evil.

There's a great cast of characters and I was totally drawn in to the story. I found the love triangle element a little twee - a nice cop out for a girl caught between two gorgeous men - lets have the host in love with one and the parasite in love with the other, but even so I was caught up enough in the emotion to want this to have a happy ending.

At 600+ pages its quite a tome that never gets boring. Really nice to have a sci-fi novel out there for chicks. Not bad at all!
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Reading Progress

March 28, 2013 – Started Reading
April 14, 2013 – Finished Reading
April 15, 2013 – Shelved
April 15, 2013 – Shelved as: sci-fi
June 1, 2015 – Shelved as: sci-fi-film
August 9, 2015 – Shelved as: aliens
February 4, 2016 – Shelved as: parasites
March 20, 2016 – Shelved as: young-adult-sf-fantasy
August 12, 2018 – Shelved as: sf-female-authors
February 4, 2019 – Shelved as: alien-infiltration-bodysnatchers

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