Friday, May 16, 2008

Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Book: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Genre: SF

Rating: A

Okay, she's done it again! I loved it, and yet to me, it was completely and totally different from Twilight and company. (Not that I was expecting it to be the same) And I know some people dislike Stephenie's style (though tons love it too obviously) but I found myself just as much wrapped up in these characters and their crazy world as I was in the Twilight books. She has a way, simple though it is, of managing to completely immerse the reader. Our dinner was burned last night because of it and we were late getting out the door to various evening activities, but life goes on! I love it!

So, The Host is about how our world has been taken over by an alien race. They live by taking over other life forms, being parasites in the bodies of all different kinds of species.... Earth just being one of them. Sometimes, things don't work quite right and the host body doesn't cooperate as they are meant to. This is therefore the story of how the alien life form (I'm realizing I don't even know what their official name is.... hmmm... I don't think she ever said.... Souls maybe? I think that's it!) deals with that scenario.

I loved all that the story implies on what it means to be human and what it means to love. Do we love the body or the soul? What makes us human? Emotions? Good and bad?

Another wonderful story by Stephenie Meyer. Loved it! Who else out there is reading it? Let me know if you review it and I'll add a link here! Can't wait to hear what you all thought!

Other reviews:

Becky's Review

Michelle's Review

Stephanie's Review


  1. Great review! I am probably going to be the last person to read this!

  2. I guess I'm going to have to breakdown and read Stephanie Meyer. She is EVERYWHERE.

  3. I loved your review. I'm still on hold for the book at the library, but I may not be able to hold out for it. LOL I may have to get to the bookstore!

    I just finished the Jane Austen Book Club and am now reading Can you Keep a Secret by Sophie I've been a busy bee in the reading department.

  4. I loved this book. It's so un-Twilight, yet it's so very wonderful. :) My review is here.

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  6. I'm waiting for my friend to finish so I can read her copy! Glad to hear that it lived up to your expectations.
    - Stephanie

  7. Keep an eye out, my review of this one is forthcoming this week!

  8. Hi There! Just want to inform your readers (especially chinese ones) thatTwilight in Chinese is now available at Chinese Twilight.



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