Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

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Leaving those silly sparkly vampires behind, Stephenie Meyer embarks on a journey through an alien invasion like you've never read before in her first adult novel. The aliens in The Host are small, silver beings that implant into the brains of a planet's natives. They've traveled the universe, inserting themselves into the lives of their hosts, who easily succumb. Except where Melanie Stryder is concerned. Melanie will not succumb. She fights for control of her body and mind every step of the way, while her alien probes for the location of the human resistance - and the man- Melanie longs to rejoin.

Part sci fi adventure, part romance, The Host tells a tale of love, persistence and humanity. Deftly touching on both the best and worst of what it means to be human, Meyer weaves a story that will warm your heart and incite disgust, while making you question just what makes us human.

Not being a huge Twilight fan (gasp!), I was only cautiously optimistic about this book, but I can safely say I've joined the ranks as one of Stephenie Meyer's fangirls. This is one I wouldn't mind rereading, and I plan on being first in line for the sequel.


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