Monday, June 1, 2009

Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Anyone who read Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, and needs some help with their withdrawal from vampires, should read this book.

At first, I was skeptical because The Host is listed as science fiction, and it is also Meyer's first Adult novel. At the time, I needed something to read while waiting for Breaking Dawn to be released.

The Host was romance first and science fiction second. Meyer's main character is a soul from another planet, who has come to Earth to take over the body of one of it's host humans, who is more than a little reluctant to remain quiet. Add that to a complicated, yet passionate, love quadrangle, and you have a page-turner in your hands. I loved it from start to finish. Meyer has a voice that can't be mistaken. So, if you like Stephenie Meyer's other novels, you will enjoy The Host. I would be remiss if I didn't also say that anyone looking for a good summer read, or a romance with an edge of sci-fi, should read it. It may surprise you. Away from all the hype of Twilight, I thought this book is, on its own, a very good read.

About the Book:
Hardcover: 619 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (May 6, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316068047
ISBN-13: 978-0316068048

*Please note: This is not Young Adult

2 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Why oh why haven't I read this yet? I even have it on my shelf!

keely said...

love this book sooo much!!!!!

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