Wednesday, June 25, 2008

44. The Host

By Stephanie Meyer
Rated 5 Stars
From: Library

The only book I have really enjoyed this month was The Host and I think that is because the author created such an interesting world and she has always been very original with her first books. The second and third in the Twilight series were not nearly as good as the first. She gets great original ideas but has trouble maintaining the momentum beyond that first book. Thank goodness The Host is a stand alone because if she wrote a sequel to it I would just have to read it and then I would be disappointed. How's that for convoluted reasoning?

"The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves--Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.--From publisher description."
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