Thursday, September 17, 2009
THE HOST by Stephenie Meyers. You might recognize the name from the Twilight Series. Yes I have read them and they are awesome. So why wouldn't I read her 1st book? She is a great writer and I commend her accomplishments!!!
I have never really been into alien type movies; si-fi was never my pick. However this awesome tale of humans invaded with alien... known as SOULS was intriguing. Imagine that... the humans have a soul! lol
The book is about Melanie Stryder. She refuses to fade away and become a host for the invaders. Having their mind taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining 'wild' humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading 'soul' who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, 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.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind 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 begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
I was very into this book and found myself emotionally attached to both of the main characters. The last chapter left me crying uncontrollably (although it could have been the hormones of the twin pregnancy. lol). The epilogue was a wonderful wrap up and left ME yearning for more. Too bad the story ended...
I give this book 2 thumbs up and an alien soul to boot!!!