The Host is a romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. The book is about Earth, in a post apocalyptic time, being invaded by a parasitic alien race, known as "Souls", . The Host book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a. . Twilight author's adult sci-fi is fine for teens. Read Common Sense Media's The Host review, age rating, and parents guide.

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The Host [Stephenie Meyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The author of the Twilight series of #1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first . The Host book cover. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for. The Host is Stephenie Meyer's first non-Twilight Saga publication. Though I will confess to a morbid curiosity about the Twilight books, none of the opinions.

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So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader's review. Thank you. This book made me cry at least 3 times.

You feel the pain Melanie feels and it makes you think about reading more all the time. I thought the book was so amazing. I was nvr a book reader and this is my second book to read. It was truly fascinating.

I liked the way stephenie ended the story. Pretty great. I would recommend the book to people who are not overly into sci-fi, since it is quite mild and not too science-ish.

It is well written, which was obvious since it is by Stephenie Meyer. Definitely one of my favorite books.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The characters are so lovable and hateable and they really makes you think about our human traits, such as aggression, selfishness and arrogance. Th only relatively but not overly contra point is that it gets quite sappy at times. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. Ready Player One Ernest Cline 9. It's the year , and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil.

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer

It also shows what humans need to form a simple, functioning society: Explores the value of humanity, weighing love, and other strong relationships against violence, hatred, and profound loss. It also explores acceptance for all life -- even the tiny parasites invading Earth -- and the dignity in choosing a nonviolent means of revolt. Wanda is a self-sacrificing figure who learns what it is to be human through her host and then wants to do everything she can to protect and save the humans she meets in hiding.

Though she seems to have changed sides in the war, she still advocates for nonviolence against her own kind. A couple of human deaths in the caves cause lots of mourning.

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One death is from a gunshot, the other is from cancer and is slow and painful until they finally find morphine and give the afflicted person an overdose to end his suffering. There's one near-death from an aggresive infection.

Doc, the cave doctor, tries and fails to remove some parasitic aliens from their human hosts from the back of the neck , causing death to unknown captives. Wanda ends up at the center of a few fistfights, an attack, and a near-drowning. Of course, the humans are hiding out in caves because small parasitic aliens have already taken over the rest of the planet; they did so sneakily and are nonviolent overall, except for the Seekers, who are constantly on the lookout for rogue humans to ensnare.

A few passionate kisses. Mentions of Twinkies and other junk food found in abandoned houses or confiscated on raids. Wanda is thrilled when she gets a bag of Cheetos. Some drinking, but alcohol whiskey is usually brought back from raids for medicinal purposes -- however it's mentioned that Doc gets drunk on it once. Parents need to know that this sci-fi story by the author of the Twilight series may be marketed to adults, but the content is still mild enough for teen Twilight fans.

The sexual content is even a little milder than what's in that bestselling series. The main character has some passionate feelings, but they're held in check by the fact that she's hosting an alien and has no control over her physical body.

The violence is also a bit milder. Aliens have taken over and are on the hunt for the humans in hiding, but the more intense moments concern the loss of a couple of humans living in the caves -- one slowly and painfully from cancer. At the center of the story is the alien Wanda, who learns the ultimate perk of being human: She's a positive, self-sacrificing character who also advocates for a nonviolent way for the humans to revolt.

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Newly inserted in her human host -- adding just a silver glimmer to her borrowed eyes -- Wanderer is ready to experience another planet. A small tentacled, worm-like creature, she's lived a long time, taking over the bodies of many beings in the universe.

The aliens always come en masse and quietly, only to live in the peaceful, orderly way once they have control. Wanderer thus begins her quiet new life on Earth, but finds she can't shake her human host Melanie's powerful thoughts and feelings.

Most beings give up their bodies quickly, but not Melanie. Melanie's memories of her still-human brother Jamie and boyfriend Jared become so strong for Wanderer that she becomes almost as obsessed as Melanie with finding them. She's near death from thirst in the desert when she finally discovers Jared and Jamie with a whole colony residing in secret caves. How can she convince Jared and Jamie that Melanie is still in there?

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This book has quite a set-up, and if the relationship drama is what you opened the book for, it'll be a somewhat satisfying ride. That's as long as you're a fast reader who can survive hundreds of pages set in dark caves relaying the everyday lives of rogue humans.

Stephenie Meyer's specialty is love triangles.

Twilight brought us human-vampire-werewolf melodrama. So Jared can't kiss the love of his life without kissing the alien at the same time. Fans who are picky about their sci-fi may want to look elsewhere. Meyer's alien-inhabited Earth could have used more depth, even if most of the story takes place with the humans in caves. Some details just seem odd, like if the alien medicine is so easy to use, why does Wanderer need to go to a clinic to get it?

Love triangles can be messy and nonsensical, but in order for a sci-fi world to draw readers in it should make so much sense it scares you. Families can talk about what drew you to this book. Was it the Twilight series? Do you like to read everything by favorite authors? This book is marketed as an adult book. Do you think it feels more "adult" than the Twilight series?

Why do you think authors who are very successful writing books for young adults try for a new audience? Do you think this book translates well to the big screen? Are you interested in seeing the spring movie after reading The Host?

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The Host. Book review by Carrie R.What's the story? As Wanderer starts to uncover some of Melanie's memories of her younger brother Jamie Stryder and her boyfriend Jared Howe, Melanie gets her to follow a series of landmarks throughout the Arizona desert to find her Uncle Jeb, hoping that Jared and Jamie are with him. I'm so bored. First things first. Ian is the first to physically assault her.

So what makes us belong somewhere? What parts of us do people fall in love with? Earth is all knew to her, and human race is confusing to her as well I think this book was advertised as Not a bad sci-fi story.

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