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The Host

A Novel

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Description

The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. 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.

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.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 31, 2008 – Stephenie Meyer, author of the bestselling Twilight YA series (Eclipse, etc.), makes her adult debut.The HostStephenie Meyer. Little, Brown, (640p) In this tantalizing SF thriller, planet-hopping parasites are inserting their silvery centipede selves into human brains, curing cancer, eliminating war and turning Earth into paradise. But some people want Earth back, warts and all, especially Melanie Stryder, who refuses to surrender, even after being captured in Chicago and becoming a host for a soul called Wanderer. Melanie uses her surviving brain cells to persuade Wanderer to help search for her loved ones in the Arizona desert. When the pair find Melanie's brother and her boyfriend in a hidden rebel cell led by her uncle, Wanderer is at first hated. Once the rebels accept Wanderer, whom they dub Wanda, Wanda's whole perspective on humanity changes. While the straightforward narrative is short on detail about the invasion and its stunning aftermath, it shines with romantic intrigue, especially when a love triangle (or quadrangle?!) develops for Wanda/Melanie. 10-city author tour.

Customer Reviews

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I thought this was so much better than the twilight saga. The writing style was so mush better and so was the plot

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I read the twilight series, thought it was well written! So I decided to check out the host! I was amazed at the complex detail that went into the story and the characters. Its a Book that makes me laugh out loud and stifle a sob as tears run down my cheeks. Any book that can elicit that kind of emotion and get me to read it more than once is a 5 star book!!! If you want a real treat listen to it on audio!! Better than the twilight series!!! I'm hoping she will write more in this line!!

Amazing!

I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't but it down! I was so into It i found myself reading till 4 in the morning! Anyone who says otherwise sounds like they only got through reading the first couple of chapters and then gave up. But give it a chance and you'll love it.

The Host
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Published: Apr 26, 2010
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 624 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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