The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Review by: Kari
The world has been invaded. The “souls” have taken control. Not little green men, but small and silver aliens implanted into the back of a human’s neck. They are here to bring peace to a world that seems to be in chaos. They believe the humans have destroyed earth with violence. But some humans have survived and they want to fight for their home.
When the humans are implanted they are erased by the “soul” inside of them. Well, that’s what is supposed to happen, but for a “soul” named Wanderer she can still hear her host, Melanie Stryder.
The Host starts off with Wanderer trying to find her host’s boyfriend, Jared. She can see Melanie’s memories, but some images Melanie won’t show her. This intrigues the “soul” and she wants to find out as much about Jared as she can. Not only can she see Melanie’s memories she also can feel her emotions.
The more you read The Host the harder it is to put down. I love to watch science-fiction movies and television programs. It is hard for me to read a book that is classified science-fiction, but I was enraptured by this book. There was enough romance and adventure to balance out the science-fiction elements of The Host. This is the book to start with if you are thinking about trying a different type of genre.
Stephenie Meyer has written a great book for both adults and teenagers, though unlike Twilight and its sequels, The Host includes a bit more violence. Her already formed fan base will love this new and exciting story. The vivid descriptions help you see a world that seems impossible to imagine.
This book has an unique story line that involves a complex love triangle and lets you feel the emotions of the characters like you are apart of the book. It will bring you on a rollercoaster of emotions involving love, betrayal, fear, and loyalty. The Host ends on a note of hope, that will make everyone smile. I can’t wait to see what this amazing young writer can come up with next.