- Title: The Host
- Author: Stephanie Meyer
- Series: The Host #1
- Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
- Format: Hardback
- Source: Own Copy
- Reviewer: Soo
- Rating: 2 out of 5
Description: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of 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
Review: When I read the synopsis for this book, I felt ambivalent about it but I enjoyed the Twilight series, and it’s my habit to stick with authors I like by trying out their other books. Overall, this wasn’t a book for me. The pace was very slow, the main character made no impression on me, and I felt uninvolved with the plot. Like the blurb description, many readers feel that there is a love triangle in the story. I cannot say the same.
I will quote my friend to embellish my reaction to the book:
“It’s called Stargate. Watch it. It’ll be more entertaining.”