The Host is about the soul named the Wanderer who has been on many different planets and lived in many different "hosts." Now that her species has taken over the human world as well, she is assigned to a new host: Melanie Stryder. Normally, when the Wanderer or any other soul enters a host, they get their memories, but the rest of the host's personality and mine fades away -- but Melanie is different. She's a fighter and she won't let the Wanderer completely control her. Bombarding her with images of the man she loves, she manages to get the Wanderer to team up with her in search of him.
I absolutely loved this book! It was so spectacular. I for one, love Stephenie Meyer's writing. She has such a way of getting you into the main character's head. I honestly felt like the third person inside this girl's head. I felt like I was apart of the same contradiction and world that the Wanderer and Melanie were in. The details were so vivid and I could easily picture the world that they lived in. It was so superbly written that I could lose myself in the story and finished it in record time no matter the length. I was so surprised by how much I loved this book.
The characters were so well developed as well. I felt as if I knew Jeb and felt Melanie's love for Jared. I especially loved Ian. His character was so vivid throughout the book I felt I was becoming friends with him as well. It's something that Meyer does exceptionally well. She also makes it seem so believable no matter the absurdity of the things she proposes. I really believed that this could happen.
This book also had me on a roller coaster of emotions. I could feel it in my heart and I loved books that can make me feel. I really recommend this book to anyone. It was so intriguing and exciting and amazing! Even if you don't like the Twilight Series, this is definitely a must read.
|My rating: 5/5|