The Host by Stephenie Meyer

September 7, 2009
By kbcountry1996 SILVER, Pipestem, West Virginia
kbcountry1996 SILVER, Pipestem, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in good fortune must be in want of a wife." -Opening Line of Pride & Predjudice


Many of you may recognize Stephenie Myer from "The Twilight Saga". However, I recently took interest in another novel written by Stephenie entitled, "The Host". Like Twilight, The Host is a captivating love story. Although the book is considered to be science fiction, it holds something for everyone.

This story takes place on Earth. "Souls" from another planet have dominated the human race and have inhabited their bodies. Most people have died during the invasion, with the exception a few who continue to remain in hiding.

When a soul named Wanderer is assigned the body of a young woman by the name of Melanie, she is shocked to discover that although Melanie is dead, her soul continues to inhabit her body.

Now they must find Melanie's brother Jamie, as well as the love of her life, Jared before they are discovered. Because Melanie's thoughts also possess Wanderer, they are both compelled to find her loved ones before it is too late.

This story is sure to keep readers guessing until the very end. Once again, Myer has proven herself to be a sensational author unlike any other. I would encourage this novel to anyone looking for thrill and adventure.


The author's comments:
I hope this review will inspire many individuals to read this one of a kind novel. Although I usually am not interested in science fiction pieces, I found myself engaged in this one. Hopefully, you will too!

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thomasb said...
on Oct. 27 2009 at 6:40 pm
Your review was well written. I have read all the Twilight Saga books and “The Host” and I loved them all. I liked how you described the souls when you said,” This story takes place on Earth. "Souls" from another planet have dominated the human race and have inhabited their bodies. Most people have died during the invasion, with the exception a few who continue to remain in hiding” because my friends always asked what it was about and I could not think of how to explain what the souls are when they have not read the book. Instead of just saying “When a soul named Wanderer is assigned the body of a young woman by the name of Melanie, she is shocked to discover that although Melanie is dead, her soul continues to inhabit her body” you could have said that and that Wanderer was shocked not only because Melanie is dead and still having particle control but also because Wanderer never had a resistant body in all of the different species she was assigned so she felt weak. I like how you say that it’s a love story, but it was meant to be science fiction and still have something for everyone to enjoy even if they would not think of a science fiction novel of being a book they would be interested in.

on Oct. 3 2009 at 5:30 pm
accio-sarcasm, Nunya Effin Business, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"To the well organized man, death is but the next great adventure."
-Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"There's nothing wrong with you. There's just a lot wrong with the world you live in."
-Chris Colfer

I agree. Great job! I love all of Stephenie's novels, and I really want to read this book. Your article is very well written!

on Sep. 25 2009 at 7:23 pm
Mr.Knightley BRONZE, Strafford, New Hampshire
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I really like your review for this book. I don't like Stephenie Meyer's work, but you made me want to read The Host, even though it is romantic. Keep writing reviews like this. They are positive and persuasive without being biased. Good job! :)


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