Best known for her Twilight series, the 4-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally. Welcome back. Talk about an emotional roller coaster!!!! Wanda-Ian OR Jared-Melanie. It definitely still has problematic parts and isn’t perfect, but I enjoyed it. Stephenie Meyer: The Host (Hardcover); 2008 Edition 4.6 out of 5 stars 27. Humans have become hosts … The book describes one Soul's predicament when the mind of its human host refuses to cooperate with her takeover. Seriously, why? The writing style is a definite improvement as she switches from the different POV’s effortlessly (and with clear distinction) of Melanie and Wanderer (Wanda). Talk about an emotional roller coaster!!!! [s], What did you think of the Movie vs that Book, Which couple did you enjoy the most? When Melanie, one of the few remaining “wild” humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Very much so, in my opinion. Directed by Andrew Niccol. Plus; there is a four-way love triangle. Wanderer has just arrived on Earth and been implanted into her new host. The Host gets you into the head of two characters. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Insert Star Wars joke reference here. Was it exciting? In the near future, the earth has been invaded by aliens. Refresh and try again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Was it weird? The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I am told that this did not work too well in the movie, but as a book it makes great interesting reading. The Host by Meyer, Stephenie A member of a species that takes over the minds of human bodies, Wanderer is unable to disregard his host's love for a man in hiding, a situation that forces both possessor and host to become unwilling allies. The Host adalah novel fiksi ilmiah/roman yang ditulis oleh Stephenie Meyer.Novel ini bercerita tentang pertarungan mahkluk asing yang bernama Jiwa, yang ingin menguasai bumi, karena mereka manganggap bahwa manusia adalah mahluk mortal yang kasar. Paperback. Start by marking “The Host” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I'm happy to say, "Yes, she did. The novel introduces an alien race, called Souls, which takes over the Earth and its inhabitants. There are some interesting topics, like what defines humanity and are we living worthy enough for the planet we are entrusted. Most of humanity has succumbed. This book is like nothing you have ever seen before. Wanderer probes Melanie’s thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. The Movie. The Host is The X-Files meets Days of Our Lives." Was it exciting? About Stephenie Meyer: Stephenie Meyer is the American born author of The Twilight series, The Host, and more. I have to say I was not expecting this book to be as good as it was! Wanda and Ian’s relationship was so adorable and one of the reasons I liked this book so much! Only 1 left in stock - order soon. YES! The Host - Ebook written by Stephenie Meyer. The Host is a 2013 American romantic science fiction thriller film adapted from Stephenie Meyer's 2008 novel of the same name.It tells the story of a young woman, Melanie, who is captured after the human race has been taken over by parasitic aliens called "Souls". Probably not. I have to say I really enjoyed it much more than the Twilight series. Fifteen years after Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight took the world by storm, we’re seeing a... Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The things that make this book really good are the internal dialogue between the main characters Melanie and Wanda. Twilight was one of 2005's most talked about novels and within weeks of its release the book debuted at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list. ... After the first half of the. It was very clearly a Stephenie Meyer book, though, which did lead to certain amounts of anger and eyes rolling nearly out of my head. Not a bad sci-fi story. The Host is a science fiction/romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. This book is like nothing you have ever seen before. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. She has lived on seven worlds before coming here. The story isn't as page-turning as Twilight, but mulling nonetheless. Okay, so I was reading along, and thinking all, hey, this is pretty interesting! The Host (2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Personal Life. If someone were to ask me, "Was it good?" It was ok." But if someone were to ask me if I'd enjoyed it, I'd instantly reply, "Yes!" Review quote. If you could read a book over & over again, what would you choose? Stephenie Meyer is the author of the The Chemist, the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. The Host Summary. Stephenie Meyer captures characters and handles story line like a master--a … The Host Stephenie Meyer. That's definitely something that would pique my interest. by Little, Brown and Company. If someone were to ask me, "Was it good?" The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. On occasion. I TAKE ALL THAT BACK. They’re baaaaaaack! The Host: A Novel Mass Market Paperback was released August 1, 2011. Trend Watch: Young Adult Vampires Rise from the Dead. IAN WAS EPIC. This was written by Lord Voldemort? But there is just something about the writing in this book that is making the voices in my head scream. Twilight was one of 2005's most talked about novels and within weeks of its release the book debuted at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list. Stephenie Meyer, American author known for the Twilight Saga, a series of vampire-themed novels for teenagers. With Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger. Finally read this for the first time and it was so refreshing after I read Twilight, as I enjoyed this book so much more. ər /; née Morgan; born December 24, 1973) is an American novelist.She is best known for her vampire romance series Twilight, which has sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages.Meyer was the bestselling author of 2008 and 2009 in the U.S., having sold over 29 million books in 2008, and 26.5 million in 2009. I'm done. Even though aliens are the big problem, it is not just your regular alien-invasion sci-fy book. Paperback. Next. I have seen a lot of people complain about how slow the beginning was, but I didn’t really notice. Is it as good as it sounds? In The Host, Stephenie Meyer gives a new and surprising meaning to the phrase 'being of two minds!'' Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. This is the official website of author Stephenie Meyer. Even though aliens are the big problem, it is not just your regular alien-invasion sci-fy book. [Something about Wanderer's chaperone needs some information that Wanderer can't get from Melanie so they're threatening to evict her from Mel's body. Learn more about her life and work. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide. --Ridley Pearson, -"An epic story of love, family, and loyalty. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. There are some interesting topics, like what defines humanity and are we living worthy enough for the planet. I put my name on the hold list at the library for The Host, however, because I wanted to see if Stephenie Meyer had improved in her storytelling. It's not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.”, “Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.”. I liked the idea: an alien soul inhibiting the host body of a girl who doesn't want to relinquish her control and the conflicts that arise, particularly in romance. Very much so, in my opinion. Would I read it again? I have seen a lot of people complain about how slow the beginning was, but I didn’t really notice. It gets pretty complicated when two people are sharing one body. The aliens are known as “souls” and are a peace loving type that don’t know of violence or lying. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. It sucked me in pretty quickly. I really did enjoy this book. The Host | Release date: May 6, 2008 | Buy The Book | Buy the Movie, The Host: A Novel Paperback was released April 13, 2010. It's not the voice, but what you say. I am just a lowly reader and spender, not a publisher. Really? Stephenie Meyer 'Stephenie Meyer (née Morgan, born December 24, 1973) is the American author of the Twilight Saga and The Host.She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. Mrs. Meyers and I can no longer be tortured friends. The novel introduces an alien race, called Souls, which takes over the Earth and its inhabitants. Stephenie Meyer is the author of the The Chemist, the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. We’d love your help. I wanted to like this book more than I did--to see that Stephenie Meyer can pick a topic not meant for shallow teenage girls and write on a deeper level--but I think this book is more of the same, sans the vampire excitement. . 4.4 out of 5 stars 34. It's no secret that I did not jump on the Twilight bandwagon. Best known for her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book collection has sold over 100 million copies globally in over 50 countries, with translations in 37 different languages. Not to mention that Melanie Stryder, (i mean, Bella Swan...) is essentially the same pathetic female character that we've seen in the Twilight series. It makes you question the problems in the world today and the emotions are so clear, you feel them right through the page. First read: May 26th through June 8th 2013. This book was very difficult to rate. Young adult vampires, that is. The Host was always a more understated aspect of Meyer’s career, but interest majorly fizzled out after a movie adaptation … Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer. This was written by Lord Voldemort? It was ok." But if someone were to ask me if I'd enjoyed it, I'd instantly reply, "Yes!" They take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Full disclosure: I was not a big Twilight fan. Summary (from the book jacket) Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Stephenie Meyer is the author of the bestselling, “It's not the face, but the expressions on it. The Host: A Novel Mass Market Paperback was released August 1, 2011. Stephenie Meyer is the author of the bestselling Twilight series, The Host, and The Chemist. Were the characters well-developed? A little like the Twilight series - some of the formula poured over into here. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona. Stephenie Meyer captures characters and handles story line like a master--a hybrid combination of Stephen King and Isaac Asimov." That's definitely something that would pique my interest. Published 2008 617 pages. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Host. Were the characters well-developed? Would I read it again? Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer’s mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. I have to say I really enjoyed it much more than the Twilight series. Movie was made of the book as well. I had the same experience when I read "Twilight. To see what your friends thought of this book, Really? I found that these characters were NOT two-dimensional, and all supporting roles were specific, poignant, and unique from one another. Meyer’s other novels included The Host and The Chemist. I understand we are in love with Twilight, but it's not a good enough reason to support this mediocrity. [The Healer said anyone could do the procedure in a back street alley yet they needed a lot of tech just to get Wanderer into Melanie. I devoured this book. 7 offers from $32.31. What is this book like? Was in interesting? Fiction/Science fiction, Alien silvery slug creatures come and start "civilizing" earth by removing violence and advancing medicine, read some time between 2008 and 2011. To a point. May 6th 2008 I originally had not planned on even reading this book because the Twilight series instills much rage within my soul, but I was in a dry spell for reading, so I decided to give it a try. Was it weird? I feel like the creativity level was a lot higher as Meyer was working with an alien species of her own creation and not necessarily the myths and legends of the vampires and werewolves. I reread it a few times. Stephenie Meyer was driving through the desert that stretches from Phoenix to Salt Lake City when she came up with the idea for her best-selling novel, The Host.Meyer, whose record-breaking Twilight series was just becoming a worldwide phenomenon, passed the long hours by telling herself stories. The Host gets you into the head of two character. After loving the Twilight Saga, it was great to read something new from Stephenie Meyer. I still l♡ve this one ☺ Wanda is so self-sacrificing, and the way everybody hates her and grows to love her is inspiring ☺. Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, published in May of 2008, explores a futuristic world where aliens have invaded human minds. YES! Special offers and product promotions. Keith Brooke. Suspect it's something to do with the location of the rebel base. Was in interesting? She was the best selling author in the United States for both 2008 and 2009. Hugely popular, the books were adapted into a successful film franchise. 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.