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Amazon Best of the Month, May 2008: Stephenie Meyer, creator of the phenomenal teen-vamp Twilight series, takes paranormal romance into alien territory in her first adult novel. Those wary of sci-fi or teen angst will be pleasantly surprised by this mature and imaginative thriller, propelled by equal parts action and emotion. A species of altruistic parasites has peacefully assumed control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but feisty Melanie Stryder won't surrender her mind to the alien soul called Wanderer. Overwhelmed by Melanie's memories of fellow resistor Jared, Wanderer yields to her body's longing and sets off into the desert to find him. Likely the first love triangle involving just two bodies, it's unabashedly romantic, and the characters (human and alien) genuinely endearing. Readers intrigued by this familiar-yet-alien world will gleefully note that the story's end leaves the door open for a sequel--or another series. --Mari Malcolm --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Meyer's first adult novel, a science fiction tale with an eye for romance, is a proverbial yet intriguing story of a woman in danger of losing her body and mind to an invading alien force. While the story treads on familiar territory, Meyer offers a fresh perspective by relating the story through the mind of the protagonist, a simple idea that Kate Reading brings to fruition perfectly. Reading's tone is inflamed with passion and desperation, both for lost love and the reality that should she give in to the invader known as Wanderer, she will cease to exist. Reading's voice is that of a troubled young woman, battling to save herself and her most personal of memories. She becomes our hero yet never fails to display how fragile she, and humanity, truly is. A Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 31). (May)
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This book was thoroughly enjoyable. The story was engaging with well-developed characters. This is a good read, highly recommended.Published 3 days ago by Noreen Warren
As you probably know from me, I love giving books 5 stars, but this book truly earned it. Since I'm tired, I'll just sum it up for you: A must-read book. Now, off to see the movie!Published 5 days ago by Sydney Andis
Loved the sci-fi concept. Overcooked the romance a bit but still a great read.Published 6 days ago by Neil Austin
Loved this book. Although it was science fiction, every plot development seemed perfectly natural and logical. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Debbie Ritter-Williams
This is one of my favorite books I have read in years. I am one to be very judgmental about books and this book had me captured from start to finish. I laughed and I cried. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Katie T.
I held my breath through much of this wonderful book. Afraid my hopes and heart would be shattered. Take heart this book is uplifting. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer