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The Host Paperback – Sega, January 8, 2013
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Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.
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The characters were well written and deeply connected on various levels. Melanie and Wanda are one in the same, yet completely separate. Meyer is able to pull of the duel personality (that isn't DID!) with finesse. Both characters maintain autonomy and as the story unfolds, you can quickly ascertain how each will react in a given situation.
I also loved the way she made two strikingly different worlds in one story... the world of the resistance and the world of the aliens. It is fascinating. This novel is both science fiction and utterly human at the same time. I was so engaged in this story that I found myself speed reading just to get to the next page. This book was hard to put down. This book is definitely for fans of science fiction and those looking for some intellectual food.
Meyer has suggested that this book may be part of a trilogy. I am undecided on whether or not I hope this story continues, but I do think that if she were to continue with the story that I would certainly read it.
I read the book because I loved the Twilight series. I didn't think I would love reading about vampire love, but it was a great series, IMHO. I thought it might be hard to NOT read about vampire love from Ms. Meyer, but alien love was pretty cool as well. I thought she did a great job of imagining the feelings and confusion a host would go through...she does have a really vivid imagination. But then I suppose most fiction writers do. It was slower to get into than Twilight, but once I was into it, I couldn't put it down. I thought she developed the characters and their interactions well. I loved the story. I can't see how this one might continue like Twilight did, but it would surely be interesting if it did. I also loved the message about humanity: we may be flawed, but we're very strong as well.
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