Monday, January 26, 2009

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

I was anxious to read The Host after reading Meyer's Twilight series last year.

The Host is the futuristic tale of aliens taking over the world. These aliens invade the human "hosts" and control them. Initially, the humans didn't know what was happening, but as time went on, some of the uninfected humans figured out what was going on and decided to hide out and resist the aliens.

The main character of this story is one such human, but as the story begins, she has run out of luck and the aliens have finally caught her and are preparing to implant an alien "soul" into her body so she can lead them to the other remaining humans.

This was an interesting story. I am not a sci-fi lover, but I really viewed this story as more of a fanciful distopian tale than a sci-fi tale.

Don't go into this book expecting Twilight. It has a different feel, but it's still got a nice (wholesome) love story element about it. It's over 600 pages, so be prepared to spend quite a bit of time on it if you decide to pick it up.

Fiction - 2008.


Sarah said...

Sounds a little Stargate-ish! :)

Mo said...

EVERYbody is reading those "Twilight" books! ...I guess I'm gonna have to break down, read one, and see what all the fuss is about!...The Host just doesn't sound like *my thing*....

Hope you're havin' a good week.

Mercy's Maid said...

Mo - I really enjoyed the Twilight books (didn't think I would b/c I'm not into vampire books). But I like a lot of YA books, so maybe that's what suckered me in.

Lainy said...

I bought The Host a few weeks back, but of course, I haven't read it yet lol. But hey, I like having it on my shelf to just pick it up whenever I feel like it :)