Okay, Stephenie Meyer, you did it again. I really liked this book, alot. As all my friends and family know, I am a huge Stephenie Meyer fan and I am living for the August 2nd release of Breaking Dawn. I was a little worried about reading The Host because the topic didn’t interest me (and my mom said she couldn’t get into it until page 100). This book is about a species of “spirits” that come to Earth and take over humans bodies. It is the story of how one human resists and how the spirit and the human start to coexist. In fact, the “spirit” starts to feel bad for the humans and joins with the human resistance. Not really my cup of tea, or so I thought.
I don’t know how Stephenie Meyer does it. But, she can really craft some interesting characters that I can totally relate to and care about. I even liked the “spirit.” And her story was intriguing. I was interested on where she was heading with it and it kept me turning pages. I finished this very long book (619 pages) in two days!
Plus, Stephenie is the master of creating some sweet romances. She does seem to enjoy the love triangle, but she is always able to put a new spin on it. I loved reading about how Ian pursued Wanda. It gave me those tingles that Meyer is so good at eliciting.
Overall, I think Stephenie did it again. She is able to create something great, even without Bella and Edward.
Before I picked up my copy, I read a review at Fuzzycricket. I’m sure others have reviewed it, but I haven’t seen them yet. If you have a review, please include your link in the comments.