Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their body intact. But Wanderer, the invading “soul” who occupies Melanie’s body, finds its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Soon Wanderer and Melanie-reluctant allies-set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.
Name: The HOST
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Ages: 12 and up
Gender: Girls and Boys
When I heard about this book and people started telling me I had to read it I wasn’t completely convinced, but when I heard someone tell me it was “the first love triangle to ever exist with only two bodies” I got curious.
It didn’t take me long to get hooked. This book had me fascinated from the very beginning, because the fight between Melanie and Wanderer was like none I had ever read about before. How someone could come up with a story like this one I have no idea, the concept was just so different it was hard to ignore, Stephanie Meyer did a great job letting readers get to know the characters and brought readers deep into their lives.
However, I’m a special case and can enjoy practically anything in book form, so I asked a few of my friends and they said it was a bit dry for the first 100 pages, It takes a bit longer for the story to develop than most, but I say stick with it because the end result is well worth it.