Sunday, June 9, 2013

Book Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

The Host (The Host, #1)The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
Book Summary: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie 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.

Liana's Summary: Melanie doesn't want to leave her body. But of course. Why would she? Wanderer, a soul, has been placed in Mel's body-- and Wanderer is struggling. Melanie constantly throws memories at Wanderer, filling their heads with the images of Jared and Jamie--her loved ones. So when they stumble upon a group of people and reunite with the people that Mel has ever cared for, they find love and friendship. Sort of.

Rate(1-10): 8.5

Since I haven't read a 600 page+ book in a while, let's take a moment to congratulate me. LOL.

Interesting. I've been wanting to read this one for a while, mainly because it was by Stephenie Meyer and I wanted to see what else she could write about besides vampires. (I'm sick of vampires. Unless we're talking Vampire Diaries. I will never get sick of Vampire Diaries.) There were a lot of mixed reviews to this one. The majority of people thought it was alright. Some thought it sucked and some thought it was fab. Me? I think it's between okay and fab. In other words, yes, it was worth my 10 ish dollars.

I think Stephenie Meyer is a really great writer, actually. I just didn't like the Twilight series as much as I hoped to, probably because of the content-- but reading The Host has helped me realize that she is a very descriptive writer. It's just, every page is full of description and it's so visual that I don't know what the movie people were thinking when they did the cast.

Speaking of the movie.. well, I'm still looking forward to watching the movie. (Jake Abel! I can't!!) I think I'm fine with everyone BUT Melanie. Saoirse Ronan is a really great actress. I can see that already in the trailer, but she just doesn't look like Melanie. And they got the whole soul color thing wrong.

The plot was well-organized. However, there weren't any, I think, plot twists. I don't know. Isn't that what gives a reader the pleasure of reading it? Plot twists? But yeah. It was still finely organized.

Character discussions.

Melanie- She wasn't our primary narrator, and I don't think she was the protagonist either. But we've gotten to know her pretty well, through Wanderer. She's a very violent and aggressive girl that cares for her loved ones and would rather die than see them hurt. Yaknow, that kinda person.

Wanderer- Ah, our protagonist and narrator. I liked her a lot, although she did seem a bit fobby at first about how to live like a human. She felt like a parasite the whole time, except it wasn't even her fault. But yes, she's very brave. And it's kinda tragic how she and Melanie shared the same body-- it made the romance complicated..(The romance was just weird. But good. Sorta. I liked the development with Ian the most. Gee, I wish I could write romance like that.)

Ian-I just knew it LOL. (Why did I imagine Jared hotter than Ian like what was I even thinking geez now when I watch the movie--) Ian's a great guy.. period.

Jared- At first, he was just being really bitter and defiant and just plain mean but then I think he loosened up. He was in love with Mel the whole time and he just sort of accepted/befriended Wanderer? I guess.

There are much more characters that you should definitely meet, but I won't discuss them now.

The Host has been such a page turner. I can't wait for the next.


"Welcome to Earth, Wanderer,"

Is this where the story starts

"..his lips came down hard on mine.."

Oh okay

"My name is Jared Howe."

Ahh so this is Jared..

"He kisses me again,.."

Oh okay

"He really is beautiful."

Okay then

"I could share a bed"

Whoa there

"But you're seventeen, Melanie. And I'm twenty-six."


"So beautiful that you must be fictional."

This is probably a really good pickup line but ok

"I lifted my eyes to the man's face."


"..his mouth pressed against mine."


"I think Ian likes you too much."

Hell yah he does

"I like you very much, Wanda."

And there it is



"I need you to kiss me, Ian. Now. Please."


"I hardly needed the romance, but maybe he did."

That's mean!

"My cantaloupes are dying. Somebody do something about that, hear?"

This is why I love Jeb I swear

"I was mean."

Hell to the yah you were
That's that. What do you think of this review?(:


  1. Even though I despise Stephanie Meyer, I actually did like The Host. I even started watching the movie. I haven't finished it yet, but it wasn't terrible.

    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver


Hey there! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Comments really make my day. Don't forget to leave your link below so I can check out your blog as well!