MELANIE STRYDER refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies 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 still 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.
Just WOW! I was really not prepared for how amazing this story was. Exploring themes such as prejudice and tolerance, The Host grips the reader and holds them captive from beginning to end. The complicated love between Melanie, Jared, Wanda, and Ian was written beautifully and their story peppered with a myriad of characters you won’t soon forget. I was especially fond of Jeb.
The only issues I have with the book (which did not take away from my enjoyment of it at all), is that there never seemed to be any REAL danger. Whenever the characters found themselves in a sticky situation, they seemed to wriggle out of quite easily. Also, Meyers seems to have a penchant for pedophilia or pedophile like relationships. In many of her characters relationships there is a much older guy and a not quite of age young girl. Why she makes so many of her couples inappropriately aged for each other I’ll never know, but it’s growing a bit tiresome and kinda just makes me feel a bit icky.
Overall though, this story is so worth reading.
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