The Host: A Novel

Front Cover
Little, Brown, Jan 8, 2013 - Fiction - 656 pages
701 Reviews
The phenomenal #1 bestseller is now a major motion picture: "Startling and addictive. . . . An epic story of love, family, and loyalty." -USA Today

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 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.

THE HOST movie opens in theaters on March 29, 2013.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
402
4 stars
163
3 stars
86
2 stars
32
1 star
18

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - booklover3258 - LibraryThing

Call me crazy but I actually enjoyed this book a lot more than the Twilight series. Partly because there was no whiny Bella but it was similar with two men fighting over the leading lady. The book is ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this thought-provoking page-turner, and so did my family (my teen boy, my young adult oldest son, and my husband). That was when it was newer and we got it from the library. Now when ... Read full review

All 89 reviews »

Other editions - View all

About the author (2013)

Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.

Bibliographic information