The Host: A Novel

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Little, Brown, May 6, 2008 - Fiction - 619 pages
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The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.
 

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Stephenie Meyer, a super talented writer. - Borders
I hate people who are like "Not the EXACT same plot..." - Goodreads
Meyer's character development is amazing. - Borders
It's a sci-fi book with a great love story too. - Goodreads
If felt like never ending. - Borders
Definitely some interesting insights into human nature. - Goodreads

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User Review  - darceypaige - LibraryThing

Okay so this gets a 3.5 maybe a 4 from me. There is something about writers that can set the whole book in nearly the same place all the way through. The cave in this book really does it for me. I now ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chloe - Goodreads

I have to say I was not expecting this book to be as good as it was! Even though the first 150 pages or so are slightly slow the rest of the book is fast paced and becomes a very interesting read. Would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who is even slightly interested in it! Read full review

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Contents

Reading Group Guide
Bonus Chapter
A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHENIE MEYER
QUESTIONS AND TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
STEPHENIE MEYERS ANNOTATED PLAYLIST FOR THE HOST
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature. After the publication of her debut novel, Twilight, booksellers chose her as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" (Publishers Weekly). She lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.

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