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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I am having a hard time getting into the story and understanding it, it is so strange. I finally returned to the book with a clear mind and I got it, I understood what is going on!!! I reached chapter ... Read full review

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All right. On the one hand, Stephenie Meyer drives me crazy. On the other hand, even though the premise isn't original, I think we all have to admit that she can write an exciting story. I know non ... 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
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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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