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The Host : By Stephenie Meyer

I read all the Books of the Twilight series. I have to say they were predictable [ to me ] but interesting. In fact I sort of miss bella. It was written for the yougn [ mushy and weepy for girls ] but it did keep me interested.
I am looking forward to Stephenie Meyer's novel the "Host". It's suppose to be written for adults and ofcourse anything that involves Aliens, domination of planet earth - always has my interest.

By Stephenie Meyer
619 pages. Little, Brown & Company. $25.99.
[ Cheaper at ] The Host: A Novel

Stephenie Meyer made her name as the author of the “Twilight” series, vampire-romance novels for the young adult market that have sold more than three million books in the United States, according to their publisher. “The Host” is her first book for adults. In it Earth has been occupied by an alien race, known as souls, who take over the bodies of humans.

Melanie Snyder, one of the few people still resisting the invaders, is captured, and a soul named Wanderer is given her body. “I’d bound myself securely into the body’s center of thought, twined myself inescapably into its every breath and reflex,” Wanderer says at the book’s beginning, “It was me.” But Melanie — and her love for her fellow holdout, Jared — refuses to fade away. Ms. Meyer was recently selected one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people for 2008.

Editorial Reviews Review
Amazon Best of the Month, May 2008: Stephenie Meyer, creator of the phenomenal teen-vamp Twilight series, takes paranormal romance into alien territory in her first adult novel. Those wary of sci-fi or teen angst will be pleasantly surprised by this mature and imaginative thriller, propelled by equal parts action and emotion. A species of altruistic parasites has peacefully assumed control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but feisty Melanie Stryder won't surrender her mind to the alien soul called Wanderer. Overwhelmed by Melanie's memories of fellow resistor Jared, Wanderer yields to her body's longing and sets off into the desert to find him. Likely the first love triangle involving just two bodies, it's unabashedly romantic, and the characters (human and alien) genuinely endearing. Readers intrigued by this familiar-yet-alien world will gleefully note that the story's end leaves the door open for a sequel--or another series. --Mari Malcolm

From Publishers Weekly
In this tantalizing SF thriller, planet-hopping parasites are inserting their silvery centipede selves into human brains, curing cancer, eliminating war and turning Earth into paradise. But some people want Earth back, warts and all, especially Melanie Stryder, who refuses to surrender, even after being captured in Chicago and becoming a host for a soul called Wanderer. Melanie uses her surviving brain cells to persuade Wanderer to help search for her loved ones in the Arizona desert. When the pair find Melanie's brother and her boyfriend in a hidden rebel cell led by her uncle, Wanderer is at first hated. Once the rebels accept Wanderer, whom they dub Wanda, Wanda's whole perspective on humanity changes. While the straightforward narrative is short on detail about the invasion and its stunning aftermath, it shines with romantic intrigue, especially when a love triangle (or quadrangle?!) develops for Wanda/Melanie. 10-city author tour. (May)
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