Stephenie Meyer is talented at taking an out-there plot and making The Host ridiculously compelling and romantic.
The Host is written from the perspective of a parasitic alien who has just entered into a human body. While the book started out a little rough, it soon picked up and became both compelling and romantic.
The plot is wonderfully smart and creative! Wanderer has lived on 9 different worlds and never found anything or anyone that would tie her down. She finds Earth to be the hardest, yet most intriguing, place she has ever lived. However, the hosts are so individual, so emotional and so strong; they fight and Wanderer feels weak because she can’t completely get rid of her host body’s original spirit…Melanie.
As a result, Wanderer remembers Melanie’s memories, feels Melanie’s emotions…and loves the man Melanie loves. But loving him means betraying her own species and way of life.
Names like Cloud Spinner, Wanderer, Seeker, Glass Spires & Sunlight Passing Through the Ice. Planets like the Singing World, Fire World, The See Weeds & The Bats. Meyer creates a completely original world you are thoroughly drawn into.
But it’s not just a creative work of fantasy, it is a book about relationships; all different kinds of interesting relationships. I really related with Wanda, the main character, and her dilemmas and desires. I liked her and wanted her to be happy. The ending suited my tastes, too.
All in all it was an amazing read as I haven’t read something that fulfilled all my creative and fantasy wants for quite a long time and The Host did that for me.
Read more by Stephenie Meyer with the Twilight series.
Article by: Trayche Kuzmanov
Trayche has been an avid reader since he was a child with a passion for YA fiction emerging in more recent years. For him books are a tool for learning, a chance for adventure and an escape for the monotony of day to day life.
“At this point of life, I can not imagine life without reading books.”