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The Host

by Stephenie Meyer

Books of the Month - <b>September</b> eBooks of the Month Horror

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July 2009 Book of the Month.

 

Having taken the teenage market by storm this clever girl turns from vampires to alien possession for her first remarkable adult novel.  The alien ‘worms’ should completely take over the ‘host’, mind and body, but something has gone wrong, and now two consciousnesses share the same flesh.  It is a truly creepy idea, very well realised.  The aliens want to find the rebel encampment, the human host to protect it.  This leads to a war of wills within the same mind.  Also, both beings have fallen for the same man, adding to the tension and confusion of a quite superb novel.  I really have never read anything quite like it; atmospheric, turbulent and extremely good.

 

Comparison: Greg Bear (Blood Music), Elizabeth Kostova (The Historian), Laurell K Hamilton.

 

Sarah Broadhurst

The Host Synopsis

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes 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.

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ISBN: 9780751540642
Publication date: 02/07/2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751540642
Publication date: 02/07/2009
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751540642
Publication date: 2nd July 2009
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 656 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Horror,
Categories: Science fiction,

About Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer’s life changed dramatically on June 2, 2003. The stay-at-home mother of three young sons woke-up from a dream featuring seemingly real characters that she could not get out of her head. She said 'I stayed in bed, thinking about the dream. Unwillingly, I eventually got up and did the immediate necessities, and then put everything that I possibly could on the back burner and sat down at the computer to write'.   Three months later she finished her first novel, Twilight and it became one of 2005’s most talked about novels and made it on to the ...

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