The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie MeyerOkay, so I was reading along, and thinking all, hey, this is pretty interesting! Not bad, Stephenie!
And then I got to about page 80 or so, and OH MY GOD THERE IT IS AGAIN, THE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE SAPPINESS OH MY EYES MY EYES
I just cant do it. CANT DO IT AGAIN! Not the older man, and the younger woman, and the 5-page discussion of why they cant have sex yet because NO DEAR YOURE JUST NOT READY EVEN THOUGH YOU REALLY WANT IT BECAUSE LOOK, YOURE A GIRL AND YOU CANT POSSIBLY MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS.
BUT JARED I LOOOOVE YOU!! YOU ARE MY SOULMATE! BECAUSE WHY? I DONT KNOW, I JUST LOVE YOU! MAYBE BECAUSE OF YOUR STRONG JAW AND GOLDEN SKIN AND BLOND HIGHLIGHTS AND LACK OF A PERSONALITY. THAT IS PROBABLY IT.
I LOVE YOU TOO, MELANIE! AND I WILL PROTECT YOU! AND NEVER LET YOU DO ANYTHING! EVEN THOUGH YOU ALREADY SAVED YOURSELF AND YOUR BROTHER FROM HORRIBLE ALIENS!
i think i need to go lie down now.
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Hey, remember when Stephenie Meyer wrote a scifi novel? Sweet, two female characters in constant contact with each other In theory, this plot raises some excellent questions. What happens when a benevolent and altruistic species needs hosts in order to survive? Most of all: Is this something we would do ourselves, given the opportunity? The Host is junior prom dry humping, with aliens.
T he aliens in Meyer's The Host are contradictory critters: on the one hand, gentle pacifists who don't bother with money because they just take what they need from shops, on the other, ruthless invaders of not only other sentient species' planets but their bodies, too. This novel opens after Earth has been invaded, with only a few scraps of humankind fighting for survival. On the surface, nothing much has changed, but the reality is that almost everyone has been taken over by the slug-like invaders. Melanie is unlike most human hosts, though. She fights back, and her parasitic alien struggles for control, and then for understanding. The Host veers too often into either melodrama or sheer tedium, and for much of the book, Melanie and the rest of the cast eke out an existence underground - they talk a lot, they play football, and nothing much happens.
The Host is a romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. The book is about Earth, in a post apocalyptic time, being invaded by a parasitic alien race, known as "Souls", and follows one Soul's predicament when the consciousness of her human host refuses to co-operate with the taking over of her body. The Host was released on May 6, ,  with an initial print run of , copies. A species of parasitic aliens called "Souls" have invaded Earth, deeming the humans too violent to deserve the planet. When a Soul is implanted into a host body, the consciousness of the original owner is erased, leaving their memories and knowledge. Wanderer, a Soul, is placed into the body of Melanie Stryder. However, Melanie's consciousness is still alive and begins to communicate with Wanderer mentally.