Host by Stephenie Meyer

Genre: Science Fiction

Age Level: 14 and up

# of Pages: 619 p.

RAC Book: Yes

The planet Earth has been taken over by a species who need human bodies to live off of. This species takes over the human mind, but has the power to heal any physical problems easily and painlessly. Wanda or the Wanderer has been a host on many planets, but has difficulty in her new human body when she can’t seem to suppress the soul that lives inside it, Melanie. As her and Melanie struggle for power inside this one human body, Wanda starts to grow weary of her overbearing alien supervisor. She decides to go find the people Melanie left behind in order to see if the memories Melanie has of love and friendship are true. They are met with suspicion and aggression by these humans who have thus far protected themselves from this species. As she strives to prove that she won’t hurt Melanie’s family and keep them from hurting her she begins to understand the capacity humans have to feel and love.

This book by Meyer is very different than her Twilight series and appeals to a different audience. I think the action and scientific aspects in the story will appeal to more young adults and even adults who have reservations about reading about vampires, especially men. The story is long and a bit slow at times, but it is also unique and interesting. Fans of science fiction or even fantasy books will enjoy it.

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2 Responses to “Host by Stephenie Meyer”


  1. 1 Beth February 23, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Cool review. I like your blog — it’s a good idea and you keep it pretty well updated. 🙂

  2. 2 Molly August 29, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I enjoyed this book but it took a little while to really catch my attention. Around the middle of the book I was hooked though and couldn’t put it down. If you start this book don’t give up on it. Keep plugging along and it will pick up.


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