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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.
Stephenie Meyer, author of the bestselling Twilight YA series (Eclipse, etc.), makes her adult debut.The HostStephenie Meyer. Little, Brown, (640p) 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.
I just Love it
This book is so good. I couldn't put it away. I've read it at least 3 times now.
Two souls in one body - It is just described so well.
I love the way Stephenie describes the thoughts and feelings, as well as the actions of one person. It jut feels as if you are the character. I laughed and cried as the story evolved itself.
It is almost impossible to put the book down once you start reading and you keep thinking about it when you do.
Thank you for a lot of short nights!
Very different from Twilight Saga
This is Stephenie Meyer's first adult novel and it stacks up very well in comparison to her Twilight saga. It's a classic sci fi subject told in a very human way with rounded characters and a balanced plot. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would and got rather immersed in the world contained in these pages!