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.
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Loved the book, very unusual and great story, extreme imagination from the author, great emotionally and story line :-)
Brought tears to my eye's
This is not a scifi book. It is deep and moving; full of emotion. I've read the Twilight too and this is far better. I recommend this book to anyone, regardless of your genre! Can't wait for the film... Worth every penny!
Stephenie Meyer dose not disappoint with this her first book aimed at adults. The story has you hooked from the first page to the last word, needless to say reading this book lead to many a late night of reading. The story is beautifully written and the characters are beautifully developed. The ending had me in tears! A fantastic book and one that I will read and reread again and again