When I heard about Stephenie Meyer‘s book, The Host, I was hesitant to pick it up dreading it was another sappy Twilight-like saga. I am glad I gave it a chance because it has so much more depth than Twilight and the story is so good that it really establishes Meyer as a great author in the fiction genre especially in science fiction.
She takes a premise ( we have read or seen before) of a covert alien race that requires host species for their existence. An invasion of earth takes place and human kind is at the brink of extinction. What unfolds is a masterful story of alien and human struggle on a personal level that has far reaching effects to the broader story.
There is mystery and layering, psychological wrestling, powerful human questions addressed and a group of characters you become attached to in this universe of the future she created. I found it to be one of the most satisfying reads that I have had in a long time.
Don’t expect Twilight. Thank God! Meyer shows her amazing storytelling abilities at a whole other level while touching on deep subjects and keeping the story exciting to the end.
I know it will be a movie soon. I hope it can live up to the book. I know. I know. Movies rarely do.
Read The Host.
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