Friday, April 23, 2010

"The Host" by Stephanie Meyer

"The Host" is an intriguing story of a human and an alien living in the same body. The aliens insidiously took over the Earth believing they could handle the humans who fought back. These thin, silvery beings called "Souls" want to think they are harmless, non-violent; but taking over a planet by inhabiting the bodies of its inhabitants without consent seems pretty harmful. The human survivors struggle to regain some footing and continue to live. They never thought humans could fight once the alien had taken over, but then they found Wanderer/Melanie. What would happen if the alien and the host became friends? fell in love? were accepted? The book answers those questions and more.

This reading was my second attempt at the book. The first time I tried, I couldn't get into the story. This time, however, I was captured by the characters and the story. It is a good read for those who like to stretch their imagination.  =)