Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Review: The Host - Stephanie Meyer
Summary: The world has been invaded by parasite-like aliens but they aren't here to kill us, they use our bodies and simply live as us. Most humans simply lose consciousness when the alien takes over, but not Melanie. She sticks around to bother the alien that has inhabited her body and refuses to give up.
Review: Yes, this is by the same girl who wrote Twilight. And yes, the male lead and romance seems very, very similar to Edward (slightly unrealistic but oh-so-dreamy.) And this is a book about aliens which made me hesitate to read it initally... But, this turned out to be a great book. The story is easy to follow, the action and drama are well balanced, and the characters are fun. There's something utterly cool about these aliens and the idea that humans may not be swept under the rug completely in an invasion. Its not your typical shoot 'em up war in space book either. You get to read about both the human and the alien perspective, since they both happen to be in Melanie's head. I'd classify this as a "must read," especially since the movie comes out next year!