The Host book review
By: Stephenie Meyer
2008, 619 pages
I know, I know...Stephenie Meyer writes kids books, books that are all the rage among tweens who are fighting over two heartthrobs. But, "The Host" was written with the adult audience in mind. In fact, it's not supposed to be for kids at all (not that it can't be of course. Meyer is a very conservative writer, so it is safe for most young adult readers as well.)
"The Host" was chosen by my book club. Otherwise, I would have waited to read it. I didn't want to read it with all the Twilight hype going on. I wanted to be able to read it without thinking one tiny iota about Twilight.
The good news is that "The Host" is good enough to stand on its own. The bad news is that right now it's pretty impossible to escape the Twilight phenomenon.
"The Host" is about an alien parasitic race that takes over the planet, but there are few earthlings who fight back.
I don't want to give away much about the novel, but I will say that I really enjoyed it, and that (surprisingly) it gave me a lot of food for thought. I really recommend that you get it and read it. Or in my case, buy it twice. ( I already owned a copy, but it in Colorado, and I was in Costa Rica, so I bought it for my Kindle as well.) PS - I LOVE my kindle!