The Host

The Host

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 02/07/2009
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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.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751540642
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Weight: 440g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 41 mm

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this book is the reason i love Stephenie Meyer as an author as it shows she can write in many genres. I loved the relationship between Melanie and Jarred a... READ MORE
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wander how good the book is? read it!
The host invites you into a contemporary fiction of the alien will take sides, you will be kept guessing, and you will be involved.
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I bought this book about three years ago but only really got around to reading it now {and really, I'm glad I did wait until now}. A little older I can app... READ MORE
Nicola C
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WOW i loveeee this book from buying it i have now read it over five times and i just cant get enought of it!!!
shayna begum
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The BEST book I've ever read!!! x
I can't tell you how fantastic this book is! Wasn't sure about it at first - I read the Twilight saga and I wasn't mad for it. I didn't know if I wanted to... READ MORE
Lisa x
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More magic from Meyer
After falling in love with the Twilight series last year I was a little nervous about reading The Host in case it was a disappointment. I needn't have worr... READ MORE
Alix Wenmouth
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Another fantastic novel from stephenie myer! This book will make you cry, laugh and possible want to throw it out your window all at the same time! Althoug... READ MORE
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As always the truely talented Stephenie Meyer does not disappoint with this book. I only really bought it after reading the twilight saga and needed the vo... READ MORE
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This book is exceptional
This is the book that shows Stephanie Meyer's excellence, it has a ridiculously amazing amount of everything in it. Combining both love and action and frie... READ MORE
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I really, really, really liked this book. It was very cool and i couldn't put it down once i started, someone would have to pull me away from it to get me ... READ MORE
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Phenomenal! Extraordinary! Exciting! Enchanting! Outstanding! How can I possible describe this book!? This book is just out of this world and without a dou... READ MORE
Jade Anderson
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Stephenie Meyer is an author who has the ability to grip the reader on the first page. Once you start reading this book you get hooked as the plot pulls yo... READ MORE
Ashleigh Wilson
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My favourite book of all time. Takes a whle to get into, as the reader will be a little confused at the beginning, but as soon as it starts to make sense, ... READ MORE
Mel H
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Took intriguing to a whole other level!
Stephenie Meyer was able to expertly describe an alternate planet to that which we know, in a way that made the impossible appear believable. The tale cov... READ MORE
Becky Bookworm
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Well i found this book surprising, reason one being the fact that it is written by the twilight author and i still havent read twilight, people say its goo... READ MORE
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I loved this book, it is so different from the Twilight saga. It is the first book I have ever read where I have cried. The characters are so amazing and y... READ MORE
Claire Callaway
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Be Paitent
This book took me ages to get into and i had been warned of this by a few people and online reviews so was prepared to stick with it for a while before i g... READ MORE
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The best from Stephenie Meyer
I think this book is so well written that it exceeds the Twilight saga. It is definitely the best book from Stephenie Meyer and it is also the right length... READ MORE
Ceil Phantomhive
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The Host was very diffrent to the well known Twilight Saga but beautifuliy written yet again. This book had been published after Stephanie Meyer had finish... READ MORE
Rachel Callender
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Stephenie is an amazing writer! I didnt think she could top the twilight series but she has proved me wrong!! Just AMAZING!!
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Best ending to a book. Ever. Full stop.
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Took me while to get in to this book as the beginning is quite slowly paced but once "Wanda" and "Mel" found the humans i could not put it down, and even w... READ MORE
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Good, I liked it, but not briliant
I like it. It was a little different from what I had expected. But I loved it. Yet, I think the story was poor in some parts. I felt sometime that there w... READ MORE
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just as good as twilight
i love this book it's just as good as twilight!!!!! it is a bit slow to start (about 100 pages or so) however once it gets going it is brilliant so give it... READ MORE
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I thought it was a really really good book, and read it again and again and still didn't get bored of it. i really liked the drama and the plotline, and wo... READ MORE
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My favourite book of all time...
I have never been so intrigued by a book before. So many people came up to me like "Oh that's a boring book... Couldn't get into it" and yeah, it's a diff... READ MORE
Cara Denton
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I was a bit wary of this book initially because i couldn't imagine it being anywhere near as good as the twilight saga. But it is... maybe even better. Who... READ MORE
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I read the twilight saga and then decided to buy the host. I had started to read it a few times before but it takes a while to get into as the beginning is... READ MORE
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Chilling, gripping and fantastic!
An eerie and chilling read from Stephenie Meyer. Completely different to her infamous Twilight series - this story is thought-provoking, haunting and myste... READ MORE
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Simply amazing just dont give up
Well what can I say about this book. I loved The host so much. Although, the first time I attempted to read it I just couldn't get into it and I actually t... READ MORE
Wee Shubbie
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This book was extremely well written you really connected with the two main characters Melanie and Wanderer as well as the other characters. I love how Ste... READ MORE
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brilliant :)
I have to admit, I was definitely pleasantly surprised by this. I had a feeling that despite it being written by Stephenie Meyer, it may not match up to th... READ MORE
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When my friend let my borrow her copy of The Host, I thought it would be another badly written Twilight-type novel. I was thoroughly surprised however, tha... READ MORE
Abbigale Bennett
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AMAZING book! x
The best opening line of any book I've ever read - "Just when I thought my day couldn't get any worse I saw the dead guy standing next to my locker." Lol x... READ MORE
Lisa x
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best novel!
this is an enchanting book, reading this will get you hooked on to it, trust me i read this book in couple of weeks its too good! so if your looking for so... READ MORE
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My favourite book.
Absolutely amazing book. It took me less than 4 hours to read it I just couldn't put it down! I'd recommend it to anyone. Better than her first book, Twili... READ MORE
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Wicked : D
At first I didnt like the book and stopped reading it, but one day I picked it back up and started read from where I left off and fell in love with it. The... READ MORE
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Paul Lee
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At first I was expecting vampires as I had just read Stephenie Meyer's other books once I got over this. I love this book, it drew me in and and I was caug... READ MORE
Justine Saunders
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The Host- a very different story from the Queen of
For fans of the Twilight series of Stephanie Meyer, please be warned that this is a completely different kind of story. Catered for the adult market, it is... READ MORE
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I loved this book. I bought it on a whim and it is the best book I have ever read. You end up with your heart and soul caught up in the story, feeling exac... READ MORE
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I found the 1st 100 pages or so quite hard to understand but it soon fell into place. I then went back to the beginning and it all made sense. Then i could... READ MORE
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Absolutely love this book! I have had this book for years (since 2013) and have read it no less than once a year. The storyline is fantastic and the relati... READ MORE