The Host was an excellent book, definitely a new fave. This was also a genre I am not used to reading. It's a science fiction about an alien invasion but it is nothing like you'd expect.
Worm-like aliens have invaded the earth and taken over humans' bodies and minds. For a while Melanie, one of the last survivors, is able to hide from the intruders. But she is captured and implanted with an alien named Wanderer. The transition is not a success. Melanie is able to resist Wanderer (to a degree). Both women end up sharing the same body. They are able to communicate with each other and Wanderer can see Melanie's memories. Wanderer feels the love Melanie has for Jared and becomes infatuated with him as well. They begin a journey to find Jared..
At first the book was a little confusing but a few more pages later you clue into what she was describing. And boy does she have an imagination! Overall it was a creative, fast-paced read with lots of action, suspense, and romance. If you don't like the beginning of the book keep reading because it gets a lot better. The Host is a very interesting and highly recommended read!
I give this book a definite Thumbs Up!
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