Wednesday 17 November 2010

The Host

I've been reading Stephenie Meyer's "The Host" on and off for what feels like months now, but I've finally finished it. If you don't know what the basic story is, planet Earth has been invaded by a species of parasites/souls that literally take over bodies and true humans are pretty much an endangered species forced to live on the run. The book follows the story of one of the souls (Wanderer) who's just arrived on Earth and at the start of the book she's just starting her human life.

I know a lot of people really liked this book and having enjoyed the Twilight series I wanted to read this too, but to be honest it took me a LONG time to get into it. It just seemed ages before anything really happened. I didn't find reading it a chore though (unlike Kate Mosse's Labyrinth...), but as you can tell I wasn't exactly gripped either.

Towards the end I was getting interested to see how it would turn out and I did think the ending was pretty good (no spoilers here!). I did like that there wasn't any obvious path as to where the book was going (or at least I didn't think so!) and although I thought up about 4 different ways it could have ended... I wasn't even close! I've heard there is the possibility of a movie conversion which I'll be interested to see, although they'll have to do something to make it more exciting! :)

Just to clarify though, I am glad I read it and although it didn't make me want to not put the book down until it was all read, I did find the story very enjoyable... once it finally got going :)


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