Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Released: May 6, 2008
Description: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take 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.
Review: Once upon a time, I read Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. I liked Twilight, didn't like New Moon, thought Eclipse was okay, and Breaking Dawn wasn't too bad (if you ignore the imprinting). Then I read The Host and wow. This is seriously the best book Meyer wrote, I find it a shame that there is only one adult book by her, because this definitely suits her writing style.
Grade: 10 lines out of 10