July 2, 2009

Book Review| The Host


Author - Stephenie Meyer
(Best selling author of the Twilight Saga)

Best-sellers- 1. Twilight 2. New Moon 3)Eclipse 4) Breaking Dawn

Synopsis- Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of 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 dificulty Wanderer didn't expect. The former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possesion 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 years for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to serch for a man they both love.

Excerpt- The red and blue lights swirled in time with the siren's cry.

Before the souls had come to this place, these lights and sounds had only one meaning. The law, keepers of the peace, the punishers of the offenders.

Now, again, the flashing colors and angry noise had only one meaning. A very similar meaning.
Still the keepers of the peace. Still the punishers.


FL speak- okays, after a long time this is the first Book Review. Book Reviews tend to be very boring...atleast for me....so i will be write about it the way i normally write...i.e...in a crap way!
The best thing about this book is that it has everything...from romance to action...Not Mills and Boon romance, but the type that we saw in Twilight which made the gals go crazy over the Cullens and made the lads acknowledge the fact that romance may not be so boring.
And thus began the story of the HOST......featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies. And awesome book....a must read...if you trust my reading skills....lol.
It will make you want to finish the book in one go and yet would make you wish the story never ends. Stephenie Meyer.....i bow to you.

I would rate it 4 outta 5. Deducted a point not because of the plot...but because of the fact that there is no Alice Cullen here....i looooove Alice....lol

Great book, a great read....and dying for the sequel (if there is to be one) and the movie!

Price- 550 bucks in Chennai, Delhi for a particular press company...forgot the name. In airports, its more costly...i made that mistake of getting it from there. Second hand...about 70-150 bucks.

P.S| the next book review will be next week...book undecided as of now. Use the comments section to suggest a book you would want me to review before you actually read it. Am going book-hunting today and tommorrow. Until the next time, its FL signing off...


  1. Thanks for the review FL...

    Need to lay my hands on this one i guess!

  2. I thought of reading this book after i finished the twilight saga...
    But i just got lazy...

    Will download the ebook n start reading on my leisure...

  3. @ ste
    tu aur book padega??? seriously?? lol


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