Review From User :
I like big books and I can not lie
The Librarians can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty book
And a vacant look on her face
I click on a YouTube Video
to see which books are worth my time.The Written Review:
Body and soul. Two different things Wanderer is a parasite. Her people are parasites.
For millions of years, they traveled to new planets, colonized the species and lived out lives in their hosts' bodies. It's about the experience and the journey.
When Wanderer (the soul) arrives to Earth, she is placed in an adult female host. What she doesn't know, is that the host is still very much there.
Melanie (the host) is desperate. She absolutely refuses to let a little thing like being trapped in her own body by an parasitic alien stop her from getting back to her brother.
And soon, Wanderer does not want to go back. She's found a home (and a human) that she wants forever. What was it that made this human love so much more desirable to me than the love of my own kind Was it...Because these humans hate with so much fury, was the other end of the spectrum that they could love with more heart and zeal and fire I just adore this book. I've read it once every 2-3 years and enjoyed it every time. This was no exception.
Normally, when character who is too good to be true (looking at you, Wanderer), it annoys me. Not with this book.
Wanderer might be nearly perfect, but her internal conflict and the external factors (i.e. Melanie, other humans) provide enough tension to keep her from seeming like a Mary-Sue.
This book is a slow build but it is so worth it to me. I love it. It's not the face, but the expressions on it. It's not the voice, but what you say. It's not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful. Ahhh, my heart is just a melty puddle of goo.
Read by Kate Reading - I absolutely loved her last name! She was an excellent reader. This is the first time I listened to it and this was a whole new experience. Really pleasant to listen to.
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Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth had been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts, 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 she did not expect that Melanie would refuse to relinquish possession of her mind.
Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of the man she 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 remaining human rebels.
For the rest of the book go to “Stephenie Meyer – The Host” audiofolder.