Retro Friday Book Reviews are hosted by Angieville. Basically on Fridays you review an older or underrated book.
You guys, I kind of want to make fun of myself because I read The Host by Stephanie Meyer and actually enjoyed it. I know, I know. I am very proud of myself for keeping an open mind while reading because The Host was surprisingly good! I mean, yes there is a love triangle. And yes The Host is freakin text book huge and gets a little repetitive, but for a science fiction book, I really genuinely liked it.
Basically the plot of The Host by Stephanie Meyer is as follows: Wanderer – the soul who inhabits Melanie’s body has lived many previous lives on a different planet each time. Melanie is the first host who resists, yet Wanderer sees through Melanie’s walls and ends up finding the man Melanie loves, Jared, who is still human and finds herself falling for him as well. BUT then there’s another guy who Wanderer falls for and it’s like a love square with Melanie, Jared, Wanderer and the other guy.
There are so many moral issues in The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Issue that made my brain actually think and wonder. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THAT ABOUT A BOOK BY STEPHANIE MEYER. What is it to be human? Is it okay to just take over someone’s body — whose life is more important that of the host or that of a parasite? Can it be a mutually beneficial relationship –like those birds that live on Rhinoceros or those fish that eat barnacles or wharves off of sharks?
Plus, the conflict in The Host by Stephanie Meyer is fascinating. A small hold out of humans vs. a world of body snatchers who intend to make the world better than it was — no violence etc. What is better – a human world with all of our violence and war and passion and love or a world of body snatchers with peace and harmony and no poverty? It’s not exactly black and white here. I think there are pros and cons to both sides, obviously.
The Host by Stephanie Meyer had an amazing ending. I loved it. Seriously if you are still pissed about the ending of Breaking Dawn what the what you guys, then read The Host because it is much more satisfying. Seriously! MUCH MORE. Like, the ending is not some crap cobbled together. I actually liked it. Also, I felt that The Host could be read as a standalone. But I guess there might be sequels? Anyways, it just goes to show if you dislike a book by a certain author, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike EVERY BOOK by an author.
Disclosure: I purchased my copy. USED. That’s what’s up.