Saturday, 13 April 2013
Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Host by Stephenie Meyer 5/5
Okay, so it turns out Stephenie Meyer is a great writer, I would never of guessed that from the twilight films and now I'm actually considering reading the twilight books despite vowing never too. I loved The Host, it had me up till dawn reading. Its a pretty long book, the beginnings pretty slow but after about a hundred pages it gets really interesting and original, I couldn't put it down.I like how different the alien invasion was in this book, I loved the fact the souls didn't arrive with a huge space ship and a huge battle ensued, they slipped in and took control quietly without drawing any attention. A little creepy when you think you wouldn't even see it coming, it seemed more realistic that way.
I teared-up a few times reading this I'm not going to lie, I loved way it made you think about what it means to be human. I was so surprised at how good the writing was and how much I liked the characters. My only problem with the characters was that Jamie was very immature, in my opinion he seemed more like a ten year old than a fourteen year old, and wouldn't a kid that's grown up the world he's supposed to have be a little more mature anyway. As much as I loved wanderers character I couldn't help thinking that if all souls are so loving and self-sacrificing as she say how did they invade so many planets - a pretty heartless thing to do. The souls were defiantly more selfish than she made out but I suppose she would see them as perfect. The way Wanda was torn between her kind and the human was very interesting and I also loved the way she changed the humans view of the souls and found Wanda and Melanie's relationship and their conversations a really intriguing story line. I'm very interested to see what would happen in a sequel and where Stephenie Meyer will take the story, if she ever gets around to writing it.
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Dystopia challenge read count: 5 <3