Melanie Stryder is one of the last free humans alive in a world inhabited by "Souls," an alien race that takes over human bodies, completely erasing the original person. Melanie is eventually invaded by a Soul named Wanderer, but she refuses to fully succumb to this alien intrusion into her body. Melanie bombards Wanderer with emotions and memories of her loved ones, including her lover Jared Howe. Unable to emotionally detach herself from the desires of her host, Wanderer sets out to find Jared and the other humans.
Wanderer soon finds herself near death, lost in the desert. Against the wishes of the other humans, Melanie's uncle allows Wanderer to rest and receive care in the human cave. As Wanderer infiltrates the camp she is accepted and begins to develop her own love affair with Ian O'Shea. Her loyalty is put to the test when she discovers the humans are experimenting with methods of extracting their alien hosts. However, their methods end in death for both the human and the Soul. Wanderer knows of a method that will only result in the death of the Soul. Will she reveal it, basically sacrificing herself? Through many trials Wanderer proves her loyalty to the humans and deepens the unique love triangle created between Wanderer, Melanie and the two different men they love. These two unlikely allies face difficult decisions that mean life and death for them and the rest of humanity.
The Host is a brilliant blend of the science fiction and romance genres.
Stephanie Meyer is an award-winning author and producer, most famous for her vampire romance series Twilight. She was the bestselling author in America in 2008 and 2009, selling 29 million and 26.5 million copies respectively. Time magazine ranked her no. 49 on its list of "100 Most Influential People" in 2008, and Forbes put her at no. 26 on its "2009 Celebrity 100 List" and ranked her the 59th most powerful celebrity in 2010. Additionally, USA Today named her "Author of the Year" in 2008.
Meyer has revealed that she plans to make The Host a trilogy, calling the second and third books "The Soul" and "The Seeker." Meyer lives in Cave Creek, Arizona with her husband, Christian, and three sons, Gabe, Seth and Eli.
Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take
over the minds of their human hosts while leaving the bodies intact, and most
of humanity has succumbed.
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.
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.
what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is
a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one
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