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The Host ePub õ ☆ Stephenie Meyer ☆ ➵ The Host Download ➾ Author Stephenie Meyer – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact Wanderer the invading soul who has been given Mel MelaWanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met Reluctant allies Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love Also see Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN ACE ACE ACE GAHAAAAGGHSODTODSHTAHAAHOSHDTODSODHTOHDTOHTOSDHTSHHHHHHTHIDSDOIOSHDTOIHThose are accurate phrases fitting descriptions of my reaction at the end of this book Unfortunately those cannot be precisely translated into the English languageHoly Crap HOLY CRAP I can't even process my thoughts to write a review for this This book was so stunning so amazing so crazy good that I can't even describe it XD I'm extremely impressed of Stephenie Meyer This beats Twilight by a long shot; it's SO much better She writes so much better in this book and the complex in depth plot is nothing compared to Twilight's shallow oneThe idea is so cool The characters are awesome and lovable Stephenie Meyer is incredibly skilled with emotion; that's her strongest suit She writes emotion in a way that makes you feel everything the character feels When the character is in pain the reader is in pain too Meyer writes love in a way that makes you love everything and everyone the character loves with a strong passion Even though he was just a character I loved Jamie as strongly as if he was my own brother And I was in love with Ian as strongly as if I was Wanda and he was actually real Stephenie Meyer is a ueen of emotion; I don't think anyone can write it like she canThis was just so much better than Twilight and that was so relieving Even though I enjoyed Twilight it's nice to see that the same author is capable of writing something that isn't shallow in the slightest and writing something so much better than Twilight This book just blew me awayI actually cried at the end In fact I cried several times throughout the book it was so good The funny thing is I didn't cry at the end because of the reason that everyone else cried I cried because what everyone thought was the end of the book WASN'T the end I cried because Meyer changed it from the perfect bittersweet sad ending to a happy dovey ending I wish she made the ending the chapter before the last the one before she skipped pages in the book I'm trying not to spoil things here ;DApparently Meyer is making a second book I kind of wish she wasn't While it would be nice to read the next one I feel like The Host would be best as a stand alone novel and to make it into a series would just ruin it This is a storyline that would best not be continued I don't knowAnyways The Host is a phenomenon and everyone who hasn't read it must go get it now It is an essential read XD

The HostWanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met Reluctant allies Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love Also see Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN ACE ACE ACE GAHAAAAGGHSODTODSHTAHAAHOSHDTODSODHTOHDTOHTOSDHTSHHHHHHTHIDSDOIOSHDTOIHThose are accurate phrases fitting descriptions of my reaction at the end of this book Unfortunately those cannot be precisely translated into the English languageHoly Crap HOLY CRAP I can't even process my thoughts to write a review for this This book was so stunning so amazing so crazy good that I can't even describe it XD I'm extremely impressed of Stephenie Meyer This beats Twilight by a long shot; it's SO much better She writes so much better in this book and the complex in depth plot is nothing compared to Twilight's shallow oneThe idea is so cool The characters are awesome and lovable Stephenie Meyer is incredibly skilled with emotion; that's her strongest suit She writes emotion in a way that makes you feel everything the character feels When the character is in pain the reader is in pain too Meyer writes love in a way that makes you love everything and everyone the character loves with a strong passion Even though he was just a character I loved Jamie as strongly as if he was my own brother And I was in love with Ian as strongly as if I was Wanda and he was actually real Stephenie Meyer is a ueen of emotion; I don't think anyone can write it like she canThis was just so much better than Twilight and that was so relieving Even though I enjoyed Twilight it's nice to see that the same author is capable of writing something that isn't shallow in the slightest and writing something so much better than Twilight This book just blew me awayI actually cried at the end In fact I cried several times throughout the book it was so good The funny thing is I didn't cry at the end because of the reason that everyone else cried I cried because what everyone thought was the end of the book WASN'T the end I cried because Meyer changed it from the perfect bittersweet sad ending to a happy dovey ending I wish she made the ending the chapter before the last the one before she skipped pages in the book I'm trying not to spoil things here ;DApparently Meyer is making a second book I kind of wish she wasn't While it would be nice to read the next one I feel like The Host would be best as a stand alone novel and to make it into a series would just ruin it This is a storyline that would best not be continued I don't knowAnyways The Host is a phenomenon and everyone who hasn't read it must go get it now It is an essential read XD

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The Host ´ En Melanie's body didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinuish possession of her mindAs Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared a human who still lives in hiding It's no secret that I did not jump on the Twilight bandwagon I put my name on the hold list at the library for The Host however because I wanted to see if Stephenie Meyer had improved in her storytelling I'm happy to say Yes she did To a pointI would like someone tell me what her fascination is with sappy overly dramatic dialogue 17 year old girls and over protective older men who carry them while running Because there are some definite similarities hereI find it interesting that this novel is pegged for adults where the Twilight novels were pegged young adult as I don't see a great deal of difference except for one main fact Wanda and Melanie are likeable Thank goodness If one of them had shown up as whiny and annoying as Bella I never would have finished the book Well I would have finished it but only to say I told you soWhile I found a lot of similarity to the Twilight novels in her storytelling and in the details over protective older men teenage girls dramatic sappy dialogue etc this was a much better story Far developed than I would have expected It still takes her a long time to get to her main points but I wasn't as bored with this one in the beginning as I was with TwilightI found the storyline fascinating that aliens who invade other planets and take over the species invade earth and take over the human bodies and then live as humans Wanda is one of those aliens a soul who takes over Melanie's body only to find out that Melanie isn't uite ready to give it up This is where Meyer's storytelling has improved She crafted a story where the romance was secondary to the main plot and I think that is why this book is so much better than her earlier attempts She explores the idea of a person's soul or spirit and how an individual is defined as much by that spirit as by their physical bodyI thought her character development was well done I liked these characters I cared about them I don't need to tell you that I never cared about Bella I enjoyed the complexities that the storyline created Wanda was affected by Melanie's memories and feelings and couldn't help but love the man Melanie loved Then when she found herself caring for a different man the conflict is believable The humans have a difficult time accepting Wanda but when they do she truly becomes one of themThe novel ends neatly with hope Predictably there is room for a seuel which I no doubt expectI'd actually re read this book I won't re read the others pdf Î ´ Stephenie Meyer

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Stephenie Meyer ´ The Host book Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact Wanderer the invading soul who has been giv I originally had not planned on even reading this book because the Twilight series instills much rage within my soul but I was in a dry spell for reading so I decided to give it a try I have to say I really enjoyed it much than the Twilight series I have seen a lot of people complain about how slow the beginning was but I didn’t really notice It sucked me in pretty uickly It was very clearly a Stephenie Meyer book though which did lead to certain amounts of anger and eyes rolling nearly out of my head My biggest complaint with Stephenie Meyer is her romantic plots I feel like I’ve accidentally picked up a Harleuin romance It is super cheesy and super melodramatic It makes my brain hurt Here’s an example “I stared into Jared’s eyes and the strangest thing happened All the melting melding welding that I had just been through was shoved aside into the smallest part of my body the little corner that I took up physically The rest of me yearned toward Jared with the same desperate half crazed hunger I’d felt since the first time I’d seen him here This body barely belonged to me or to Mel—it belonged to him” 595 ARC WHAT First horribly cheesy Second nobody but you owns your body and if you find it romantic to think otherwise that is unhealthy Let’s learn some emotional and physical independenceWhat the hell is up with underage characters and older men Why could the females not be slightly older This is supposedly being marketed as an adult book so maybe it’s a bit alienating to make your main characters 16 when she first meets Jared who was 26 then 17 when she was starting in a new body which they thought was younger when Ian is in his mid 20’s I am guessingI’m just glad the romantic interests were not supposed to be seen as perfect They had similar flaws as Edward Jacob but we were not reminded every 20 seconds how easily they dazzled everyone Jared can barely stand Wanderer for most of the book He would kill her easily if it weren’t Mel’s body He is cruel and violent towards her Ian is the first to physically assault her And then in the end he does it again while also being a bit violent toward Sunny Jared Of course Ian ends up pretty near perfect with his perfect understanding and perfect kindness and perfect love But I will accept this because I think that his perfect personality fits with the gentle loving peaceful personality of Wanderer While still cheesy there were bits that were not romance based that were emotionally compelling I felt Wanderer’s fear about what she had to do in the end In the tunnel on the way to Doc for the last time when she asked Jared where everyone slept when it rained my heart ached for her I thought that was a lovely way of noting how much she still really wanted to find out about this world and how much she was going to miss and that life was going to go on without her I know I know we are being emotionally manipulated because if you don’t know how it’s going to end before you even pick it up you haven’t read enough in life But if you put yourself in the character’s place when she has a very clear idea of what is going to happen it’s pretty sad The thing that made me love this is that it is not a romance It is a story about humanity with romance thrown in I like looking at humanity through alien eyes I like learning what it means to be human with Wanderer I like the interactions between Mel and Wanderer I like that Wanderer picked up sarcasm from Mel I love how absolutely confused she initially is by humans She views humans as violent hateful creatures She is confused when they feed and protect her This completely goes against her view of humanityI like how we perceive the humans through her eyes how we get an idea of their motives from her which she is normally wrong about and then we slowly see the change This is seen especially with Doc I enjoyed seeing how Wanderer reacted to humans and how her perception of them changed She goes from being terrified of humans to constantly surprised and confused by how good they end up being to loving them and embracing her own humanity But throughout it she is ashamed of betraying her kind and feels like a traitor She constantly second guesses herself whether it’s in favor of the humans or the souls It’s not until the end when she really accepts that maybe what she does is wrong but if it brings about good then it’s the best thing for her to do I like the uestion of how much of yourself comes from some ethereal personalitysoul and how much comes from your physical body What makes us human What parts of us do people fall in love with Are we physical spiritual emotional It’s a bit cheesy have I said that enough but I like the idea portrayed when Ian says “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 things you do with it” p 397 ARC And then we get to see Wanderer in two different bodies which change her a bit We have weak v strong etc When in Mel’s body Wanderer feels a physical longing for Jared but an emotional one for Ian After she is put in a new body she still loves Jared Melanie occasionally seems overly familiar with Ian before remembering who she is Jared stares searchingly and confusedly at Wanderer What makes someone who they are What part of a person do others connect with There are a lot of small touches that really pleased me I love how people act and react in this bookI thought it was hilarious when Wes said “You may have taken the planet but you’re losing this game” when they were playing soccer That's just funny to me If you can't use humor to cope with the apocalypse you'll never make itA reaction that rings completely true is when after Wanderer walks in on the dissections and is absolutely horrified the guys are confused about why she is so upset when they were sure to cover the bodies so she couldn’t have seen anything However they only covered the human bodies They still see the souls as alien and other which negates understanding and compassionI love what happens in the following bit “’Ah’ the seeker’s familiar voice moaned from the human body ‘Ah’ The room went utterly silent Everyone looked at me as if I were the expert on humans” p 553 ARC Of course that is how they would react when she is the one who knows how to bring the humans back One theme of the book is belonging What makes one belong Wanderer does not think she belongs in the cave because she is not human Many of the humans agree But she becomes part of the community and her friends who have gotten to know her and thus care about her believe she belongs Jeb never calls her ‘it’ and as the others get to know her they stop doing this Lacey is instantly accepted by many of the humans because she is human or becomes human again But she has a hateful personality and most of the main characters do not like her Jeb refers to her as ‘that creature’ So what makes us belong somewhere I think the characterization is actually not terribleIan for instance initially comes off as cruel and violent he tries to kill her but he’s just reacting to his world being taken over by beings who want to basically kill all humans We see that he has the capacity to be kind to gain perspective to learn to understand Granted it seemed a bit incongruous to go from Killer to Most Compassionate Loving Person Alive Ever in such a short time but I'll take what I can get from MeyerEven Kyle is developed though it mostly comes up in the end Initially he is just the villain of the story but once Sunny is brought in we see that yeah he is rash and selfish and arrogant and angry but he can be gentle and kind And we don’t see this 180 done on his character where all of a sudden out of the blue he is capable of love We know he had a girlfriend before this all started Someone at some point must have seen some good stuff in him And his grief at losing his world is manifest through anger and violence towards those who destroyed it Sunny looks at him as her protector but he doesn’t jump into a relationship with Sunny He wants Jodi back But through his interactions with Sunny he gains understanding He is confused by her reaction to initially meeting him and is surprised he can be so kind to her He is compassionate when she realizes what is going to happen and is terrified he didn’t realize it would be that hard Once Jodi doesn’t come back he has Sunny put back in her body and he takes care of her But he’s confused by it all; he doesn’t know what he’s doing or how to have a relationship with her As shocked as I am by this Meyer is able to create a character that grows but still remains himself I did have a problem with the ending It’s just too neat and happy While I was amused and pleased that Jared held a knife to Doc to get him to save Wanderer it’s way too pat of an ending Of course you knew it would happen from the beginning but I have to wonder whether it would be a better ending to just let her die She’s lived she’s learned it’s her time to go Life and love go on even in the face of death as Meyer reminds us numerous times Show us how the humans cope how they do on their own once she’s gone Of course she is the main character of the book so maybe allowing her to continue learning how to be human is not such a bad thing And we know how Meyer hates making her characters suffer any type of conseuence