Stephenie Meyer: The Host

Stephenie Meyer: The Host

Back Bay Books

The earth's been invaded by an alien species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact so that 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, and 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.More...

The earth's been invaded by an alien species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact so that 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, and 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.
Melanie 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, as well as Melanie's brother, Jamie.
Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, the host is an amazing, riveting, and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

Sci-fi, fantasy

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In so many millennia, the humans never did figure love out. How much is physical, how much in the mind? How much accident and how much fate? Why did perfect matches crumble and impossible couples thrive? [...] Love simply is where it is.

Page 44

No point in ignoring the truth. Doesn’t make it worse to have it said out loud.

Page 195

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. You are beautiful.

Page 390

If I were a Dolphin or a Bear or a Flower, it wouldn’t matter. I would always love you, always remember you. You will be my only partner.

Page 575-576

Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.

Page 609

You never know how much time you`ll have.

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