The Host is a romance novel by Stephenie Meyer. The book is about Earth, in a post apocalyptic time, being invaded by a parasitic alien race, known as "Souls", . The Host book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a. . Twilight author's adult sci-fi is fine for teens. Read Common Sense Media's The Host review, age rating, and parents guide.

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The Host [Stephenie Meyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The author of the Twilight series of #1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first . The Host book cover. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for. The Host is Stephenie Meyer's first non-Twilight Saga publication. Though I will confess to a morbid curiosity about the Twilight books, none of the opinions.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

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 humanity. I 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. What makes us human? What parts of us do people fall in love with?

Are we more physical, spiritual, emotional? And then we get to see Wanderer in two different bodies which change her a bit. We have weak v. 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?

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I love how people act and react in this book. I highly reccomend this book and this hardcover edition. The fact that this story is completely possible in some distant future is what I like the most though. It's more about the discovery of the true essence of being human.

About the prose and the story itself--compelling, marvelously written, gets you real emotional at times, makes you identify and sometimes scream out loud download it! Don't watch the movie, read this! I read this novel in and found it much different from her Twilight series and much better than the movie of this book. The story is told from Wanderer's point of view. Her people exist by being implanted into other beings and taking over their lives.

Sounds like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" without the absence of emotion present with the aliens in that movie. This is the only way they can exist off their home planet and they have invaded and taken over many planets. Ironically they are a peaceful species and the humans that are turned into hosts mostly cease to exist, but the Souls retain the memory of their hosts. Wanderer's host is Melanie, a rebel female who stays present in Wanderer's mind and eventually they work together.

There is also the added twist of romance with one man who loved Melanie and another who loves Wanderer, but both women share one body. I like the time the author takes to develop the human relationships with Wanderer which is at first hostile, violent and suspicious, but evolves with the help of Melanie's uncle.

This isn't a flashy plot with guns blazing, but instead focuses on relationships, day to day existence, discovery, trust in both human and alien. Give this book a chance. Stephanie Meyer really did a great job on this one. The characters are compelling and you like almost all of them.

Meyer's writing has really improved over the course of her career and I feel like this book really showed what she could do better than anything else she's written. The beginning of the book is a little slow, which is the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. It's all important and I would never suggest to skip it but get through the first hundred pages.

When the story changes you'll know it when it happens , you won't be able to put this one down. I was set to be disappointed by this one in the beginning but it's one of my favorites now.

The gal can write but wow. This book blew me away. It is rich in detail, inner and outer dialogue, character development and intrigue. Meyer is a gem. Please keep writing, Stephanie! We need more strong female authors who continue their craft.

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site Music Stream millions of songs. site Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. site Drive Cloud storage from site. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sell on site Start a Selling Account. The important thing is - the movie stills are out. In both pictures. Let's get to business. The premise can be interesting - our planet overtaken by mind-controlling centipedes souls, it takes people a while to realize that the invasion had happened, and the resistance emerges.

Add to it that the invaders are apparently looking for little more than world peace - and this has the beginnings of a fun sci-fi-ish story.

Alas, that didn't happen. My vision Let's immediately clarify - this "sci-fi romance" as I have seen it described is neither sci-fi nor romance. Instead we have a watered-down story of sometimes angry overprotective men pushing around and ordering around the helpless, meek, anxious, and "selfless" heroine - and occasionally carrying "their women" around as all men are prone to doing in Ms. Meyer's books. There is a lot of brooding, glaring, staring, whispering, and murmuring was Ms.

Meyer paid extra for every instance of "murmur" in the book? It would seem so. The narration is weak, lazy, and overly dramatic. The characters are caricatures. This book deserves ZERO stars. It is to literature what Gigli was to movies Anyone remember that awfulness? Probably not, as I was likely the only sane human so saw it. Again - masochism. Your time is precious; please don't waste it on The Host. Do anything else instead - like watching paint dry , which still would be more enjoyable.

This "book" has a 3. Am I reading the same thing as everyone else? Was my copy of this book defective in any way? Jun 21, Khurram rated it it was amazing. I really did enjoy this book. It is narrated in the same style at the Twilight book in the first person. The things that make this book really good are the internal dialogue between the main characters Melanie and Wanda. I am told that this did not work too well in the movie, but as a book it makes great interesting reading.

The story an alien invasion has happen we the humans have lost or have we? The Aliens call themselves Souls; they think it is the closest translation from our language.

They I really did enjoy this book. They are inserted into through the back of the neck and attach themselves to our brains and control our bodies.

They have done this on at least eight other different planets. The society seem to have 3 classes Healers their Doctors, Seekers their police force, and the general populace they are never referred to as more then Souls. Their occupation seem more a seeking of knowledge and experiences that maliciously or ambitious.

The aliens so not seem to be well armed and do not like violence. The Invasion has been more of stealth slowly taking over people and their neighbours before any realised. Most of the technology seems to have been concentrated on healing and space travel. The reason I ask the question is did ne lose is because on all the other planets they have conquered they have never met a species that is a conflicted, emotional and diverse all at the same time.

The other species offered little or no resistance and the aliens were just accepted. The Aliens seem to have no personality of their own in their natural states. The personalities seem to be the sum of their experiences from previous and current hosts. The only real method of telling if some have been taken over is their eyes.

Melanie is one of the few humans left, till she is captured, she tries to kill herself rather then submit to being taken over, but the aliens heal her body. The Soul she is bonded with is called the Wanderer, because of all the worlds she has visited but never settled on for more than one hosts life time. Usually this is it the Soul takes over and replaces the Host with full access to their memories and carries on living their lives.

Melanie being the fighter she is refuses to go quietly he is presence and voice constantly with the Wanderer.

As the story goes on we find this is happening more and more strong will Humans refuse to be giving the aliens' full control. Using or being led by Melanie, Wanderer finds possible the last outpost of pure Humans. If she has any hope of surviving Wanderer must make peace with Melanie; then together they must try and convince the humans they mean no harm. Both sided must put aside their preconception of the other and try to find common ground.

This is a great story about the human spirit. The language is definitely at a higher level than Twilight probably because Meyer has realises her fans have grown older. Meyer's writing style has a good story telling flow to it. I enjoyed reading the whole book. The only think I would grip about is the lack of action in the book; there was more action in the football game and the bonus chapter "Alone" then in the rest of the book.

However she was writing more for emotional content then action. This is an intelligent different story, seen through the eyes of both Humans and aliens. View all 39 comments. Nov 04, Holly 2 Kids and Tired rated it liked it.

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 point.

Because there are some definite similarities here. I find it interesting that t It's no secret that I did not jump on the Twilight bandwagon.

I 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 so. Far more 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 Twilight.

I found the storyline fascinating: Wanda is one of those aliens, a "soul" who takes over Melanie's body, only to find out that Melanie isn't quite 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 body.

I 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 them. The novel ends neatly, with hope. Predictably there is room for a sequel, which I no doubt expect. I'd actually re-read this book. I won't re-read the others. View all 34 comments.

Apr 18, Ari rated it it was amazing Shelves: You are beautiful. I really, really love it! At first sight it looks like it's a book about aliens, but in reality it's about the human kind and it's questioning how much humanity remains in us all.

It's a book about survival, about love so many types of love: It starts kind of slow, but as you get through the story you can see how amazing it can be The main characters are Melanie and Wanda the body and the soul and they take you in a journey not only to find the people they love but to find themselves, to understand the reasons to lose everything for love, the reason to give your life for the people you can't live without.

There is enough action to keep you reading, but the story is deeper than that, it's not about what the characters do but why they do that, it's not about whom they love but why they can't resist the feeling, it's not about what they say but about what they think. This book is all about emotions, and reading about how the characters feel in every scene makes the story so real, so true If you are looking for adventure and lots of action and UFOs this is not a book for you, but if you are looking for an emotional, tear-dropping story this might be the one.

You can read my latest review for this book here , but only if you've read the book, as it contains various spoilers. Happy midnight reading! Check my 3rd book boyfriend: Ian O'Shea View all 44 comments. Oct 05, Sella Malin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Those are more accurate phrases, more fitting descriptions of my reaction at the end of this book.

Unfortunately, those cannot be precisely translated into the English language. 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 GAH!!!! 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 one. The 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 queen of emotion; I don't think anyone can write it like she can. This 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.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

This book just blew me away. I 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 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 ;D. Apparently, 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 know. The Host is a phenomenon and everyone who hasn't read it must go get it now. It is an essential read. View all 61 comments. May 20, Annalisa rated it it was ok Recommended to Annalisa by: I wanted to like this book more than I did--to see that Stephenie Meyer can pick a topic not meant for shallow teenage girls and write on a deeper level--but I think this book is more of the same, sans the vampire excitement.

I liked the idea: There are some interesting topics, like what defines humanity and are we living worthy enough for the planet I wanted to like this book more than I did--to see that Stephenie Meyer can pick a topic not meant for shallow teenage girls and write on a deeper level--but I think this book is more of the same, sans the vampire excitement. There are some interesting topics, like what defines humanity and are we living worthy enough for the planet we are entrusted.

The story isn't as page-turning as Twilight, but mulling nonetheless. My problem with Stephenie Meyer is her characters. They seem shallow, unbelievable, and small variants on her same cookie cutter. Her girls in particular are, well dumb, always jumping to the wrong conclusions, never wanting to believe they could be loved. Your damsel in distress. I am often exasperated by the emotion and stupidity of her female characters. I tried to allow for the alien learning curve, but when solutions and realizations are painfully obvious to me chapters before they are explored by the characters it creates frustratingly slow plot progression.

The mold for guys is more frustrating because they exhibit none of the characters I am drawn to, and even ones I despise. They are always big, strong, forceful verging on the abusive side of controlling with a scary tendency to irrational jealousy and anger. They are emotionally immature, intense, and display their passion with an abnormal display of affection and cheesiness to the women who make them crazy with love.

I don't trust intensely passionate men.

I did like Jeb's character but he wasn't a main romantic interest characters so he didn't need to be intense. Because of this conversations were unrealistic. I could not imagine real people speaking this way so the story felt childish at times.

The cheese is laid on so thickly in parts I could not swallow it. This is supposed to be a more adult-themed book, but in many ways I found it less adult enticing and more juvenile in tone. Her choice of juvenile-enticing characters is proof enough that her style is not intended for a truly adult audience.

Plus the middle dragged with insignificant humdrum and a lack of good character development. And there were holes in this parasite species theory that bothered me. I didn't care enough about the story to think about them too much, but they were there and made her tale less believable. So creative idea, but the delivery and details didn't quite hit the mark. As for Wanda herself how she changed from first juxtaposing her ingrained annihilation justification with her extreme pacifist views to sympathy for humans and eventually protective love for the planet.

I still don't think Stephenie Meyer is a good writer, but she's a decent storyteller. Had Twilight not brought her fame, I doubt this book would go far. Creative plot idea, but it could have been so much more if she had explored the conflicts between Melanie and Wanda more thoroughly and left a morally obvious choice without a happy ending. Then it would have been a book for adults. The book was too shallow and slow enough that I probably wouldn't read it again.

View all 9 comments. Aug 10, Jessica Edwards rated it it was amazing Shelves: When it comes to reading books that has a film made about it, I tend to watch the film first and then read the book.

The Host is probably one of my favorite films, I absolutely love Max Irons, I think he's gorgeous, and while I was watching the film, I also couldn't help but admire the actor who played Ian. I'm a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer, she's one of the authors that made me want to start writing, but I couldn't possibly be as skilled of a writer than she is.

She's incredible! I loved the Twi When it comes to reading books that has a film made about it, I tend to watch the film first and then read the book. I loved the Twilight series but others hated it. Team Jacob all the way! I don't really watch science fiction movies other than Alien, but I genuinely enjoyed this book. It took me awhile to get into it considering I know what happens, but I wanted to see the things that are in the book that might not have happened on screen, and to be honest I felt that it should have been the other way around.

I should've read the book first and then watched the film, but that's just me. I always tend to jump on the bandwagon. When I read books, I love a heroine that's strong and a bad-ass. I refuse to read a book that has a weak heroine who let's people walk all over her, it actually makes me really angry when that happens. People might like that though, but for me I love a heroine that can stick up for herself no matter what the situation is, and that's why I loved this book, and that's why I gave this book 5 stars!

View all 15 comments. Nov 01, Shannon Giraffe Days rated it really liked it Shelves: Aimed at the adult science fiction crowd, as opposed to the Young Adult Twilight fanbase, The Host isn't about science or where the human race is headed, but about what it means to be human, here and now.

Earth has been quietly, non-aggressively conquered by a kind, pacifist species unable to lie or deceive, who go by different names on different planets in different languages. Here they call themselves "souls", while the rebel humans who have slipped through the net call them "parasites". They a Aimed at the adult science fiction crowd, as opposed to the Young Adult Twilight fanbase, The Host isn't about science or where the human race is headed, but about what it means to be human, here and now.

They are silvery, ribbon-like sentient creatures small enough to hold in two hands, covered in feathery antennae. Inserted into the back of a host body's skull, they take over a host's mind and motor functions to the point that the host's mind is completely subsumed: That is, until Earth, where the hosts fight back.

Wanderer has lived full life cycles on nine other planets - a record among her kind - before taking a human host, a young woman called Melanie.

Unfortunately, Melanie's not going away without a fight, and on top of the gamut of new and intense human emotions Wanderer must contend with, she also struggles to take complete control of her host and find the memories Melanie's keeping from her - memories of her brother Jamie and the man she loves, Jared.

They'd managed to elude the alien takeover, until Melanie was caught. As Wanderer gradually gets to know and understand Melanie, she dreams more and more of Jared and Jamie until she finds herself ruled by Melanie's desire to find them, a desire stronger than the need to keep them safe from the parasites.

While the story is very different from Twilight , the writing is much the same, and there are certain qualities in the characters that are becoming almost Meyer trademarks. I can already hear the same complaints and criticisms as I've read regarding the other series, but I'm not sure what these people are expecting - highbrow literature? The earth to move beneath their feet? Some people are never happy, and will often read a book determined to hate it. With one book they complain that something was mentioned and then seemingly forgotten, in another that something was repeated too many times.

Personally, I didn't have a problem with the repetition in Twilight and I don't have a problem with it here. I think the first readjustment to my assumptions was with the alien race and Wanderer in particular. When I read about the book last year, I assumed the aliens are aggressive and cruel and the humans would be portrayed as humane and vulnerable. That's how it usually goes, after all, though I don't care for it.

The opposite is true here however: Especially Wanderer. It's not easy having a pacifist as your main character and narrator, especially one who's easily scared. But Wanderer has her moments of strength too, and resourcefulness, as well as her moral dilemma which is what really carries the story. Regarding the other characters, I really didn't like Jared, and Wanderer's attraction to him is one of the weakest points of the story. The point is made that she loves him because her body, Melanie's body, loves him and responds to him, and her mind too in a way.

But it just didn't gel for me, probably because he doesn't come across well. His own dilemma - that the woman he loves is trapped inside a body ruled by an alien - gives him some excuse, but really, what's this thing Meyer has about women loving men who treat them horribly? Edward was pretty mean to Bella in the beginning, remember? Anyway, I liked Ian early on and it was pretty frustrating, the way Wanderer treated him etc. The themes of the novel are pretty obvious, and definitely well-meaning, but still interesting.

Questions of whether humans deserve to live on when we are so cruel to each other, and waste resources etc. The souls don't even use money, they take only what they need, and treat everyone with the same kindness. This raises the age-old issue of individuality, which is often the victim - and the ace up humans' collective sleeve - in such stories.

Definitely one of the things I liked about this book was the conflict between Melanie and Wanderer, having two minds in one body with one more dominant than the other. It reminded me of Annon and Riane in Eric van Lustbader's Pearl Saga, a boy in a girl's body whose individual identities are slowly merging yet still conflicting - written so well, I think Lustbader created a whole new gender.

It's simpler here because they're both female, but other problems arise because of it - like loving the same man, or of Wanderer wanting to respond to Ian but unable to because her host body lusts after another man. Among other things ; Because I didn't like the characters as much as I did in Meyer's Twilight series, I didn't fall in love with this book. It's an oft-times exciting story, with moments of tension and uncertainty, but I would have liked to understand the souls more - I didn't really understand where they came from or how they came to be, it's kind of like the chicken-or-the-egg: How did they get inside their first hosts?

Not enough to annoy me, but it's there nonetheless. In short, if you enjoyed the Twilight series, you'll probably enjoy this because it means Meyer's style won't aggravate you; if, on the other hand, you didn't enjoy them, and you have bitched and moaned about her writing style like so many other people, I'd rather you didn't read The Host , not 'cause your criticisms will be wrong, but because you're missing the story.

I should know, I've bitched and moaned about books I don't like often enough before. But I don't usually go on and read more books by the same author, unless I'm hoping they'll have improved. And I think Meyer's writing is improving, but it is what it is: Even the repetition is necessary, which I think is true of Twilight as well. View all 40 comments. Jun 04, Railee rated it liked it.

Talk about an emotional roller coaster!!!! This book was very difficult to rate. If someone were to ask me, "Was it good? It was ok. Probably not. Was it exciting? On occasion. Was in interesting? Very much so, in my opinion. Was it weird? Were the characters well-developed? After the first half of the Talk about an emotional roller coaster!!!!

After the first half of the book, yes, I suppose. The Host is about a species of aliens who call themselves Souls. They are born without bodies and can not live very long without one, so they live like parasites inside the bodies of other creatures, completely taking them over.

These "souls" come to earth and take over the bodies of mankind, living peacefully as they experience the new world around them. The main character of this book, through whose eyes the events of the story are witnessed, is a soul named Wanderer who takes over the body of a young woman formerly known as Melanie. When Wanderer realizes that Melanie is still alive inside of her body, she tries desperately to fight her out, along with the painful and wonderful memories of the man Melanie is in love with.

Eventually, Wanderer falls in love with this man, too, through Melanie's memories and the two of them set out to find him. I don't usually read Science-fiction, and so maybe that's the reason I found this book so odd.

I wouldn't have picked it up, knowing the storyline as I did, except that my sister had it in her room and I was bored. It was interesting to read the descriptions of human emotions through a character who's never felt them before. Happy, sad, angry, jealous, confused, hurt, obsessed, offended, frustrated, loved, hated, admired, rejected It ended the way I wanted it to, which made me happy, but There were just a few things I would have changed had I been the editor of this book.

There were two in this book that were completely pointless, like she just wanted to write them. There was one that was almost pointless, but I can see why she would think it necessary. I'm not against kissing in books or anything like that, but there is such a thing as overdoing it to the point of ridiculousness. I wished there would have been more after "the problem" was fixed. Hopefully anyone who's read the book knows what I mean by that. To me, the book really got interesting near the middle, and it kind of dragged a little before that.

But it wasn't really boring That's it! This book was uneventful for how long it is! But I wasn't ever bored, exactly. Stephanie Meyer is too good of a writer to allow that. There was always something I enjoyed about it, but there was just enough that was weird or not quite right about it that I can't say that I loved it. In conclusion: I don't know exactly what I think of this book.

It was enjoyable! I'm not sorry that I read it! But it was weird, and I would have liked it better with a few changes here and there.

Not to save five billion lives. I think it's got a bad rep because of Twilight, and that's a bummer. I'd pick The Host times over the Twilight series any day! Growing up I was a very shy kid and I didn't like reading out loud in class. I was slower at reading and didn't always know the right words. So in turn, I hated reading. I despised it really. Witch it crazy because reading is such a big part of my life now. I was in my early 20's when I found my love for books and It's all because of this book right here!!!

The Host was instrumental in finding that part of me. The Host will always It will always be one of my all-time favorites! I have read this book 5 times if that's any indication. I was hooked from the very first page. I love the characters, the plot, the writing style, everything I love everything about it! All the relationships are strong, the love is electric, and you feel everything they feel. This book has all the feels and it was such an emotional read for me. I cried a LOT, but I also smiled and laughed.

The ending was done in such an incredible way. The host was so unique, I haven't read anything like it since. View all 23 comments.

Feb 13, Lissa added it Shelves: Nothing is happening. Nothing has happened. And the aliens who invaded still make junk food. An alien invader who could read the mind of its host would learn to only make food with essential nutrients and stuff, to keep the populace as healthy as possible. They wouldn't waste time and effort making junk food. This book literally put me to sleep. I said I was in the bath for an hour.

I was asleep for half of that time. And then I was so mad that the book was so shitty I got out of a perfectly nice bath.

And it's made me half sad and half really fucking angry. I like Twilight. It's not the best book or series in the world but it is special to me because I burned out my reading after doing a literature degree, and it took me a year to even pick up a book.

Twilight was that book. It welcomed me back into the world of reading, and I've slowly been enjoying it more and more for the past two years.

It was easy to read, fast, and relatively painless until you start looking at the deeper aspects. This book is fucking stupid. I don't care how much worldbuilding has gone on or how many different species of aliens there are or even what it's like seeing their worlds from their perspective.

Which I should, becasue that is what is awesome about sci-fi. But who the fuck would want to live their life as an inter-connected sea weed? Or a land-based plant? They don't do anything. They just grow and reproduce. They don't live. They just exist. In Animorphs, the book series by Katherine Applegate the idea pretty much mirrors I know it's not original but I grew up with it so bite me , the Yeerks evolved alongside the Gedds, and the Gedds were pretty crappy hosts anyway.

The Yeerks were expanding to give their brethren better hosts so they could experience the world like everyone else: Souls are obliterating entire races just because they think they can do better.

How the hell did souls evolve and how the fuck did they evolve so that they need to be surgically implanted?Mel, Jared and Jamie take a soul girl and remove her soul to give Wanda a new body. I smell a love interest.

They are inserted into through the back of the neck and attach themselves to our brains and control our bodies. These "souls" come to earth and take over the bodies of mankind, living peacefully as they experience the new world around them.

It's more about the discovery of the true essence of being human. When Jeb comes across Melanie's dying body, he realizes what had happened to her but still leads her to his hideout: Chap 3. We have weak v. Newly inserted in her human host -- adding just a silver glimmer to her borrowed eyes -- Wanderer is ready to experience another planet.