Sunday, September 20, 2009

Book Review: The Host: A Novel

Dear Reader:

If I ever ever think about reading another Stephenie Meyer book, please take my Kindle away.

I told myself I was done with the Twilight series but no! I had to trust Amazon's "top 10" lists and throw caution to the wind.

The Host, touted as a sci-fi novel, is the tale of a Soul (alien) that is implanted into a human here on earth and takes over her body. As cool as this possible alien invasion sounds, the book was a romance novel. Course the entire Twilight  series was as well, so there is little doubt that my daughter would love this book just as much.

I just can't take the selfless female hell-bent on making others happy at the expense of causing herself pain and anguish. No more. I wouldn't put up with it in my life.

Now don't get me wrong, it was a pretty good novel. I have to hand it to Stephenie for coming up with unique ways of bringing vampires and aliens to life. I just don't like her genre.

Despite my self-loathing (it's rubbing off on me apparently) for reading yet-another book by her, Stephenie came up with a pretty darn good tale. She's quite imaginative. Phoenix isn't brought up in many books, and it's pretty neat seeing my home-town in a story. I appreciate the localization.

So read it if you must. If you liked Twilight, you will probably like The Host. If, like me, you wanted to slap Bella into next week partway through New Moon, don't' say I didn't warn you.

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