Having read all of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books:
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. The Host
was on my most anxiously anticipated list of books to read.

The Host begins with the insertion of an alien into a
human's body. Some of the aliens were afraid of using this
particular body because Melanie Stryder was part of the
resistance that formed after the initial alien invasion.
However, it was deemed necessary so they could have
access to her memories but they got a lot more than they
bargained for. Against the norm Melanie did not fade into
obscurity with her memories as the only evidence that she
lived. Melanie fought to keep control of her body against
the alien Wanderer that now occupied her body. It was only
because of their mutual hatred toward their Seeker that
they bound together and eventually found a settlement of
humans that had escaped the invasion. At first it was hard
for the humans to trust that Melanie was still there with
Wanderer, nicknamed Wanda by the humans. One by one
they started to believe and they saw how she could be
helpful. In the human colony they reunite with Jared,
Melanie's companion before the alien encounter. They also
meet Ian who becomes their unofficial bodyguard while the
other humans get used to the idea of a non-hostile alien.
Complications arose because of Jared's love for Melanie
and Ian's love for Wanda. They could not all have what
they wanted. Wanda and Melanie must solve the problem
while doing what's best for everyone.

I was a little iffy when I started this book, because it's not
exactly my type, but it was really good! Everything was well
done: the characters, the descriptions, etc. It really makes
you think about how worthy humans are, and teaches you
to look at all sides of a story and not judge too quickly. I
recommend it!

Reviewed by Daminda Thushara Goonetilleke

Daminda is down to earth with a humble spirit. He simply
wants to share my interest with others

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