Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and 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, 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.
Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.
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"While the straightforward narrative is short on detail about the invasion and its stunning aftermath, it shines with romantic intrigue" - Publishers Weekly
"Starred Review. It lives up to the hype, blending science fiction and romance in a way that has never worked so well." - Library Journal
"A clever premise and competent writing keep this from turning into a pastiche, though after a couple of hundred pages, readers may wish that just one artery would get punctured." - Kirkus Reviews
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Stephenie Meyer was born in Connecticut in 1973, but grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and considers herself a native. She went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was awarded a National
Merit Scholarship, and she used it to pay her way to Brigham Young University, in
Provo, Utah. she majored in English, but concentrated on literature rather than
Meyer is the author of the Twilight series, as well as the stand-alone novel The Host. She lives in Cave Creek, Arizona with her husband and two sons.
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