Friday, April 3, 2009
Stephenie Meyer's first adult novel The Host is on sale for 50% off this weekend at Border's. It is regularly $25.99 which is the most money I have ever seen it for but at 50% off it is not a bad deal and probably the cheapest I have ever seen it. Even Target and Walmart charge around seventeen for it. I read this book when it first came out and loved it. It made me happy because it proved that Meyer can write about more than vampires (she can do aliens too!). The following is the review at amazon.com
Amazon Best of the Month, May 2008: Stephenie Meyer, creator of the phenomenal teen-vamp Twilight series, takes paranormal romance into alien territory in her first adult novel. Those wary of sci-fi or teen angst will be pleasantly surprised by this mature and imaginative thriller, propelled by equal parts action and emotion. A species of altruistic parasites has peacefully assumed control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but feisty Melanie Stryder won't surrender her mind to the alien soul called Wanderer. Overwhelmed by Melanie's memories of fellow resistor Jared, Wanderer yields to her body's longing and sets off into the desert to find him. Likely the first love triangle involving just two bodies, it's unabashedly romantic, and the characters (human and alien) genuinely endearing. Readers intrigued by this familiar-yet-alien world will gleefully note that the story's end leaves the door open for a sequel--or another series. --Mari Malcolm
You can read more reviews at amazon.com. I also wanted to mention that this is not a book just about the love between a man and a woman but the love between friends and siblings. While I admit there was a hard part to get through at the beginning while the character is wandering through the Arizona desert I was SO glad I stuck with it because it is an AMAZING book. I cried my heart out and the end.
People who are not fans of science fiction should not be put off by the extra terrestrial theme. You forget you are reading a book of fiction and become totally engaged with the characters.
The following is an interview with Meyer discussing The Host.