The Host - Stephenie Meyer

The Host

By Stephenie Meyer

  • Release Date: 2010-04-26
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 2,383 Ratings


The author of the Twilight series of #1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake.
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.


  • Meyer does science fiction

    By Purple Muse
    This is by far the best book Meyer has written. Clever, intriguing, a story about finding love far beyond ordinary times and places. The heart-rending passionate way the main character sacrifices for the little brother she would do anything to defend, and the true friendship demonstrated by Wanda are touching and real. Truly a great read.
  • I'm jinn

    By jack grazer 🖤🖤🖤
  • Sci-Fi with mystery

    By writer4you
    This book was good and I also saw the movie. The movie wasn’t as good as the book since it was in more detail, but this read isn’t the same read as twilight. It’s a sci-fi type of book. If you are into clones and stuff like that then this book is for you, other than that it is really creative and the plot has its twists and turns etc. I give this book 4 stars.
  • Just me

    By Ch7silver
    Wonderful story. I just wish she would have given us more about Jared and Mel's reunion. I waited so long for that. And in the end I felt disappointed to not be able to enjoy that part of the story. Their story was just as important as Ian's and Wanda's!
  • Her best yet!

    By gryffindor125
    I have read all books published by Stephanie Myers, and this by far has been my favorite! I couldn't put it down. The story line was amazing, and loved how it made you wonder what cations you would take or how you would feel. Characters are so well done that by the time you finish the book they feel real. When you end on that last page it is depressing and devastating because you just don't want it to end. After reading this book you will be like, "What other books by Myers?" Wish there were more books to follow!
  • Great book

    By 44444445577744690532/45
    I have read this book multiple times. I have recommended it to countless people and they all loved this book including my teenage cousin and my grand mother my own mother even loves this book.
  • Fantastic!

    By Omg is this real?
    This is one that you don't want to put down until it done but you don't want it to be done!
  • The host review

    By Pandora 🐑
    This book is so good! I was a bit skeptical after twilight but this is amazing. The story line will keep you reading, keep you up and wanting to read :) I definitely recommend this book it's amazing :)
  • By Brianne’s Reviews

    By brianne0741
    I am normally not into science fiction books, but this book was amazing. It kept me on my toes and made me want to keep going. It was a well written book and really made you think about how some decisions affect others. It also makes you think about what is right and wrong, and are you following the crowd or creating your own destiny. Such a touching book and I cannot wait to read more of her work as it comes out!
  • Boring

    By Battlebotboys
    Honestly, I could not get into this book. It's so boring and unoriginal that I couldn't even finish it.