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6/11/10 7:53 P

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My sister did the same thing! Read a few chapters and then put it down. It is slow starting - especially when it has to explain all the sci-fi behind the story. But the middle goes back to character interaction which Stephanie Meyer is really good at expressing, and the end - well that just tugs on your heartstrings and makes you upset there's nothing left to read in this 'universe'. I'd recommend getting past the beginning before you past it over for good.

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6/7/10 10:28 P

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I'm a little late on this one, but I tried to read The Host today and I just COULD NOT get into it. Read the first 2 chapters and it was almost painful. I was just thinking about how long the book was and I just couldn't do anymore. I'm not much of a sci-fi girl anyhow. I can't even really get into the sci-fi movies. I love Stephenie Meyer but this was disappointing for me...and I was actually looking FORWARD to reading it!

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3/6/10 3:37 P

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I loved the Twilight series so my brother bought me the Host for my birthday in Jan of 2009. I finally started reading it in October...lol. The first 100 pages or so bored me to tears and took me about a month to get through (I read Breaking Dawn in 3 days) but it totally redeemed itself after that point. I ended up loving it and was sorry to see it end. I hope she does sequels to this one also.

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2/15/10 12:49 P

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That book is on my list.

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2/2/10 11:33 A

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I read all the twilight books and was instantly hooked. Yeah, it was high schoolish, but I loved the romance... it's an amazing love story. I felt such a void after i finished, i had to go back to Jane Austen for a similar experience. Then I read the host and loved it as well. It's much more sci fi, and more about the love of humanity... I can't wait to see what she does next...

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1/18/10 10:15 P

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I tried so hard to get into the host. after reading the first 5 pages about 6 times i gave up and gave the book to my mother in-law. she read it and loved it.. i plan on trying again once i catch up on all my other books i am reading

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1/14/10 6:58 P

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I've read the Twilight series and loved it. I agree it was a bit juvenile, but I taught middle school Language Arts for 7 years. I've gotten to the point where I like juvenile/young adult fiction! Several friends have told me that The Host is better. I'm planning on reading it next.

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1/7/10 9:26 P

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I admit I loved this book. I did fid it hard to get into. It was worth plugging along until it caught me though.

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12/21/09 10:15 P

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I loved The Host so much. I just thought the whole concept of the book was great. It showed the point of view of both the aliens and the humans. I must admit that it dragged for me in the beginning.

Wanda is awesome! If you haven't read the book and you like Sci-fi. I recommend this book.

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12/10/09 2:27 P

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I've read both and even though I like the Twilight series, I love The Host. I thought it was just a much better book and I hope there are more!!

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10/28/09 1:14 P

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I've the Host but not the Twilight series. I thought is was a great book, I really enjoyed it. I've never read a book where the viewpoint was from the invader's point.

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9/16/09 10:09 A

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I've read both the Twilight series and The Host and enjoyed all of the books. I agree with what a few others have said about The Host being a bit more grown-up than the Twilight series.


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9/2/09 11:25 A

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For those of you who haven't read The Host yet, you should know its written in a world that has been taken over by a small alien species that thinks they can live on earth without war and disease. The alien Wanderer takes over a girl's body named Melanie. But Melanie's mind is still in there and she won't lose herself to Wanderer.
There are a few events in the book that I felt were unnessasary and made the book drag a little but near the end, everything came to place and those little things became important.
I fell in love with both Melanie and Wanderer (Wanda) as well as a few of the other characters. It is well written in my opinion and expresses how valuable human life really is.

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9/2/09 10:37 A

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Josie- you are the only one I've ever seen that didn't like the Twilight series! I didn't and wasn't just the characters I couldn't get into, I just didn't think it was well written either.

My daughter read the Twilight and loved it. She just read The Host and said she REALLY loved it. She said it was more mature ;) And that she would write more in a series but that it would be in like 2 years.



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no connection at all to Twilight. No vampires either. It's more of sci-fi

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9/2/09 8:49 A

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My daughter and I read the entire Twilight series and both enjoyed it. I did think is was a more juvenile book but still fun to read. I guess I'm biased because I loved, loved, loved Ann Rice's Interview with A Vampire book. I definitely will read Host, sounds like a good one. Thanks for the suggestion. Is the Host connected to the Twilight series in anyway? Carrie

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9/2/09 1:27 A

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I couldn't stand the Twilight series. It was so whiny and juvenile. I stuck it out and read all the books to try and understand what everyone was raving about, but I don't get it, lol. Whiny and "emo" with a very weak female character and an overprotective/stalker male character. I don't see the charm to it, other than the idea/basic story is interesting, but I think it's utterly ruined by the characters. Maybe this newer book is better. I'll have to give it a try.

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9/1/09 10:43 P

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I haven't read the 'Twilight' series.

I look forward to getting it from the library on CD!

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9/1/09 8:57 P

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I didn't find it much more grown up thean Twilight but I did really like it.

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9/1/09 8:38 P

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I read it in two sittings. Stephanie Meyer was talking about writing sequels to it. I hope she does.
Once you understand what is going on in the beginning then thats when it picks up, I think.

She is an amazing writer. All the books she's written have been best-sellers. I can't wait for her next novel.

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9/1/09 8:27 P

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I loved it. A little slow to get into it but then I couldn't put it down.

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9/1/09 7:09 P

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As did I. I loved it more then Twilight. It seemed a little more grow up.

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9/1/09 5:52 P

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I actually read/listened to that one first. I loved it.

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AMANDAFRAZIER's Photo AMANDAFRAZIER Posts: 14
9/1/09 5:24 P

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I know that almost everyone who read the twilight series LOVED all the books. But what about the newest book The Host? I read it and I loved it. I actually found myself crying toward the end. Any thoughts on this book? I haven't seen many people mention it so I was just curious.

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