Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Host~~~

I have recently finished reading:

~Stephenie Meyer's The Host~

Short Synopsis **Spoiler Warning**
The earth have been invaded.... by aliens (bet you didn't see this one coming). Melanie Stryder is one of few "wild" humans - rebels who have evaded the alien souls that have taken over the Earth. With her younger brother Jamie and the man she loves, Jared Howe, Mel is on the run from souls who hunt down host bodies for use. Souls are creatures that rely upon host bodies to survive. After insertion, they erase any mental presence of the being there prior and establish a claim over the body and mind. Earth is Wanderer's ninth planet, and Mel is her ninth host body. Upon waking inside her new body, she is shocked not only by the vividness of human emotions, memories, and senses, but quickly learns that Melanie Stryder is not willing to give up her mind.
(Shamelessly taken from wikipedia)

I have to say I rather enjoy reading The Host. And yes I'd prefer to read this over the Twilight series. For a start, the characters are so much more believable (I'm looking at you Edward Cullen. Two pages on how you're perfect IS NOT FUN TO READ). And the whole inter-species love triangle thing thats going on (its not as bad as it sound trust me) is definitely complex enough to keep you intrigued. The whole story itself is rather complex as it deals with the issue of violence in our world and in a way reflects on the way we socialize in this world. My only problem with this book is how slow the pacing of the story goes. The whole love triangle thing that goes on can get rather draggy at times.

But all in all, if your a fan of Meyer's work, this is a definitely must read. Even if you're not, its still a decent read if you're looking for some romantic story with a twist in it.

Not bad for a first time review =P

Oh and lastly:

Just because he's wearing a Malaysia t-shirt XP

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