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May 13, 2008

The Host

Filed under: me — Jana @ 9:28 pm

I just finished reading The Host today, and I have to say I really loved it. It is totally a type of book I would never typically read (unless written by Stephenie Meyer) but she just has a way of making you so attached to her characters that you actually feel like you should have a say in what happens to them. Anyway, It was really addicting… albeit Edward free. Go read it now, it’s worth it!

Oh and just to warn you, it starts a little slow, and it’s not a whole lot like Twilight, but give it a chance  it gets good.



  1. Jana – could I maybe borrow it when I get a little extra time on my hands? (which is not now, unfortunately:))

    Comment by Tami — May 13, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

  2. Glad our dishing didn’t prevent you from finishing! :)

    Comment by happygoshoppy — May 13, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

  3. I am excited to read this, but I have a couple of other Stephanie Meyer books to read first!

    Comment by Misty — May 14, 2008 @ 5:39 am

  4. I loved it too! It definitely isn’t anything like Twilight… buy why would it be? She has the craziest mind to think of the stuff she put in the book! I was amazed! I hope she writes a sequel!!!

    Comment by Holly — May 14, 2008 @ 7:19 am

  5. I’ve got the book in hand, but haven’t started yet. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it. I’m excited to read.

    Comment by Gwenny — May 14, 2008 @ 7:24 am

  6. I am about 100 pages from the end and find it interesting. I disagree that the first few pages are slow. I found it more about world-building and that interested me.

    Comment by Nashville Book Worm — May 14, 2008 @ 7:27 am

  7. That’s just what I need! I’m having book-reading withdrawals.

    Comment by Krystal — May 14, 2008 @ 7:55 am

  8. i am still waiting for amazon to send me my frackin’ copy that i pre-ordered!!! yeah, NOT gonna do that again.

    glad it’s good–heard positive reviews all around so far

    Comment by mindi — May 14, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

  9. I have heard it was good, but no where near the buzz of Twilight. Is it really good or is everyone just being nice because it’s Stephanie Meyer?

    Comment by Misty — May 15, 2008 @ 6:37 am

  10. I totally loved this book! I really do think it was good. I would recommend it whether Stephenie Meyer had written it or not. I totally had a relationship with the characters and was so emotional at the end. There were times when my heart was racing, it was great! I feel like this proves that she wasn’t a one hit wonder with the twilight series, which makes me very happy for her. Seriously, good read.

    Comment by Kat Clark — May 15, 2008 @ 12:15 pm

  11. I picked up Gwen’s copy late Thursday afternoon and finished it Sunday morning around 2 am. Best weekend at the in-laws ever. (Ha ha that sounded kinda bad. Don’t worry, I heart my in-laws.) I totally cried through the end of the book though….could very well be because I’m completely hormonal and it was the wee hours of the morning. I wish I could blame it on that, but you’re definitely right about feeling completely invested in her characters. I loved it.

    Comment by melinda — May 18, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

  12. I am borrowing this book from my friend right now…and its SIGNED by Stephanie Meyer. I think I’m in the second chapter and im too busy to start back up at the moment…but….if i was reading twilight for the first time, im sure i would find some time. I said “time” too many times in that last sentence.
    im tired.

    Comment by Carly — June 9, 2008 @ 10:06 pm

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