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Review: The Host by Stephanie Meyer

***CONTAINS SPOILERS***

This book is AWESOME!! One of the best I’ve ever read, for sure. If you like science fiction, this book is a must-read. Without giving too much of the book away, it is the story of a future earth where an alien species, whose members look like silver furry centipedes–but bigger than centipedes, they would fill the palm of your hand if you held them–invades earth. Once they get to earth they kill almost all of the humans on the planet. Each alien is then inserted into the body of a human, hence the title of the book: after insertion, each alien then has a “host” body.

Earth is not the only planet they take over, either; they have taken over several other planets. Life carries on for the aliens in their host bodies in much the same way as humans conduct their lives today. However, a small group of humans has survived. They stay alive by raiding the houses of the aliens for food and supplies. although they grow some of their own food of their own in their hidden network of underground caves in the desert.

There is a doctor among the humans, and all of the humans are hopeful that he can figure out how to remove the aliens from the bodies of humans and bring the humans back afterward; that way they can reclaim the human race on earth and vanquish the aliens. Concerning the writing, Meyer has such a gift of creating characters that you want to get to know and spend time with. Also, her settings have plenty of description and are written in such a way that they give you the feeling that you’re right there with the characters.

Rating (out of five stars): 5

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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Interview With One of My Favorite Authors, Neal Stephenson

If you like science fiction, mysteries, adventure novels, and thrillers, check out one of my favorite authors, Neal Stephenson.  Although his latest, REAMDE (a transposition of “read me”) takes place in today’s world, his previous novel, Anathem, is one of the best works of science fiction.  His earlier Baroque Cycle trilogy, which I haven’t read yet but has a very good chance of making my to-read list, is also highly regarded, being heralded as hard-to-resist literature by the likes of Stephen King.

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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New Posts

Hi folks,
I’m writing this post to let you know that from now until the middle of December my new posts will be few and far between, if I post at all, as I am working on my masters in elementary education with k-8 teaching licensure during this time. Thank you for being patient with me, and I will resume weekly, new posts again in December.

Until then, happy reading (I’m so looking forward to Christopher Paolini’s new book- the fourth in his Inheritance series- and Stephen King’s new book, both coming out next month)!

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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