Sunday, November 28, 2010

GReads Favs of 2010 - #1

The holiday season is upon us & that means 2010 will soon be coming to a close. I read a pile of fantastic books this past year that I would like to mention through out the month of December.

Please feel free to join in this weekly meme hosted by me to showcase your fav books from 2010. If you do, please post a link back in the comments section, thanks!

This week I am showcasing The Host by Stephenie Meyer

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. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. 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.

A friend of mine had been recommending this book to me for months & months.  I have never been a fan of reading sci-fi, so I continued to pass on it.  Then finally one day in late spring of 2010, I decided to give this book a chance.  Though the beginning took some time to get in to, after the first few hundred pages.. this story really grabbed me & I found it difficult to put down!  Stephenie Meyer has a way with words.  She can tell a story as though you're watching a movie.  I loved the mixture of suspense, sci-fi, and romance in this novel.  The idea of the story was very different from anything else I had read before.  The Host is definitely on my list of fav reads for 2010.

Have you read The Host? What were your thoughts about it? If you haven't - I suggest you adding it to your TBR list soon!


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  1. I absolutely loved The Host. Not only did it show improvement in Stephenie Meyer's writing, it also had a great story. I loved that Meyer explored all aspects of love in this book rather than just romantic love like she did in the Twilight Saga.

  2. I'm sorry I have to disagree. Wait, no... I LOVED this book. Yes, Seriously. My aunt and others in my family don't get how I loved it. Really, I don't get how they couldn't LOVE it. It is a wonder of the Host war conversation when we meet. Great feature.

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  3. I agree - I loved this book to death! It would definitely be on my top books from 2010 list :)


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