The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Okay so a lot of people have read the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. i have too but i personally think that her other book the Host is better. I was wondering what other people think. please share any opinions you have on the host.

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I personally was very pleased with The Host. Although I am not usually a fan of alien books, I read it because I loved the Twilight series. What I found was very pleasing -- the book really is not about aliens at all, but about the humanity that these...

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I personally was very pleased with The Host. Although I am not usually a fan of alien books, I read it because I loved the Twilight series. What I found was very pleasing -- the book really is not about aliens at all, but about the humanity that these characters feel and exhibit. Although some of the characters happen to be aliens, there is real human struggle, moral and ethical questions, real emotion, and a great love story. I think Stephenie Meyer does really well with these themes, and that is why she is so successful. She creates characters with real flaws and complex personalities that we can relate to, even in fantasy/sci fi situations like worlds where there are vampires and aliens. She makes it realistic and believeable by her in depth character development. 

And lmbateman, I agree with your analysis, I think Stephenie Meyer has improved as a writer with The Host. She is very good at creating interesting characters and a driving plot that make it hard to put down the book!

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I have read both and quite honestly I found "The Host" to be a bit boring. It took a while for it to pick up and even after things started happening, it just wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be.

Perhaps I am biased because I enjoyed the "Twilight" Saga so much. I think where S.M. went wrong was when she made the move from supernatural/fantasy to science fiction. They are two different genres and similarly have two different fan bases. Someone who enjoys books from the fantasy genre won't necessarily enjoy science fiction.

I respect her as an author. I give her kudos for trying her hand at something new. But, I think she should stick with what she's good at.

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