Set to be released on March 29th 2013, The Host is a movie based on Stephenie Meyer’s book with the same title. It follows Wanda, a parasitic alien soul that is injected into the body of human host Melanie Stryder. Instead of following through her race’s mission of taking over the Earth, Wanda is conflicted when she forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.
This is one of my very favorite books. After I hopped onto the Twilight bandwagon I wanted to read the only other book Meyer had written. And it quickly threw Twilight under the bus for me. The Host is well written (compared to Twilight) and as a sci-fi fan such as myself, I just loved how she pulls you into this new world and makes you compassionate to the circumstances that these humans are in. We watch Wanda actually find herself as her host fights to stay alive and that makes it even harder for you to read because you’re rooting for them both, knowing only one can truly survive.
It’s a great read and I highly recommend it. I’m super stoked for this movie, though I’ve been waiting for the second book, The Seeker, more than anything. Hopefully we have news on this very soon!