Friday, April 10, 2009

The Host

The boy is in the room listening to the LSU baseball game. (We're currently down 5-4 in the bottom of the 8th. Let's Geaux Tigers!) I have an early flight tomorrow (more on that later) so we're taking it a bit easy tonight. So I figured nothing like a book review.

The Host by Stephanie Meyer
This is actually my second time reading this book. And yes it is only been out for less than one year. It is THAT good. I know EVERYONE has read the Twilight series, but it seems like no one has read this one. Which is funny, because it hasn't left the top 10 list since it was released. So does that mean people are buying it and just not reading it, or I'm just not around the right people?

I'm not going to say a whole lot about the plot, because anything I say will pretty much ruin some of the surprise and suspence. So you'll have to trust me. But as much as I loved the Twilight series, I love this one so much more and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I first read it last August. Clearly, this was the reason I reread it.

I would say even if you hated Twilight, to try this one out. Let's put it this way. Twilight is about high school students and written for high school students. The Host is seen through the eyes of a 20-something girl and written for adults. And well, there's not a lot of thought in the Twilight books besides "Edward or Jacob". In The Host it's more about what makes someone a human? Yeah, it's deep. :)

So am I really the only one out there? Has anyone else actually read this? Or will this at least inspire you to give it a try?


P.S. Yes, the flight. I am flying home for a belated Passover sedar. I get in at LAX on Saturday around 10am. I leave Sunday around 11am. So I am traveling for 9 hours to be in California for 25 hours. In spite of that I am looking forward to being home. Although, really I'm not sure California can officially be considering home anymore. But I don't really feel like Louisiana is home yet. I guess I can say America is home, and get it officially right.


  1. I haven't read The Host or Twilight (or seen Twilight for that matter) but I just wanted to say I hope you have a good flight and enjoy your (brief) stay back home in Cali! the weather has been pretty nice lately and I think we are in for a beautiful Easter weekend!

    p.s. Have you seen True Blood? I got hooked on it and can't wait for the new season this summer.

    p.p.s Are we really talking about vampires and Easter in the same blog/comment? eek! :)

  2. thanks for the recommendation! I was one of those people who did NOT like twilight...thought it was kind of...childish. maybe I'll like this one! I'm definitely gonna give this book a chance!
    enjoy your trip back to Cal!

  3. Well as you know I hated twilight, but I think I'll give this book a try. I've been looking for a good book to read!

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  5. Thanks for the book review. I think I'll put it on my "to read" list!!!

  6. my sister said that this book was so much better too! I will have to read it soon :D

    have a safe flight!

  7. I have had this book for months now and still haven't read it!

  8. You know what, I've seen it so many times, and every time I decide not to read it...This summer when I'm a little more relaxed, I'll pick it up :)

    Hope your flight went well, that you had fun with your family and had a nice Passover!!