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.
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