Book Review: The Host, Stephenie Meyer
Posted by The Obscured Vixen on August 6, 2011
1 of 5 stars – Couldn’t finish.
So it seems like since I started this blog, all my book reviews are pretty low rated! Hopefully my next reviews of my TBR list will be better… cause to be honest I need a good read!
In this fictional world that Stephenie Meyer has created, there is a species that needs to find a human host in order to survive. The human’s mind is completely taken over when being used by this foreign species. To the human, their mind is shut down and their body is being used by this foreign species.
Sounds like a very cool concept, right? I thought so. And one of my biggest issues with books is when it has potential that is not used.
One of the foreign species clings to a host named Melanie Stryder. After some time, the foreign species begins to access Melanie’s memories, and is soon speaking with her through her mind.
The story then goes into Melanie’s entire back story and the scientists that monitor the ‘hosts body’, somehow causing the story to be severely disconnected from the foreign species living in the host. It’s like the story took a right turn and had no intention of coming back. It might have, but I gave up about a quarter of the way into the book.
The story seemed very disconnected causing it hard for me to follow. It almost is like an outline with a bunch of different ideas put down on paper, without ways to connect them.
I don’t mean to be harsh… but I rarely but a book down without finishing it. This book? I tried, and tried… but just couldn’t get through it.