The Host (The Book)
By Stephanie Meyer
This was a pretty good book. There was a bit more romance then I personally needed, but not to the point that it ruined the book. There was also quite a bit that didn’t seem to move the story along. Those are the 2 reasons that I didn’t give the book 5 stars. I enjoyed the dynamic between Mel and Wanda. The inner dialogue between the 2 was really well done. Wanda really didn’t feel very alien, but I felt this was believable because she had been fused with a human mind. This was one of the better work arounds for trying to portray the foreign thinking of an alien. The writing style was easy to listen to, it flowed really well. I love listening to audio books and this was one that really did well in that medium. It was read by Kate Reading and her voice is smooth and she does well in shifting her voice between the characters without feeling forced. This is a 24 hour listening experience that is worth the time.