The Host: A Novel

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Sphere, 2009 - Fiction - 656 pages

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading 'soul' who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

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User Review  - Adrianna87 - Borders

This is a beautiful book!!! Stephanie Meyer is an author who really knows how to write a love story and make it feel so real you could touch it. This book covers every type of love. Definately a MUST read. Read full review

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User Review  - bookworm3 - Borders

I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so when I heard about Twilight, I wasn't very interested- at first. A friend at work started to read the series, and said I HAD TO. Needless to say, I feel in love with ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English Literature and now lives with her husband and three sons in Glendale, Arizona. Her debut novel Twlight and the sequels New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn are international bestsellers. Her official website can be found at

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