Reading Review: Aliens, Romance, the End of the World
February 13, 2012Posted by on
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
This is another re-read for me. Five of the seven books I’ve read this year are books I had already read. Not sure why…
Anyway, the story of The Host… Aliens have invaded and it is the end of the human race. Almost. A few rebels still exist, hiding and fighting the invaders. But it’s really not a story about aliens. It’s mostly a story about love and its ability to survive even the most impossible circumstances. It’s a story about violence and how quickly “the humans” resort to hatred and murder when faced with an adversary. It’s a story about the innocence of a child and his blind acceptance of everyone – regardless of the opinions of others. It’s a story about how everyone should stock up on guns and canned goods and build a bomb shelter under their house. (Just kidding about that last one… Sort of.)
The first couple chapters are rather confusing as you start out right in the middle of all the action without having a clue as to what the action is. But after muddling through those pages the book is a fairly quick and easy read. Obviously, this is a book I enjoyed since I kept it and read it a second time. But, I don’t know that it would be enjoyed by everyone. I loaned it to a friend a couple years ago and she didn’t make it very far into the story before she said she couldn’t read it. Maybe you have to be raised on scifi and Star Trek to view alien invasions as a legit storyline.
If you’re interested, you can check it out on Amazon.
What are you reading right now?