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Subject: The Host
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 11:27 PM ET
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I just finished reading The Host by Stephanie Meyers.  It is so different from her Twilight series, but I really liked it.  I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I am wondering how everyone thinks it compares to Twilight?  Better, worse or just different?

 

 

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 2:03 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/19/2008 7:49 AM ET
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Actually Stephenie said she didn't write Twilight for teens...she wrote it based on a dream...it was her editor/agent that decided to market it to teens!

Date Posted: 5/19/2008 9:30 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/20/2008 5:23 PM ET
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With the very end, I think she does set it up for another book in the series.  How can she not?

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 7:26 PM ET
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I'd love to see more of these characters in the future.  I loved the book.  The writing style was similar to the Twilight books, but the similarity ended there.  I guess I don't really see the two as being written for such different audiences though.  Bella is 18 I believe in the last couple of Twilight books, and the human in The Host is 21.  Both "young adults."  I can see where the Twilight books may appeal a little more to the high school crowd, since the characters are in high school, but I didn't find The Host more mature.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 12:00 AM ET
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I would LOVE to read another book taking place after The Host (or perhaps concurrently, told from the point of view of Burnes). I just loved this book. I like the Twilight series more, though. :)

I saw a wonderful interview with Stephenie Meyer and she says she does not write for particular age groups. She says a good book is a good book--good for anyone, any age. I agree. I am, after all, not a teenager and I love YA stuff and kids' picture books and grown-up stuff... A good book IS a good book, regardless of the age of the characters therein.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 10:54 AM ET
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Well I finished day before yesterday.  I was leery of reading it because I love the Twilight series so much and thought their was no way it could compete.  I started it and for about the first 4 chapters was bemoaning the fact that I had been right, then I hit the part where she begins her search and BAM  the book became wonderful  and I couldn't put it down.  I loved it!  I hope we have more for this series.  I would love to find out about Burns or even others in the group

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 5:55 PM ET
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I just finished this book 2 days ago and I loved it! I really wasn't sure I was going to because while I have really enjoyed reading Twilight and the other books in the series, I was getting tired of the "whiney teens" that somebody else has mentioned.  The Host did start out a little slow for me and I didn't love the characters right off but then I was hooked. It is a beautiful story and I would love another book with these characters or at least set in the same world.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 3:18 PM ET
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I loved The Host. I haven't heard if it is going to be a series or not, but I thought it was similar to the way The Giver series was written. What other books does it make you think of?

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 4:32 PM ET
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Supposely there is a sequel to the Host called The Soul, the 3rd book is tentitively titled The Seeker....I'm not sure if there is a publishing commiment as of yet though!  I need to get my hands on the Host!!!!!!!! 

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 6:47 PM ET
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Yeah Marie, I think you would like it.  I think you and I are pretty similair in taste, and I really liked it. 

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 7:16 AM ET
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I loved both equally.  I think "The Host" is just different.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 9:04 PM ET
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Yes the book did the same for me , its start of dragging but then it pick up nice speed, and I was hook, but I cant compare it too Twilight since they are not even close to one another