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Go Buy The Host

May 6th, 2008 at 11:41 am by Kaleb Nation

This is the week, people! We have to get Stephenie up to number 1 by everyone getting the book this week! Go out and get The Host!

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

If you have The Host already, report in on the comment box! I want to know what you think if it (and if you already finished it!). Also, anyone camp out for it? Who got there the earliest? And tell me the First and Last word (just for fun ;) )

Also, so you know, Stephenie’s interview on The Glenn Beck Show has been moved to Thursday, May 8.

I will be reading another chapter of Twilight very soon! I just have to drag my flu-ridden self out of bed for a few minutes… :D . I’ll post up the next chapter early tomorrow!

———ADDED ABYSMALLY EARLY MAY 7————

Stephenie at the Mall Of America. This Youtube Channel has a bunch of videos from the huge event.



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102 Responses

  1. Danni

    I got the Host a couple of days ago (I live in England) but I had a heavy workload so I wasn’t able to start it until today, and even then I only got to read the first few chapters. And so far… wow. I really enjoy her way of writing, and the main character seems to be very interesting. I should be revising for exams instead of reading but I know I’ll be reading the book instead… I’m so going to fail my History exam… damn…

  2. lil'

    I’m getting the Host today! I’m at work right now but I’m gonna be out and about here for at least half an hour to go and buy it!! Hehehe….unfortunately though, I’m buying the book for my friend’s birthday, which is tomorrow! haha. *sigh* lol

  3. emiline

    I haven’t read it yet, but I am getting it today. On a side note, I thought you all might be interested to know…SM said The Host was also going to be a trilogy!!! How did I hear this? I read it on the Lexicon under personal correspondence, referenced below for those of you who want more than just my word for it :-p

    http://www.twilightlexiconblog.com/?p=274

    under: Personal correspondence

    The Q & A from the February 2007, BYU Symposium

    “Q: What’s up with The Host?
    A: The Host is Stephenie’s adult Sci-Fi book that should be out spring of 2008. She will be able to start editing in March. She said that it’s technically Sci-Fi because it has aliens and things, but that it doesn’t really feel like a Sci-Fi book. The Host will be a trilogy also.”

  4. Erin

    Well I’m kinda stuck in my house because I just had a total hip replacement so I won’t get the book today.(I know a 23 year old having a hip replacment just doesn’t sound right does it?)But I pre-ordered it so it should be coming soon I just have to be patient and wait for it to come to me. I’m excited though, and can’t wait to read it.

  5. Clover

    I’m at college but work at a local bookstore at home, which I support 100%! So I ordered my copy there and my parents have received the mission to pick it up for me today and bring it with them when they come to move me out. At least I won’t be distracted while I study for finals x_x

  6. Schadeboy

    My wife is out getting The Host right now as I type this. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if she were checking out and paying my our her hard-earned money on it right now.

  7. Tiffany

    I got it this morning. Here in UT they are also selling tickets for a book signing on the 16th. There were 500 tickets at the store. I got in line around 8:30 this morning and was one of the last people to get tickets. I think there were like 10 left after mine. Some people camped out! I haven’t gotten a change to start it yet but I sure am looking forward to it!

  8. Sara

    I swear I wanna buy it, but I can’t ‘coz I’m broke xD

  9. Paola

    I’m here kicking myself for not had pre-paid for it when I had money now I have to wait till either the “tax rebate” check gets here or my dh gets paid next week, urgh!!

  10. frankie

    I just picked it up, but haven’t started reading it yet because I’m in the middle of re-reading Eclipse. Soon as I finish Eclipse I’m gonna dig into it.

    First Word: The

    Last Word: agreed

    Hope you feel better soon.

  11. pruedencehalliwell

    Aww…I want it SOOO bad! But I can’t buy it because I don’t have any money and my parents won’t let me drive in the big city by myself to go get it at the book store. So I have to wait until this weekend for them to take me to go get it. NO SPOILERS PEOPLE, even if you read it in a day lol.

    And I really hope you get well soon Kaleb, I know the flu sucks big time…and we can’t wait for you to get to read more Twilight! I love chapter 8 Port Angeles coming up soon!

  12. Rachel

    OME! I was looking at my emails and saw a coupon for the Host and I flipped! (because I didn’t have enough money before and now I did) I forced my poor sick mother to take me to the bookstore between dropping my sisiter off at girl scouts and the other at horseback rididng (this is letting me vent my guilt!) so anyway I GOT IT!!!! I’m thrilled to start reading it, even though edwards not in it (:)

  13. Rachel

    First word: Question
    Last word: agreed.

  14. Melissa

    I had to race over to the next town on my 30 minute break to get it, but I’ve got it (yay) Now I only have to go read it ^_^;

  15. Aly

    Got it at lunch…read the first few chapters…we’ll see, I didn’t think i would like a book about vamps but I am in love, so why not give aliens a shot?

    Happy reading…

  16. Joy

    There were people camped out in Frisco when I got there at 5:30 (though I to wake up at 4 because I live in Dallas).

    After about eight chapters (I think) I went to go catch up on sleep, as I was too exited to sleep last night. I just woke up. :) and now I’m going back to read it.

  17. Hannah

    I pre-ordered the book on Amazon. Should be here soon. like in a couple of days! I can’t wait. SM is such an amzing writer. it will be interesting to read a book thats not The Twilight Series. I am a Twilighter all the way, but I might end up the same with this book. Who knows? =]

  18. Jane

    I live in a small town so we don’t always get new books right when they come out, we usually have to wait a few days for them to be shipped. Even if we do pre-order them. *sigh* The woes of a small town woman. – and oh my gosh right as I am typing this comment the store phoned and said the book actually came in on time! My utterly horrendous bad day has just been salvaged! Hurray! I am off to the store to buy my copy of The Host and read until the sun goes down.

  19. Emmy P

    I am going to buy it tonight with my book club gals! I can’t wait!

  20. shannon

    i got the host early (lucky me!) and it was, well, amazing. of course. the first couple hundred pages were a little bit slow, (not bad, just slow) but then, it got really, really good. i couldn’t put it down. it was different–more of a love rectangle then a love triangle, in a sense, and that was almost the sub plot.
    it was really good, tho. honestly. parts reminded me of The Books (twilight, new moon, eclipse). like, at a couple parts, i just had to clap, and then yell, “now THAT was an Edward Jacob moment!”
    i didn’t know if i’d like the book, because it’s adult and i’m not a fan of sci-fi…but, as i am repeating myself, i know, it was really good. amazing.

  21. Tess

    I borrowed an ARC from a friend last month and read it cover to cover THREE times b/f I had to give it back. I LOVED it!! I liked it better than Twilight (if that is even possible). I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon, it should be here in a couple of days. I can’t wait to read it again. Even my husband promised to read it for me. I liked the characters and the story better than Twilight.

  22. Isabel

    Iam buying my copy tonite when i go into work. I work at a book store :)

  23. A.

    I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of The Host. It was awesome! It’s very character-driven, with a few intense action scenes mixed in, and raises thought-provoking questions about what it really means to be human. I am definitely hoping for sequels!

    Love your blog!

  24. Sara Alito

    Not going to lie, I was pretty excited about this book… pre-ordered it from ebooks online at BooksOnBoard, where the price is comparable to a paperback. Stayed up all last night reading it. I thought it was really good! I can see why this is labeled as an “adult” novel… the themes are more complex than in the Twilight series, and the plot is definitely less “safe” (not that Twilight was “safe”, but everyone is familiar with the concept of vampires). Meyers has big ideas, and I can’t wait to read her next offering, whether it’s geared towards adults or teenagers.

  25. Jessica

    Hi, I’m a newcomer to your site, and I think it’s so awesome that you’re inputing what you think about the books and bringing such a positive outlook on men reading the series and the books itself.

    Can’t wait to see what else you have in store!

    Oh, and The Host looks like a great book. I’ll pick up a copy this week :)

  26. Orietta

    I got The Host just a couple of hours ago, but I’m too excited to sit still and read it right now. I just found out that a bunch of my favorite book series are ‘updating’ right in a row, so I’m freaking out!!!!

  27. Michelle

    Yeah I just got it, a few of my friends and I all went together, we had been planning this for a while. But I can’t read it until AP testing is over with… so that means next week, and then I have finals so really, I have no time until summer. But it looks great!

    I hope you feel better! I always look forward to checking your blog!

  28. Tina

    Just bought the host :D It’s awesome so far, but alas I am only on page 50… But to anyone who hasn’t, go buy it :)

  29. Emily

    YES! I bought The Host on Monday my time (Sunday in the states). And finished it yesterday! It is VERY interesting. I absolutely LOVED the story and didn’t expect to fall in such love with the characters. BRAVO!!!

  30. Phinecia

    I bought it. I’ve just finished chapter 1 and it was a little confusing but definitly makes me want to read more.

  31. Eden

    Yeah, I got my brother to pick me up right after school, and I went to my local Chapter, and it was right on display in the front of the store! So i just go straight there, make a turn, buy it, and i’m out of there in under 5 minutes. I read the first couple of chapters, but I had to stop because I have to do homework. So far, it’s pretty good!

  32. Sami

    the first word the “The” and the last word is “agreed.”…
    i know i do that all the time too, to see if the first and last word of the book is any secret message or whatever.
    ive only read the first couple chapters because ive got a lot of work to do, but i swear i will probably be reading instead of sleeping tonight.

  33. Jen

    Ugh my dad won’t buy me the host until the weekend because we got in a huge fight when I insisted on staying up until 3 o’ clock in the morning on a school night to read Eclipse. Can’t wait until Saturday!

  34. Jenny H

    I love your website! I totally respect you for being a guy and reading Twilight. I just bought The Host at Target-I maneuvered my mum to take me while going grocery shopping. I haven’t read it yet because I want to see how long it takes me to read it entirely in one sitting. Seeing as I finished the Twilight series in about 1 day and a few odd hours(I don’t think I slept for more than 4 hours and I didn’t leave my room except for bathroom breaks), it shouldn’t take me too long. Cheers for addicting books!

  35. Marissa

    I just bough it and just started it but I’m already hooked!! it’s amazing and I’ve gotten through like 18 pages…

  36. Megan

    I went to the MOA book signing and it was amazing. I got out of school (and gym class) at noon and sat in line for 6 hours. I wasn’t the first in line, but I was really close. xD Stephenie Meyer’s book The Host is kick butt. ^_^

  37. Robby

    I was really sad when I knew that I had no time to go buy the book today (I settled for tomorrow) since I had class.

    But I got lucky, because since it was my first day of summer school, the lecture only consisted of introductions…long story short, my supposedly 3 hr lecture lasted for only 40 mins XD!!

    So I rushed back home and on the way I bought the book. =D~!! Yay!

    - yet another fan girl aka. Robby

    P.S. this is my first time commenting (despite the fact that I’ve been visiting here for a while) and I just want to say “Yay for twilightguy!!”

  38. Maria Elena

    I’ve got to say, I am very disappointed. When I walked into my local Barnes and Noble, I did not have to go far in to see a display table with one half piled high whit The Host, the other with other Twilight series books. I had to wait until after school to go get it, so all day I had feared they would run out before I got a chance to stop by. But it looked like no one had purchased a single copy! Hopefully more people will buy it soon.
    So far, I really like it. It’s kind of cool to note that I can recognize Stephenie Meyer’s writing style.
    I don’t think I will finish it because I really should study tonight.

  39. Crystal

    I have to get The Host! Unfortunely I’m plain broke and my parent won’t buy me anything sci-fi T_T

  40. Joanna

    My. Mom. Won’t. Let. Me. Get. It.

    My birthday’s next week…so she wants me to wait…

    Hope you get better soon! Flu sucks, ya know?

  41. Macy

    Getting a hold of The Host was actually quite a challenge for me today.
    I had planned to get up really early and head over to the store before school started, but for some strange reason my alarm clock didn’t go off.
    Lunch is almost an hour long, so that would have been the perfect time to get it. But a large truck, unloading textbooks, parked in front of my car. They wouldn’t move even when I told them that it was a Stephenie Meyer emergency!
    Even after school I was attacked by friends that just HAD to have a ride home or to work.
    After everything was out of the way I ran a stop sign just to get to the mall as quickly as possible. In all my hurry I accidently parked on the opposite side of where the bookstore was. Not even bothering with my car I ran clear across the mall and only tripped once.
    I only stopped when I was at the cash register, clutching the book. A worker at the store just smiled at me and asked if I was a Twilighter.
    I am happy to say that I have the huge book in my lap and I can’t wait to read every single word.

  42. Stephanie E

    Normally I would have just stayed in town and bought the book here, but Stephenie is going to be in Houston on Friday and I just had to go! And I am! I didn’t camp out, but I woke up at 4am to drive to Houston from San Antonio…AND I got my wristband to see her on Fri:D I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I will in a little bit…I still can’t believe that I’m going to see her:D
    First:The
    Last:agreed
    P.S You rock:)

  43. Kiki

    I just got back from Borders and I now have my copy of The Host! I can’t wait to start it!!

  44. Maria

    I got it and I am going back to reading as soon as this is posted. It’s great so far, though. I love her style of writing.

  45. Lauren S.

    I got an advanced copy of THE HOST several days ago, so I’ve FINISHED it already.

    VERY GOOD… I heared Stephenie’s voice clearly all the way through, and there are some truly loveable characters (as always)… plenty of moments that make you squirm, and also moments that you go back and re-read over and over, a la TWILIGHT… two thumbs up.

  46. Kathy

    I bought it on the way home from work, but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Can’t Wait!

  47. Nina Lisa

    I went out and bought The Host today! I’m very excited to crack it open when I crawl into bed tonight.
    And as for you, feel better!

  48. Freak

    Urgh, I’m with the other people who have AP tests this week. My last one is next wednesday, & I don’t trust myself to get it until then because then I won’t study!! SO FRUSTRATING!!

  49. stef

    What is wrong with Denverites?? I woke up super-early today so I could go to the selected bookstore to buy my book and ticket for the signing in a couple of weeks. I knew there would be a long line of teenage girls just ready to pounce when the doors opened. And even though I only arrived one hour before tickets went on sale…there were only four or five people waiting ahead of me! Where’s the S.Meyer enthusiasm in CO?? btw…shocker: I’m almost 30 and it seemed I was the youngest one there. And I’ve just finished the prologue and chapter one and I’m already AMAZED!!

  50. Justine

    I’m in the Philippines and I got The Host on April 24th (no kidding) so I have long finished it. I don’t know why it was released here early because I was expecting (like everyone else) that it would come out on May 6. But yea whatever. I’m not complaining.

    Wanda <3 Ian/Jared
    Mel <3 Jared
    The Host is good.

    But Twilight’s still better. XD

  51. Natasha

    I bought it. :)

  52. Kaye

    The Host is AWESOME. Its better written than the twilight series but perhaps less obsession worthy. Its not from a crazy love obsessed teenage girl so you’re not really in that possition. But its REALLY good! I’m only halfway through though :]

    Not a whole lot of plot to speak of so far, but Stephenie Meyer has always been more character oriented. ‘s good :]

  53. Bellaa

    I’m in Australia and its been out for about a week now – but I need to go to Borders in the city because they have chapters of MIDNIGHT SUN IN THE BACK! how awesome is that??

    My friend finished it in a couple of days and she says its pretty awesome so woot go stephanie!

  54. Cait

    I bought it last saturday (not the one just gone, the one before), as I live in Australia. I finished it in about a day. So I reread it. It’s awesome. Not like Twilight, but that’s a good thing for a different genre. her characterisation is amazing, and the story is wonderful. It’s well worth the read, and it’s currently being devoured by my friends and family. READ IT.

  55. Kath

    The Host has been out in Australia for awhile now
    but i’ve only gotten the change
    to get my hands on a copy 2 days ago. I’ve got afew chapters left to go !
    The first 13 chapters were boring and confusing but after that it got better.
    It’s pretty good, but honestly
    it will never be as good as the twilight series.

  56. Christy

    I started it!! Its reallllly good so far!! :D lol I didn’t have to wait for it thank god….i just walked into my smalltown bookstore and grabbed a copy XD the first word and the last word is:
    The
    agreed

    lol!

  57. Minh-Thu

    I just bought “The Host”! I can’t wait to begin to read it but I’m currently reading “New Moon” again ;)

  58. Melissa

    Me and my sister got the book yesterday, though we haven’t gotten the chance to start it yet… We dragged our mom out to the bookstore right after school. XD

  59. Steph

    I live in Australia and we got The Host at the end of April :]

    But I’ve been so crazy busy that I haven’t been able to finish it!

    I’m about half way through and LOVING it :D

  60. Rachel

    AWESOME video! Thanks for posting it, I’m soooooo Jealous!!!! I really wanted to got to one of her stops on the tour, but she wasn’t even coming near the east coast ):

  61. Christine

    -EVERYONE WHO HAS FINALS OR EXAMS THIS WEEK GOOD LUCK!-

    How I actually got a copy of the host is interesting. Yesterday between begging mom for $17, and begging my other half(were broke and my car is down)to drive me 30min to the store, 1 1/2 before work, I finally got there and got it. I Immediately read the entire thing ’till about 4am. I must say Stephenie has done it once more. I couldn’t see it being a trilogy though, It pretty summed up at the end. I loved it though….really not your average Sci-fi <3 Stephenie really should interrupt every channel on TV one day and just take a bow. =)

  62. Nia

    I’ve got The Host already, and finished it on the day I bought it. And I definitely got it first out of my friends, & before you US guys -considering it came out on the 1st of May in the UK!
    It’s definitely worth a read, so if you haven’t bought it yet THEN GO AND DO SO!

  63. Ally

    I got the Host this weekend (in england) and proceeded to read it for five hours straight. I really didn’t think i would like it- i mean, after twilight, what can come CLOSE? But after the first couple of chapters you get really into it, and get very torn between supporting the humans or the aliens! :) I’m not too keen on the idea of sequels, like Stephenie Meyer said, it would involve killing people off which is never fun, and i think it was all wrapped up quite nicely. And of course, the free first chapter of Midnight Sun they were giving out with it didn’t go amiss, even though i’d read it on the website before. But definitely a great read. Hope you get well soon, having the flu sucks!

  64. Ally

    And if this helps, i’ve been back at school for a grand total of one day since i got it, and the waiting list already has 8 people. :)

  65. Lauren

    I got The Host yesterday! No lines to wait in. I can’t wait to start reading it!

  66. jummmmi

    I bought “The Host” a couple hours ago, but I think in Germany there won’t be that much people reading it. Maybe the translation (if they will translate it^^).
    I will start reading it, after I’ve finished this comment^^ But I liked Chapter 1!

  67. Courtney

    I got mine yesterday around 4:30 p.m., finished it around 2:47 a.m. (I know the exact time because I texted my sister to let her know how it went)It was amazing. A true attack to your emotional boundaries. There is no reason to compare it to Twilight in any form, they are apples and oranges, except character depth. Stephenie did it again creating characters that you want to explore every facet of who they are and why they are who they are. I found myself on page 187 early in the evening & for some reason that page was my turning point – the point of having to finish it last night. It made me think again about family & compassion & what being human really means. I loved it. I cannot wait for the forums to open up so that I can hear other people’s opinions about certain segments… anyway, it was great I know I will re-read it :)

  68. Sarah Ockler

    I’m starting it today. I’ll let you know how it goes, but I think it’s great that she’s branching out and stretching her wings a bit with the adult audience.

  69. Macy

    i got the book yesterday and am going to read it while on a bus for like 14 hours to new york. cannot wait. stephenie is the best and is by far my favorite author, so it will without a doubt be good.

  70. Amber

    I’m chewing my nails off waiting for my copy to arrive by mail!!! Grr, so frustrating.
    But anyhoo, i hope you feel better soon Kaleb! You must be going through hell if you havent been able to update your blog today yet :( I would make you chicken noodle soup, but i don’t know where you live haha

  71. Ideal_idiot

    Bought it.. haven’t read it yet. I will be buying a few copies for some family and friends before the week is up.
    Yay for books! and other stuff!

  72. Jenny

    I got ‘The Host’ almost two weeks ago (I’m from the UK), and read it. It’s amazing. I couldn’t put it down!

    So yeah.. everyone go buy it!

  73. Jessica

    I wanted to finish re-reading Eclipse last night before Is started it so I was only able to make it to chapeter four before sleep claimed me. However, it MUST be good because every dream I had last night, involved The Host (and of course Edward Cullen) :)

  74. Shelley

    I was the first person to purchase the book from where I bought it. The sellsperson was kind enough to open the box for me and let me pick the one I wanted. I’m only a quarter of the way through it as of now. So far I’ve enjoyed it!!

  75. Libby

    I bought The Host yesterday while I was out prom dress shopping…

    After hours of trying on dresses and failing to find something I liked I spotted a bookstore and was uplifted when I caught sight of The Host sitting on the shelves. Shopping went more smoothly from there. I found my dress :) but I still need shoes.

    I haven’t started reading yet (I’m finishing Eclipse again before I start).

  76. Sarah B

    I preordered it at my local Barnes and Nobles. I picked it up yesterday and the woman who worked there was like “Wow, everyone is buying this book today!” I was so excited that she said that! They also had a whole table dedicated to the Host so I am thinking it will be on the list. I am on about page 120 and I am loving it so far. Stephenie rocks!

  77. FeatherWriter

    I got the Host yesterday. My friends and I got in line at 3AM and then had to go to school. Aah! I read 346 pages the first day! I would have read more today, but my friend took it away and locked it in her locker becuase I was “reading it too fast”. Whatever!
    And she had better know that taking a Stephenie Meyer book away before it has been finished is a federal crime. (or it should be!) So I had to sit through all my classes watching her read her copy (she’s on page 90) while my book was neglected and alone in some cold, dark locker.

    But I got a teacher to unlock her locker for me at the end of the day, so it’s all good. ;)

  78. Amanda

    Hey Kaleb!

    LOVED THE HOST. I just finished it this morning and I’m going to start re-reading it once I finish up on the computer :P

    You should definately read it! I LOVED IT! (Not as much as Twilight, of course… but honestly I think this is officially my 2nd favorite book ever)

    Hope you’re enjoying Twilight and will continue on with New Moon and Eclipse!

    (Oh, and by the way, the first word is “The” and the last word is “Agreed”)

  79. Vicky

    For some reason Australia got it early too.. my friend and I have long since finished it. Really enjoyed it! It was excellent.

  80. Tiffany

    My review of The Host:
    http://www.essenota.com/Esse_Nota/Moms_Blog/Entries/2008/5/8_The_Host_by_Stephenie_Meyer.html

  81. Jayde

    I bought the host on Tuesday, May 6th and the only reason I came out of my bedroom at ALL was for school and food. And even then, I snuck stuff up to my room after dinner so that I could munch while I read. (Being SUPER careful not to get anything on the book!) I LOVED this book. It was Twilight-level material (which is hard to come by!) Sigh. I was so sad that it was over when I finished it, because it means I’ll have to wait until May 30th to read the first chapter of Breaking Dawn, but then I’ll have to wait until AUGUST to actually read the whole book. THEN who knows how long it will take she releases a new one… :(
    <3 Stephenie <3

  82. heather.

    I was walking through wal-mart last friday, (May 2nd), and I saw The Host on the shelf in the book aisle. I didn’t know it wasn’t already out yet so I picked it up and bought it. I’m usually a fast reader, but I’m only on page 20. I just can’t get into it. Please, someone reassure me that it will get better!

  83. Christina

    I just finished The Host. It is absolutely AMAZING. There is so much description I was a little annoyed because I just wanted to find out what happened, but it was definitely needed. So much depth to the main character, the whole thing you are torn as a person, because if you put yourself in that experience what would you do?? I absolutely loved it, I would be very happy if she came out with a sequal to it. There is SO much that can be explored the way she ended it!!

  84. Robyn

    I just finished reading The Host last night, in the early hours of course haha, and it was awesome! I went straight out and bought it the day it came out, and have been reading it since. It’s a great story, and reading it I realize a lot about what interests Stephenie. There are TONS of parallels to Twilight, I was finding them the whole way along lol. And my gosh Stephenie knows how to write incredible romances!

  85. Robyn

    Oh and Heather, don’t worry. It does get better. It was a pretty slow start I’d say but when you get around halfway through the action and major plot really kick into gear and it’s impossible to put down from then on. ;)

  86. Sariah

    My husband got me the book the day it was released and I just finished it. It was really good but I have to admit that it took me longer to get into it than the Twilight books. Probably because I had just barely read them and they were so fresh in my mind. It’s a good read though, I recommend it. :)

  87. Tia

    I took my break at work and went to Books a Million and was the first person in the door at 9am to get The Host.

    I finished it this morning. (Hey, I have a 2 hour commute to work each way, and can’t read and drive!)

    I love it. I would be totally fine with it if it never had a sequel. It took me roughly about 50 pages to get deeply into it, but it was the same way with Twilight the first time I read it.

    While it does bring the love aspect in, it isn’t always about the romantic love. It focuses on relationships…

    I will re-read it again…maybe as soon as I get done reading your website. Who knows?

  88. Ashley

    Me and my friend molly were at barns-n-nobles at 4:30 am in line to get the host. Mainly because the first 1,000 people in line got a ticket to her booksigning. :P [which was amazing!]

    As a novel the host is good, as a novel by stephenie meyer it’s extrely frusrating to read.
    ahhhh when i first started reading it, i’m not going to lie, i hated it. It was confusing and the main male character was the anti-edward. Every other line seemed to come strait from twilight and it only made me hungrier for breaking dawn. Then i got to the good stuff. The further into the book, the more fustrating it gets but the more i loved it. New characters were introduced and the whole theme began to unfold and make sense. By the end i was floored. I wasn’t expecting what happened to happen, but suddenly the amazing ending made trudging through the no-so-good beginning worth it. The host by no means is as good as twilight, but it surpassed my expectations. The host really is a good novel, and i didn’t think it was possible, but stepheie meyer found an even more complicated and impossible love story.

  89. Ashley

    ohh i almost forgot,
    first word: the
    last word:agreed

    http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h200/toothpick701/?action=view&current=DSCI0005.jpg
    [here's the link to a pic of me and my friend waiting for the host at 4:30 am.]

    great website by the way :]

  90. Tammy

    I got it in the mail on Friday, and am about halfway through~ It’s really good, and I’m excited to finish!!

  91. thefloorhatesme

    I got the book on Sat.,and so far i love it! I’m almost half-way through. It’s not as good as Twilight but it’s great!

  92. Kim

    I totally loved it! OMG. The beginning was a bit ‘meh’ but it was sooo good once she went on her little journey. There are a lot of similarities to Twilight.
    first, the location being Arizona (although Bella doesn’t stay there for long) Stephene lives there so that may be the reason. Seattle and all its murky wonder is mentioned.
    second,Two men fighting over one girl.
    third, the personalities resemble Rosalie, Alice, and Emmett.
    fourth, the idea of modesty. PLus many more.
    I fell in love with Ian. and I hope so bad that there is a sequal. Now I only have Eclipse SE to look forward too!
    ~Kimberley

  93. Penelope

    My friend and I camped out for our books and tickets to one of her signings. We got there at 11:30pm (when we got off work)and we were probably in the low 100′s in line. The store opened at 8:00 the next moring. It was fun!

    The Host was great. Stephenie Meyer did it again with this book, creating another fantastic set of characters who capture your attention and eventually your heart.

    I am finished reading the book, and now I want more. I am having the same dilemma I had after I finished the Twilight Saga; there is nothing else I want to read but more of The Host. Strange how that happens, huh?

    First word: The
    Last word: Agreed

  94. Alyssa

    The Host is amazing so far. I am about to the middle of it. It’s great!

  95. Molly

    I just finished. :D It was amazing. I could really relate to Wanderer, thats the charm of how Stephanie writes. There were parts i actually cried. This book is right under Twilight for my favorite books in this known universe. A must read! 2 thumbs and 2 big toes up! :D

  96. Sham

    Hello. I’ve read the host a few weeks back, and it was awesome! I really liked seeing the world through a soul and i thought that Wanda was really sweet. (:
    About the book, i found the beginning slightly boring, but it picked up after that and i gotta say, Ian is hot!

  97. Lala

    I started the host about a week ago, and it’s been slow reading, since I mostly read before bed. Still, it’s been a bit hard to get into it. Last night was the first time I actually felt I was enjoying it. And I’m only at page 168.
    Hope it continues better :D

  98. Pauline

    Hey! The book is great!
    I didn’t connect to it as much as Twilight but i still love it!
    It took me like 3 days to read it just because I was on vacation and I am one of those slow readers….:’( ugh I hate that, it’s frustrating. You’ve gotta hurry up and read it though! <3

  99. Ariella

    I just started reading the Host and so far it’s pretty good. It may be a little to “deep” for my un-complex brain. Once i get into more…hopefully i’ll understand it.

  100. Ashley

    I can’t wait to get this book I loved all the twilight books and I kinda looked and saw that it was one of my x-mas gifts. My family going to think I’m missing because I will be locked in my room reading until I finish :)

  101. Emily

    Yep. I haves it. :P
    I read it twice and i have to say… if you read closely enough there is a lot of twilight similarities

  102. Abby

    I’m just reading Breaking Dawn know!!I could read the Twilight saga over and over without getting bored and I can’t wait to read The Host!:)

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