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The Host

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Prologue - Inserted
1 - Remembered
2 - Overheard
3 - Resisted
4 - Dreamed
5 - Uncomforted
6 - Followed
7 - Confronted
8 - Loved
9 - Discovered
10 - Turned
11 - Dehydrated
12 - Failed
13 - Sentenced
14 - Disputed
15 - Guarded
16 - Assigned
17 - Visited
18 - Bored
19 - Abandoned
20 - Freed
21 - Named
22 - Cracked
23 - Confessed
24 - Tolerated
25 - Compelled
26 - Returned
27 - Undecided
28 - Unenlightened
29 - Betrayed
30 - Abbreviated
31 - Needed
32 - Ambushed
33 - Doubted
34 - Buried
35 - Tried
36 - Believed
37 - Wanted
38 - Touched
39 - Worried
40 - Horrified
41 - Vanished
42 - Forced
43 - Frenzied
44 - Healed
45 - Succeeded
46 - Encircled
47 - Employeed
48 - Detained
49 - Interrogated
50 - Sacrificed
51 - Prepared
52 - Separated
53 - Condemned
54 - Forgotten
55 - Attached
56 - Welded
57 - Completed
58 - Finished
59 - Remembered
Epilogue - Continued
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Copyright © 2008 by Stephenie Meyer
To my mother, Candy,
who taught me that love is the best part of any story
The Healer's name was Fords Deep Waters.
May contain spoilers
"The strangest," he agreed.
Comments may contain spoilers
I read this book when a co-worker loaned it to me.  I thought it was better than the Twilight books but still a little sappy.
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Last Updated: 14-Jul-2015


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David Stone - Photographer
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"Stephenie Meyer is an amazing phenomenon - out of the brightness of her mind and spirit comes the illuminated darkness of her stories.  For no matter how much pain her characters suffer, Meyer infuses that tales with light and hope."
- Orson Scott Card, Author of the Ender Saga

"A fantastic, inventive, thoughtful, and powerful novel.  The Host should come with a warning label: it will grab you and keep you reading into the wee hours of the night, and keep you thinking, deeply, hauntingly, well after the final word.  Stephenie Meyer captures characters and handles story lines like a master - a hybrid combination of Stephen King and Isaac Asimov."
- Ridley Pearson, Author of Killer Weekend/b>

"A fascinating, passionate, and unique psychological thriller.  In The Host, Stephenie Meyer gives a new a surprising meaning to the phrase 'being of two minds'!"
- Katherine Neville, Author of The Eight

Front flap:


Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged.  Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of being human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, 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.

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind 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 begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

One of the most compelling writers of our time, Stephenie Meyer brings us a riveting and unforgettable novel about the presistence of love and the very essence of what it means to be human.

Back flap:

STEPHENIE MEYER is the author of the bestselling Twilight series.  She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature and now lives in Arizona with her husband and three young sons.  This is her first novel for adults.  For more about Stephenie Meyer, please visit www.stepheniemeyer,com.
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Stephenie Meyer  
Birth: 24 Dec 1973 Hartford, Connecticut, USA


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