Some time in the future, aliens are using humans as hosts. They are inserted and become the conciousness, essentially replacing the human. After insertion, Wanderer is surprised to find Melanie still in her head, refusing to be erased. When Wanderer and Melanie decide to find Melanie’s family, they must convince the humans they mean no harm and figure out how to navigate the very different world of humans.
Other than being agonizingly slow on occasion, The Host is an excellent book. It makes you ponder questions like what makes a person and what makes someone fall in love. Sometimes it was hard to put down. The characters are very well developed and I found myself caring very much what happened to them and hoping they could all somehow end up happy. I recommend reading this book to older teens and up.
4 (out of 5) Stars