Jun 30, 2009

Host the Host Contest

I have joined the blog tour for The Host (Little, Brown and Company, 2008) by Stephenie Meyer best known for her Twilight Series. I read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it, but never got around to writing a review. My excuse is that The Host is more SF than fantasy.

However, I did have a chance to interview Stephenie at the behest of Library Journal. Hope you have time to read it.

Blurb: "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 living inside a 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.

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 persistence of love and the very essence of what it means to be human."

Now for the contest. Hatchette Books is offering a copy of The Host to five winners.

Rules are easy. Leave a comment and/or link to this contest. Each comment or link gives you an entry.

CAVEAT: This contest is only open to US and Canadian residents. And no PO Box addresses.

The contest will run from June 30 - July 21.

Best of luck to everyone!

51 comments:

plhill2000 said...

WOW! First comment. My daughters turned me on to the Twilight series and I enjoyed them very much. I liked The Host and was wondering if this a beginning of another series?

Barbara Monajem said...

What a cool concept. I'm looking forward to reading The Host.

I've always been fascinated with the idea of interaction between humans and aliens, and the conflicts that might arise from entirely different thought processes and expectations.

tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, count me in!

donnas said...

Please include me. I feel like one of the only people that hasnt read this yet.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

chey said...

I've read reviews on the Host and it sounds like an amazing read!

Patricia Altner said...

plhill200

As far as I know The Host is a stand alone novel. But you never know :)

elaing8 said...

please enter me in the giveaway
thank you

elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Janicu said...

Count me in. Been wanting to try out Meyer's science fiction effort for a while now.

Dena said...

Hi Patricia,
Stephanie's book sounds really interesting. I'd like to read her story about body snatching aliens. Her Twilight series had me wanting more so I'm sure this book will bejust a good.

bridget3420 said...

I haven't read this yet but I loved the Twilight series.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

WhatBriReads said...

I loved the Twilight series but have yet to read The Host. Please enter me!

getanzt@gmail.com

bridget3420 said...

Blogged about giveaway

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/06/630-book-giveaway-1.html

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Valorie said...

I have heard that this book is written much better than Twilight. I'd love to read!

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

AmyLynn said...

This would be a wonderful book for my sister! Please enter me!

AmandaSue said...

I'd love a chance to read this since her other books are awesome! Thanks for the chance.
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

nfmgirl said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway. I haven't read any Stephanie Meyer yet. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to win THE HOST! I haven't read the Twilight series (yet), but I've heard this novel is very different from that series, and also very good! Thanks for the chance!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Dawn M. said...

I loved The Host! I enjoyed it just as much as I did the Twilight series and hope there's more to come. The way it ended definitely left it open to turning it into a series. (pleasepleaseplease) I would love to win a copy of this so please count me in! :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

I would love to win The Host. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

Thanks,
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

military76brat said...

Please enter me into this contest!

navybrat76@yahoo.com

military76brat said...

I blogged about your giveaway

http://military76brat.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-giveaways-that-i-have-come-across.html

navybrat76@yahoo.com

Patti said...

I loved the Twilight series and am really curious about this book.

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Jessica said...

Read this book after reading the Twilight saga and was amazed by it. It was so different from all the other urban-fantasy/science-fiction/fantasy books that I normally read. I loved it!! Would love to see Stephenie write more books for adults on that adult level.

Count me in for the contest!

S.M.D. said...

Oh, well I'm so in for this. I've wanted to read this book, mostly because I'm not much into her other stuff.

Now for the boring stuff:
--I tweeted this contest here: http://twitter.com/shaunduke/statuses/2425036733
--I blogged about it here: http://wisb.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways-at-edge-of-eartherr-june.html

And I think that's it!

Email in my profile. Thanks!

Jason said...

The book sounds really interesting.

Leslie said...

I was lucky to read THE HOST last year and loved it! I had to get it from the library since Hardcover prices are not in my budget. I would love to win a copy.

SciFiGuy said...

I really enjoyed this when it was first released. I hope Meyer continues to explore different genres.

amanda said...

I have heard good things about this book.. I'd love to read it!
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-07-02-09.html

Anonymous said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I've heard so many good things about the Host that I am 'dying' LOL to read it :) Please enter me and thank you so very much!

Kytaira said...

This sounds like such an interesting book. The whole concept of two beings in one body is interesting. Thanks for the chance!

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

Lisanne624 said...

I would really be interested in reading this book. I'm sure it would be a great summer read!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

Holly said...

I borrowed it from the library to read it, but I'd like my own copy so I could reread it! Great giveaway. Thanks!

Angiegirl said...

I, too, loved THE HOST. And I'm so glad I read it pre-the disaster that was BREAKING DAWN. I'm looking forward to a good re-read soon! Thanks for the contest.

K-C Tohara said...

The Host is a great story about the struggle of humanity in the light of extinction. It also touches on ones fears towards something that is unknown or different and goes through the human scope of emotion on how to deal with change. Of course, there is the love aspect which drives the character through the story. All in all, it is a great read and I recommend it to anyone-- even if they aren't Sci-Fi fans.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Please count me in - thanks.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Neas Nuttiness said...

I blogged it here:

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-giveaway-links_06.html

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

*Heather* said...

I loved the Twilight series and would love to read this!

*Heather* said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/_HeatherAnne_/status/2538751891

*Heather* said...

Blogged about it here!

Marie said...

I really would love to read this!

marielay@gmail.com

Book Junkie said...

Please count me in
bjwaldron(at)gmail.com
http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/

dag888888 said...

Please include me, thank you!

dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

kalea_kane said...

I would love to win The Host! A little Sci Fi is right up my alley! Please include me in your giveaway!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

I would love a chance to win a copy of the Host. I've heard so many say they really liked this book. One of the managers at work even mentioned it to me as a good read, after she found out I was an avid paranormal reader. *g*

fantasydreamersramblings @ gmail . com

I also posted about this contest on my blog.

BreiaB said...

This was an awesome book to read , would love to own it.

gaby317 said...

i really enjoyed the Twilight series and would love to read The Host.

thanks for hosting this giveaway

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :) It's been on my to read list for ages.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Sarbear said...

Oh my goodness, I would love this book! Thank you for hosting this drawing!
Please enter me:
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