Apr 11, 2010

The Host by Stephenie Meyer - Special Edition and Contest

On April 13, 2010, Back Bay Books will release the paperback edition of Stephenie Meyer’s worldwide bestseller The Host. The paperback edition will feature a special Reading Group Guide that includes a new, never-before-published “bonus chapter,” an interview with Stephenie Meyer, discussion topics and questions, and the author’s annotated playlist.

About the book: 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.


[This contest has ended]
Thanks to Valerie Russo of Hachette Book Group three lucky commenter will win a copy of the new edition of The Host.

Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only - no PO Boxes.

To enter name an alien/human encounter book (other than The Host) or movie that you know. For example: Blindsight by Peter Watts or the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Yes, you can use one of these examples if you like. This is not a test.)

*Link to this contest on any of the social network sites or your own page. Let me know the url. One point for each link.

*If your email is not associated with your ID, please put the address in your response.

The contest ends April 27, 2010.

Good luck to all!


Elizabeth said...

I'll love to win the book

katsrus said...

I would love to win this book. An alien movie that comes to mind is :The Day The Earth Stood Still."

Sue B

angie said...

The first thing that comes to mind are the Alien movies with Sigourney Weaver:)
I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/11993323700
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Tore said...

Twilight is the movie I would pick which Stephanie wrote also. I love her writing. That books series was the best ones I read. I would be very interested in reading this book also. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

After hearing rumors that The Host is being made into a movie, I figure I have to read it now. Plus the idea sounds really fresh (and I like that).

I really enjoyed Stephen King's Dreamcatcher (the movie). I never read the book, but I have read some of his other works and there is reason he is the master of horror.

-Lisa B.
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Anna Dougherty said...

War of the Worlds comes to mind. The movies really creep me out, more than zombies even.It's weird that this is the topic today because I just watched The Day the Earth Stood Still last night with my husband. The Keanu Reeves version- not great but not totally terrible. Those little bugs were a trip!


Lisa R said...

I'd love a copy of this. Did I hear there might be a sequel to it?

The best Alien movie ever-Sigourney Weaver's -"Alien" movies all 4 of them.

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Jennifer Mathis said...

invasion of the body snatchers. please enter me


KMichelleC87 said...

Roswell the TV series and they have a book series. I love both but especially the TV version. It had Katherine Heigl(Greys Anatomy), Sheri Appleby(Life Unexpected), Brendan Fehr(Samari Girl), and Jason Behr (Skinwalkers). Thanks for the contest.


catslady said...

"Fire in the Sky". It is the only, only movie that has ever gotten to me and I watch a lot of them. I totally recommend it if you want to have nightmares. Oh, yes, it's suppose to be a true story!!!!


van_pham said...

I love the t.v. show smallville, Signs, Race to witch mountain, E.T and The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy was fun too! :) Thank you for the contest!!

van p.

Robin K said...

One of my favorite alien encounter book series is the Freedom series by Anne McCaffrey. I also enjoyed the first few books of the Acorna series by Anne.

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misskallie2000 said...

I would love to win this book.

I loved ET and still do. I still cry when I watch..LOL

Of course there is Alien.

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Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to win this book.

A book with aliens in it....The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson.

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etirv said...

Just watched the Oscar nominated film District 9! Please count me in!


Dot S. said...

the all time greatest Alien/Human encounter movie(s) has to Be Star Wars. Remember the bar scene with Han Solo?


YzhaBella (aka Kate) said...

Hi Patricia!
Great news and great event! Thanks so much for hosting!

I actually just finished the anthology "Beyond The Dark" which included just such a story of alien/human invasions! "Dragon Dance" by Angela Night tells a story of alien to human mind/body invasion where the human hosts become "possessed" and develop super human powers. It's a great story!

I shared the link for this event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YzhaBellas.BookShelf

Have a great day every one!
Kate (aka YzhaBella's BookShelf)

Peggye said...

The 1951 version of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" is my all time favorite SciFi movie. Finding the story it was based on "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates was wild to read.

Dawn M. said...

Robin K. beat me to the Freedom series by Anne McCaffrey. Heh. So I'll go with The Talent & The Hive series and Restoree by the same author.

As for movies - X-Files or Men In Black.

Thanks! :0)
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Aik said...

The first thing I thought was... ET!

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Becky said...

My favorite alien movie is "Signs" with Mel Gibson. I facebook recommeded this:


Jackie (Literary Escapism) said...

Mmm....an alien/human encounter....what about Vel and Sirantha Jax from Ann Aguirre's Grimspace. Would they count? They should. The Jax series is fantastic. *grin*

I would love a chance to read stephenie Meyer's the Host.

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GreenFairyLV said...

A friend just asked me if I read this yet. I can't believe I haven't. I would love to win The Host. Alien movie would be Communion starring Christopher Walken based on Whitley Strieber's book Communion.


Melissa said...

Thanks for the opportunity! I loved SK's Tommyknockers.

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Beth said...

Always loved Cocoon!

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Diana Dang said...

The Men in Black!

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Christine said...

I'm a huge Fan of Smallville. I think that counts as Alien/human encounters every week.

Please enter me! Chirth7@yahoo.com

Christine said...

I tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Romantic73

Christine said...

Posted on Facebook too


Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!
Thanks! :D:D:D
War of the World for me!



Sarah E said...

I loved the movies Alien and Aliens, both human/alien encounter films.

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I tweeted:


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Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I shared on Facebook:


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Sarah E