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.)
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The contest ends April 27, 2010.
Good luck to all!