❤ The Host – Stephenie Meyer | Book Review ❤

Hey Guys :’) ,

After I read the Twilight series I was literally scarred by reading such poorly written writing. It was very slow, and just boring to be honest. However most teen girls with a disgusting taste of books, seemed to like it, so that was good for Stephenie. When I heard about The Host I was extremely wary about whether it was worth my time reading it, as it is pretty huge. It has been sitting in the library for two years for me to read it but I have always been put off. I mean on the cover it said ‘ Author of the bestseller Eclipse’… If that isn’t going to put you off reading a book; I don’t know what is. And it also had the really freaky eye thing on the cover…

The Host cover

See what I mean about the freaky eye??

HOWEVER – I finished The Host in around 12 hours. I started in the afternoon, carried on till at least 2 in the morning, woke up at 5 and finished it off :’). That was how awesome it was. And it is an extremely thick book, around 700 pages or more

Stephenie has created a dystopian world, full of imagination, so unique and just plainly awesome. Seriously, she should have written this under a pseudonym, loads of more people probably would’ve read it.

It was set in the future, and there was no physical fighting, no wars. No one ever got sad, or was even hurt verbally. Humans were generally much more peaceful, and trusted one another completely. Violence and crime were unheard of. Money wasn’t an issue anymore since it didn’t exist. You just walked into a shop, got what you wanted and bought it back to the counter, so the shop keeper, could tally up the things he needs to buy more off. Awesome, right?

Well… The main reason everything was going so smoothly in Earth is because the citizens weren’t human. Well they still were, but they all had something inside them. A soul, or as the humans called them, a parasite. They souls were very gentle and peaceful, which is why earth is a much better place. Every single human has a soul, controlling their body, actions and even speech.

Some humans however, are still trappped inside their own bodies. They cannot move for them self, and can only talk using their bodies sometimes, but they can communicate with the soul inside their head.

Humans are pretty much extinct, apart from rebel humans, living in hiding, determined not to go towards the same doomed fate as the rest of the world. Melanie, is one of those humans. But when she is snatched and her body is made host for Wanderers soul something… out of place happens. Different. And very frightening for Wanderer. Melanie is still alive, and she demands her presence to be heard.

This is not normal at all for souls and their hosts, and without realizing it Wanderer is on a journey looking for Jared and Jamie, Melanie’s little brother and the guy she was camping with.

The book really made me think of appearances, and just how much of our character they made up. I liked the whole concept of the ‘Souls’ and the different worlds in which they lived. Much more imaginative and cool than sparkling fairy vampires.

Trust me it feels weird to be talking about how awesome a book by Stephenie Meyer is. Very weird.

But I liked and I will probably re-read it soon<3

Adios dudes 😉

Tia x

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Books you HAVE to read this Winter!

Hey Guys!
Today I’m going to help you find that perfect book to read this winter. I love reading in the winter because when it’s cold outside, your stuck inside the house. Thats when I like to sit next to the heater , curl up with some chocolate and get stuck inside a great book. But it can be hard to find a book you know you’ll enjoy so I’ve picked some of my favourites and some I can’t wait to read. I’ve also made sure there’s a variety of Genres so there’s guaranteed to be a book for everyone in the family.

1) The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Every year, 24 teenagers of the 12 Districtsof Panem are forced to try to kill each other. This is a gruesome punishment for the rebelling which happened against the cruel Capitol many years ago. The twist? Only one survives. When Katniss’s sister Prim is chosen, Katniss knows she will go in for her. Fight for her. If it comes to it even get killed for her because she cannot let her younger sister go through the pain. Fighting against teenage warriors that have trained all there lives, Katniss depends on her instincts to get back to District Twelve alive. But to do that she has to kill innocent teenagers, and she doesn’t know if she can do that. This book has romance, adventure and fantasy. A book that everyone can read, young or old.

2) Journey To The River Sea – Eva Ibbotson

Journey to the River Sea

Journey to the River Sea

13 year old orphan Maia is sent away from England to distant relatives living in Brazil, in the Amazon Rainforest. Little does she know that her two cousins are looking for friendship, and her uncle and aunt didn’t want her for who she is but rather for the huge amount of money Maia brings with her. Then Maia meets Finn, the heir to a grand throne back in England. Finn however doesn’t want o go back and much prefers the wild forests of the Amazon, where his father ran way, many years ago. Maia doesn’t want to let go of Finn and when she is almost killed in a fire, she takes the opportunity to runaway to the tribe Finns mother was bought up in. This book features young love, true love ,adventure and reality. A wonderful book for any age.

3) Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

When a man is caught in a storm he takes shelter in the dark sinister house of Wuthering Heights. He will never forget the house, which will haunt his dreams. he will learn Cathys story, of having to choose between her lover and an evil man that she grew up with. Of how her choice led to danger and death. How love can kill and torture people forever. A book of passion and romance. A classic full of surprise, wit and true love. This book is a must have for all full time romantics. It’s a true classic, one of my favourites. If you love stories full of passion, drama and love than this is the one you should borrow from the library.

4)Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth – Jeff Kinney

The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth

Chuckle as Greg learns the truth of growing up, and giggle when he makes his mistakes. Greg tries to be the perfect teenager but trying to be cool has its consequences. Also in this book Gregs and Rowleys friendship is put to the test in there last year of middle school. Greg worries that he still has not hit his growth spurt yet whilst Rowley is already sporting a pimple.This book is utterly hilarious and easy to read. Its accompanied with funny comics that will make your insides tickle with laughter. The book is perfect for early readers and also readers that aren’t s keen. It’s my little brothers favourite, probably the only books he reads!

5) Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

The last book in the Twilight Saga, this book is guaranteed to make you laugh as well as cry. Bella is to marry Edward herVampire boyfriend. But Jacob her were wolf friend is in pain at the thought and longs for Bella to see the truth. And when Bella is soon pregnant the were wolves and vampires lives are quickly put into chaos. The baby is sucking the life out of Bella but still she doesn’t want to kill it. And will all the pain be worth it when they don’t even now if the baby is a monster or not? A novel full of mystery,love ,tears and laughter. You should definitely read this book if you enjoyed the movie.

6) Amy, Number Seven – Marilyn Kaye

Amy Number Seven

Amy Number Seven

Amy Candler is a perfect 12 year old. Literally. She does exceptionally well in everything, and has supernatural powers. She can hear, see and feel things stronger than the average human. When she has to research her past life, Amy learns about her dead fathers past and the secrets begin to unravel. She cannot remeber anything about her past, and a strange man is taking pictures if her, because Amy Candler is not the person she appears to be. This book is full of mystery and will keep you hooked until the last page. A book for all sci- fi lovers, a book for the whole family.

Because I don’t want this post to be boringly long, I’m also thinking of doing a part two, so watch out for that!

Take Care!

Tia xoxox