Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Or - Mom's Eye Book as Lillian renamed it.

Am I the only one who's read this? I liked it better than the Twilight series, but I did think it had a Stranger than Fiction ending, which I'm not sure I liked. I think it was written that way to set it up for a sequel. (Sorry if that ruins it for you) Which is another thing: what's with the sequels? Time was a story could be contained within 250-300 pages or so. Now, probably because of J.K. Rowling, authors think they can keep the story going for books and books and books. Look, I've got better things to do than stress over your characters. Especially, if I thought I was going to say goodbye to them two novels ago.

Sometimes, I like it. Actually, most times, if I liked the story, I'm happy that I can keep living it in another form. But maybe, in some twisted way, I don't like it for the characters; I have anxiety for them. They've already had 300 pages of conflict and resolution, why put them through any more? Why not just let them have their happily ever after already?

Don't worry, Tyler's already pointed out that I don't actually have to read these sequels. Oh, but I do. He doesn't get it.

5 comments:

Caitlin said...

Chad and I read it probably 6 months ago. We liked it although I wasn't as involved with the characters as I was in "Twilight." The story was interesting and I thought the concept was pretty original. I did feel that Jared's constant, seething, and festering hatred was waaaaaay overdone.

Amy said...

I read it along time ago too. I had a hard time getting into it the first time I picked it up. But Aunt Julie loved it so I gave it a second try. I liked that it was different.

Amy said...

Also- there are 4 books to this series that she just hasn't done yet.

Anne said...

Amy knows everything about Twilight, i think she is secretly in love with Stephanie Meyer.. Remember when Amanda said i could post on this blog but then she never let me?

Chad said...

I actually read this one twice. Not because I really liked it but because I ran out of reading material. Yeah, it was alright I guess. A little slow. I'm thinking that the next one will be a lot better.