Like Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight saga? Ever wish that there were less vampires and more aliens? Well, then you might find yourself looking forward to Meyer’s next book-to-movie adaption hitting theaters this coming May.
The Host is Meyer’s other novel sans werewolves and vampires. Basically there’s this alien race known as “Souls” who invade Earth and pull an Invasion of the Body Snatchers-esque situation. The main human character, Melanie Stryder, becomes inhabited by one of the Souls, but her brain doesn’t cooperate. Without giving too much away, ultimately there’s a weird struggle between the two personalities inside of Melanie’s body as she fights back against the invader.
Even if you scoff at the Twilight series, this one still might interest you. It’s a very different plot line — although Meyer doesn’t deviate from her standard “love triangle” formula — with very different characters. If sci-fi is your thing, you might want to give it a shot.
“It is a much deeper story than the Twilight novels,” she said. So, there’s that. And if you’re like me, you often find yourself thinking that Kristin Stewart’s role as Bella gets old. In The Host, Saoirse Ronanplays the main character. Based on her role in Atonement, I think she gives a pretty solid performance as an actress.
Are you looking forward to The Host? What do you think of Stephenie Meyer’s novels and their film adaptations?