Apr 22, 2012

Books to Movies: The Host

Stephenie Meyer has become a household name. Even if you've never read her books, you've at least heard of her and her either much-loved or much-hated Twilight series. (I'm in the 'much-loved' category, and I'm not the least bit ashamed to admit it.) In the middle of the Twilight hype, Stephenie released The Host, the first book I ever read by her and one that was completely over-shadowed by the noise of squealing Team Jacob and Team Edward teenage fans. It's a shame, really, that this book didn't receive the attention it deserved. It's more science fiction than paranormal ~ think Revenge of the Body Snatchers ~ but it's more about the surviving and thriving elements of humanity than about the conquering of the world by an alien race. Just trust me ~ it's good ;).

They made movies of all of Stephenie Meyer's other books, so it makes sense that would make one based on The Host. I stumbled upon the trailer and cast list ~ the movie will be released in March, 2013 ~ and although the trailer looks awesome, I'm a little perturbed about who they are casting as Melanie Stryder ~ Saoirse Ronan. I love her, don't get me wrong, but I always pictured Melanie as this dark Amazonian looking woman   who can outrun just about anyone. I guess we'll find out..

My preconceived notions aside, here's the trailer for The Host. Looking forward to it :).

Happy Reading (and Viewing) Everyone :)

~ Keely ~ 


  1. I've attempted to read this book many times. but it's so damn confusing!

  2. I agree, it can be confusing.. Melanie and Wanderer going back and forth in essentially the same mind.. I've read the book three times and each time the book got better and better :)


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