Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stephenie Meyer's The Host to be Adapted for Film

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
More information about the book

Variety is reporting that Susanna White will direct a film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi suspense thriller The Host. Meyer may be best known for her wildly popular young adult "Twilight" novels, which have all been adapted into movies.

In the book, the 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.

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

You can read the first chapter(s) of The Host below. Use the Aa settings button to adjust text size, line spacing, and word density.

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