Stephenie Meyer's latest venture into the adult world, is a " claytons" science fiction novel. A science fiction novel for readers that normally dont like sci-fi.
"Claytons" normally is an Australian slang term for fake or subsitute, but this novel is efficacious! The main character, Melanie Stryder is part of the human resistance against "alien invaders" somewhat similar to "Stargate" where a human is inflitrated by an "alien host".
This parasite host is called Wanderer, who eventually begins to show empathy towards her human host. A tentative relationship emerges as they seek the two loves of Melanie; her young brother Jamie and the love of her life, Jared.
"The Host" is an imaginative thriller, soft sci-fi ,romantic "package" hooking the reader at the end, into a definite sequel.