I finished it at 1:22 am today. I only know that because I looked a my clock just as I finished it to see how much I was going to hate myself when my alarm went off.
I was hesitant to read this book when I first heard it was going to be published. I didn't know if anything could beat the Twilight Series plus I don't read Sci-Fi so I was leery. I knew I would read it because I love Stephenie Meyer's other books but I was worried I would be disappointed.
I should never have doubted Stephenie's ability to spin a tale. I LOVED this book!! It blew me away! I bawled through the last few chapters. Not just a few tears, I was sobbing! It was not pretty.
My favorite part of the book was the relationships. There's a love triangle that is actually a rectangle (it's very hard to explain, just read the book) and that is fascinating to watch develop. But there are so many more relationships that are not the main focus of the story that are just as vital- human, brother, sister, friend, alien, enemy, protector and uncle just to name a few. Stephenie's strength is in writing those fascinating relationships. It's what captivated me in The Twilight Series and what has made The Host one of my new favorite books. Stephenie has even made me fall in love with a human, which after falling for her vampires is quite a feat. I won't tell you which human it is... you'll have to read the book and see if you can figure it out.