About the Book:
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.
Intrigued? Here's a sneak peak at the bonus chapter.
Listen to an excerpt at http://www.thehostnovel.com/
The trade paperback edition comes with a New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide. The book also includes Stephenie Meyer's Annotated Playlist as an accompaniment.
About the Author, courtesy of her website:
Stephenie Meyer's life changed dramatically on June 2, 2003. The stay-at-home mother of three young sons woke-up from a dream featuring seemingly real characters that she could not get out of her head.
"Though I had a million things to do, I stayed in bed, thinking about the dream. Unwillingly, I eventually got up and did the immediate necessities, and then put everything that I possibly could on the back burner and sat down at the computer to write-something I hadn't done in so long that I wondered why I was bothering."
Meyer invented the plot during the day through swim lessons and potty training, then writing it out late at night when the house was quiet. Three months later she finished her first novel, Twilight. With encouragement from her older sister (the only other person who knew she had written a book), Meyer submitted her manuscript to various literary agencies. Twilight was picked out of a slush pile at Writer's House and eventually made its way to Little, Brown where everyone fell immediately in love with the gripping, star-crossed lovers theme.
Twilight was one of 2005's most talked about novels and within weeks of its release the book debuted at #5 on The New York Times bestseller list. Among its many accolades, Twilight was named an "ALA Top Ten Books for Young Adults," an Amazon.com "Best Book of the Decade ... So Far", and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year.
The highly-anticipated sequel, New Moon, was released in September 2006 and has spent more than 25 weeks at the #1 position on The New York Times bestseller list.
In 2007, Eclipse landed literally around the world and fans made the Twilight Saga a worldwide phenomenon! With midnight parties, vampire-themed proms and more the enthusiasm for the series continues to grow.
On May 6, 2008, Little, Brown and Company released The Host, Meyer's highly-anticipated debut for novel adults which debuted at #1 on The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The Host still remains a staple on the bestseller lists a year after its debut.
On August 2, 2008, the final book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn was released at 12:01 midnight. Stephenie made another appearance on "Good Morning America" and was featured in many national media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, People Magazine and Variety. Stephenie headlined the Breaking Dawn Concert Series with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October to celebrate the release in four major markets across the US.
The Twilight movie, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starting Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, was released on November 21, 2008. Twilight debuted at #1 at the box office with $70 million, making it the highest debut for a female director.
Stephenie lives in Arizona with her husband and three sons.
Want your own copy of The Host with all the bonus material? Join the contest below!
To enter, you can either visit Stephanie Meyer's website and tell us something new about her OR mention if you'd read any of the Twilight books and who you liked best (JACOB!!).
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.
The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on May 5, 2010.
Thank you so much Valerie and Hatchette for sponsoring this giveaway!
I have read all the Twilight books and loved them! That isn't my typical genre but I just couldn't resist Stephanie Meyer's writing. My favorite character is Edward and I just love his undying (ha ha) love for Bella.ReplyDelete
I read the Twilight series and my favorite character is Alice.ReplyDelete
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Hi Gaby :) I was so excited to see this giveaway!!! Believe it or not, I've only recently begun reading Twilight and am blown away, so naturally I'm eager to read all Meyer's books :)ReplyDelete
Thus far, my favorite Twilight character is Edward, but I suspect that may change down the road.
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zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com
I have read them and I'm in agreement with you; it's Jacob I like!ReplyDelete
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I've read The Twilight books, they're what got me into reading again. And I, too, am Team Jacob :DReplyDelete
I've read the Twilight books and my favorite character is Alice! She seems like she would be so much fun to hang out with.ReplyDelete
I would also pick Jacob - I liked the Twilight books a lot.ReplyDelete
I visited her website and learned that she has a new book coming out called "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner."ReplyDelete
Thank you for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read "The Host" for a while now. :-)
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Sorry, forgot to mention - I'm now a follower of your blog.ReplyDelete
I would love to win this. I read all the Twilight books. Team Jacob!!!ReplyDelete
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I have read all of the Twilight books. My favorite character is actually Emmett:) That way I'm neutral-neither Team Jacob or Edward;)ReplyDelete
I am a follower and have been wanting to read this!
I have read all of the Twilight books. You are right, I am definitely Team Jacob!ReplyDelete
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I learned that she has a novella that will be be coming out soon! It's called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.ReplyDelete
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i have read the twilight series, my teen daughter got me hooked on it , and my vote goes for JACOB for sure would love to read this oneReplyDelete
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roswello athotmail dot com
Would love to win this book. Please count me inReplyDelete
I have read the Twilight books and my vote goes for Jacob also.ReplyDelete
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jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com
I've read all the Twilight books and loved them! :0) It's one of my all-time favorite series.ReplyDelete
In respect to Bella, I'm totally Team Edward. And I love their whole story. However, my favorite characters are Jacob, Alice & Emmett. They just make the book. Heh.
I'm a follower.
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With encouragement from her older sister (the only other person who knew she had written a book), Meyer submitted her manuscript for Twilight to various literary agencies and the rest is history.ReplyDelete
I also forgot to state that I am a follower.ReplyDelete
Please include me!ReplyDelete
I'm a follower!
dcf_beth at verizon dot net
I read the Twilight books, and am interested in reading something without Edward, Bella and Jacob. ;)ReplyDelete
Unlike alot of people, I've only read Twilight, but no other Meyer book. I really enjoyed Twilight and would love to read The Host as well.ReplyDelete
Favorite Twilight character? Currently it's Edward, but I reserve the right to change my mind if I read more of the books!
**I'm a new follower
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
The Calico Critic
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I've read the whole twilight series. Totally Team Jacob!ReplyDelete
I have read all of the Twilight novels, and have to undoubtedly agree that Jacob is the most rugged, lovable character in the whole saga.ReplyDelete
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I read all thwe Twilight books. I loved them all but New Moon. My favorite was the first book.ReplyDelete
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Yes, I loved the Twilight series!! Book 2 was my least favorite since I am an Edward fan all the way.ReplyDelete
Forgot to add that I'm a new follower.ReplyDelete
mlawson17 at hotmail dot com
I have not read any of these books!! (bad me). I'd love to win and read this one, though.ReplyDelete
mlawson17 at hotmail dot com
Before all the results are tabulated...ReplyDelete
Please remove me from the contest, as I just found out today that I won The Host in another giveaway. Thanks for hosting!
I have read all the twilight books and I like jacob bestReplyDelete
I read all of the Twilight books and loved them. I'm an Edward fan. ;)ReplyDelete
The Host looks like another great read. I would love a chance to win!
Something new I learned about the author from her website is that she thought of the idea for writing The Host while on a boring drive through the desert.ReplyDelete
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Please enter me in this giveaway!
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I've only read the first Twilight book, I like edwardReplyDelete
I have not read the Twilight series but would be very interested in reading her first adult novel.ReplyDelete
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I am a new follower