The Host

A Novel
By Stephenie Meyer (Trade Paperback, 2010)
Now in the trade paperback edition:
New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide, including Stephenie Meyer's Annotated Playlist for 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.

Now in the trade paperback edition:
New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide, including Stephenie Meyer's Annotated Playlist for 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.

Stephenie Meyer is the author of the #1 bestselling Twilight Saga and The Host. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature, and she lives with her husband and three young sons in Arizona.

  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer - Now Available in Paperback


  • Introducing The Host by Stephenie Meyer

  • "Meyer has, like one of her vampires, turned into something rare and more than merely human: a literary phenomenon....The way she manages the reader's curiosity, maintaining tension and controlling the flow of information, is simply virtuosic....People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." (Time).

  • "An epic story of love, family, and loyalty. . . . The Host is The X-Files meets Days of Our Lives." (USA Today).

  • "Meyer is more interested in relationships than in flashy genre conventions. . . . Her affirmative life lesson is disarming." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "The Host lives up to the hype, blending science fiction and romance in a way that has never worked so well." (Library Journal).

  • "Stephenie Meyer is an amazing phenomenon--out of the brightness of her mind and spirit comes the illuminated darkness of her stories. For no matter how much pain her characters suffer, Meyer infuses the tales with light and hope."

  • "A fantastic, inventive, thoughtful, and powerful novel.  The Host should come with a warning label: it will grab you and keep you reading well into the wee hours of night, and keep you thinking, deeply, hauntingly, well after the final word.  Stephenie Meyer captures characters and handles story line like a master--a hybrid combination of Stephen King and Isaac Asimov."

  • "A fascinating, passionate, and unique psychological thriller.  In The Host, Stephenie Meyer gives a new and surprising meaning to the phrase 'being of two minds'!"

  • "A brilliant and fascinating premise.... Its mix of adventure and new love on a new Earth is just right to get lost in this summer." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

  • "Stephenie Meyer is the closest thing the book world has had to a rock star since J. K. Rowling finished writing about Harry Potter." (Bloomberg.com).

  • "[Meyer is],according to fans and booksellers alike, the second coming of J.K. Rowling." (Entertainment Weekly).

Product Details

The Host
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $16.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 656
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316068055
  • On Sale Date: 04/13/2010
The Host