I haven't finished the Twilight series yet, but whilst waiting for an appointment, I dropped into my local book store and The Host caught my eye. The description on the back caught my imagination and I snapped it up.
Earth has been taken over by a group of aliens who call themselves Souls. They insert themselves into their host bodies and then continue living on in the lifestyle of the planet.
The Souls have never experienced a species that fought back. Wanderer is inserted into Melanie, one of the last of the resistance. But Melanie won't just fade away as her other hosts have. Wanderer submits to the pressure placed on her by her host mind and goes to find the man she loves ... with interesting and unexpected results.
As a person who is interested in what happens inside people's heads, this book was fascinating - what would happen if you had two people in there wanting disparate things?
Meyer creates a fascinating internal world as Wanderer learns more about the species her people have taken over and starts to wonder at her own right to live the way she does.
I really enjoyed this book, much more than the Twilight books. Towards the end I literally couldn't put it down. Meyer poses and deals with some really interesting moral and ethical dilemmas in a very unique way. Read it, it rocks!