The Hachette Book Group publishers have sent me a shiny new hard cover edition of the The Host by Stephenie Meyer for a free giveaway. You may enter this contest by commenting at the bottom of this post by Saturday, June 21, 2008. Please be sure to include your name. (You do not need to include your address information in the comment.) I will announce the winner in a special post the following week, and that person can then e-mail me the appropriate contact information, so that I can send a complimentary copy of The Host.
This is a beautiful book — my favorite of 2008 thus far, which is high praise coming from me because I receive review books in the mail every few days, and have had the pleasure of reading dozens of good books already this year. Please click here to read a review of this enthralling story.
The Host is the new smash hit novel by Stephenie Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the young adult vampire series, the Twilight saga. As a stand-alone novel and the first Meyer book intended primarily for a mature adult audience, she refers to The Host as “science fiction for people who don’t like science fiction.”
A tale of body-snatchers who invade earth and become entangled in human civilization in ways no one could have predicted, this epic story is less about aliens and more about the heart of what makes us human. It will entice the reader to think and perhaps to dream about that key elements that make us who we are, that define us, and that cause us to connect with and love another person.
Stephenie Meyer’s novels have been mainstays on the New York Times bestseller list. In addition to her books, there is also a movie currently in the works. Twilight, based on the first book in the Twilight vampire romance series, will open in theaters on December 12, 2008.