I had this discussion with my mum last night lol, Twilight is young adult, or teen. I thought The Host was for adults, although young adults....hmmm....have to think abit more on that lol.
The Host is completely different, therefore the only link between the two is the author.
I've just finished The Host and i enjoyed it, i enjoyed the 'inner' monologue between Wanda and Melanie. I was kinda disappointed with the ending in the sense that Wanda taking Pet's body was something she never wanted to do and she was resolute in dying, but she was still saved, i mean that's cool for Ian, but after all the hype of her giving over the secret of removing a soul without killing the host and asking to die in return, but then being saved...anti climax.
But i loved Wanda, Mel, Jared, Jamie and Ian. The story was interesting in not a bit monotonous in the caves lol. The trust issue between the humans and Wanderer was brilliant, i thought it was good that they trusted her enough to let her work, but didn't trust her to go on a raid to save Jamie. I think it reflects society very well, because let's face the media have made us all suspicious of anything 'other' anything different to us, we see luggage left on a seat maybe because the owner forgot it, or has gone to get some food from the stall opposite, how many people are racing to get past it, in case it blows up?
Well Done SM on a book that actually made me think about the times we live in.
Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. How did it come to this?