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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby roseaurora » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:46 pm

I think its interesting that when both the romantic male leads (Edward and Ian) first encounter their ladies, their first instinct is to kill them! haha! :lol:

(Edward very nearly killed Bella in Biology that first day and Ian nearly chokes Wanderer to death.)
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby Jadey » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:20 am

Well, I stopped reading the Host at Chapter 3, it bored me to death,

So I say TWILIGHT
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby CullensGirl14 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:09 am

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?

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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby *Lamb*I*Am* » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:38 am

Jadey wrote:Well, I stopped reading the Host at Chapter 3, it bored me to death,


Jadey- I almost gave up during the 1st few chapters too. It was extremely tedious. I persevered though & was very glad I did! The book got MUCH MUCH better & was a really good read.
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby roseaurora » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:05 pm

I think both Ian and Jared are "Edward- like"

Ian is Wanda's Edward and Jared is Mel's

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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby bodysnatcher » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:36 am

The Host really proved SM's growth as an author. I think it highlighted a lot more worldly themes than Twilight. My only critique is that,just like the twilight series... The ending is a complete deus ex machina.
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby Hailish » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:22 pm

I liked The Host and would recommend it. But Twilight definitely wins out as the better book.

One thing I couldn't figure out -- they say that The Host is SM's first "adult" book, yet I did not find anything in it that was more risque, violent, what-have-you than Twilight. Does anyone know why they say this book was aimed at adults rather than 'young' adults? I suppose perhaps it's just the plot as a whole, and how it makes the reader contemplate what is right and what is wrong, with regard to the humans and the aliens. I suppose that's something an adult would be more ready to consider than a 'young adult'.

Anyway, I was glad the book ended the way it did. I saw it coming from a mile away (Wanda getting a new host body from a human who's mind was totally gone), but I was glad for it anyway. It might be cheesy that SM tidies up her stories so neatly at the end so that everything is perfect, but I actually love that about her books. I am a hopeless romantic and I adore happy endings. More, please!
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby Ractor » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:06 pm

The world has ended is kinda a bit more adult based.
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby mikkib » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:43 pm

I think the characters are older. Mel is 20 and everyone is older than that, although I am not sure how much older. Well, not Jamie but he was the "kid".

As far as the subject, language and etc, I thought it was the same. It was very clean and chaste. I assume there might be more later. I assume they are going to do more than kiss by the second book.

I asked this on another forum but what is SM working on now?
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby best_beating_heart » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:28 pm

I really liked The Host... but the Twilight series wins.

I think, that since the Twilight characters are younger, you can see yourself as part of the story more.
Plus, The Host took a while to develop (not complaining a lot thouigh since I did enjoy it) :lol:
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