Ellie Ibis wrote:And the idea of the Goa'uld is very similar to a number of other scifi concepts that have been bouncing around since the 1950s, probably even before. The earliest one that comes to mind right off is Robert Heinlein's The Puppet Masters.
Sorry, I'm a bit obsessed with traditional science fiction.
It was Kind of like the "Animorph" books also ( I loved those when I was younger, wish I still had them)
Anyway, I really enjoyed the book. I love that it was from Wanderer's perspective. I loved the "Animorph" books that were from the alien species (andalites) warring against the "parasites" in that book (each book was from a different character’s perspective). In those books the parasites "yeerks" were truly evil and conquering. However the Host was different specifically in this way. Wanderer and the other souls really were not bad, just maybe at the most I would call them misguided.
The only part of the plot that I did not entirely grasp was how Wanderer's biggest secret was that she knew how to extract a soul. I felt like her biggest secret had to be that she was the last soul remaining that could reproduce. It did say that right...? I really thought that this specific thing would be more of an issue maybe something that she was destined to do after she had lived out her life with Ian. Then every child that was a piece of her would have her memories of Earth maybe this and the interspecies family that they saw the park would all be things that would work to allow humans and souls to live side by side.
I really did enjoy this book though. I love Sci-fi and it seems to be pretty hard to get your hands on good Sci-fi (that said if any of you have any suggestions please PM me
) Anywho, I kind of wish it were a little shorter then I might be inclined to read it again to reassess the beginning of the book. As it is I will not be rereading it anytime soon. Maybe I'll just skip through