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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby jlbower79 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:30 pm

j'aime twilight wrote:The two books are very different, but i have to say i think Twilight is better. The Host was kinda boring in the beginning, but it started to get more interesting when Wanda escaped the Seeker. Twilight was gripping from the beginning, and you just can't put it down! It's also not as complicated as The Host is.

i love your nick... Jaime twilight... just like me! :D but as far as it being hard to understand in the beginning I didn't want to read it because e1 kept telling me it was hard to get into but I never once had a problem getting into it... i also read it in one day and then read it 2 more times that week... i couldn't stop.
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby kissmecarlisle » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:15 am

I read "The Host" for a book club I'm in. It was hard to read after finishing Breaking Dawn. I felt there was something missing that was in the Twilight series. I am not sure what it is though. It just seemed to take forever to catch my interest. Loved the Twilight series more!
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby LilyMorgana » Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:55 pm

I think I like the Host more than Twilight. :oops: This could be because I've just finished reading the Host and it's still fresh in my memory, but I really loved it and how it surprised me in the end. The Host seemed slightly more intense to me. I don't know why. Probably because it made me cry and Twilight didn't. Maybe I change my mind again after rereading the Twilight series again. :)
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby ★PAPARAZZI★ » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:41 pm

Writing Style: Host >>>>> Twilight
Overall: Twilight > Host
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby urcoolcarrie » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:06 am

Ugh. This is very, very hard for me. I thought that Stephenie's writing was so, SO good in the Host. It was amazing how much she improved in her writing skills after Twilight. It was very interesting to read. Plus, unlike what some people have said, I was captured right from the beginning. It wasn't hard for me to get into at all. Plus, I was bawling through lots of the book. My brother actually came in and asked me what was wrong a couple of times.

However, Twilight, too, made me cry. Its so intense and pulls you in. I prefer the intense romance in Twilight over more of the story telling of the Host. I enjoyed the part of Bella and Edwards relationship that was so hard, and thats what they were fighting for--to be together.

So, I think I prefer Twilight over the Host, but not by much. Is mostly because of the romance. I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff. Plus, it was the first book that ever really captured my whole heart and soul. My whole life is now devoted to that one series. So, since I'm so involved in everything, and I just can't get enough of it, I'm going to say that I pick Twilight.
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby Brella » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:26 am

Ok sorry to sound like a broken record but I really did love them both. I agree that there are some elements that are very similar and at first I feared The Host would be a twilight love triangle all over again but it wasn't. The similar elements are, like someone already stated, elements you will find in any love story. Whether it's Titantic, Pride and Prejudice or Star Wars. Love is love is love. That being said I liked The Host more so than Twilight. For me I seemed to see Twilight as a story about young love, I mean for me a great many of the hangups Bella & Edward faced were of their own makings. But for the characters in The Host it was the circumstances that led to their hangups. Also The Host was a more well written tale that maintained more character developement than Twilight did. Many of the characters in Twilight were static.
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby dazzlingdynamite » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:49 pm

I think I like Twilight better solidly because it has better characters. I did like Wanderer and Ian, but some of the characters in the Host didn't impress me.
I think Twilight captivated me more, and got me really hooked, whereas The Host took longer to settle in.
For me, Twilight is my preferred.
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby ment2be134 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:27 am

I don't know. The Host to me is so much more about having faith in humanity and that some times it seems really bad and gruesome, But if you look on the inside the "soul" of people you see the good, the side that isn't afraid to love of fight for what feels right. and that some times compassion just needs a little help getting off the ground.

Where as Twilight is more about how love will find a way weather you find your Jacob or your Edward. And yes it's not easy and can be vary painful but it will happen in some form or another.

So when i try and choose it's fighting, plus i'm really bad at choosing things, But in the end im going to stick with twilight.
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby blue-eyed-bella » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:53 pm

I loved them both, but I loved Twilight more. Like a lot of people have already said, Twilight had much stronger characters. And I guess that is true, but The Host is just one book (so far) and the Twilight Saga is four. So the characters had much more time to develop. Also, with The Host, I just wasn't that into Ian the way I was with Edward and Jacob. I also felt that the romance between Ian and Wanda was kind of rushed (And Edward/Bella and Jacob/Bella never were!).
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Re: Twilight verses the Host

Postby edward x lover » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:23 am

I think I prefer Twilight more because of how hooked I got but I can definitely relate to The Host more. I know what you are all think 'she's crazy' but listen. Now matter how hard you look you aren't going to find any Edwards out there. You can say I'm wrong but that just doesn't exist. But the love Ian has for Wanda does. Ian is a HUMAN. He loves Wanda in a HUMAN way. That kind of love DOES exist and that's what we can all hope for. If you are holding out for an Edward then you are gonna end up alone. But the Ians do exist.

oh and jlbower79 New Moon is totally my favorite too. =] but my books are in this order:
New Moon
The Host
Breaking Dawn

PS I hated Breaking Dawn PM me if you wanna know why.
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