I knew it would begin with the end, and the end would look like death to these eyes. I had been warned.
Not these eyes. My eyes. Mine. This was me now.
The language I found myself using was odd, but it made sense. Choppy, boxy, blind, and linear. Impossibly crippled in comparison to many I'd used, yet still it managed to find fluidity and expression. Sometimes beauty. My language now. My native tongue.
With the truest instinct of my kind, I'd bound myself securely into the body's center of thought, twined myself inescapably into its every breath and reflex until it was no longer a separate entity. It was me.
Not the body, my body. -Wanderer, The Host, page 9
I'm a Stephenie Meyer fan. Not just a Twilight fan, but a Stephenie Meyer fan. I love her writing style. Her books are nice and thick and full of juicy details. I have a hard time putting them down. The Host is no exception. She take impossible elements and creates a believable world, a place you could almost swear you'd been to. I'll be first in line to buy her next publication, because the places she creates are places I like to visit.
The Host is coming out in paperback on April 13th. If you've never read it, here's your chance to get a copy for free. Eve's Fan Garden is giving away 10 copies of the book, so head over there and check it out.
Personally, I like hardback books. They stand up to the wear and tear of reading and re-reading much better than a paperback. I had a copy of The Host in paperback (really, I did! They were only available through the school market at book fairs in the spring of 2008) but I traded one of my best girlfriends for a new copy in hardback. But I entered this giveaway because the paperback includes a new, never-before-published “Bonus Chapter.” Personally, I'm hoping for a sequel, but even just another chapter of Stephenie's amazing writing is a bonus for me.
To enter the giveaway, fill out the form at the bottom of their post. You can also leave a comment, but that doesn't count as an entry. Good luck!