Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
Many people ask which is better--Twilight or the Host. And honestly, there is no answer to that. They are completely different in so many ways that there is no possible comparison.
The Host will grab you--from beggining to end--and keep you reading far into the night and will keep you thinking LONG after you turn the last page and shut its cover. This book really gets you thinking, and might change the way you view things--even love, pain, grief life, and death. It is a thoroughly haunting book, and Melanie/Wanderer's story is one you will never forget.
If you like this, there are so many different types of books that branch off from the Host that I truly cannot recommend any certain book or genre. Also, Meyer has mentioned that a second and third installment will/have been written (the second one is done, the third is not) and she will release information on them if/when they are edited/published.