Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Swap Linkup

Today I am linking up with Heather & Katie for their book swap that I joined in on! I was so excited when they hosted this swap since I just got my nook color for Christmas and don't have many books on there, yet!

I was paired up with
Tessica. Um, can I just say her reading list intimidates me?! Girl had a plethora of books she read in just four months! I think her four month list was more than I read in all of 2011!

But she sent me a book I had actually been wanting to read:
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

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.

I had just finished The Hunger Games series (P.S. Have you read?! Do so, now!) and still had "hosts" and "seekers" and what not on the brain as it was, so I took a break from this one for a hot minute to read something more chick lit so that I wouldn't constantly think about my last reads. But I am stoked to start this book and see where it takes me!

I hope Tessica liked my pick for her. I def sent her a very chick lit book by one of my fave authors, Marian Keyes...but I'll let Tessica tell you all about that!

Thanks again, girl!


  1. I JUST got a kindle for my birthday so I need to sign up for one of these book swaps! What a fun idea!
    And you'll love the Host... it's definitely a good read!

  2. haha, I love that her list intimidated you. It just means she had more to choose from! I can't wait to hear how you like your book. :)

  3. I liked the host, I can't wait to hear what you think.


  4. I read The Host a few months ago and could not put it down! You'll love it!!

  5. I'm reading The Host right now and it is taking me forever for some reason. I guess I just haven't been sucked in. It isn't bad and I am already over half way through so I have to finish it now. I'll be interested to see what you think of it!

  6. The Host is really good. I liked it better than the Twilight series in part because it was better written. She also takes a good look at human nature which I love. Not a fan of Melanie and Ian. Let me know when you're done and we can discuss. Also, you should joinmy book club!

  7. yay! I'm excited to hear what yo uthink and am so glad you are excited about it!

  8. I need to read this one! It has been on my list for awhile now, thanks for sharing!

  9. My husband has read this and he said it was really good.