The Host by Stephenie Meyer

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The Host
Cover of The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Author(s) Stephenie Meyer
Published May 6, 2008
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Genre(s) Science Fiction
Age group Young Adult

The Host by Stephenie Meyer is a young adult science fiction novel, originally published in May 6, 2008. It is the first book in The Host series.

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  • Assault
  • Attempted suicide (referenced)
    The MC attempted suicide prior to the start of the book. Semi-described.
  • Drugging
  • Mind control
    The book revolves around an alien species that takes over other life forms by mind control/sharing.
  • Murder
  • Needles
  • Self-harm (strategic)
    Characters sometimes hurt themselves in order to blend in or for other strategic purposes.
  • Sexual assault (kissing)
    Character kisses another without consent.
  • Suicide (mass, mentioned)
    A species committed mass suicide to avoid being taken over.


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