So I used to love Twilight and I still like The Host so I wanted to give Stephenie Meyer’s new novel a try. I wanted to see what her writing was like now that it’s been like 8 years since her last full novel was released. And for someone who isn’t massively into thrillers this was ok!
Alex’s life since she left her job has been constantly on the move. She can’t stay in one place, but then she’s contacted by her old boss to find someone who could ruin the whole world.
The beginning was super slow so if you start the book and think the first few chapters are heavy going, it gets better. It was very much full of jargon and building that there wasn’t much plot.
Honestly this book ended up being very romance based, and the romance was quite unbelievable. It was like some sort of weird stockholm syndrome thing. If the couple had met under different circumstances I maybe would’ve liked them together but it just felt really awkward and wrong, and even the MC herself kept telling him not to like her because she tortured him.
Meyer’s biggest plus I think has always been her dialogue, she writes really good believable conversations between characters. Obviously a lot of the lines from Twilight are super cringey now but at the time people quoted it so much and there’s a reason those lines were so memorable.
Overall I’d say this was a fun, kind of mindless read, I could tell where the general plot was going there was a couple of times I was shocked but there was never something that I found to be a big twist. It was definitely not a book that thriller lovers would enjoy.