Read the all-new introduction to the novel ‘The Host’ by Stephenie Meyer, which is the inspiration for the upcoming anticipated sci-fi thriller of the same name. ‘The Host,’ which was written and directed by Andrew Niccol, hits theaters on March 29, 2013.

‘The Host,’ which stars Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt and Diane Kruger, follows the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Earth has been invaded by an unseen enemy, and humans have become the hosts for the alien invaders. While most of humanity has succumbed, Melanie, played by Ronan, is one of the few remaining “wild” humans.

After Melanie’s captured, she’s certain she’ll be invaded as well. But Wanderer, the invading soul who has been given Melanie’s body, has been warned about the challenges of loving inside a human. Wanderer didn’t expect the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. When outside forces make Wanderer and Malanie unwilling allies, they go off on a dangerous search for the man they both love.

Read the introduction below.

THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer, the author of THE TWILIGHT SAGA. Read the excerpt. In theaters 3/29!

Written by: Karen Benardello

Stephenie Meyer's The Host

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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