Monday, January 16, 2012

Must Read Monday (#12)

The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they'll add a new title to their To Be Read list.

Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they'll read it?

On your post, you'll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing)
For specific ways to build your puzzle, click here, but pretty much any style of acrostic is welcome.

When you leave comments on other posts, be sure to mention whether you're adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.

It's all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).

This week's topic: Book with a wonderful ending

This week I chose The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I am not a fan of aliens, but this book is one of my favorites.  You sympathize with each character, which is the reason I love the ending.  I couldn't fathom a way for everyone to be happy, but Meyer's did.  That's why I think this book has a wonderful ending, everyone wins in the end. 

Terror seizes Melanie, she’s failed – they’ve caught her, she can’t protect the
   ones she loves.
Humans are now hosts to aliens called Souls, only empty vessels lost or trapped   
   within their own bodies.
Everyone has succumbed to the souls, losing themselves… but few are not taken   
   so easily.

However, Melanie’s voice cannot be quieted and her body heister – Wanderer –
   becomes her biggest ally
Out in the desert, together, they search for the people Melanie left behind,   
   Wanderer cannot deny she loves them too.
Secret caves house a group of rebels, not easily convinced Melanie’s soul is still   
Two souls, two different loves, one shared body, and one intricate bond between   
   captor and captive.


  1. I love your last line! So poetic. --This has been on my tbr list forever! I should bump it up soon. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. I absolutely love this book! I definitely agree that it has one of the best endings! Have you seen the cast list for the movie yet? Not too excited... But I hope it's good anyway!

  3. I really liked this book. I love your last line. It's a perfect description of the story. Great acrostic!

  4. Omg I loved this book! It's a lot better than Twilight in my opinion and all the characters are likable as well. I think the ending is fantastic too!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

  5. Gorgeous ending! I absolutely love The Host. In fact, this makes me want to read all the details. It was hard for me to get into it at first, but then it took off and never lost my attention. Thanks for sharing this, and your whole acrostic has a really good flow.

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction