We love a giveaway at Booktopia, and this is one of the best we’ve ever had!
Be one of the first twenty people to buy a copy of Stephenie Meyer’s (author of Twilight) bestselling book The Host and win two passes for you and a friend to go and see the big screen adaptation, starring Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan, William Hurt and Dianne Kruger.
The Host was another triumph for Meyer, and the film is one of the most anticipated of 2013. With a $44 million budget and directed by Andrew McNicol, who has previously working on The Truman Show and The Lord of War, The Host sounds like it has some surprises in store.
(Psst, check out Stephenie Meyer’s author page at Booktopia here)
by Stephenie Meyer
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.
Wanderer, the invading ‘soul’ who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, 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.
Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts 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 yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
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