I guess money, fame, and commercialism has again won-out to creative instincts, because I got the distinct impression that The Host was a standalone. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, but it didn't give me any sense that this was anything but another YA book. The action and adult content were definitely muted, and the book suffered as a result. Still, I'm interested to hear more about this continuation.
And of course a Stephenie Meyer book wouldn't be complete without a movie to go along with it. The movie will begin filming in 2011, and will be released some time in 2012. Soap hunk, Erik Fellows, is rumored to play Ian in the movie.
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end.
2-The Soul (2012)
3-The Seeker (2012)