i read the host the last year and yep its a good book!
pd: i love ian<3 haha.
I have read The Host, and I liked it a great deal, although it was not my favorite book of all time (because that is indeterminable). It was much more enjoyable than the Twilight series (tho I did not entirely dislike those books, they were okay) in terms of the characters as well as the story line.
twilight I felt all they did was pet each other which I found extremely annoying and stopped reading it at page 300