Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Character Connection

The Character Connection is hosted by Jen over at The Introverted Reader. It's all about posting about the characters we love or the ones that made a big impression on us.

***Warning! Spoiler Alert! If you haven't read The Host, this post could be a mild spoiler!***

This weeks character crush is Ian from The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
I will admit that I am a Twilight series fan. I will also admit that I was one of the people that was eagerly awaiting anything by Stephenie Meyer that I could get my hands on. I was desperate for Breaking Dawn's release and in the meantime, I satisfied my craving with Stephenie's other book, The Host. Yes, this was a while ago, but I still think of Ian from time to time. I don't want to say too much about this book in case you guys haven't read it yet.
It did take a few chapters for me to really get into it, but once I did, it was hard to put down. Ian is the kind of character that just sort of sneaks up on you. You think you like him, but you're not sure you should, and then he proves you were right all along. I love the unexpected love interest!
Read it if you haven't, but be prepared to wait a few chapters for the action to really pick up.


  1. Ah, haha! This is exactly why I have put my faith in you for this meme and will visit yours each week! Ian is like my #1 fiction guy, sigh... Wow, he rocks!!! **spoiler** he rocks!!! sorry, but he does. And, I wouldn't have read this book if you hadn't reminded me I had it sitting on my shelf for like a year. Ha! I too am a Twi fan, which you know since we met over Twi-debates, defending it of course. And, this book, wow, I almost want to re-read it I miss Ian and he is one of those characters that from time to time pops into your head because you miss him. Wow! I heard there was as sequel, but there's been no news and same with the movie... SM is not on my fave list right now as far as writers to aspiring writers go, but anywhooo... Great pic this week!!! And, if I didn't explain why I'm not currently doing this meme is because you already pick my favorite guys! And, because I've got several memes which I've got some personal things going right now that are keeping me from even keeping those going as well right now and thirdly my husband might get jealous of all my crushes, lol. So, I'll visit yours for now! :) Thanks for bringing me Ian!

    p.s. your site is growing by leaps and bounds as well! lucky #13 ffs! yay! :) Congrats.

  2. Haha. Thanks for all the love.
    I love this meme, but I have to do a few at a time it seems and set them up to post on the right date bcuz I get so busy w/other stuff that I forget to maintain. I wasn't a weekly blogger prior to this, so I am thinking I might have to do it every other week or so. It's hard for me to do it all. There just isn't enough hours in the day! But, we've had this conversation...I have to prioritize and writing plus the full-time job are the most important.
    I have SO many book loves so I know I'll have more to post about. Looks like I'll be pulling from my archives. :)
    Thanks for checking in!

  3. I haven't read The Host, so I'm afraid to read this! Thanks for posting though!