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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:04 pm
by Lilybel
Jared and Melanie were, I think, the strongest relationship in the book. It killed Jared when he thought she was gone forever and Melanie cared more about keeping him and Jamie safe than her own life. They held on to what they'd lost even when Wanderer was in Mel's body. Jared was such a jerk in the beginning because he loved Mel so much and he thought she was gone, and didn't need her body reminding him. And I just about cried when Melanie wanted so badly to talk to Jared, to tell him the truth, but she couldn't.

I see it as Jared and Melanie being the old couple that 's completely comfortable with each other because they've been through so much together, and Ian and Wanderer are just this new blossoming thing that couldn't hold a candle to the intensity of Jared and Mel.

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:56 pm
by xPinkx
Jared and Mel are my favourite couple. There was far less mel/Jared than I was expecting before I read the book. I am desperate to read the outtake that Stephenie wrote of their reunion but I guess she won't post it for a while :(

To those who think Jared is a jerk, try to imagine yourself in the situation in the book. Everything he knew and everyone he loved had been taken from him. Then, by some miracle he found someone else who meant more to him than anyone in the world, and she was taken from him too. And not only was she taken, her consciousness was crushed out of her by an alien parading around in her body with access to her precious memories, and using her, so he thought, to get at the people she had loved most and take them to seekers to be killed too. When he saw Wanda, he saw Melanie's killer. I am still sad that he hit her though, even if he thought of Wanda as a 'thing' at that time. But I get why he acted like a 'jerk'.

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:01 pm
by Bella_Cullen_13
*claps*^^I so agree, Jared has a hard time dealing, but I dont blame him for anything.

2 outtakes I have to read.

1. Jared's POV of Melanie waking up & reunion.
2. Melanie's POV of her reunion.

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:39 pm
by Sunspot
Yeah I agree with Bella Cullen 13... But I'd rather see Jared's point of view to get to know him better. :D

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:51 pm
by MissStryder
I LOVE Melanie & Jared, my favorite couple :D . The memories of Jared are soo sweet , I was really shocked when Jared acted the way he did when Mel/Wanda arrived. But I understand why he did. If there is a next book I really hope we get too see more of Melanie & Jared

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:40 am
by Minireb123
Mel and Jared were so sweet and I always thought of them as being the most physical group. Like the Rosalie and Emmett of the Host world xD

That would make Ian and Wanda like Alice and Jasper. And...no Edward or Bella that I can see xD

Haha but what really showed me how physical they were was when at the end they kicked Jamie out of their room...

Self explanatory.

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:14 pm
by Bella's little sister
I thought Jared's character was not developed enough at all. He was all mood and emotion according to circumstance and no unique personality. Ian was unique- always perceptive. Melanie was a fighter and Wanda was a storyteller. Jared was just Jared.

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:15 pm
by bkl
Bella's little sister wrote:I thought Jared's character was not developed enough at all. He was all mood and emotion according to circumstance and no unique personality. Ian was unique- always perceptive. Melanie was a fighter and Wanda was a storyteller. Jared was just Jared.
I agree!

-bR!

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:10 am
by Sunspot
Nope, I think Jared was a cowboy.

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:06 am
by Bella_Cullen_13
Sunspot wrote:Nope, I think Jared was a cowboy.
He's referred to as 'like a cowboy'. Because of his traits, being pretty smart, strong, conservative, resourceful, hot, etc. I cant remember where I heard this, I think it was at a signing when Stephenie was like comparing the characters.