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Discussion for Stephenie Meyer's debut sci-fic/romance novel. Now open for all discussion. Don't enter if you haven't yet finished the book!
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Post by Alphie »

I don't know about you, but when I finished the book I IMMEDIATELY wanted more! I wanted to know how Ian and Wanda were going to deal with her new body. How Jared and Melanie were going to move forward. And, yes, I'll admit it, I REALLY wanted to know if anyone was going to have any babies!!!! We have kind of been kept from baby talk in the Twilight fandom that the very idea that one of The Host character could have a baby makes me all giddy inside! So who wants a sequel and what are your hopes or speculations should we ever get a sequel?
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Post by April-Rain »

I definitely wanted more!!! The book was released a day early in my local bookstore so I read it all yesterday. I'm shocked and amazed.

The ending was definitely the best part. It leaves so many things open for sequels: Ian and Wanda (not so much a fan of her nickname, but I suppose Wanderer would get tiring) - will they have babies? How will Jamie deal with the attention diverted off of him if they do have babies? Will Jamie find someone in the other bands of humans? Where have they been hiding? Is Lacey irritating Candy a lot? Will Melanie forgive Jared for "cheating" on her (even though she was present and very violent)? Will another Soul be treated like Wanderer was? It was so violent.

I DEMAND A SEQUEL.
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I don't know, I think Meyer wrapped everything up quite nice and neatly... If she was going to write a sequel she would have to create a whole new set of problems... a book written about Wanda and Ian's babies would just be too much of a typical trashy love story. I like how she ended it, it gave just enough information so that the audience was able to see a direction but left it open enough so that the audience got to create their own personal ending based on what they know of the characters.

I personally think it would be really hard to write a sequel for this but that doesn't mean that I don't think the book was good enough for a sequel, just that it ends perfectly... sweet, short and left the reader utterly content.

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The Brisbane Covern wrote:I don't know, I think Meyer wrapped everything up quite nice and neatly... If she was going to write a sequel she would have to create a whole new set of problems... a book written about Wanda and Ian's babies would just be too much of a typical trashy love story. I like how she ended it, it gave just enough information so that the audience was able to see a direction but left it open enough so that the audience got to create their own personal ending based on what they know of the characters.

I personally think it would be really hard to write a sequel for this but that doesn't mean that I don't think the book was good enough for a sequel, just that it ends perfectly... sweet, short and left the reader utterly content.
I can agree with that, with your reasonings. I guess I'm just greedy - but I would love a sequel. It would be ridiculous to write and I'm not sure of how it would be portrayed... everyone is kind of "coupled up" and there are no wild endings to consider, unless it is their goal to completely free Earth from the Souls.
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I can see a sequel if it doesn't focus on Wanderer and the rest of them. Their story feels finished, but there's more than one soul who's gone native and I wouldn't mind hearing their stories. I highly doubt that all the situations were like Wanderer/Melanie's.
"What did you [i]do[/i] to this?" he asked in a horrorstruck voice.
"It didn't want to come out of the dashboard."
"So you felt the need to torture it?"
"You know how I am with tools. No pain was inflicted intentionally."
He shook his head, his face a mask of faux tragedy. "You killed it."
I shrugged. "Oh, well."
~[i]Eclipse[/i], pg. 47

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I don't really want a sequel. Actually, I was kind of hoping Wanda was actually going to die at the end. I'm kind of a sucker for romantic tragedies, and I just would have liked it more if Wanda was gone and Ian was left to mourn. The way it ended though pretty much sets it up for a sequel. It can't end just when they met another group of humans.

Maybe if we get a sequel through the eyes of that other human-loving soul (sorry can't remember the name. I only have the ARC and that's been loaned to a friend)? I think that would be more interesting than hearing about Wanda some more.
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i N S A N i T Y wrote:Maybe if we get a sequel through the eyes of that other human-loving soul (sorry can't remember the name. I only have the ARC and that's been loaned to a friend)? I think that would be more interesting than hearing about Wanda some more.
Burns Living Flowers or Burns for short. He was also my prime choice for the protagonist of a sequel. That way we would get to see all of the original characters a bit.
"What did you [i]do[/i] to this?" he asked in a horrorstruck voice.
"It didn't want to come out of the dashboard."
"So you felt the need to torture it?"
"You know how I am with tools. No pain was inflicted intentionally."
He shook his head, his face a mask of faux tragedy. "You killed it."
I shrugged. "Oh, well."
~[i]Eclipse[/i], pg. 47

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Post by QuirkyMarie »

I WANT MORE. i just...more of it..all of it. my friend brought it to school after picking it up this morning and i was reading it all during classes and finished it before she did haha. she doesnt read in class like i do. oh my gosh i just cant wait for me. the story i was so worried about is just...i want more. thats all i can say is i want more.

i just love ian and wanda both! though i still have this werid connection to jared...its odd i feel for him the most. in anycase...it was so intence to me..and yet it wrapped up so nicely. now i just cant wait to get my own copy so i can write commentary in it, (since i always scribble notes in them)...have to wait till the 23rd though...author signing. *squee*
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i N S A N i T Y wrote:I don't really want a sequel. Actually, I was kind of hoping Wanda was actually going to die at the end. I'm kind of a sucker for romantic tragedies, and I just would have liked it more if Wanda was gone and Ian was left to mourn. The way it ended though pretty much sets it up for a sequel. It can't end just when they met another group of humans.

Maybe if we get a sequel through the eyes of that other human-loving soul (sorry can't remember the name. I only have the ARC and that's been loaned to a friend)? I think that would be more interesting than hearing about Wanda some more.
I tend to disagree about it being set up for a sequel, yes they met another group of humans but it was more to signify that humanity still had a fighting chance at over throwing the Host's not so that the story continues. I think it just reinforces the open ending technique that I was talking about before; you understand the characters ie Wanda is never going to let her 'brothers and sisters' die, Ian, Jared, Mel, Jeb, Jamie and Doc are all committed to the cause, and they now have the resources to both save humanity and the souls and they have also met other covens of humans who also have rouge spirits so its our assumption that they would also be committed to the cause. Its with information that Meyer leaves the ending open for us to decide based on this information.

However, I do agree with kind of hoping that Wanda died, perfect Romeo and Juliet style, but I knew that she couldn't die, not when there was another option. Anyway that was my 2 cents worth haha :oops:

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The Brisbane Covern wrote:
I tend to disagree about it being set up for a sequel, yes they met another group of humans but it was more to signify that humanity still had a fighting chance at over throwing the Host's not so that the story continues. I think it just reinforces the open ending technique that I was talking about before; you understand the characters ie Wanda is never going to let her 'brothers and sisters' die, Ian, Jared, Mel, Jeb, Jamie and Doc are all committed to the cause, and they now have the resources to both save humanity and the souls and they have also met other covens of humans who also have rouge spirits so its our assumption that they would also be committed to the cause. Its with information that Meyer leaves the ending open for us to decide based on this information.

However, I do agree with kind of hoping that Wanda died, perfect Romeo and Juliet style, but I knew that she couldn't die, not when there was another option. Anyway that was my 2 cents worth haha :oops:
I'm usually okay with open endings, but here it just seems unfinished to me. IMO, it should have either ended before they met the other humans or now it has to go on for a while. And I'm glad someone agrees with me about a sadder ending XD I actually really thought Wanda was going to die because she seemed so set on it, but I probably should have seen it coming, lol
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Burns Living Flowers or Burns for short. He was also my prime choice for the protagonist of a sequel. That way we would get to see all of the original characters a bit.
Thankies for the name :) I just think it would be interesting to see how he dealt with his host, his internal struggle. I'd love to see how it compared with Wanda's experience.
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