Okay, so The Host is no Twilight Saga, but it has a charm of its own. Of course there's a romance, but that doesn't take center stage. The main themes of this book are the struggles between right and wrong and the conflict between two worlds or vantage points. I didn't think that Stephenie was planning to make this book into a series, but it could be easily done. She leaves it open at the end and I truly hope that she continues the story. I recommend this book. It's Sci-Fi, but not too Sci-Fi.