*tumbleweed rolls past*
I am proud to be a Twihard, but I will say I tried reading The Host and just couldn't get in to it at all. Its certainly different to Stephenies Twilight and it just didn't appeal to me. But, to be fare I'm not in to Alien Invaders/science/space, that kind of thing and I read it because I'm a devotee to Twilight books & Movies.
I saw the movie too and they both started of very slowly and it took me a while to work out the story line.