The Host: Adult or young adult fiction?

In an interview with SheKnows.com, Stephenie Meyer was asked about sitting down to write a novel intended for an adult readership; she says, “Oh, no. I don’t think about that kind of thing at all. Actually I don’t make that call. I send the story to my agent. She got this and said ‘I think this might be more adult.'”

As you read The Host, called an adult novel by its publisher, are you feeling that this book is more adult or youngn adult, like Meyer’s Twilight series? If you already knew that Meyer’s previous books were considered young adult, did that influence your opinion about this book? If you’ve already read the Twilight series, did that influence your opinion about this book?

How much does a book’s label (adult or young adult) matter to you? For me, a good story is a good story, regardless of label (although I can certainly see why subject-wise, some books are most definitely adult fiction). What do you think?

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