by Stephenie Meyer (author of the Twilight series)
Parasitic Souls are taking possession of the human race, leaving only a few pockets of rebels to protest the invasion.
When Wanderer (a Soul) is inserted in Melanie Stryder’s human body, Melanie’s defiant consciousness simply refuses to go away. A bit of a nonconformist herself, Wanderer identifies with Melanie enough to be drawn to a rebel hiding place to seek out those Melanie loves.
Wanderer fears humans at first -- she has been taught they are a violent, unstable species. Likewise, the humans hate and fear her. But as foreign becomes familiar, the warring species learn they’re not so different after all.
What ensues is fascinating characterization, as Wanderer and Melanie seek their separate desires within their conjoined destiny. Neither classic science fiction nor classic romance, the book defies genre in an imaginative, thought-provoking read that questions the foundations of identity, trust, and love.