Erik Bates: “It was ok.”
Sometimes, the unconventional teenage sci-fi love story might turn out to be the next Hunger Games, or, if you're looking at the artwork, the next Revolution. Turns out, it's just another generic, predictable film. Nothing terrible about it, just nothing outstanding.
Scott Hardie: I know nothing about Divergent, but its poster screams desperation to become the next hit YA adaptation, just like The Host tried and failed to be. (The poster also screams "look at her ass," which is still sadly common.) − December 23, 2013 more by Scott
Evie Totty: Scott: The Host is a standalone book and was supposed to be for adults, though I admit Hollywood could of course expand beyond the existing 'universe'. − January 7, 2014 more by Evie