Finally, I finished this. It took me a little while to get into it. I would read a little, put it down, and take a while to pick it up again. Once I got to the part where, I was hopelessly hooked. The ending surprised me. I loved that!Click to see Spoiler:Melanie and Wanderer reach Jeb's cavesWell done, spegs!Click to see Spoiler:I suspected that Wanderer would sacrifice herself for Melanie and Melanie would get the happily ever after. For a second, I even wondered if Ian would offer himself to be her host. Them finding another host for her so that she could remain with them and be with Ian was perfect, as was revealing other humans working with the aliens.