Friday, August 17, 2012

Review: Carrier of The Mark by Leigh Fallon

Book: Carrier of The Mark
By: Leigh Fallon
Published: October 4, 2011
Published By: HarperTeen

Description: Their love was meant to be.

When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she's surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.

But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

My Thoughts: Carrier of the Mark was one of those books that you can't help but love. I have no idea why I left it on my shelf for so long. (Other than the fact that it was buried under a bunch of other books that I have yet to even get to...)

Carrier of the Mark follows Megan after her  Mother's death. She and her father have been moving around quite a lot and decide to settle in Ireland, where everything for the two of them just clicks. Her father has the perfect job, and meets a new woman, and Megan finally makes friends and meets Adam.

Adam is one of those guys. You know what I mean, the guy who's totally gorgeous but never ever talks to any girl  and spends his time doing swoonworthy things like taking care of his family and sailing and teaching sailing classes. All the women love him despite the fact that he barely even glances at them and he and is family are totally weird and seem to be witchy voodoo masters. Yep he's definitely one of those.

Of course, in true new girl fashion, Megan shows up at school and Adam stares at her and they have this attraction and the whole 9 yards.  Of course all her friends tell her not to waste her time and of course she does anyway. Of course, she gets the guy, what happens after that is not so normal though....

We find out that no only does Adam's family have special powers, but that Megan is tied into those powers in way's she doesn't even understand, if only she will embrace it. We also find out, that if Megan does embrace it, it may mean disaster for not only them but for the whole world.

I wont tell you exactly what happens but lets just say I loved this book. Some of it reminded me a lot of a watered down version of Telesa without all the lovely culture that helped make it so amazing. It didn't go as deep as I would have hoped, but I still liked it a lot. What I didn't really like was the whole insta-love thing. It was like they met and all of a sudden they were in love. it felt too soon for me and I didn't like that really much. Nonetheless I was thoroughly entertained and I will definitely be reading the next book in the series, Shadow of the Mark to see what happens. I give it 4 stars.


Lan said...

I've been avoiding this book like the plague because of all the comparisons to Twilight. I don't think it's one I would enjoy but I'm glad you liked it.

Unknown said...

I didn't get as caught up in the book as I would have liked, but I always love elemental magic, so it did appeal to me on that level. And it was very creative, wasn't it? I think I just didn't connect with the characters very much. Glad you enjoyed it, and great review!

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