Review: The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

CARRIER OF THE MARK
by Leigh Fallon
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (October 4, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062027875
Rating:
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Get this book if you enjoyed STARCROSSED

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:

Romance, a foreign exciting landscape, a hot guy and a bit of paranormal activity....what is not to like about this story? I am always on the lookout for a good paranormal romance and I was pleased with what I encountered in reading The Carrier of the Mark.

Leight Fallon has done a fine job of creating a story that has great elements of romance, scenic landscapes and great characters with a plot line that is compelling. I enjoyed the story's unique use of the elements and how it was factored into the plot. Although I believe that it bordered on the complex side and made me want to revisit certain passages just to make sure I understood everything properly. The OMG! twist that posed a troubling issue for the main couple was well conceived and I could not wait to see how it could be resolved within the story's plot.

I enjoy paranormal romance and The Carrier of the Mark had a good amount heart pounding moments to keep the romantic side within me satisfied, but it did trespass onto far-fetched territory on a few occasions. Aside from that, it was great to see Megan and Adam navigate a teen romance when the world as we know it, is literally balancing on their shoulder. Like dealing with school, evil forces, scribes and prophecies is not enough.

2 comments on "Review: The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon"

Nicole@The More the Merrier wrote: January 10, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I have been dying to read Carrier of the Mark but I have yet to get it. I'm interested to see how the elements play into this story as well as to see the relationship between Megan and Adam. I like a little romance in my paranormal reads and this one sounds like it has just enough romance to make me happy.
Thanks for the review it makes me want to go out and get myself a copy of this book.


BookLuvr Mindy wrote: January 10, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I totally SUCK! I really need to just buy this book and read it already! I don't know how many times I've said that I'm dying to read this book! I'm always reading, "something else" and if I don't have it in my POSSESSION...I don't think it will ever happen. So I need to just PURCHASE IT ALREADY!

I'm glad you elaborate on the things you had a problem with.

Thanks for your review!

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