Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Paperback, 342 pages
Published: October 4, 2011
Carrier #1

     From the moment she sets foot at her new school in Ireland, Megan is inexplicably drawn to the darkly handsome Adam DeRis. But Megan discovers that her feelings for Adam are tied to a supernatural fate that was sealed long ago - and that the passion and power that unites them could be their ultimate destruction. 
     This electrifying debut novel was first discovered on inkpop.com the online community for aspiring writers. THE CARRIER OF THE MARK sizzles with unbridled romance, a unique supernatural hook, and a breathtaking Irish setting, and will entice fans of the Need series by Carrie Jones and and the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast.

     Let me start by saying I was a little disappointed in this book.... It was like EVERY element of Twilight was featured here. So much so, I remember thinking that Bella and Edward must have packed up and moved to Ireland while I was reading the book. Lucky for the book, I did enjoy Twilight. I just don't think the book had enough of its own voice.
     One thing I did like about it was the cover. Wow, it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! And once you read it and you find out why it looks that way..... Psssh you'll be just as hooked as I was. 
     I also liked the mythology that was featured in the story. I learned so much about the Irish culture that I had never even heard of. I absolutely love books like that. I can enjoy reading them but also learn about different cultures and places as I read. 
     Which brings me to my next point. I felt as if I were swept away to Ireland as I was reading this. It was a very readable book, but the thing that put me off was the fact that I thought I might have been reading a book I thoroughly enjoyed before or if it was her actual writing. I am looking forward to the next installment of the trilogy to see if it was her writing or the thought that I may have heard the story before. 
Overall, I give this *** (3 out of 5)

Carrier Trilogy by Leigh Fallon

1 comment:

  1. Hmm... I have my doubts about this one. I am not a fan of Twilight at all, and I've read many reviews comparing Carrier of the Mark to Twilight. So, this is not a very good combination for me. :( But, I do love the fact that you felt like you were swept away to Ireland. That is absolutely a plus, and not just because I think Irish boys are yummy. ;) I have this book, although I'm not sure if I'll read it anytime soon..