Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Carrier of the Mark
by Leigh Fallon
Publication Date: October 4th, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062027870
Source: ATW Arc Tours

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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 DeRĂ­s.

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. (Goodreads)
I was so excited to get a hold of The Carrier of the Mark. The cover is just stunning, and the story sounded awesome, so I was really looking forward to reading the book.

The two main characters in the book were Megan and Adam. I found these characters to be pretty likable, overall. There was some insta-love between the two. However, I can see this as being part of the intense pull they have for each other. The secondary characters in the book were very well written. I enjoyed reading about Adam’s family; his sister and brother; Aine and Rian, and also his guardian; Fionn. Megan’s dad and her best friend were also great characters as well. I’m really enjoying books where the main characters have really awesome best friends.

The storyline for the book was really interesting, and it held my attention throughout the book. Especially toward the end of the book, that’s where a lot of action comes into play. I loved the setting of the book. I haven’t read many books that were set in Ireland, and I really enjoyed the descriptions and setting. The language was pretty fun to read as well, all the Irish slang that the author threw in.

Overall, this was a really interesting read for me. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series, as I’m really curious as to where the author is going to go with the story.

Happy Reading!

Carrier of the Mark Book Trailer:


  1. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this! It sounds fantastic and everyone is saying positive things about it.
    Glad you liked it, and thanks for the great review. :)


  2. I just adore this cover. I really really do. Glad to hear the book is just as good inside.

  3. Hm. Thanks for writing the review. Sounds like you enjoyed it, but it didn't blow you out of the water. Good to know. And yes, that cover is gorgeous. :)

  4. Thanks for the great review! I'm chuffed you loved it. Yay.

  5. I love it when the main character has awesome best friends too! Plus the whole Ireland setting has me really eager to read it. So intrigued by this book and I just love how how the author was discovered through Inkpop. Great review!

  6. I am really excited to read this one and I absolutely love the cover! I haven't read anything set in Ireland either so I am excited about that aspect as well!

  7. I am so excited to start reading this! Can not wait. It's going to have an awesome setting. I love Ireland. I am so glad you enjoyed it :)

  8. Yeah, it's a rare case in which I think insta-love works, but I found that intense pulls are always filled with a lot of the tension I love reading about.

    Can't wait to check this one out. :)

  9. This one sounds really interesting and the cover is gorgeous. I can't wait to read it. Great review!

  10. I love that this one is set in Ireland, that's one of my very favorite story settings:) I really can't wait to get to this one, I agree the cover is stunning and I'm so glad the storyline kept you interested the whole way through!

  11. Great review! This book looks really interesting and the cover is gorgeous.

  12. This one definitely looks interesting! The characters sound great and I've very glad you enjoyed this one!! Thanks for the great review!

  13. I've seen a few mixed reviews on this one. Glad you enjoyed it. The cover is beautiful.

  14. Yay for an awesome setting. Ireland's on the top of my Travel list (yes, I have a list for everything!). Can't wait to read this one.
    Mary @ BookSwarm

  15. I've been looking forward to this one quite a bit. The fact that this book is set in Ireland sealed it for me, and the story has me pretty darned curious. I'm bummed about the instalove, but I'll wait and see how it works itself into the story.

  16. I am really excited to read this book! The descirption caught my attention immediately and the Irish setting is definitely appealing! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  17. I loved Ireland and absolutely want to read this book since it takes place there and sounds fantastic!

  18. this book is coming up on my tbr pile. glad to hear it's a good read. :)

  19. I cant wait to read this book! it sounds awesome! :D

  20. Oh this looks good! I really like the trailer. Love Ireland!


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