Saturday, March 24, 2012

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon Review

Carrier of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon
ISBN: 0062027875 (ISBN13: 9780062027870)
Release Date:  October 4th 2011
Format : Paperback
Pages: 342
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Magic,
Series: Carrier Trilogy #1

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 on the book
I was surprise when I first started to read this book by how drawn in I was to it. The cover didn't really appeal to me so I wasn't going to bother reading this book but after not being able to pick any other book for winning a contest I decided to pick this book because of how many good things I've heard about it. I got to say this book really did catch my attention and I loved reading this all in two days.

Megan is such a loveable character who you start to like from start to finish. Her dad always wants to move and they don't stay in the same place for very long. So when she moves to Ireland she didn't think she would make any friends at first until she meets her friend Caitlin. After meeting her they quickly became friends and she doesn't feel so alone any longer.  Megan takes everything that's been happening with her quite easily, from her strange new feelings for Adam to the powers she starts to develop. With Adam by her side she's strong enough to face anything that comes at her. She's brave in wanting to stay with Adam even though people tell them they can't be together she doesn't listen. Adam is just the same he's a nice boy who doesn't really talk to anyone at first until he meets Megan who makes him act weird in a clumsy way. He gets distracted when Megan is around and can't take his eyes off of her. After realizing who Megan is he tells her the truth right away and also tells her his feelings for her. Even though he's a nice guy he does have a rough side to him which is very protective of Megan and will lose control of his powers if it's to do with her but she also calms him down so that he doesn't go out of control. He also has a twin sister Aine who is very nice to Megan and becomes her friend. She's a fun and loveable girl who takes their way of life seriously. They also have a brother Rian who has a rough side to him who doesn't really like Megan at first. Though he slowly opens up and you can see how nice he is.

The romance doesn't appear until the middle of the book where it's just so fast with how they feel and how they act together. They both have strong feelings for each other and want to be together no matter what even though people tell them they can't be together they don't listen. They would do anything if it means that they are together. Even Adam's guardian will let them be together and won't let other people take them away from one another.

The plot is great I loved how it has to do with powers and it explains why the earth's weather been so different recently. Not to mention that the people who are after the four elements will do anything to get them. I can't wait to read the next two volumes if the plots are just as good as this book!

It's quite a boring cover, I really don't like how it's design so plain. Sure the title design is great an all but the background image with the girl on the cover is just boring. If I haven't heard so many good things about this book I probably would have picked it up in a book store. The placement of the title and the author's name is the only thing that's really eye catching about this book.

This book is a great read and I recommend this book to anyone who likes magic and romance all rolled into one.

5 out of 5 Howling Wolves

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