Friday, December 30, 2011

Carrier of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy #1)

Carrier of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy, #1)Title:Carrier of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy #1)
Author: Leigh Fallon
Rating: 3.5/5
SummaryTheir 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: I’d seen a lot of hype over The Carrier of the Mark and so I was super excited to be able to read this one in advance of its publication date. I started The Carrier of the Mark and sat down to read it in its entirety in an entire day. I even stayed up later than I had intended just so I could finish the book. 
Needless to say that I enjoyed reading The Carrier of the Mark very much; it has a lot of same-ish elements to it that books in the paranormal romance genre have; but at the same time there are a lot of differences too. To me, it’s the differences that really make this book. They stand out far more than those same qualities. 
For starters, the descriptive writing is really amazing. I loved Leigh’s writing style as it was nice and simple yet captured the beauty of what was happening in certain parts of the story. There are some very beautiful scenes in The Carrier of the Mark but I can’t say too much more about them without giving away spoilers. 
The paranormal/supernatural element was quite different to others I’ve come across before and without spoiling anything, no they are not vampires. A lot of it ties back to Irish folklore and so that is very interesting as well.  At times, the powers reminded be of Avatar The Last Airbender (SHOUT OUT TO ALL AVATAR LOVERS).
The characters were all quite interesting. I didn’t really have a favourite although I did like Aíne and Rían and would like to get to know more about Rían in future books. 
I quite enjoyed reading The Carrier of the Mark and fans of paranormal romance will not go amiss in reading The Carrier of the Mark. It’s set in Ireland and features something quite different in the way of paranormal entities. Definitely check it out as it is awesome. 

1 comment:

  1. I bought this book for my Kindle after sampling the first chapter. The first chapter was fantastic, and I thought that I could relate to the main character. However, from about chapter four on, the entire story went downhill. The plot jumped around and didn't make sense, and I hate insta-love. I also agree with other reviewers that it's a Twilight rip-off, hardcore, but at least Stephanie Meyer knows how to show and not tell. Leigh Fallon does not. I will not be reading anymore books in this series. Don't waste your money on this book. It's not worth it.