Friday, October 14, 2011

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Genre: fantasy
Series and Book #: unknown
Pages: 342

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.


Great Irish connections. Throughout the entire novel, Fallon connected Megan and Adam's powers with traditional mythology. Also, the places Megan went (example: Trinity College in Dublin) Fallon explained really well and made me even more excited if I one day go to Ireland.

I have a problem with something. If you look in the summary, you'll see the opening line is "Their love was meant to be." LIAR! Forbidden love is a main theme in this novel. Megan and Adam's elements do not mix and if they were to get married and have children, the world would implode and the universe would be destroyed, life as we know it would end etc. etc. You know, the usual.

Megan and Adam were a sweet couple, and I think Fallon made them very realistic, but...they just jumped into the "I think we're meant to be" thing. But once that's settled, Adam and she become a lovable couple that you will root for. They have their fights and their worries, and I really liked them together. They balanced each other nicely.

Overall, I loved the back-myths that Fallon included, and I loved the characters she included in Megan's life. Caitlin (Megan's first friend at her new school) reminded me a bit of myself, always going after something, always worried about someone, and always bubbly and enthusiastic. The DeRís's were a wonderful family whom Fallon put together nicely. Their connection to Megan was supurbly plotted, and everything had a purpose. Not one thing was unnecessary to the story, and I love when that happens!

The Cover: Gorgeous. Her dress, her hair, the font...beautiful. 

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