Published: October 4th 2011 by HarperTeen
Grade rate: A
From the moment she sets foot at her new school in Ireland, Megan is inexplicably drawn to the darkly handsome Adam DeRis. But Megan soon 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 the House of Night series by P. C. and Kristin Cast.
Carrier of the Mark is a great debut novel by author Leigh Fallon and I really enjoyed it. As you know I am a big Twilight fan and this book shares some of the same characteristics, such as a new girl in town, the instant attraction to a gorgeous and strange guy, the mystery that surrounds him and his family and the constant danger they are all in. But Carrier of the Mark has enough differences that make it a unique book on its own right.
Megan is a strong female character that adapts and accepts fairly quickly what is thrown at her. She doesn’t like to be a damsel in distress and I liked that about her. Adam is (as I mentioned earlier) is gorgeous and he cares for Megan a lot and doesn’t care to show it. I am a romantic at heart and the romance between Megan and Adam felt so real (even though it happened fast) and sweet and passionate, all at the same time. Other characters in the book were well developed and I liked Adam’s family and Megan’s new friends.
The story flows at a good pace and the plot is believable and not predictable. I like that everyone was straightforward and we knew about what the “carrier of the mark” means soon in the story. The explanation about how it all works was a little hard to understand, but I got the gist of it. The book was easy and fast to read and I couldn’t put it down.
The Carrier of the Mark was a great read for me and I loved it. I will be counting the days until Dawn of the Knights is published sometime next year.
About the cover: What can I say, other than it is gorgeous? The feeling of weightlessness is very appropriate for the story and the blue makes a beautiful contrast with other elements in the cover.