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Wednesday, October 5

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

October 4th 2011, HarperTeen
352 pages, ARC
ARC from Publisher
First in the Carrier Trilogy
Young Adult

Humans and Demons and Elves
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.

I’ve been wanting to read this book for months so I was super excited to get my hands on a copy. I’m so glad I did. I absolutely loved it.

I enjoyed this book immensely. I fell for the characters, and when I had to put the book down I missed them. There were a couple of issues, but I feel as though because it was so entertaining they didn’t really matter.

The two cons of this book are that the plot is predictable in places and it is twilight-esque, but who cares when a book is truly enjoyable. One other issue is the insta-love. They went from basically never have spoken to snogging at the bonfire.

The setting is one that I adore. I’m kind of a Ireland/Scotland die hard fan and because Leigh lives in both Ireland and America during the year she did a great job of having the lexicon from America for Megan while transitioning her into the Ireland setting.

The paranormal elements of this book were fabulous. It was mythology themed, so of course I loved it, but as an added bonus it was all about the four elements.

One issue within Megan and Adam’s relationship is that it did happen so quickly. When Adam was off taking care of an issue Megan didn’t see his point of view, but by the end the love they shared was apparent.
I loved that although this book was primarily about the relationship between Adam and Megan and their mutual paranormal issues, but Megan still had a foundation of friends that she hang out with even when she was missing Adam.

In all this was a fabulous book, but if you have pet peeves about Twilight you might want to beware of the similarities.



I'm a wife, student, and a dog-lover who reads when I should be folding laundry (bane of my existance), I write (rarely as academic papers consume my life), and love getting wrapped up in fiction.


  1. I read this one too and I really enjoyed it. It does have its similar attributes to Twilight, but I didn't mind so much!

  2. I wouldn't have picked up this book on my own because it sounds just like every other YA paranormal book but seeing as how you enjoyed it so much, despite it's predictability, perhaps I'll give it a try.

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