Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Carrier Of The Mark

Carrier of the Mark
Carrier Trilogy #1
by Leigh Fallon

Why did you choose this book? I was attracted to the cover and was lucky enough to win a copy
When did you read this book? July 2012
Who should read this book? readers of fantasy and paranormal romance
Source: Thoughts Of An Endless Dreamer blog giveaway
Here is a synopsis of Carrier of the Mark from Goodreads, where it rates 3.51 stars.

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 Review 

I first was drawn to this book by the beautiful cover. It is one you notice right away. So when I saw it offered as a ‘give away’ on the Thoughts Of An Endless Dreamer blog, I entered! And I was lucky enough to win. (Thanks Taylor!) However, I have to say, once I got the book, it didn’t pull my in the way I expected. I picked it up and started it three different times before it finally ‘took’ and I was able to stick with it. Even after I did, it never really stuck me.

The story is about an American high school student, who moves with her Dad to Ireland. She immediately is attracted to Adam, who seems repulsed by her, and wants nothing to do with her. Complication; he works for her Dad. As it turns out, Adam has a special power over the water. He has a brother, with power over fire, and a sister, with power over earth. They are descended through a long line of ‘mark’ carriers; humans who were children of an ancient goddess who distributed these powers among her children but gave up on them when they were misused. Now, all need to be present in the world at once to save the world. Megan, it turns out, is a carrier. She is the key. There are forces in the world that do not want this reunion to take place and are working to find and eliminate the carriers. And Adam, though he is insanely attracted to her, wants to stay away from her, ‘because it would be bad for her’. His sister, Aine, really loves the developing relationship between Adam and Megan, and is Megan’s new BFF, helping her dress and hanging out with her when Adam can’t. Their brother, Rian, really Megan. And why? Well, Megan has a choice to accept her power or remain ‘human’; and he is jealous because he did not get that choice. Oh, and the family lives on a secluded estate, where they are protected from those who would seek to destroy them. If you think this sounds a bit like Belle and Edward and Alice and Rosalie; well, you are not the first to think so.

Now this book is not terrible. Parts of it, especially towards the end, actually are quite suspenseful! But overall, the book did not hold my interest. I probably will not be reading the rest of the series.

My Rating:  ★★★  3 Stars

Here’s a book trailer for Carrier of the Mark

1 comment:

  1. I didnt pay too much attention to the twilight references, but they're definitely there. I didnt really LOVE this book either and gave it 4 stars and will probably be reading the next book. If you want something that has some of this same idea (the whole fire, water, earth thing) then I'd suggest reading Telesa by Lani Wendt Young. It's one of my all time favorites and way better than this book could possibly be. Great Review!!!