Monday, December 19, 2011

Gabrielle's Review on Carrier of the Mark

Carrier of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon (@Leigh_Fallon)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
Pages: 342
Source: Bought
Rating: Reachable
Series: Carrier Trilogy #1
The Other Books: Shadow of the Mark
Extras: Trailer
Seek: Amazon, Goodreads
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.
The cover is gorgeous. The girl is actually how I picture Megan, and her taking off to the sky, fits well with the story.
It was a strangely beautiful sight. Then she held out her arms to each side and the hovering mass of insects descended on her, smothering every inch of her silhouette in the delicate beatings of white wings.
I been wanted this book ever since I heard that Inkpop helped it get published. Inkpop, sponsored by Harper Collins, is a writing community for writers to share their literature and have a chance to get it viewed by editors. A few of us Seekers are on Inkpop, and seeing this book published, gives us hope for the future of our own novels.

I have been having some trouble getting focused on reading lately, and haven’t really found anything to read. Carrier of the Mark helped cure my laziness. It was a fun fast-paced novel, and the characters were unforgettable. Especially Adam’s family, they grow on you very well.

Megan was a fun character to read about. She has moved from America to Ireland with her dad. She starts at the local school, and is taken in. When Adam is near her, he is stumbling over himself. Something about her is breaking his quiet, bad boy status. Everything about them was quite likable since the storyline revolves around them.

Megan notices weird things about the Adam’s family, and the local’s stories about them, makes them even more mysterious. She also keeps seeing this monk walked around town, and has a raven stalking her around town. Stranger thing begin to pile up around her.

This story is about the elements; air, water, earth, and fire. Through the story, it is easy to plot which Megan was. I figured out what Adam and Aine were because of the scenes they were in, and the magical things that happened around them. Then you meet Rian, and his temper seemed to fit characteristics of a fire element. So, that left air… cue in Megan.

I love the ending. There thrilling moments, and I was really worried about Adam, that I got teary-eyed.

All in all, it was breath-taking, fast-paced, and amazing characters. I would buy this book an instant, but after reading other reviews, I suggest that you burrow this from the library or a friend. If you do like it, buy it, and gather ready for the sequel Dawn of the Knights.
Dawn of the Knights is to be released sometime in 2012. There is no set date, or cover, yet.

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