Friday, 16 September 2011

Review: Carrier of the Mark [Carrier #1] by Leigh Fallon

Title: Carrier of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon
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Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Series: Carrier #1
Source: Publisher
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication Date: 1st October 2011
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
Bewitching debut teen fiction from Inkpop sensation – dark magic, prophecies and irresistible romance collide in this beguiling read.
When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. She makes close friends with the girls in her class, her relationship with her dad is better than ever, and she finds herself inexplicably drawn to gorgeous, mysterious Adam DeRis.
Adam is cold and aloof at first, but when Megan finally breaks down the icy barrier between them, she is amazed by the intensity of their connection. Then Adam reveals a secret about the magical destiny that will shape both of their lives but also threatens to tear them apart…
My Thoughts
I really enjoyed reading Carrier of The Mark. When you first open the book you get to read a prologue which gives you a taste of what is to come, and although it takes a while to get there, it is worth the read and the wait.

Carrier of the Mark has mysterious winds and water, dancing moths and supernatural powers. Throw in some cute boys and you have the perfect recipe for a great book. I really liked how the story is paced, days to weeks then months, but I don't feel like I have missed out on any important things.

Carrier of the Mark is the debut book for Leigh Fallon, and as an author her writing is believable and not hurried. She keeps me interested in what was going on or going to happen next, but doesn't make the powers the focus of the book and taking away from what else is happening. The friendships and relationships formed are realistic and the circumstances surrounding the characters fit in seamlessly with what is going on.

I liked how the characters powers were tied in with their emotions and that there were a few "wet weeks" but could guarantee on a "nice weekend". I like reading the descriptions used to not only describe what the powers were doing, but also the emotions the person was feeling.

I really loved how its set in Ireland, although I am from England I knew most of the words being used and what they meant before the characters translated them for Megan and laughed at some of the words being used.


  1. I'm sooo dying to read this book. :) So far I've only heard positive things about it and your review just added to that.
    Thanks for sharing your opinion with us.



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