Sunday, July 14, 2013

Carrier of the Mark Review

Title: Carrier of the Mark

Author: Leigh Fallon

Book: (Carrier Trilogy, #1)

Pages: 352

Rating: 3/5

I was freaking out because I wanted this book so much! I mean I love mythology and of course Ireland! One day I hope to go there and see what it really looks like since books may try to describe it but they don't usually succeed. Ok this book was kind of boring and I was laughing since it reminded me so much of Twilight (except in certain instances). I liked the book but it was more about the main characters than about the Irish legends. I prefer mythology to obsessive couples.
Megan is a girl who moves around a lot since her mother died in a car accident. When she moves to Ireland she never expects to make friends so quickly or to have the hottest guy in school watch every move she makes. (I mean his obsession with her is so over the top!) Anyway she feels the attraction to Adam too which makes it super hard for her to ignore him. XD
Adam is a guy who lives with his brother (Rian), his sister (Aine), and their guardian (Fionn) since his parents died. They have secrets which include cool powers. Not going to tell you who has what power but they are pretty cool! They are Carriers of the Mark just like Megan and they are all royalty just like Megan. Not real royalty as in the Queen of England but as in royalty among Carriers of the Mark. I was so confused when the characters talked about this stuff and wanted to skip to the end.
The thing that made me mad was that Megan and Adam couldn't be together (as in married) and yet they were snogging each other to the point I was sure they would do the deed. Nope! Adam began gaining more power when he was near her and he was beginning to lose control of it. As for Megan her power grew but she was able to control it after a bit. Their powers react to each other which could mean something devastating would happen if they got together in that way. Please they are way to young to think of getting married!
Towards the end of the book it really picked up but it didn't last long. I mean I like tense moments in a book but this only had a few pages and it wasn't nearly enough. It wasn't even that exciting! Though I did finish it I kept putting it off until I had nothing better to do since the book was too...silly! Some parts has me super confused and I kept rereading trying to figure out what they were talking about. It could be that I was just tired but I don't think so. It is still a good book but I would wait till you ran out of books before you read this. I will write a review on Shadow of the Mark as soon as I get my hands on it!

About The Author

I was born in South Africa, raised in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Cork in my 20’s. While living in beautiful Kinsale, Co Cork I discovered a love of writing. I write mainly for the young adult market. My current book, The Carrier of the Mark, prompted me to abandon my ‘riveting’ career in corporate treasury and have been writing ever since. I have another three books in the Carrier series and a few other projects I'm working on. My family and I now share our time between Ireland and the US.



  1. Interesting review. I've heard great things about it. I LOVE mythology too so I had hopes for this book. Now I'm not so sure. Sounds like it was more of a love story than a mythology novel.

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  2. When I saw this book for pre-order I WAS SO EXCITED. For one it has a BEAUTIFUL cover and Id heard amazing things and thought this could be good, but come mail day; I started reading it and I like yourself was a little disappointed, You review was really fluent and i enjoyed it immensely .

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    1. I will! Glad you enjoyed and agreed with my review! :D