Carrier of the Mark
by Leigh Fallon
Book I in Carrier Trilogy
Published October 4th 2011 by HarperTeen
genre: YA paranormal
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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.
Let me start with the obvious, the cover is incredibly awesome!!
I remember when I first saw that I had to read this book, so I was extremely happy when I got a copy at BEA *woot* I love the idea.
Ancient mystery powers, secret societies and organisations folded together with a beautiful love story. Megan moves with her father to Ireland and sees this mysterious boy that goes to her new school.
She’s immediately drawn to Adam but is warned by many of the other girls. Adam does not care for girls at this school and everyone seems to know another mysterious story to tell about him and his family.
However, when he sees with Megan he acts differently… He lives with his twin sister, older brother and guardian and they don’t like to mingle with the others from town and like to keep for themselves. But then also Megan experiences very weird, strange and mysterious things that happen around Adam and his sister and she begins to wonder….
Couldn’t connect with Megan….
As I said, I love the idea and the premise and I think this will be a great series. But I had some tiny problems with the book… I cannot even say why, but somehow I couldn’t connect with Megan they way I normally do with characters in the book.
Also, a few scenes and one character seemed vaguely familiar reminded me strikingly of another novel I’ve read. Don’t get me wrong, this happens all time and normally I don’t care, but here it just seemed too familiar for me. Also the instand love between Adam and Megan was too strong and too fast, but I think this is part of the story and mystery.