Book Review & Giveaway: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Posted 26 October, 2011 by Danny in Danny, Danny's Book Review / 33 Comments

Carrier of the Mark 
by Leigh Fallon
Book I in Carrier Trilogy
Published October 4th 2011 by HarperTeen
genre: YA paranormal
amazon (Kindle, Paperback) 
synopsis from 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.

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 a love story! 

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.

Bottom Line
Great idea, awesome premise, great plot line and in the end captivating enough for me to definitely read on. I believe in this series and I will read the next one although I had slightly problems with the story and the characters.
Giveaway time!!!
As part of the Fall Clearing, we have one copy 
for you to win! 

Much Love,  

Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
You can also find me on goodreads. I’d love to get to know you so, don’t be shy and say Hello!

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33 Responses to “Book Review & Giveaway: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon”

  1. Thank you for the honest review and giveaway! Like you, I love the idea and would like to give this book a try.

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. stacey dempsey

    oh i have seen alot of reviews on this book and i really want to read it GREAT thanks for the chance
    staceyx at telus dot net

  3. Gina

    The cover is beautiful so I am willing to give it a shot. The summary does sound pretty good and I have heard mixed reviews about this book but I want to make my own opinion of it. Thanks for the giveaway!

    alchemistchrono(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. jwitt33

    I've wanted to read this book since I saw the cover for the first time! And then after reading so many good reviews, I really, REALLY want to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  5. Courtney

    Would love to read this book. Not to judge a book by the cover, but if I did I would say this book is fabulous. The artwork is amazing. Story sounds intriguing, would love to get my hands on this book.

  6. Jill of The O.W.L.

    Hmmmmmm this book sounds great, but I'll know a bit better what to expect now! Thanks!

    themgowl at gmail dot come

  7. Mary DeBorde

    Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    Thank you for the super-sweet chance to win a copy of Carrier of The Mark!!! Happy Halloween and
    may the Great Pumpkin shower you with candy 😀 lol

  8. etrabelsie

    I'd like to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Elizabeth
    etrabelsie[AT]gmail[DOT]com

  9. Hoot

    I keep hearing about how freaking awesome this book is! And the cover is so pretty!!! I'd love to read it!

    hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

  10. Laura Ann DUnks

    I have had this on my TBR list for ages and I still havent got it. But I would love to win!

    lauradunks at googlemail dot com

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