Monday, October 22, 2012

Carrier of the Mark from author Leigh Fallon


This book constantly caught my eye in the bookstore. Everywhere I turned it was there, always requesting to be read. Megan herself probably had something to do with the placement of this book that was always in my eye line. Well I read it and am hooked to yet another series. Leigh Fallon does an excellent job of always keeping the reader informed when it comes to the subject of the Marked and the endless history about this group of people. It’s layers upon layers of information creating more individual bits of stories within. It’s 344 pages but felt like it had more than 500 pages of story and intricate plots with beyond memorable characters.

I was enveloped in Adam and Megan’s devotion to each other. Even though there are dramatic moments in the book, I never found it overwhelming or hard to believe. I think that because of the powers that the teens posses in the book are dramatic and seem to work through their emotions it made all relationships that more intense, but Fallon always seems to keep a close eye on her characters so that they don’t seem overbearing. I know I’ll probably upset a lot of twilight fans but this was just way better as far as the character backgrounds and the history of those characters. You can get a sense that this series has strong bones that will definitely bare surprises until the end.   


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Summary:

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.

I never had to question whether I liked Megan or not as a character. She is a very strong individual and has to decide whether to make what she considers a selfish decision. I think I admired her more because of this. It made her more real. Sometimes when you constantly put others before you, you have to stop and do something for yourself. I like that she asks questions and doesn’t do what most characters do and wait for an answer. She keeps the story going and that makes her original in my eyes. Her interaction with Adam is pretty awesome and the book is loaded with fun dialogue between the powerful couple.

Which leads me to Adam who all teen girls will undoubtedly love. He’s very protective of Megan but not in a creepy way. He has a pivotal moment in the book where their relationship is threatened and I didn’t get the sense of his commitment to her until this moment. It was probably the most romantic and dramatic moment of the book, at least for me. But what’s fantastic is that Megan has a moment in the book as well that tops Adam’s, but his is still my favorite. He does have a dark moment of obsession when he tries to find a way for Megan and him to stay together but it was refreshing to see his character with a few cracks.

Carrier of the Mark takes place in Ireland and I loved it! Fallon grew up there and because of that she includes an enormous amount of detail to engulf the reader in the surroundings. I even had the characters in my head speaking with an accent at one point. This is an original series to jump into that has history, a couple of love stories, and powers that involve some pretty set in stone elements, but it has a lot of new creativity to offer throughout the book.

Make sure you stop by tomorrow for a special announcement from author Leigh Fallon and a little surprise for fans! You won’t be sorry.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for providing such useful information. I really appreciate your professional approach.

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  2. This book is nothing but a Twilight ripoff. There's a lot of controversy surrounding Leigh Fallon who attacked a reviewer with a secret campaign to vote down the reviewer's Amazon review. She even went so far as to call her a "toe rag" and a "bitch" (her words). Thankfully, someone with a conscience received the offending email and forwarded it over to the reviewer. The whole campaign backfired on Fallon when an army of the reviewer's supporters made it known that Fallon crossed the line with their own honest reviews on Amazon. Since then I have avoided this author's work like stinking mold.

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  3. the name megan means pearl do you think that the meaning of megan go tigther with the charcter

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