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.(synopsis from Goodreads)
Carrier of the Mark is the debut novel of author Leigh Fallon. I ordered this for my Nook when it released in January of 2011. I bought it because I absolutely loved the cover. While the synopsis revealed very little; it was enough to pique my interest when it mentioned Ireland. I am not Irish, but I love reading stories set in Ireland. Fallon delivers a tale, with romance, folklore and supernatural elements. I found this first book in the Carrier Trilogy to be delightful.
Fallon’s world building was interesting and I like how she blended old with new to create the blood line for the carrier's of the mark. I found her rendition of elemental powers to be unique and I am looking forward to seeing this develop more in the trilogy. I really like her writing style and loved what she did with the prologue and flashing back four months. I think it was a brilliant move on her part. The backdrop of Ireland was simply beautiful and she captured it in detail. She brought us strong likeable, flawed characters with depth that we all can relate to.
The romance between Megan and Adam was at times gag-me-with-a-spoon, but for fans of eternal insta-love you will be absolutely delighted. As the story progressed I found their romance to be sweet and the way they tried to help each other endearing. I am looking forward to seeing how their relationship progresses.
Throughout the novel there is a lot of tension and danger for the couple and the other marked. The order responsible for protecting the carriers of the mark aren’t happy with the romance developing between Adam and Meagan. An organization is constantly searching for the carriers. This group wants to control them and their abilities. Some of the marks are having difficulty stabilizing their powers and sensing danger. All of these elements created a fast paced plot and a spectacular climax.
I recommend Carrier of the Mark to fans of fantasy, supernatural and romance. It is currently available in paperback and eBook formats. The second book in this trilogy entitled Dawn of the Nights is due to release this year. The third book entitled Age of the Fifth in 2013. I am looking forward to continuing this series and have added the talented, Leigh Fallon, to my list of authors to watch.
I gave this 4 coffee cups out of 5. Kimba
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Labels: Carrier Trilogy, Leigh Fallon, TBR Pile 2012 challenge, Young Adult Fantasy. romance