Carrier Of The Mark by Leigh Fallon

Who: Leigh Fallon
What: Carrier of the Mark
When: October 4th
Where: HarperTeen
Why: Cover Love
How: For Review

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 DeRĂ­s.
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.

Carrier of the Mark is a highly addictive novel complete with a beautiful setting, fun characters, and some mythology that's both intriguing and intense!

The story centers around a girl named Megan who moves to Ireland with her father after he gets a new job, and definite strange things start happening the minute she arrives. And to add to the fact that she thinks she's seeing things and random bursts of violent wind seem to appear whenever she feels emotional, the DeRis family has taken a particular interest in her, especially a boy named Adam. The Celtic mythology that Leigh managed to infuse into the story was very likely my favorite part, because it was just so intriguing! The entire history behind the Carrier of the Mark and the rest of the Marked was fascinating to read and made the story for me. 

My favorite character would probably be Aine, Adam's twin sister. She was funny and very down-to-earth (HAHA, you only understand my joke if you've read the book...). She was also a very loyal friend and sister and I can't wait to see more of her in the second book. A lot of people might say that Adam and Megan's relationship was some major instalove, but the things is...it doesn't read like it. Leigh provides enough back story  and chemistry to the two that I never found myself annoyed with how quickly their relationship and attraction formed (and you guys know how much I hate instalove) Plus, there are outside forces involved with that so it made a lot more sense with how instant their attraction was. 

I also happened to love how sure Megan was of fulfilling her destiny (although, as natural, she does get a little blurred around the middle-end) and embracing her power. She was excited about what she could do! She didn't cower at the idea of having some kind of magical ability but quickly embraced it and wanted to learn and do good things with it. I loved that!

Overall, a fast, entertaining, and intense read that I definitely recommend! 

Happy Reading!


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