Monday, September 19, 2011

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Release date:  October 4, 2010
Published by: Harper Teen
Reviewed by:  AmyG (big sis)
Sisters Say:  Magical, Mesmerizing, and Magnetic

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. 

From the moment I saw this cover, I was hooked!  So, whenever Brooke Reports let me borrow it, I was ecstatic!  Thank you Brooke!  I love you bunches!  Some books have covers that perfectly represent their book, and suffice to say Carrier is one of the them!  All the emotions I felt when I first saw the cover were the same I felt as I read the novel: magical, mesmerzing, and magnetic!

This book has so much that makes it unique in YA today!  First off, it is set in beautiful, mystical Ireland.  I've always pictured Ireland as such a magical place, and it did not disappoint!  The rain, the fog, the countryside, the ruins, and the character's accents add a richness to the story that keeps you hanging on until the last sentence.  Ireland also fits perfectly as the backdrop to the powers that are involved in the story.  That is another uniquely different quality of this book.  I don't want to go too much into it because I want all of you to be surprised.  However, I will say, that there are very few YA novels that contain this type of the supernatural.  No vampires or werewolves here folks!

This is a hard review to write because I feel like even if I say a little it will be too much!  So, I'm just going to say that it was an amazing book.  It sets up this great world with its own history and rules.  The love story is magnetic.  Adam and Megan are drawn, almost compelled to one another by more than love and attraction.  It's a book that you fly through and can't wait until the next interaction between the two main characters.  The supporting cast is just as mysterious and likable as Adam and Megan.  They have secrets and intriguing backstories of their own.  It ends with a great set up for the rest of the series without leaving you with a huge, heartbreaking, cliffhanger ending!  I can't wait for the coming books, I think they will only get better!  I encourage everyone to get this book then come back and talk to me about it!  I need to fan-girl about it without worrying about spoilers!!!