Saturday, October 20, 2012
Carrier of the Mark
by Leigh Fallon
Published: 10.4.11 by HarperTeen
Pages: 342
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

Inky's Blurbings:
Even before I read this book I was at war with myself about reading this one. The cover and blurb looked fantastic, if a little cliche and the reviews were mostly Love-It or Hate-It. It kinda leaves a little room for doubt. But I was able to borrow a copy from my friend. I'm still at war with myself. I don't whether to love or hate this. I found a few things to be annoying, but at the same time I gobbled this up. Was it the moment? The writing? I don't know. But I will try to compose this into a realistic review. If that's possible...

So, we start off with a very cliched beginning. Girl-moves-to-new-town-sees-hot-guy-insta-attraction. It wasn't that bad at all. I didn't feel overwhelmed at it, but what did get to me was insta-attraction. She's drawn to him, almost obsessive like and she has a few run-ins and stuff but then when they finally talk/hook up it was just C-H-E-E-S-Y. Lol. I'm not kidding, like a few scenes were just *gag*choke* However, I think it wasn't devoid of all development. Luckily. As far as I can remember there is lots of romantic stuff, they have some moments of getting to know each other. I won't kid you though, Adam was pretty hot, and kinda cliche-hot boy. But I liked him.

Darn you addictive, half-cliche books.

Now, Megan was a good MC she wasn't hard to connect to, but she felt too easy? Oh, she was very realistic too the situations, she didn't have any unusually out of place feelings, but she didn't have as much depth as I would have liked in her. Past the romance and the part she's to play in the big "prophecy" I didn't feel like I knew her as well as I could have. But nontheless she got the story told. I liked the side characters. They were nice, adding some mild conflict, and more dimension to the story. Yay side characters.

By now you're probably thinking I didn't like this as much as I say I do after all that bashing. BUT, I really did like the originality behind the plots. I thought that it was an interesting idea and even though there is the issue of cliche "prophecy" it still held it's own and came out. BUT, I do have to say that I think this book could be more of a "set-up-the-plot-of-the-series" kinda book. Things don't revolve around much more than the romance until the last 3rd of the book and even then it's not alot. So plot-wise, I'm interested to see where it will in the next book.

Lastly, her writing is GORG. It wasn't over the top in descriptiveness, like too much butter on the popcorn, but it was easy to follow, and that's how it sucked me in. I just couldn't stop. So I really have to give Leigh a thumbs up for that. Good job. So there you have it. I have laid it on the table and now it's up to you decide how you feel. As for me, I enjoyed in the moment but after some thought I still found a few holes in the sweater. Luckily, I'm not frozen.

Content: Milderate
(Language throughout. Nothing explicit. Kisses, they sleep-onlysleep-together. Some innuendo.)

3 Stars - Cool Beans
(Great in a salad, mashed, or refried. A very nice appetizer, but I'm still hungry)

So, those are my blurbs on this book. What are yours? Have you read? Did you hate it? Love it? Are you interested to read it? Have you changed your mind about reading it? Love to hear! XOXO,


  1. Great review, Inky :)
    I'm on the fence about reading this. After seeing review after review comparing it to Twilight and the disturbing similarities, I took it off my TBR list completely. But after your review, I may put it back on...not to read any time in the near future (because I have better things to read), but maybe someday.
    I'm worried about the cheese, though. That's a good way to ruin a book for me (like Die for Me and Falling Under...ugh). Plus I despise instalove.
    Sigh. Who knows, maybe I'll give it a try. Maybe...

    *ahem* That was a bit long. >.>

    <3 Jessi

    1. Thanks Jessi! ;) I know right? I've never read Twilight so I couldn't compare, but I keep going back and forth. Oh wow. I'm honored if you do. lol. I thought Die for Me was cute but I don't think I'll read Falling Under. I have to agree about insta-love. It's so annoying to toss and turn about a book.

      It's totally cool! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  2. I bought this book based on the cover but then my sister read it and said she thought I wouldn't like it based on my dislike of Twilight. I still plan to read it someday since I bought it but I don't think that will happen too soon since I have so many other books to get through first.

    1. Totally. This is a cheesy-beach-read. When you want something light and romantic. ;) When you're not going to worry about picking it apart. lol.

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