Sunday, 15 January 2012

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon (Review)

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Number of Pages: 342
For ages 13+

"From the moment she sets foot at her new school in Ireland, Megan is inexplicably drawn to the darkly handsome Adam DeRis. But Megan soon discovers that her feelings for Adam are tied to a supernatural fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that unites them could be their ultimate destruction." -Goodreads

I completely forgot it was Sunday until I realized Once Upon a Time came on tonight, and then I realized that also means I needed to review a book today. So here we are!

I got this book for Christmas from Trisha, so THANK YOU, TRISHA! ..And I had a feeling she wanted me to review it.

There's a lot of talk going on on Goodreads about how this book starts out A LOT like Twilight and I hate to say this, but I whole-heartedly agree. New girl moves into town, is wildly attracted to the mysterious boy at her school who has a super natural power, and can't stop thinking about him. Luckily, the similarities didn't completely hurt this book. Sure, it was somewhat annoying, but I got over it, and it was only in the beginning.

Megan was kind of a character that started out like any regular YA character that didn't stick out a whole lot. She did stick out by the end though. Unfortunately, I can't tell you WHY she sticks out in the end because that would be MAJOR SPOILING.

Adam is absolutely swoon worthy. I also liked that he wasn't a completely arrogant guy. He wasn't flawless and perfect. In fact,he tripped over himself or into a wall a couple of times for staring at Megan. Which I thought was absolutely adorable in its own sense. He cared for Megan and would do anything to protect her, which is also something I LOVE in a guy character. Over all, Adam is FANTABULOUS.

The book was a tad boring in the beginning, but that's just because it was progressing and honestly, I probably would have been whining about the beginning being too "rushed" anyways.

One thing that really threw me through a loop was the fact that Adam and Megan being together could pretty much destroy the world. WHAT? The simple romance of two people could put everyone's lives in jeopardy. No biggy. It did become a huge aspect of the book, though, and it did make things extremely difficult. But also the fact that they had no idea whether this statement was true or just a legend, was difficult in itself.

Over all, I give this book a 4 out of 5 diva crowns. Some of the similarities between this book and Twilight got to me, and the fact that it wasn't very entertaining in the beginning brought it down a crown. I still do recommend it to anyone who enjoys paranormal fantasy. And the romance was definitely there. Also, sorry for the short review. For some reason the creative juices aren't flowin' like they usually do!


KreagReads said...

I agree with basically everything you said here, LOL! I still really liked it, and I need a sequel like now. That ending!? Craaaazy.

Jewelz said...

I know! Definitely want to read the next book! :D

Heather said...

This has such a haunting cover. And I had no idea it takes place in Ireland! I'm off to buy it right now!

Jewelz said...

Awesome! Thanks for reading! :)