Review: Carrier of the Mark (Carrier #1) by Leigh Fallon

10335701 Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: October 4, 2011 by HarperTeen
Series: #1 (Carrier)
Length: 342 pages
Source: bought

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.


I think Carrier of the Mark is a book you should just read without any expectations. It was very similar to Twilight, but I love how it was not about vampires. The main characters have element powers and I wish the author elaborated more on how the characters can manipulate their powers. I thought the romance was okay. It was insta-love but I already saw that coming since the romance in Twilight was insta-lovey. It was a bit cheesy at times, but bearable. I wish the book wasn’t so focused on the romance, though. I was really interested to know the side characters’ background especially Adam’s family (lol see what I did there?). Also, the author wasn’t very clear on the whole “carrier of the mark” thing. I still kind of do not understand how one can become the carrier of the mark and how one can pass it on. Overall if you liked Twilight and you are having a hangover from it then you should read this, if you did not enjoy Twilight then maybe skip this one because it really is very similar to it.

3 of 5

6 Responses to “Review: Carrier of the Mark (Carrier #1) by Leigh Fallon”

  1. 1 Sam September 26, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    Whoa! That cover is awesome. I don’t like insta-love a lot, so I probably won’t end up reading this (but who knows!). Great review though, Leigh!

  2. 3 thesepaperhearts September 26, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    I think I owned this at one time but gave it away haha. The ratings were just so bad on goodreads :/ I usually can’t stand insta-love either so this was a definite pass for me.

  3. 5 Alise September 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Definitely going to skip this one then, I’ve read so many Twilight-like YA paranormal romances already and disliked them. Glad it was readable though! I do like the concept though, too bad it wasn’t explained more.

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