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"This is going to sound crazy, but...since the moment I first set eyes on you I haven't been able to stop thinking about you." ~Adam


Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Release Date: October 4th, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 352
Series


Feeling after finishing: ...wow...


Blurb


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.

Review

When I finished this book, the first thing I thought to myself was "how on earth am I going to put into words how much I loved this book?" I honestly have no idea, I normally wait awhile before writing a review, but this one I just need to get out of my system now. It was perfection. I can't even think of a comlpaint right now. The romance was...it was just amazing, it never once had that fake or cheesy  feel to it, yet it was able to still capture the 'love at first sight' concept and keep it real and magical which in all honesty I feel no books have been able to really capture lately. 

Megan and her dad are on the move...again.  Ever since Megans mother died she has never been able to really call a place 'home'..now thier on the move to Ireland, and this time is different, everything feels different, and right. Megan is enjoying her new school, and her new group of friends, the one thing she can't figure out...is Adam DeRis. She doesn't know why, but she can't stop thinking about him ever since she first saw him on that first day of school, but all her friends warn her...Adam and his family..are strange, and she is warned to give up on him and forget about it...but she just can't. After more and more strange happenings, Megan is thrown into the world of the DeRis's, and she discovers she is one of them...she is a Marked one...and not just that, but she controls one of the most powerful elements...and she is a Carrier of the Mark..as if finding out that isnt enough for Megan..she finds out there are a group of people..called The Knox...and they are searching for The Marked, to use their powers, to harm them. 

This story was beautiful, I loved it. The characters were perfect, Leigh Fallon did a superb job at putting together an amazing group of people, each character I felt like I really knew, and I can tell you right now that this is gonna be one of those series, that whenever it does end, it is going be heartbreaking to say goodbye to these characters. 

The romance, I dont even know where to start with it, it was so amazing, I just found myself smiling from ear to ear of the love that was so perfectly protrayed between Megan and Adam, this romance was just so sweet, this books romance fed my hopeless romantic needs to the max and more.  One thing I loved about the romance that Leigh Fallon has put together is she was able to make it so magical, yet it never felt unrealistic..it as cheesy as this sounds makes people believe in true love at first sight. 

The paranormal aspect of this book was such a treat! It was so new and fresh. The powers that Megan and the DeRis family has is incredible, the scenes that Leigh had put in her book of them showing there powers are just breathtaking. This is a world that I cannot wait to visit again and discover even more about. Forget vampires and Werewoves, make room for The Marked ones! 

I can't get over this story it was just in one word breathtaking, every part of this story draws you in and keeps you till the last page. With a story full of romance, power, action, suspense, and magic. Carrier of the Mark is one read of 2011 that you will not want to miss! 

Thank you HarperTeen for sending me this for review!

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4 comments:

Giselle said...

Oh great a book with believable romance! I'm really looking forward to read this one. It does sound fresh and original. Great review.

Giselle
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Book Passion for Life said...

AWESOME!!! I can't wait to get this one started and your review makes me want to read it even more. :)

StuckInBooks said...

Oh I thought this book was fabulous too. Nice review.

Valerie
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Bookish Brunette said...

I've been debating on whether to read this one or not! Thanks chick!!! That first quote cinched the deal for me! Ha!!