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Carrier of the Mark Kindle Edition

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"An engaging story."--Publishers Weekly

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"An engaging story."--Publishers Weekly

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1383 KB
  • Print Length: 357 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (27 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IGZUU6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #242,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Dec. 2011
Format: Paperback
There has been so much buzz for Carrier of the Mark over the last couple of months that I was really excited to get hold of a copy and start reading. I had high hopes for the story but unfortunately I found myself feeling a bit disappointed by the end of it. I hate to make comparisons between books and it's something I try to avoid doing in reviews but I can't help but compare this to Twilight. I was shocked by the number of similarities in the plot and there were quite a few instances when I knew exactly what would happen next because it followed the Twilight pattern. I've seen other reviewers on Goodreads make detailed comparisons to the two books so I'm not going to list all the similarities here but there are a lot of them.

Neither of the main characters particularly stood out for me, they are both OK but I didn't love them. I'm also getting a bit fed up with the trend for insta love in YA paranormal stories. Occasionally the author manages to make it believable but more often than not it just leaves me frustrated. Megan and Adam have been staring at each other for weeks but have barely spoken but the next thing you know they are declaring their love for each other. Please at least have a proper conversation and spend some time getting to know each other before you decide you're madly in love and can't live without each other.

What kept me reading was the paranormal aspect of the story, I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say I've not read anything else based on Irish mythology before and I found it really interesting. There was quite a lot of info dumping going on though which I found confusing and I still don't quite understand what makes Megan different to Aine.
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I was really looking forward to this book and found myself a little confused and dissappointed. The first part of the book is great I really enjoyed the way the characters were introduced but then the insta love struck, don't get me wrong I enjoy a good bit of insta love but here it just seemed a bit too far fetched. Megan falls for Adam hard and fast the following morning after their first kiss, she discovers a secret that being with Adam means her life will be in danger and likely be spent being hunted, her reply to this, 'Its all so amazing' really you would be willing to give everything up for a boy you just met and one kiss? I guess there was an oppurtunity for a bit more character building here that would have endeared the reader to Megan a bit more but alas it wasn't to be and it left me feeling a bit cold towards the character.
The description of the hereditary nature of the paranormal aspect had my head spinning I re read it half a dozen times and still couldn't figure it out, having a good background in gentics myself maybe got in the way but I just couldn't fathom the difference between a direct line / Royal line or Carrier. I am guessing this will all become clear in subsequent books, which I will be reading regardless of this slightly shaky start to the series its a great concept and I am looking forward to seeing where Leigh Fallon takes the story.
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This book arrived for me around the same time the Internet drama involving the author was occurring and while it did leave a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, I figured it was only fair to judge the book by its own merits rather than the actions of the author.

I have to say, I wasn't impressed. What attracted me to this book is the addition of Irish mythology into a paranormal romance. Ireland isn't a setting that I read of very often, and I wanted more from it. Same with this romance between Megan and Adam which promised to be of epic proportions. And while I did finish the book, I finished it without caring very much about the world created, the characters or the romance. For me, it didn't engage me emotionally at all, and that was very disappointing. I really wanted to enjoy this one. I still think the cover is quite pretty.
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The story in this book was good, it's based around the elements - air, water, fire and earth. The only thing was, I was disappointed by the actual writing. It all seemed very rushed. I get that the author had a lot to fit in but it feels like she had too big a story for length of the book. It feels like it could have been broken into 2 parts, or the book could have been longer.

As I said, the story was good. I really liked the idea behind it and was excited to read it. I'll probably read more (if there is going to be more), and see how it goes from there. It's a very quick read so it's worth a borrow at least.
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I started this book expecting something fantastic as I've been hearing all about it all over the blogosphere. The cover is also so gorgeous that I couldn't help but want to read it.

This book started so well, Fallon has some great skills with writing and creates a great Irish setting. The book has great description and has this really natural feel. As well as that, Fallon's setting is so vivid that you feel really as if you're there. i love the idea of the Irish setting and Megan's Americanisms being out of place.

After the great start, the book started to follow a familiar plotline... I hate using this book as a comparison but it started to seem a bit, errr, Twilight-esque! Okay, sorry, I hate doing comparisons but the plot was very similar even down to the family set-up and romance aspect. It seemed very cliche and unoriginal but the fantastic writing made it interesting to read. As well as this, the characters were wooden at times and the insta-love story didn't seem well developed, I liked the character of Rhian most because he was better developed.

However, the thing that saved this book for me was the mythology - the story of the powers that Megan and the DeRis's had was well developed and explained, I liked the mythological aspect of it and while at times I got lost with how things were and what made Megan special, as soon as I got my head around it I really enjoyed it.

Overall, whilst it isn't original in the plot line and development, the special powers were well developed and the writing was absolutely amazing and vivid. I would recommend this to fans of books like Twilight and Die for Me.
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