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Carrier of the Mark Kindle Edition
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing, it has everything in it, romance, thrills, secrets and mystery.
When I started reading it I just couldn't put it down, leading up to a massive pile... Read more
Damn you Ruth Warburton! You entice me into believing all witch based YA books would be as good as A witch in Winter! Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2012 by g
This is a fantasic read, the main charaters are loveable, the book leaves you in antcipation of the next, i enjoyed how the book built up until the end and the mystery leaves you... Read morePublished on 15 Aug. 2012 by E.Greg
This is one of the worst books I've ever read. The character is not believable, she's annoying and the love interest is pathetic. Read morePublished on 3 May 2012 by Mr. R. Newman
I just finished this book about 5 minutes ago and let me tell you, it left me absolutely breathless. Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2011 by Keren Hughes
This book is a great read, I picked it up in my local library and I haven't read anything like it.
It starts off with main character Megan moving to Ireland. Read more
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