Monday, January 16, 2012

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

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.

This electrifying debut novel was first discovered on the online community for aspiring writers. THE CARRIER OF THE MARK sizzles with unbridled romance, a unique supernatural hook, and a breathtaking Irish setting, and will entice fans of the Need series by Carrie Jones and the House of Night series by P. C. and Kristin Cast

With a beautiful cover like this one, who wouldn't be drawn to this book like a moth to a flame? It's gorgeous and totally fits the writing and story line hidden within it's pages. A breathtaking backdrop like Ireland is the only area I can imagine this book taking place. From the fog covered town, to the mists taking over the green pastures, this book's mood was set right from the beginning.

Megan has recently moved to a small town in Ireland thanks to her father's job and with her starting out in a new place, foreign to her birthplace, readers begin this journey of understanding right along with her. It was fun learning everything with Megan at her pace, it helped draw me in and had me empathizing with everything Megan, and eventually her new friends had to deal with. The story line swept me up in it's excitement and once again I'm loving the originality of it all. The use of the ancient lore surrounding Ireland, as well as the elements and their's all very romantic in nature and I enjoyed the story the whole way through.

While this was my first experience with Fallon's writing, I think she'll be an author I come back to in the future. Most definitely to see how the rest of this trilogy turns out but also if she decides to try her hand again after the last installment with Megan and her gang has been completed.

Her pages weren't bogged down with too many details, but I'll admit that I was hoping the pace picked up speed a few times throughout the book. Mostly I enjoyed her pace and plot, but there were times where I thought certain elements could have been left out or skipped altogether. It was just a small adjustment I had to make and honestly I was enjoying the story line so much that it didn't take anything away from the experience for me. Hopefully book two in the trilogy, Dawn of the Knights, scheduled to be published sometime this year will follow in it's predecessors wake with yet another memorable addition to Fallon's work.

I gave Carrier of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy, #1) 3 shamrocks!!!


  1. I just bought this, and now I'm really excited to read it. I love Ireland. More books should be set there. :-)

  2. I really enjoyed this book, the only problem I had with the story was the fact that it became a little confusing at one point. There was so much history to learn about the characters and where they came from and what their destiny is that at times it became too much information within the first book.
    I can't wait for the second book though because now that we know all of the background the story can really move forward.

    Thanks for the great review.



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