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The Carrier of the Mark

Fallon, Leigh (Paperback - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Carrier of the Mark
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Instantly drawn to a mysterious, alluring boy in her class, teenaged Megan, an American living in Ireland, discovers that they are linked by a supernatural destiny that gives them powers Megan never knew she possessed.
Authors: Fallon, Leigh
Statement of Responsibility: Leigh Fallon
Title: The Carrier of the Mark
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary: Instantly drawn to a mysterious, alluring boy in her class, teenaged Megan, an American living in Ireland, discovers that they are linked by a supernatural destiny that gives them powers Megan never knew she possessed.
Subject Headings: Paranormal fiction Love stories Ireland Fiction
Topical Term: Paranormal fiction
Love stories
LCCN: 2010050516
ISBN: 9780062027870
0062027875
Branch Call Number: FIC F
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Sep 04, 2013
  • ilovebooks_purple rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book was the typical 'doomed love' story. I was extremely clichéd (mainly the beginning), with the whole 'I can't stay away from her/him' problem. I actually thought it was going to be something about reincarnation when I read the blurb for this book, but it had nothing to do with that. Thank goodness. That would have ruined the book.

The ending to this book wasn't satisfying enough, but it helps knowing there is a second book. (Which I definitely will read.) To me, it felt like there was this massive problem arising throughout the beginning-middle of the book. Then a smaller problem occurs at the middle and at the end of the story, only the small problem has been solved. That didn't feel right for me. I spent half the book thinking that this huge problem was the cause for this story. When it isn't. (But I think the big problem might be the reason for the series...)

I also have to say, the cover is VERY pretty. I don't ENTIRELY understand the reason for that strange dress (after seeing the cover for the second book, I am starting to suspect that the dress is supposed to represent an element...), but it's interesting.

Overall, Carrier of the Mark was a nice, brief read! :)

it was hard to follow the mark stuff but really good.

is it just me or is this book allot like the twilight series

Aug 26, 2012
  • izzyb14 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I liked this book, although I didn't really enjoy the magical side of the story. It's kind of hard to follow the whole "mark" stuff (won't spoil anything) and I think that part could have either been simplified or explained a lot better...but it is a good book and I will check out the sequel. <--- I'm assuming there will be one since it ended with a cliff-hanger.

Aug 18, 2012
  • dragonlover_samantha rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

D'ah. I don't really want to go around pointing out the overwhelming similarities to Twilight, but let it suffice to say they were there. I'm really tired of paranormal romance. Surely authors must realize at some point that teenagers and young adults don't spend every hour of their waking day thinking about love and romance. I'm so happy for Leigh for getting a publishing deal though Inkpop and she serves as an inspiration for all of us inkies, but I'm afraid this was not the greatest book that HC could have chosen out of the top 5.

Jul 20, 2012
  • insertgenericusername rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was everything I could ask for in a book! It involved mystery, romance and suspense. I would definitely reccomend this book if you like mythology and fantasy books.

Jul 05, 2012
  • kikihappy54 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There is something in this book for everyone: Romance, adventure, suspense, and a bit of realistic fiction too. Amazing book!

Jan 15, 2012
  • flare347 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I liked the story behind the characters but the characters and relationship between. I thought it was to fairytale for someone to fall in love with a blink of an eye. Most of I felt like it was making a lot of promises made but none really met what they said. I also love the author and felt like this was disappointment.

Jan 02, 2012
  • ScribiraMagnus rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

the plot was pretty cool, i love the irish myths and elemental powers. i have been waiting forever for an elemental book. but the writing left something to be desired. it was way too much tell and no show whatsoever, and i was always distracted by how not good it was. there was something though about the book that made me willing to read the sequel, even if the writing was bad.

Jan 02, 2012
  • olivia4784 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it was an awsome book loved it!!

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