Carrier Of The Mark

Paperback | October 4, 2011

byLeigh Fallon

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Their love was meant to be.

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.

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Their love was meant to be.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 ...

Leigh Fallon was born in South Africa, raised in Dublin, Ireland, and moved to Cork in her twenties. Leigh and her family now share their time between Ireland and the United States. She is also the author ofCarrier of the Mark.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062027875

ISBN - 13:9780062027870


Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome awsome book cant waite for the next one not what i thouight it was at all i did not know there was any magic in it at all and to top it off it was not witch craft had to do with mytholigy and the 4 elaments 8 thubs up
Date published: 2011-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cosidering the hype; disappointed Originally posted on my blog: Let us begin by saying, I am not a mean person. I do not generally write bad reviews. I was incredibly excited for the release of this book. Having been an inkpop member for quite some time, news of this books release was always popping up around the site. It was made to seem like a really "out there" story. Leigh Fallon sounds like a really nice person, and I'm sure she is. I congratulate her on such GREAT success, though, I have to ask, why this book? Out of all the amazing stories on inkpop, why this? Isn't inkpop a place for thriving teens, not thriving adults. Seems a little unfair when the sole purpose of the site is for teens to "get out there." Of course, this isn't Fallon's fault so we mustn't blame her. Anways, this entire book was so... so... unbelievable. I was tempted to just abandon it completly, but it was a gift from my mom, so I couldn't just not read it, for her sake. The main characte was too unbelievable. Ok, no one goes to a new school and fits in right away. It's not that easy. This was way too easy to be realistic. Secondly, Fallon didn't elaborate in all the right places. This was WAY too fast paced. When she was captured, not longer after, about a page, was she rescued. Where's the suspense? She needed to dwell and she didn't. Thus, I felt this was increibly amature. I think if MORE time was spent on this, it could potentialy be really good- I'm stretching of course because for me, anyways, it needs a lot of work. The characters are helplessly flat and unrealistic. I hate a book where two people automatically fall in love. It's stupid! Unrealistic, even for a story like this. Sure their elements "are" bringing them together, but come on, really? My intention was not to completly bash this book as it had an original plot, I'll give it that. I loved the setting and aspect and such, just the writing and characters ruined the book for me. Characters and dialouge are extremly important in a book which this one lacked. You can have an original plot, a beautiful setting, magical powers, but if you aren't going to dwell and create realistic characters, well, you got a crapy book that isn't very interesting. Sorry. Rating: 2 curly pig tails
Date published: 2011-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Fresh Paranormal Novel When I first heard that Leigh Fallon's Carrier of the Mark would have the honour of being the first novel published after being found on HarperTeen's inkpop website, I immediately added it to my must-have list! I actually didn't read the novel when it was on the website, so I really had no idea what to expect when I eagerly began to read the novel. In any case, I easily found myself flipping through the pages quickly as the story progressed! When Megan moves to Kinsale, Ireland, she figures the latest move with her father for his new job will be just the others. What’s waiting for her in this foreign country though is more than new friendships forged; it’s a dangerous destiny that she never knew she had… one that ties her to handsome Adam DeRίs and his mysterious family. And no matter how hard she tries, Megan can’t deny her strong feelings for Adam despite the short amount of time they’ve known each other. Initially, I kind of groaned at how quickly Adam and Megan were throwing themselves at each other, but it was so much easier to simply roll with it than really question it too much. (And, honestly, you can kind of already gather this would happen just by reading the plot description.) What Carrier of the Mark perhaps lacks in developing the romance between Megan and Adam, it more than makes up for it with its beautiful descriptions of its setting in Ireland and the paranormal aspects Leigh Fallon introduces to her readers. I did feel that some of the explanations of the special abilities which the DeRίs’ family possess could have been eased more gently onto readers in some fashion, but similarly to Megan, everything did soon become much clearer for me. Megan is a very likable and easy-going main character, but her quick acceptance of her newfound gifts left me raising an eyebrow. It was rather unsettling how little hesitation and fear she showed, but maybe I’m just not as courageous as she is… Leigh Fallon’s debut novel Carrier of the Mark is a fast-paced tale filled with suspense and swooning romance that will lift you off your feet! The trilogy has great potential to lead into more complications further along the line, so I’ll definitely be looking forward to seeing what will happen next when Dawn of the Knights is released next year! If you’re looking for a fresh paranormal novel, I’m sure you won’t want to miss out on reading Carrier of the Mark! You can also read this review at:
Date published: 2011-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique and brilliant debut! Originally posted at Christa's Hooked on Books ( To be quiet honest I had mediocre expectations for this book. It sounded like so many other books I've read this year. But let this be a lesson to me! Expectations can be wrong. This book was so fun and unique and I absolutely loved it. In fact I ended up loving it more than many of those “similar sounding” books. Here are some of the reasons it really stood out for me. First of all it's set in Ireland. Sorry to all my American readers but as a non-American resident, sometimes it gets frustrating when every story is set in the U.S. Having The Carrier of the Mark take place is Ireland was a refreshing change. Plus Ireland is amazing. It's beautiful, it's got amazing history and culture and the book is full of neat little nuances and sayings that make you wish you could head over to the Emerald Isle yourself. In addition to the setting I love the way this book draws on nature. I can't tell you exactly what the supernatural powers are in this book but there are many references to the elements and I love this. I saw one review that said it made them think of Captain Planet! I love that description! I think Megan has a kick-ass superpower and that makes her pretty darn cool in my book! Finally I loved Adam. Seriously, could this guy get any more sweet? Though I also love the rebel without a cause thing, that many leading men in YA tend to emulate, it's nice to come across someone like Adam. Someone who doesn't play games and get angry at every little thing. There's no stupid little arguments, where one (or both) characters stomp off and don't talk to each other (quick tip – this is not the foundation of a solid relationship and is no way to solve your problems!). Instead Adam and Megan face things together. They're a team and they care about each others well being. I think this sends a positive message to readers of every age. My only complaint, however, is that this book falls into the trap of insta-love. I'm sorry but you just don't fall completely “head over heels – I'd do anything for you – we're going to be together forever” in love, after only a few days. You just don't. I just wish there was a little more relationship building instead of just jumping right in. To sum up, this book totally exceeded my expectations! It has an amazing setting, a unique plot and the love story is adorable (although a little cheesy). I am now one of Leigh Fallon's dedicated fans and I am certain I will not be the last. The Carrier of the Mark is a great read and I hope you pick it up!
Date published: 2011-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Breath of Fresh Air I was immediately captivated by Carrier of the Mark's beautiful cover. It's gorgeous, eye-catching and also mysterious - unable to give you even the slightest of hints on what the novel is about. What caught me next was the novel's synopsis, a mention of an Irish setting and lore that would befit any foreign setting lover. I've always been one to enjoy reading different settings, being a little overly irritated at the constant European and American settings, and was pleased to find that Carrier took place in a different part of the world. A Breath of Fresh Air Admittedly, I'm quite skeptical and, at times, terrified of reading novels that feature characters with specific accents. In terms of Carrier of the Mark there is the overwhelming use of an Irish accent. I found it a little difficult to grasp their lingo and to be honest, I'm pretty sure my imagination wasn't processing the accents as I had hoped they would. Besides that, Leigh Fallon produced readers with quite an abundance of characters, some that were, unfortunately, too many to remember. Megan, the protagonist, was an odd creature on her own. Despite her likable personality I found myself feeling a little put off by her eagerness and openness to the new discoveries that she made in the novel. Adam, however, was the dark and brooding love interest with an incredibly mysterious identity. Adam quite captured my interest and I enjoyed Leigh Fallon's wonderful connection with lore when it came to his past. Irish Lore As mentioned before, I absolutely adored the folk lore that was entwined with the story. I found myself eager to learn more about the DeRis' and was some-what disappointed at the very little that was unveiled. The romance, unfortunately, was extremely rushed which left me quite disappointed. It appeared far too early in the novel and a little too strong for my liking. I like to believe that my most loved romances start off slow and grow slightly over time with precedence, not rushed and suffocating without reason. Aside from that I found myself continuously re-reading passages from Fionn's point of view, who in the novel explains what the carriers of the marks and royal bloods are, though I strongly find myself having a hard time understanding it all that much. It felt a bit like an information overload, far too much for me to process all at once. Though there were quite a few claustrophobic downsides to the novel, I found Leigh Fallon's Carrier of the Mark to be a brilliantly entertaining Young Adult title involving intricately woven Irish lore, romance and action. Undoubtedly, fans of the Irish setting and paranormal romance will fall head over heals in love. I look forward to Leigh's sequel to this entertaining novel, Dawn of the Knights, which is set to come out in 2012.
Date published: 2011-10-07

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“Combine prophecy, amulets, and a secret society and you have the makings of a fine paranormal romance.”