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The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Book Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Carrier of the Mark

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  
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.

My Thoughts:  This book started out good for me.  Sadly, after the third or forth chapter, it went downhill quickly.  As soon as Megan meets Adam, it gets really corny.  It is also SO similar to Twilight! could be a Twilight remake in Ireland. 

Megan and her dad move to Ireland after her dad takes a job at a yacht club.  Megan immediatley makes friends with Caitlin and Jennifer.  However, she notices the mysterious Adam DeRis and can't get him out of her mind despite her friends telling her that the DeRis family is slightly odd and that they don't mix with the other kids (sound familiar?). 

On the way to a Halloween party, Megan is attacked and Adam comes to her rescue.  From that moment on, they are madly in love and nothing is going to tear them apart.  Seriously?  When I saw my husband for the first time, I told my bff

Megan is taken to meet Adam's family (consisting of an adoptive father, a brother and a sister) who immediatley tell her that they are "marked" and so is she.  They have powers over the elements and guess what?  So does she!  Now, instead of being slightly freaked out or unbelieving, Megan jumps into this and accepts this news with wide open arms.  She is anxious to start practicing right away.  I personally found the history behind the Marked, Royal Bloodlines, etc. to be slightly confusing.  There were several things that were not very clear to me.

Adam and his family then take Megan to meet some members of the Order (again, sound familiar?) and Megan and Adam are given some bad news.  Once they get back to Kinsale, things go back to normal except for the tracker.  Yep, a tracker! 

The whole tracker/kidnapping/element thing did not go over well for me.  It just didn't mesh at all.  I felt it was rushed, not explained very well and just not well thought out. 

So, this book did not go over to well for me, sadly.  I have read some other great reviews so by no means take my word for it.  Read it for yourself and see what you think.  However, just be prepared for the many similarities to Twilight!

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