Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon


From HarperTeen:

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 DeRĂ­s.

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.

(Don't you just love this cover?)

Megan lost her mother in a car accident as a child.  Her father has never really recovered from the lost and the two have moved around quite a bit.  Now, Megan's Dad has taken a job in a small Irish village and they may just find a home there, but Ireland is a magical place and things are not always what they seem.  Megan is stalked by a bird and drawn to the DeRis family, especially Adam, and all these strange things start happening. 

Carrier of the Mark is Leigh Fallon's debut novel.  The history is a little complicated, but once you figure it out the story is compelling and engrossing.  The relationships between Megan and the DeRis family is fun (and reminded me of one of my favorite books of the year, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini).  Fallon's descriptions of the Irish scenery are vivid and made me feel as if I were there.  I was thoroughly entertained by Carrier of the Mark and I will try to patiently wait for the next installment, but patience is not really my forte.  Fans of magic, Ireland and hot boys with accents will love Carrier of the Mark.


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