Title: Carrier of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon
Publication Date: 10.4.2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Yes (Carrier #1)
Source: Purchased finished copy
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.
I have been clamoring to read this book ever since I heard it was set in Ireland. Little know fact? I’m Irish. In case you were wondering, that’s where the “Irish” part of my blog name comes from. Plus I heard it had an awesome romance in it, toss in that stunning cover, and needless to say I had this one pre-ordered months before it came out so I could get it in my hands the day it came out. I am happy to announce Leigh Fallon knocked it outta the park in her debut.
The story drew me in from the beginning. There was something about Megan that I just fell in love with. She has wit, tenacity, and vulnerability in spades. I loved discovering Ireland with her, and the writing was so descriptive and lush I felt like I was right there with her. Fallon artfully describes the setting so much that it almost made Ireland a character. I love when a writer can transport me to a place I only dreamed of, only to blow my dreams away.
What can I say about Adam that hasn’t been gushed over by blogger’s all over the world? He’s, simply put, amazing and the ideal YA boyfriend. Dark, mysterious, loyal, and heartbreakingly loving. My only complaint was I almost got whiplash by how quick he and Megan fell in love, but that I easy to overlook because they are just magic together. The entire DeRis family pulled me in, and I cannot wait to read more of them in the next book!
Why is it that the hardest reviews to write are about the books you love? That’s how I feel about this one. It’s sweet and exciting and addictive. With this smashing novel, Fallon has reserved space on my bookshelf for all time. If she writes it? I’ll be getting it, and you should, too!