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Carrier of the Mark Paperback – October 4, 2011
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About the Author
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 of Carrier of the Mark.
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WHO AM I...
-My book starts with me moving to a new location and starting at a new school.
-I live with just my dad, but don't worry about him, he's not important. In fact, you'll barely notice he exists at all!
-I quickly make friends at my new school. I'm not sure why everyone likes me. I'm not remotely interesting.
-I've never had a boyfriend before meeting my love interest and for some reason people at my school find that hard to believe.
-As soon as my love interest catches my eye, I can't get him out of my mind. He's the mysterious type, but he only has eyes for me. He quickly becomes my boyfriend and we fall deeply in love. *swoon*
-My boyfriend happens to have a sibling who simply adores me. How could she not, I'm so awesome! She has a super special sight too. P.S. her name starts with an "A."
-My b-b-boyfriend---sorry that was me swooning again; he's so super howt *giggle*---also has another sibling that doesn't seem to like me at first. They are always glaring at me! It unnerves me. But I can get through anything with my boy toy by my side! Oh, and P.S. their name starts with an "R."
-My boyfriend just happens to save my life with his mysterious powers. At first when I confront him about it, he plays it off. It really upsets me. It just wasn't fair!!!
-He later tells me that he can't stay away from me any longer and soon after he takes me to his home to really introduce me to his family.
-I find out he's been stalking me for a while. But it doesn't bother me. I find it incredibly romantic.
-*Psst*, if my boyfriend and I were to have a baby, it would be some strange half-breed child.Read more ›
The Carrier of the Mark is an example of how to use info dumping in conversations as a sneaky way to not get caught using it the old fashioned way, usually as internal monologues from the characters. Leigh's info dumping is so dry and formal as if her characters are robots, much like the animatronic ones found at Disney World. How else would the reader find out that there's something rotten in the state of some back water town, literally near the water, in Ireland? Our timid, not so plucky heroine Megan has a world of woe. Not only does she move from place to place almost every year because of her father's wanderlust, but she's stuck wearing an unattractive uniform at her new school where she doesn't know anyone. This American girl is a fish out of water, or rather a black crow that can't fly (the crow reference is explained later on). Her first day of school doesn't start out well at all because when she notices a tall boy leaning against the lamppost, who stares at her as if she has two heads, her hands tingle where they feel frostbitten. They're now connected and Megan can't stop thinking of him. He's Adam DeRis of the freaky DeRis clan who everyone warns her to stay away from. But Megan just can't. Why?Read more ›
Megan reminded me of Luce from the Fallen series. Co-dependent, always swooning over the male lead. C'mon! How many times do i have to read about Megan falling into Adam's arms, going into Adam's arms, wanting Adam's arms around her?!?!! I can only take a little sappiness, thank you very much. Heroines like her makes me want to hurl big time. Adam is no different. He's kissing Megan the first time he acknowledged her after weeks of ignoring her. Then, it's `let's make out' or `come here, beautiful' or `i can't take my eyes off you'. Ugh.
One thing i can say for the story: Too Much Information. I got lost in the neutral gene/royal blood/marked One talk. Can we just simplify things, Ms Leigh Fallon? The mythology and elements are interesting; too bad it doesn't get better.
Carrier of the Mark reminded me of Twilight (which i liked) and Starcrossed (which i don't). =( I think i'm better off reading fanfic than this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a total Twilight ripoff. Other people have done a much better job than I could of detailing exactly how much this book copies Twilight, so I will just talk about my... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Raven
I’ve had this beauty on my bookshelf for a long time and when I finally got an actual copy I was ecstatic! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Reese's
So this one really you need to put it down slowly and walk away! This review if I named them would really be Bad Twilight Goes to Ireland! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jessica Porter
I love this book. It's not at all like I thought it would be. Thank god there weren't any bloody vampires. This is an enchanting and magical story. Read morePublished 13 months ago by RLSK8
This is the first book I have read from this author and overall I did enjoy it. My only real complaint is the repetitive phrasing used by the author. Read morePublished 16 months ago by michael mead
Great book but as I cannot see any indication that the third book will be published I cannot recommend it.Published 19 months ago by S Stevenson
This novel is about four young adults who have the ability to control the elements of earth, water, fire, and air. Read morePublished on June 18, 2014 by llg115
This review was originally posted on my blog: brandonblogsbooks.blogspot.com
Today I'll be reviewing Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon which is the first... Read more
Okay so first off this book definitely isn't for everybody! There are some things that would get on most peoples nerves, for example, slight insta love. Read morePublished on April 26, 2014 by Chloe