Title: Carrier of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance/Mythology
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon had been on my list of 'to-read' for quite some time, so I finally snatched it up over the weekend. I am so glad I did!
This story is a mixture of Twilight and Starcrossed; the whole Twilight-esque 'I can't be with you, but I need you' combined with the Irish mythology makes a really awesome and unique story. But I have to say, since I'm not that familiar with Irish mythology, I was lost on some aspects of it.
Some parts did lag, but not to the extent where I put the book down and let dust consume it. I mean, all plot-lines become slow in some parts, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. In this case, it isn't.
Megan and Adam's relationship develops rapidly, and I mean, like, lightning quick. One day they're school acquaintances and the next they're snogging ( I just had to); so, yes, it was a quick development, but it seemed believable. I just wish Fallon had taken more time to build up the main act instead of rushing into it; dragging their relationship out and creating anticipation would have made it seem more memorable.
I love this book's cover art. So gorgeous!
Overall, I'm giving Carrier of the Mark a 4/5 because of the diverse setting, the mythology-rich plot-line, and the sweet relationships,