Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Synopsis (from goodreads.com):
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.

Jillian’s Review:
This was an interesting story but not really well executed. The conversions between characters were unrealistic and the positions of characters were not well defined (i.e. at one point someone is on their hands and knees and then suddenly they're hugging someone).

The characters were okay, but I really felt like I was reading a thin shadow of Twilight: with an annoyingly clumsy main character; a dark, brooding hunk; and a cute, chipper little sister of Brooder Boy. The romantic couple was ridiculous and their relationship was completely based on physical attraction even though Fallon tried to make it more. It just didn't work. They don’t know each other at all yet they’re willing to give up everything for their one true love. Blagh.

I doubt I'll read the next one even though nothing was resolved in this one.
2 1/2 stars because the story really could have been good.

1 comment:

Misty Moncur said...

Sounds kind of like both Evermore and Everneath. And Torment. That's what I think of all of those.