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Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Friday, August 26, 2011
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.

Goodreads Summary

If the title and cover aren't enough to draw the reader in, the summary on the back of the novel should be.  Megan is the main character; she is caring, careful, calm, and strong.  She has recently lost her mother and moved to Ireland.  She discovers an odd mark after her mother's death, but thinks nothing of it for months. 

At her new school, she meets Adam; Adam is the all-around "cool" guy.  He is handsome, loving, and passionate about his loved ones.  Megan notices Adam right off the bat, there is an immediate connection between the two.  The reader will happily follow along as the author develops and deepens their relationship.  Adam notices something...different about Megan, a quality that could mean that they are more alike that they felt before. 

The story really takes off from there.  Megan discovers she plays a part in an old Celtic legend.  She meets Adam's brother and sister, who are also part of the legend-as is Adam.  Rian is impulsive, standoffish, and somewhat mean at times; he takes awhile to warm up to others.  Aine is the opposite, she is friendly, warm, and funny.  The reader will love getting to know these characters. 

The plot is highly intriguing, based off a Celtic legend. The plot isn't one that a reader can find in just any book.  The events are fast-paced and the author details the scenes so as to make the reader feel as if the event is unfolding in front of him/her.  This book is a must-read for those interested in young adult books with a hint of romance, mystery, and action.

4 Stars


  1. I adore any kind of Celtic lore, and I really enjoyed this book. I have yet to read the sequels, and this review was a great reminder of a series that got left behind. Thank You!