Carrier of the Mark was one of the buzz books at Book Expo America this year and after hearing the story of how Leigh Fallon wrote the book, posted it to Inkpop (a website for budding writers of teen fiction) and within weeks, the manuscript hit the coveted top-five spot, I had to get my hands on a copy.
Let me just say, I'm glad I did. I mean, check out the cover. That's just one of the coolest covers I've seen in a long time.
Megan Rosenberg comes off as your typical teenager, but how typical can she be when she's transplanted from Boston to Ireland? Fortunately, 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. However, as their relationship blossoms, Megan discovers a secret of the DeRIs family, bu how exactly does Megan fit in?
If you love mythology, you'll fall in love with the characters in this book. Fallon has captured the magic of Ireland, and dives into Celtic legend as we discover the amazing powers of Megan and Adam. There's so much action and intrigue in this novel, you'll find yourself ripping through it in no time, and biting your nails for the next installment.
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (October 4, 2011)
Source of review copy: Publisher