THE CARRIER OF THE MARK by Leigh Fallon

THE CARRIER OF THE MARK

Age Range: 13 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

This obsessive, Twilight-like romance and teen debut, first discovered on inkpop.com, misses the benefit of thorough editing in a rush to be published.

After years of moving since her mother died, Megan finally feels at home in her father’s most recent relocation, this time to Ireland. Despite rumors that his family may be witches, she’s instantly attracted to Adam DeRís. Megan soon discovers in a nonstop information dump (which leaves little room for authentic Irish dialogue or interesting action) that she, along with Adam and his two siblings, is Marked as one of the vessels of the four elements (earth, wind, fire and air). If she can invoke her powers, then she and the DeRíses can perform an alignment on the Summer Solstice and turn the world’s chaos into harmony. But Megan is also the Carrier of the Mark and therefore responsible for producing children that will continue the Marked lineage. Because “physical union” between two Marked is forbidden, Megan must decide if she should accept her fate and forsake Adam’s love or repress her Marked powers and let the world fall to ruin. Complicating the decision are the Knox, who want to seize the elemental powers and instate a fifth element, and possible corruption of a secret Order with ties to Trinity College in Dublin. Perhaps the planned sequel will be less complicated.

Misses the mark. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)

Pub Date: Oct. 4th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-06-202787-0
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2011




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