Book Review: Carrier of the Mark by: Leigh Fallon



Publish Date:
October 4, 2011


Trade Paperback


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 DeRis.

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.

Review: I was looking forward excitedly to reading Carrier of the Mark. It looked very interested and I'd heard some great things about it. However, as I started reading I found some disturbing similarities to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga. I felt Megan was a stronger character than Bella and the mythos of this story was definitely more interesting. There were parts that seemed medieval - such as arranged marriages for the Carriers (meaning females) to produce babies who could be Marked at some point.

I do worry about young women or men getting the idea they need to have a partner (boyfriend/girlfriend) to survive in life. Megan was willing to give up her awesome powers just to be with Adam. Adam and Megan's relationship is the epitome of a codependent relationship, where one or both people in the relationship is psychologically dependent on the other in an unhealthy way. I feel this is a bad example to give because in real life codependency often leads to an abusive relationship - not something I'd want for anyone.

I am interested to see where this trilogy takes us, so I will most likely read the next two books, though I will borrow them from the library.

Carrier Trilogy: Carrier of the Mark (1), Dawn of the Knights (2), Age of the Fifth (3)


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