Meeeeh…*wobbles hand back and forth*…3 outta 5 stars maybe? The originality of the beginning was Twilight re-written and the second half was a decent story. I liked the love story. Aaaaaaaand that’s about it. That’s the whole story summarized. Makes you leery doesn’t it?
Title: Carrier of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy #1)
Author: Leigh Fallon
Summary (by Goodreads):
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.
The similarities in the beginning of this book to Twilight are crazy! To be somewhat fair though…the story is kinda easy to copy inadvertently in any ya fiction book. So I’m going to do a review a little different today…one section will be similarities and another section will be the items that are unlike Twilight.
The book starts out with Megan and her dad moving to Ireland. Her mother had died in a horrific car accident when she was younger. Ever since then…she and her dad have moved from city to city in the U.S. and now to Ireland. Her first day at school has her looking at a brooding boy (Adam DeRÍs) who just so happens at be staring back at her. *cough* Edward. *cough*
She soon finds out his parents have died and he has a sister and brother (Aine and Rian); their “caretaker” is a guy named Fionn. Hmm…I’ve heard that before. The kids at school think the DeRÍs siblings are witches because crazy things tend to happen when any of them are around, plus the fact that they are the brooding beautiful bunch and none of them are dating. uh huh…
Megan finds herself being ignored by Adam and then he suddenly shows up explaining that he’s not good for her, they’ve told him to stay away, it’s not good for her to be around him, but he can’t stay away because he’s felt a pull and surely she’s felt it too. Sound familiar?
Although, I did have a suspicion about Rian… There is no love triangle. I don’t think I need to add anymore to this paragraph since that WAS Twilight! Haha!
Instead of being witches like the school kids think, they turn out to be “beings” with the ability to control different elements. Megan soon finds that she, herself has a power that has been buried and is waiting to be evoked before the summer solstice next June.
Megan and Adam’s relationship grows but it soon comes to light that 2 beings with powers shouldn’t be together because of the consequences their love or future children could be to the world. Trying to defy the odds, they try to find answers before the next solstice at which point Megan would have to either evoke her powers or try to let them stay dormant and pass onto another generation.
Overall, I liked the book. Those darn quirky details that mirrored Bella and Edward seemed a little weird, but the story would have to be played that way in order to maintain the true plot of powers and how they inherited them. *sigh…win some, lose some. The second book Dawn of the Knights just says it’s to be released sometime this year with the third Age of the Fifth expected to release next year (2013)…that was in case you didn’t know what year it was.