Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Published: October 4th 2011 by HarperTeen
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.
So, I decided to start reading at least one book a month that has been on my Goodreads TBR backlog for a few years now! I always get so distracted by new releases, that I feel like I have forgotten about the not so new books – they need some love! So, here is my first backlog book… and to be honest, it was a DNF! I was majorly disappointed with this book! It is not a good start to my backlog books plan!
My major issue with this was the fact that it was basically a Twilight copy cat. I actually had the feeling I was reading Twilight and I often confused myself because it was just so similar! I mean, I am grateful to Twilight and everything because it got me back into reading and I own all of the Twilight books, I even own multiple copies of certain books (including in another language) – so Twilight is a guilty pleasure. However, I don’t want to be reading a book that copies it.
Another major issue I had was the fact that insta love happened 3% of the way through the book. I mean… insta love, ok – not the best thing in the world – but 3% of the way into the book? It became really repetitive and really boring listening to the MC pine after Edward…I mean Adam… and wondering why he is so hostile toward her.
I was just bored! I didn’t feel connected to the characters; I wasn’t a fan of the fact that we weren’t even introduced to what was going on before insta love happened; and I was not a fan of the fact that the book was written in the sense that it was telling me what was going on rather than showing me. The writing itself was extremely choppy and it changed so suddenly from one scene to another – it made it difficult to actually get into the book and to connect with the characters.
All in all, I was pretty disappointed with this book. It’s a shame that the words did not live up to the pretty cover! I also found out that the third book was never actually published – so maybe it’s better that I didn’t like it! That way I won’t be disappointed with not being able to get the third book! I gave this book 1/5 stars.
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