Carrier of the Mark

Carrier of the Mark

Book - 2011
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Instantly drawn to a mysterious, alluring boy in her class, teenaged Megan, an American living in Ireland, discovers that they are linked by a supernatural destiny that gives them powers Megan never knew she possessed.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2011.
ISBN: 9780062027870
Characteristics: 344 p.


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Apr 04, 2015

It's story I really liked (4 stars) but I only semi-liked the writing of it (3 stars). My eyes were opened to this new world, where certain children are chosen to be Marked with an elemental power and protected by the Order of the Mark- a world were they're joining could bring about Earth's true alignment; and introduce the fifth element of spirit. Not to mention the Marked are sought-after and hunted by the Knox, which branched off from the Order and want to exploit their powers.
Through this all, we follow Megan, not only a Marked girl of royal blood, but also a Carrier of the Mark- a rare combination. New to her school, the allusively strange cutey Adam draws all of her attention. When she and Adam talk and express that they feel attracted to one another (I wish this was done differently, it seemed way too fast and going on way too little experience/evidence for Adam to have ever felt overwhelmed by her. A little cheesy, but you just got to get through that), she learns the truth behind the crazy stories and strange happenings that surround the DeRis family. Aine, the girly, fun, best-friend-material twin. Rian, the more secluded, loving older brother who has faced many tortures and trials in the past because his element. Randel, the good-natured spying raven. And Fionn, the protective, caring father-figure. The truth comes out on their family and how Megan is now a member, so her training begins as she focuses on evoking her air element. However, just as her (annoyingly dependent) relationship with Adam begins to flourish, they are warned by the Order that any union between them could be catastrophically destructive. What will happen the the couple? Will Megan give up either Adam, or her power? Or is there a solution hidden in the untranslated Druid Scribes that could allow her to keep both?

This book was pretty good, but I didn't care much for how some of it was developed, such as Megan and Adam's sudden relationship, and all the revealing background stories that were told so close together and nonchalantly that the believe-ability of the situations wasn't always completely there. I love the characters though so that was a plus.

Sep 01, 2012

is it just me or is this book allot like the twilight series

Aug 26, 2012

I liked this book, although I didn't really enjoy the magical side of the story. It's kind of hard to follow the whole "mark" stuff (won't spoil anything) and I think that part could have either been simplified or explained a lot better...but it is a good book and I will check out the sequel. <--- I'm assuming there will be one since it ended with a cliff-hanger.

Aug 18, 2012

D'ah. I don't really want to go around pointing out the overwhelming similarities to Twilight, but let it suffice to say they were there. I'm really tired of paranormal romance. Surely authors must realize at some point that teenagers and young adults don't spend every hour of their waking day thinking about love and romance. I'm so happy for Leigh for getting a publishing deal though Inkpop and she serves as an inspiration for all of us inkies, but I'm afraid this was not the greatest book that HC could have chosen out of the top 5.

This book was everything I could ask for in a book! It involved mystery, romance and suspense. I would definitely reccomend this book if you like mythology and fantasy books.

Jul 05, 2012

There is something in this book for everyone: Romance, adventure, suspense, and a bit of realistic fiction too. Amazing book!

flare347 Jan 15, 2012

I liked the story behind the characters but the characters and relationship between. I thought it was to fairytale for someone to fall in love with a blink of an eye. Most of I felt like it was making a lot of promises made but none really met what they said. I also love the author and felt like this was disappointment.

ScribiraMagnus Jan 02, 2012

the plot was pretty cool, i love the irish myths and elemental powers. i have been waiting forever for an elemental book. but the writing left something to be desired. it was way too much tell and no show whatsoever, and i was always distracted by how not good it was. there was something though about the book that made me willing to read the sequel, even if the writing was bad.

olivia4784 Jan 02, 2012

it was an awsome book loved it!!

Aug 17, 2011

YES. I've been waiting for this book to come out since February [and still a month left!] when I read about her publishing deal on inkpop.
Just gotta say I really can't wait. Leigh's a beautiful writer and she totally deserves this spot. You can read the first several chapters on inkpop, too. :] Go Leigh!


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