Book Review: Carrier of the Mark (Carrier #1) by Leigh Fallon

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 story starts when Megan and her Dad once again move, but this time it's from Detroit to another continent. As they settle down in Ireland, Megan for the first time in a long while feels a certain calm, like this could finally be their new home, no more moving.
"He oozed arrogance, from his perfect straight nose to his carefully disheveled hair. Not my type at all."
As school starts she quickly makes friends with Caitlin, a nice girl, whose mom own the town's bed and breakfast. Her first day of school is also the first day she sees Adam Deris. She's sure he's not her type and everyone warns her away from him, still she feels a pull towards him. It also seems he feels the same as she often caught him staring at her. Still Adam keeps his distance, so Megan doesn't dare to explore any further.

Ever since the Deris' moved to town a couple of years ago, rumors have been going around about strange events happening, even witchcraft. After Megan sees some thing that might fall under weird, she wonders if there may be truth behind those rumors.
"I've been watching you ... stalker style, even when I couldn't see you."
So maybe Adam might not be so unaffected by his connection towards Megan as he made it seem. When Adam makes some confessions, it's way more than Megan would ever expect. Suddenly she's thrown into the world of Carriers. When Leigh Fallon explains all that Carrier stuff it's complicated and you have to pay attention if you want to fully understand it, because it's pretty much a lesson in biology in combination with history.

Without giving away any spoilers, as is usual there are also some bad guys who come after them, there are complications for the blooming romance between the two main characters (no third party involved) and Megan has to come to terms with everything that is going on and all those changes.

As often with the first book of a trilogy, it's an introduction in this case into the world of the Carriers and there is still a lot of room for it to grow. Carrier of the Mark already had some action in it, those first steps of romance and I'm sure that in the second book these will develop even further and make it even more interesting.

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