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.
©2011 Leigh Fallon (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
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"Carrier of the Mark--Above the Mark?"
I bought this audio book because it was part of the ½ price sale, and I enjoy YA. I went into this book with no expectations and really next to no idea what the book was about:
First and most impressive was Nicola Barbera… just stellar performance: Amazing Irish Accents in female and male voices and even an English accent! Her performance complemented the book so well. Stellar job!
I particularly liked the powers and details of the origins of the powers. In some ways I wish I had been physically reading rather than listening because there are some things about the origins of the powers and what they mean to the couple that I would have liked to read again.
My reading enjoyment suffered from what I think is an unavoidable Twilight comparison. (Girl with Dad moves to new place, Girl meets strange aloof devastatingly handsome boy, girl’s life is saved by boy in an unconventional way, boy is warned by family to stay away from girl etc) Actually, now that I think about it…if you were to take Twilight and marry it with Tamora Peirce’s Circle of Magic this is probably what you would end up with.
Would I listen to a sequel? (This is what I ask myself to determine how much I liked it.) Well, it would have to have Nicola Barbera... and ½ off.
"Carrier of the Mark INCREDIBLE BOOK!"
The voice of the reader was AMAZING! Not only did I know every single character by sound, the reader was just amazing at accents and all the different voices. They were each unique for each character. I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Of course I loved Adam and Megan. They are ADORABLE! I want to know more about Petra. Adam's older brother and twin sister are amazing (I dont know how to spell their names as I have not seen them)! I loved all the characters so much!!
I highly recommend this book. It is fantastic. You do not want to ever stop listening to it! Incredible story line, incredible voice. i will DEF listen to this one again soon!!!
"Save your money"
The plot was convoluted and at times downright ridiculous. I couldn't wrap my head around it. I like my fantasy with a nice dose of reality or at least common sense.
No because fantasy/mystery is one of my favorite genres- it just made me wrinkle my nose a bit.
She did, and her accents got better as the book progressed, but overall her Irish accent needed work.
I would have MAJORLY overhauled the scene where Adam's family first explains to the main character what's going on. It read like bad fan fiction.
"Eh, don't waste your money"
It was an okay story, but def could've been much better.
No, this was my first and I wasn't impressed enough to read any other books by Fallon.
No, this was my first and I think she's a great narrator.
"not original :("
somehow this book didn't pull me through .. the beginning was fine I guess, but the story is so typical and repeated that I lost interest in the last three or so chapters .. but I will read the second book just so I give the series a right chance to judge it
"Didn't Quite Hit the Mark for Me."
There were several problems with this one, but the main ones are:
1. The entire book really should have been the first act of a story rather than the first book in a series. There was NO substance. Nothing really happened. It was all setup.
2. Sometimes reviews say they hate it when two characters just fall in love for no reason, and I think they are being too hard on the author, but in this story....IT'S TRUE! The girl literally looks at the guy, he's stares at her, and then they are in love.
3. The plot really is a bit hard to follow...and I RARELY say that. The entire setup of the mythology is given to us in one LONG does of dialogue. I don't think there is enough time to really absorb it all before we are moved on to the next thing.
The narration was fine, but while other reviewers were very impressed with the Irish accents, I was distracted by the "American" accents. I think the narrator must be Irish or English because while those accents are lovely, her "American" accent is so stiff...with every consonant being pronounced with exaggeration, that it didn't seem natural at all.
There was a lot of potential in this one, but it just didn't come together in the end. Perhaps the sequels will be better, but I think I'll pass.
the wonderful voices Nicola Baker creates for each character and scenes the book describes of Ireland, I could actually feel I was there.
Probably Harry Potter, because of the fantasy fiction and the geography where the plot takes place
No, but I might look into listening more of her. She does a great job with both male and female characters and the accents
It kept me very interested and wanting to listen to more... I was totally caught up with the story and the love story was really sweet and innocent.
the story definitely has SEQUEL written all over the place and the author is an excellent story teller
"Liked it alot!"
If you wish there was a second one it is worth picking up. grate story nice voice and plesent turn of events. if you like harry potter and hunger games you will like thiss.
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