Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
The Skinny: When Meghan’s dad accepts a new job, she uprooted from her American home to Ireland. Although wary of her new home at first, she finds that she quickly feels at home, much to her surprise. And then she meets Adam, the most gorgeous boy at her new school, and falls helplessly for him. But his family, the DeRis’, are her small town’s most mysterious family with all sorts of rumors swirling around them. As she and Adam begin to fall in love, Meghan slowly begins to uncover the DeRis’ secret and soon finds she’s a part of it too.
BFF?: So at first I kind of adored Meghan. She was funny and sweet with a little bit of attitude. I thought she was going to be GREAT to get to know. And for a while, I really did like her. That is, until she met Adam. Whenever she was with him it was like “yawn, hurry up and go do something else.” I still really liked her when she wasn’t with him, but when she was she became THAT GIRL. *rolls eyes*
Listenability: Okay, so there are good audiobooks and then there are GREAT audiobooks. This one? GREAT. I absolutely LOVED the narrator and how she used Irish accents while reading. It made it come alive and really put me in the setting. And, not gonna lie, I may or may not have talked with an Irish accent around the house after I would listen to it for a while.
Crush Level: 5
Edward Cullen, Adam DeRis is not. Sure, they have a lot of the same qualities: super powers, stalkerish, over-protective… but Adam was, well, cheesy. Maybe it was how the narrator narrated his voice. Maybe it was the “you take my breath away” lines that turned me off. Whatever it was, he just didn’t do it for me. But, he does get a little bit of a crush level because hey, he is supposed to be hot.
Wrought Iron Bed
Meghan has a wrought iron bed that she brings with her over from America. It was also her mother’s. I have a wrought iron bed that was my first big girl bed and it was MY mother’s. Just a little something that made me smile!
Yeah, after reading this one, I WANT TO GO TO IRELAND!
Elemental Super Powers
As I got to know more about the DeRis’ powers and such, I kept thinking about Captain Planet. Especially when it’s let on that when all four Carriers get together a 5th something will emerge. By your powers combined…