Carrier of the Mark

“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”

To be quite honest, for us a book cannot be just about the relationship. There needs to be action, and an antagonist. Sword fights and daring rescues. But the conflict cannot be just how much the relationship is at stake. So this book was definitely not a favorite. But we’re also not saying that it wasn’t an interesting read.

This book is more of a love at first sight romance. The struggle they faced was literally not being able to stay away from each other. So I feel like their relationship was way too intimate way too fast. But the book overall was well-written. It was almost realistic, in a magical-power way. It was obvious that the author put a lot of thought into the book. There was a lot of details about the setting, more so than the characters themselves. Unfortunately, the characters were very unrelatable. It was as if they were never changing. Also, they accepted what would seem to be impossible all too fast. It was just like oh no I have magic powers well this will be fun. What? Shouldn’t they be in denial, not believing the things they are told? Having to convince the person that it is true is what convinces the reader as well.

But this book was actually pretty good. The characters, although relatively flat, are easily attachable. They have admirable qualities,but are all extremely similar. There may be one personality trait that seperates each of them. The book gives a lot of details, and that made it easy to imagine what was going on. You could see the picturesque little town looming over a beautiful blue ocean. You could see the vibrant colors of his bedroom, contrasting drastically with his dark personality. You could see the swirling storm in the sky, growing darker by the minute. It was like you were there, just not alongside the characters.

The plot was actually pretty well thought out. It didn’t keep you on your toes as much as some of the other books we’ve read, but there were quite a few unexpected events to occur that left us in shock. The author did an a amazing job of writing in the tension that people faced, and the increase of it in many of these rough situations. The ending of the book was great, and definitlely the best part of the book, in our opinion. It was a big suprise, which is awesome, despite what other people think.

Okay, in closing, read this book if you love a romance. If to you, the romance is the best part of a novel, go ahead. But if you’re a person who craves the action, the tension, the cliffhangers and doubts, you might want to stay away. Although the story had amazing potential, and was pretty good, this book was not an adventure. Try reading this book if you want a refreshing teen romance novel to spice up your life.

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