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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Audiobook Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Released: October 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Rated: YA
Series: The Carrier Trilogy, Book 1
Buy: (Although not recommended) Amazon
From the moment she sets foot at her new school in Ireland, Megan is inexplicably drawn to the darkly handsome Adam DeRis. But Megan soon discovers that her feelings for Adam are tied to a supernatural fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that unites them could be their ultimate destruction.
This electrifying debut novel was first discovered on inkpop.com. the online community for aspiring writers. THE CARRIER OF THE MARK sizzles with unbridled romance, a unique supernatural hook, and a breathtaking Irish setting, and will entice fans of the Need series by Carrie Jones and the House of Night series by P. C. and Kristin Cast.

What I thought

It's not often that I leave a book unfinished. But since I made it past the halfway mark, I thought I'd share my thoughts on what made this one of the very few books that goes unfinished. First, this was an audiobook. I sampled it and thought I'd take a chance. I liked the reader, which was one of the reasons I stuck it out as long as I did. The performance of the audiobook didn't play into what made me not finish.

I'm not going to lie, the beginning was really interesting and grabbed my attention. But slowly, towards the middle, I started to lose interest. It started to resemble another book, Twilight, and all I could think about was the similarities between the two. I could make a list, but I feel others have separated bits and pieces for comparison much better than I could have done. But what got me was it was almost parallel to Twilight. Change the scenery, change the names, change the species and you have this book.

I didn't care for the plot of this book. The instance lust/mate thing was really off for me. I don't care for the love at first sight (or bite).  I'm not sure if it was because it came with that feeling I've read it before (so many similarities), or if I was generally uninterested in the plot. But when it came down to it, I was doing things to put off listening to more and eventually I just gave up finishing it. While I still think the cover is really interesting, I don't recommend looking much further than that.

My Rating

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4 comments:

Precious said...

Aww, sad you didn't enjoy it! But great honest review! :)

Aimee said...

Thanks!

Candace said...

This is basically what I've heard before... I have seen some rave reviews but I think all the negative ones totally trump the couple of good ones. I definitely don't think it's one for me and am glad I didn't buy it when it first came out. Thanks for the honest review, it's much appreciated!

Nerd Girls said...

I really struggled to read this book (I actually finished it), because of those very same reasons. It felt like reading Twilight only in a different setting and those details of comparing kept nagging at me.

Blah.

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