Review by an Author #1 – Carrier of the Mark, by Leigh Fallon

Hi guys!

Well, this is the inaugural post for a section I’m trying to put here in the blog.
It’ll work like this, I’ll try to bring when possible the review for some book, written by an author, that in the case will be Nely Cab, author of Creatura, whom accepted my proposal of posting reviews here. Every post in this section will be bilingual, which means that it’ll be posted in Portuguese and English. Whenever Nely sends me a new review, the section will be posted either on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Everything explained, let’s go to our first review, that’ll be for Carrier of the Mark, by Leigh Fallon, whom already has a defined publisher here in Brazil, Novo Conceito, but untill the present moment, no publishing date set, and whom gave me an interview earlier this year, that can be read here (still only in Portuguese, but ASAP I’ll post it in English).

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.
After the loss of her mother and several cities later, Megan’s dad secures a job in Ireland. Getting used to a new school is one thing, but getting used to a new country is a whole other ball game for Megan. 
     To her surprise, the cutest boy in school, Adam DeRís, has clearly noticed Megan from day one, but he avoids her at all cost. Things get a little weird when Megan’s friends warn her to steer clear from Adam and his “cursed” family. But will Megan listen to their advice and ignore the strong attraction she feels for him?     Alone and on her way to a party one night, Megan is aggressively bullied by two of her classmates. Her fear releases something within her of which she was not aware. Now Megan must make a decision that concerns her life and the boy she’s fallen in love with – Adam. 
     In this wonderful tale, Leigh Fallon has managed to capture the vivid images of beautiful Ireland and its culture. The characters and world that the author has created in this story are realistic and unique and leave the reader pleasantly filled with the magic of her words. Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon is an elemental read, by all definitions of the word “elemental”. 

-Nely Cab, Author of Creatura

Rating: 5 sugar cubes.
Original Title: Carrier of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon
Page count: 342
Publisher: Harper Teen
Year: 2011
A versão em português pode ser encontrada aqui.


Thales Moreira

Thalles Marques (O Poderoso Chefão) Nascido em uma cidadezinha minúscula do interior de Minas Gerais, as fronteiras daquele lugar não impediram que fosse diferente de grande parte das pessoas da cidade, e seu interesse por leitura de vários tipos (exceto clássicos portugueses e brasileiros, os quais abomina até a morte!) fez com que encontrasse outras pessoas muito interessantes de outras cidades, que tinham o mesmo vício infinito por livros. Foi de uma destas amizades feitas em chats sobre séries e livros que nasceu o Our Cup of Tea. Sua série de livros preferida é Harry Potter, e muitos que convivem com ele todos os dias já não suportam mais ouvir falar do "Menino que sobreviveu". Cursa Jornalismo, mas não vê a hora de poder pegar o diploma e iniciar mais uma faculdade, desta vez enveredando pela área jurídica. Também faz eventuais postagens no blog Los Moderninhos, na coluna Moda e Livros, onde fala de livros com temas relacionados a moda, e participa da Revista Brasil Literando, voltada para o público literário brasileiro, com a coluna de entrevistas e revisando a diagramação.

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