Jul 6, 2013

Blog Tour: Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon Review + Giveaway

Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
(Carrier, #2)
Release Date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen; 352 pages
Leigh Fallon’s Shadow of the Mark, the sequel to Carrier of the Mark, is a captivating love story set against the lush backdrop of Ireland.

Megan knew she was destined to be with Adam from the first moment she saw him and now they are determined to be together. But Megan and Adam are Marked Ones, and a romance between two Marked Ones is strictly forbidden…and could cause worldwide devastation.

Leigh Fallon’s Shadow of the Mark is a great choice for readers who love Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush.

I feel like I've been waiting forever to read this book; in fact, I had to read my review as a refresher because details were a little blurry. Problems with reading 100+ books a year - never a bad problem to have. But one thing I can truthfully say is its worth the wait. It starts off right where Carrier of the Mark ends and the adventure just gets bigger.

Megan is adjusting nicely to her new powers for she is the carrier of the the air element and we saw just go badass she could be at the end of the first book. Believe me, that's only the beginning; we haven't seen anything yet.

Rian was a character I found myself attracted during the first book and even more so during this book. He's dark, mysterious, with a dry sense of humor. We get to know him a lot better and see that he's not the guy you might have thought he was.

The storyline is stronger in this book, I feel but some of the excitement I felt in the first book wasn't. Most likely it was because in the first book we were learning about these characters, their world and what was to come. Now that we know them, love them and understand the basics of their powers that excitement of the unknown was lost. We do learn more about how their powers work with each other and it seems like the more and more we know the more dangerous it becomes.

Shadow of the Mark was everything I hoped it to be. The romance between Adam and Megan grew and became steamier; the action was more frequent; new characters were introduced and we had to learn who we could trust and who couldn't - most likely guessing wrong. Not to mention a ton of heartbreak; especially one that my heart is still trying to heal from.

Read this book. It's a definite improvement over the first one and its a promise of how epic the third book will be. Finishing this book is making me drool for the next because its going to be fierce and dangerous and just full of everything I need and want. Fantasy fans, this is a read for you!

Thank you so much to BookNerd tours, Leigh Fallon and HarperTeen for allowing me to be a part of this tour, providing me a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was born in South Africa, raised in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Cork in my 20’s. While living in beautiful Kinsale, Co Cork I discovered a love of writing. I write mainly for the young adult market. My current book, The Carrier of the Mark, prompted me to abandon my ‘riveting’ career in corporate treasury and have been writing ever since. I have another three books in the Carrier series and a few other projects I’m working on. My family and I now share our time between Ireland and the US.


Grand Prize Winner will get:
- 1 Autographed ARC of SHADOW OF THE MARK
- 3 SHADOW OF THE MARK Bookmarks
- 2 Buttons for each book
- 1 Irish Bookmark
- 1 Postcard for each book

open to US Only

1 Runner Up will receive a $20.00 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N, their choice!
open internationally

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  1. Nicole LaverdureJuly 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Hi Jessica, I would love to win the 20$ gift card because I could buy both Leigh's two books! thank you for sharing this new-to-me author and her books! nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

  2. Awesome giveaway! Is this a Rafflecopter giveaway that isn't loading or comment? Sometimes the Rafflecopter doesn't load so not sure.

    I really wanna read this book I've seen it and put it on my TbR a few weeks ago. The cover is just breathtaking! I haven't read the first books so I'm looking forward to reading that too.

    Dee @ Dee's Reads

  3. I apologize - for some reason the rafflecopter code wasn't working! Please make sure you enter the contest that way or else your entry won't count! I fixed it as soon as I was near a computer! Best of luck & I hope you get the chance to read these books! :)

  4. Hey Dee - it's fixed now. I apologize for that.

  5. No worries! Thnk god for Disqus lol


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