This is the first book HarperTeen has published through their online writing community, inkpop
. This alone had me interested. Oh, and the gorgeous cover. And Ireland, too! Ireland is such a beautiful escape in this novel. Fallon, having lived there, really brings the location to life. I could hear the waves lapping against boats and docks, see the bright and rainbow-painted houses crammed together in town, smell the fresh grass of rolling hills. This book made me want to visit the country I was named after! (It’s on my bucket list. I’m trying.)
I also found the idea of elemental powers very interesting. Who wouldn’t want to harvest a little bit of wind, or water, or fire? Any passage where Fallon touches on the use of these powers – how elements are altered, the way in which they move and change, etc – is handled phenomenally. But this book is heavily focused on the romance, which isn’t really my thing.* Still, there is much to love about CARRIER. And if you dig super powers and cute boys, this is bound to be right up your alley!
* Just because paranormal romance isn’t my thing, doesn’t mean the book isn’t good or it won’t be your thing. Maybe you’ll love it. Maybe I also haven’t read the right story for my tastes yet. If anyone has suggestions, I’m eager to read the book that will turn me into a lover of this genre!
Originally reviewed here
NOTE: This review is based on an ARC