3 1/2 starsThe first two chapters read just like Twilight. New girl moves to a small town with only her dad and is immediately smitten by the unapproachable, but ever so good looking boy who is different. Once you get past the longing gazes across the room or Megan's internal swooning over Adam and into the actual explanation for everything, it's fairly interesting. And yes, Carrier of the Mark does come with 3 semi-creepy older men who act as the ruling body of sorts. I thought it was a very clever premise. Sometimes the writing is a bit crappy, but I'm intrigued enough to want to read the next book. Oh, and Randel was the best part.