Monday, November 2, 2015

Review: Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon


About the book:
Veronica doesn’t think she’s going crazy. But why can’t anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes?

When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna’s great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation.

Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica’s daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they’ve longed for… or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

I had Doon on my TBR for a long time before I finally got around to reading it and it was definitely worth the wait! I really enjoyed the story and characters. Doon seems like such an interesting place and I can't wait to read the next book (especially since this one ends with somewhat of a cliffhanger).

I loved the whole "Calling" aspect. I really liked the romance, even though it was a little fast. The secondary story (Mackenna's) was probably my favorite of the two, but I really enjoyed them both. The ending was great and while it resolved a lot of things, it also left me anxious to continue the series because of something.

All in all, Doon was a great read and I recommend it if you enjoy YA novels.

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2 comments:

  1. I really loved this book. I know this was allegorical, but I didn't like it was touted as a Christian novel and have some of the innuendo that it had. I do have the second book and plan to read it. I always stay behind in books though!

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    1. I'm hoping to get the second book, so I can continue the series. I'm really behind in this series too :)

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