Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Author: Carey Corp and Laurie Langdon
Goodreads Rating: 4.15
Pages: 368
Format: ARC from ALA13


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.

DOON is loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, with permission from the Alan Jay Lerner Estate and the Frederick Loewe Foundation. Follow the journey at http://www.DoonSeries.com

~Destiny awaits!

I sort of like going into a book with really low expectations. I went into Doon thinking that I wasn’t going to like it because it was printed by a Christian Literature publisher. I had just read Aquifer which was from the same Publisher (Different imprints) and I really didn’t like it. All the Christian themes were too in your face and made someone who isn’t strongly religious, down right annoyed.

I am glad to say that Doon wasn’t like that and while it was religious, the theme wasn’t all up in your business. While Doon was full of cliché’s , I found that I enjoyed reading about Vee and Ken as they explored Doon. They were very obviously meant to be foils of one another, but I found that they both had the same voice, but what defined them as individuals was their look at Doon and their personal history.

I found myself getting annoyed with the clichéd phrases and all the pop culture references that Mckenna made about musicals. I also wish that they had either tossed the Scottish brogue that they wrote into the voices of he characters, or they were more consistent. I wish they would have just dropped it all together, but it is what it is.

This book is part of a series, although it probably could have been fine as a standalone. I am excited to see what is going to come with the next book. I really liked Doon, and although they sort of gave a cheap excuse for why they had all the modern technology, it was still a fun book all around.
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  1. Yay! I already knew you liked this one, and I am so grateful you gave me your copy to read! :D

  2. I almost picked this up today but something about it just put me off. Maybe I will give it a shot when it comes out in paper back.



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