Book Review – Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Doon #1

Doon #1

‘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
~Destiny awaits!’ (Goodreads) (368 pages, 20th august 2013, Zondervan)

This book was better than I expected. I thought it would be just another typical YA romantic paranormal story, but I liked it more than I thought. I do have to admit that some parts felt a little bit short for me and the story only picked up from when they arrived in Doon. From that moment the story picked up and turned into an quite interesting story.

Veronica and Kenna were two different girls, but they were quite interesting to read about. I liked that the writers chose to give us the different chapters from different point of views. We get to see what Veronica thinks and we get to see the way Kenna thinks. So it gives an interesting point of view to see that one of them wants to stay so badly and the other wants to get back to her normal life. It makes for an interesting story and it gives us an interesting view of their relationship.

The guys in this story are also so interesting to read about. The entire culture of Doon made me wanting more. It seems such a fantastical place to visit and the way these authors describe the place has gotten me interested of going there, but unfortunately it doesn’t exist. But this book definitely got me excited for my visit to Scotland.

out of 5 stars…


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