Monday, May 5, 2014
Doon- Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Description: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
My Thoughts: Doon is pretty much every girl's dream world. Hot guys, medieval castles tournaments, and Scottish accents. To top it off, it has everything we love from our own world, like toilets (Believe me, this is important) and pizza, not to mention that in a few weeks time, the place is likely to learn about electricity once their world bridges with ours. So that means, like, movies and stuff. And in that way, the book held my interest.
As soon as the awesomeness of Doon wore off, though, I started to drift away. Everyone is way too good looking. The authors made sure we knew this. The guys are super hot and the girls could be models. And to be honest, pizza really only seems romantic for a dinner date when in Italy, not Scotland.
As to the heroes, I still do not know if I liked Jaime; he was a bit too bossy. However, I loved Duncan, and will most likely read the next book just so I can see if he gets his Happily Ever After. Perhaps, with him as the main hero, I will like it better.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.