Doon & Destined for Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Published : 2013
Version Read : ebook
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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.
I picked up all four books in the series at once. I was that sure that I would love them. I mean they take place in Scotland for crying out loud. It’s a given that I’ll love them. Well they were okay, but I will probably DNF the rest of the series. I’ve never seen the movie/play/book this is based off of, so I have nothing to compare it too.
For DOON I really enjoyed the book. It kept me engaged and the pacing was great. I loved the princes and Mackenna. Veronica annoyed me for most of the book, but that’s okay. Throughout the story Veronica goes from one extreme to the other. She wants to be with her price, but then she doesn’t because she doesn’t think she’s good enough. She’ll save the kingdom and leave and let him be happy, but then she doesn’t want to leave and takes the crown from him. Granted she had to, to save his life and the lives of everyone else, but I was kept saying that she needed to make up her mind and live with it.
The first book ended like I expected it too, but it did have a nice surprise for me. I expected Mackenna to actually stay in Doon and be with Duncan. I enjoyed that I was surprised for that. After finishing this book I went straight for the second one. I wanted to know more about how it all ended.
DESTINED FOR DOON was a bit of a disappointment. I’m not sure why it’s been a trend with me lately but I really enjoy the first books, and then barely make it through the second ones. Honestly I couldn’t even tell you what happens between Veronica and her fella, because I skipped most of it. My main motivation in reading the second book was to find out what happened with Mackenna and Duncan.
It’s very unlikely that I’ll continue with the series, because I found myself not caring about any character by the end of the second book. It’s not that they were terrible books, but I couldn’t keep my interest in them.