In this sequel to Doon, Mackenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake in choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. To make everything worse, she's received her Calling—proof she and Duncan are each other's one true love—and it's pure torment, especially when visions of the very alluring Scottish prince appear right before she goes on stage. So when Duncan tells her an ancient curse threatens to overtake Doon and the new queen and Kenna’s best friend, Veronica, needs her to return, Kenna doesn't have to think twice. With darkness closing in on all sides, Kenna and Vee must battle a world of nightmares in order to protect the kingdom. But it will take the ultimate test of courage for Kenna to salvage her happily ever after.
|Contributor(s)||Carey Corp , Lorie Langdon|
|About the Contributor(s)||Carey Corp
Carey Corp lives in the metropolitan Midwest with her loveable yet out-of-control family. Carey wrote her first book at the age of seven, and currently begins each morning consuming copious amounts of coffee while weaving stories that capture her exhaustive imagination. She harbors a voracious passion (in no consistent order) for mohawks, Italy, musical theater, chocolate, and Jane Austen. Carey’s debut novel for teens, The Halo Chronicles: The Guardian, earned her national recognition as 2010 Golden Heart finalist for best young adult fiction and was recently featured at the 2012 RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago in YA Alley.
Lorie Langdon has over ten years of experience writing online and print advertising for a Fortune 500 company, and left her thriving corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now as a full-time author and stay-at-home mom, she spends her summers editing poolside while dodging automatic water-gun fire, and the rest of the year tucked into her cozy office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word. Lorie is one-half of the author team that writes the popular DOON series, a YA reimagining of Brigadoon!, and her first solo novel, GILT HOLLOW, will release fall of 2016.
|Publish Date||Sep 2, 2014|
|Series||A Doon Novel|
- Review by Kristin
At the end of the previous book, Doon, I was devastated. MacKenna and Duncan, who were so obviously destined for each other, separated through MacKenna's absolutely foolish martyr-complexed act of leaving Duncan behind in Doon while she gallivanted back to Chicago to pursue an acting career.Now, a year later, after numerous visions of Duncan, and realising that her life will never be complete without Duncan, and suddenly he shows up.
I absolutely loved the previous book in this series, and I had high hopes for this one. The authors surpassed all of my expectations and more. From the beginning, the story was action packed and drove me to read more and more. The heartbreak and hope between Kenna and Duncan was so palpable, I nearly started crying numerous times, wanting to simultaneously slap, scream at, and hug both of them.
Don't think that Veronica and Jamie got away without some romantic issues of their own. And of course, the ending had its own special cliffhanger. Was it a better cliffhanger than the previous book's? I'm not sure, but the quality of storytelling by the authors is so good that I can't wait for the next one. (Posted on 9/1/2014)