Monday, January 6, 2014
Review: Doon by:Corp/Langdon
About the Book:
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
About the Author:
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 and continue to build the young-adult-focused blog, HonestlyYA.
Veronica never imagined she would travel to a majestic kingdom, much less have been in the beautiful country of Scotland. Having had visions of this handsome Scottish man, she knew she had to find him no matter the cost. The one thing she didn't expect was that this man would suspect her and her friend---McKenna to be witches. So she started on a journey of discovery for Jamie for him to be convinced that they were not witches but could probably get down to who was.
McKenna was just along for the ride, she never imagined she would be followed around and being accused of the unthinkable. McKenna's only dream was to become an actress but since coming to this mystical land she is having second thoughts. She and her friend Veronica want to stand up for what they believe in. She feels like she is being pulled in two different directions.
Jamie, being the eldest son and the future heir to his father's kingdom is only looking out for Doon to keep them safe. Even if that means pushing away the girl of his dreams. But true love knows no bounds and he is captivated by this beautiful girl. Soon he figures out some things about her that changes his way of thinking and may destroy the whole kingdom.
Duncan had thought his older brother was crazy when he told him that he was having visions of a girl and now the girl is here in front of the both of them. Crazy!? He had to convince his brother not to let true love get away.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review Booksneeze.