Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Book Review: Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Members of the Vise Library were selected to review Shades of Doon.  We received a copy of Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon's book for an honest review.

About the book:

After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic kingdom with both her true love and best friend by her side at last. At the same time, Mackenna Reid is enthusiastically building her new life and a theater with her prince. But just as their dreams of happiness are within reach, the world Vee and Kenna have chosen is ripped away, leaving them to face their most horrific challenge yet—their old lives.
Thrust out of Doon, the best friends are confronted with tormentors from their past and no way to return to their adopted land. When the MacCrae brothers rush to their rescue, the girls’ situation turns from nightmare to modern-day fairy tale. But their happiness could be short lived: unbeknownst to them, someone in their closest circle is aiding the witch of Doon in her bid to destroy the kingdom once and for all.

Last year we gushed over the second book in this series: Destined for Doon.  I'm afraid that I will be gushing just as much as I was last year.  This book continues where the second book left us.  Vee and Kenna are in Doon and enjoying their time there (especially with their love interests, Jamie and Duncan).  However, Vee is experiencing some strange health issues and both of the girls start see things from the modern world.  One morning while out shopping in the village, Vee and Kenna are transported to modern-day Scotland.  Because of Vee's planning, she has the two rings that make it possible for people to travel in and out of Doon.  The girls return to discuss with their closest friends what in the world is going on.  They all come to the conclusion that the witch from the first two books must be behind this.  One morning they are betrayed by someone they trusted (also their magic rings are stolen) and are sent to different places in the United States.  They manage to reunite with each other, but have no money or have any idea how to get to Doon since their rings are gone.  Surprisingly the two princes, Jamie and Duncan, find the girls and then are able to experience the modern world with them.  Eventually they make their way back to Doon and discover that things are changing (and not in a good way).  The witch definitely seems to be behind all of the bad things happening in Doon.  She eventually makes her appearance in the unlikeliest of forms and things really get crazy from there.  People are locked in dungeons, break out of dungeons, someone is sentenced to death, people escape out of Doon and then the book ends on a serious cliffhanger.  (Seriously, another year of waiting after that ending.  NOOOOOO!!!!)

This book was action packed and had a lot of plotting going on in it.  I loved the the adventures the girls went on in order to figure out who and what was causing all of the mayhem.  Of course the girl's personalities are always the best.  Kenna is hilarious as always and Vee learns to stand up to people that she never could in the past.  Also, how can you not love Duncan and Jaime??  They are hilarious in their own right and always thinking about what is best for Doon.  One of my favorite parts of the book is when they go shopping in the modern world.  I cannot wait to see what happens in the fourth and final book of this series, but am not looking forward to the wait! Our copy of Shades of Doon will be added to our Popular Collection, so make sure you keep your eye out for it!

About the authors:

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.

Connect with the authors:

Carey Corp:
·        Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1qqj0BL
·        Twitter: https://twitter.com/careycorp
·        Website: http://www.doonseries.com/

Lorie Langdon:
·        Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1nagUFl
·        Twitter: https://twitter.com/LorieLangdon
·        Website: http://www.lorielangdon.com/

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