Book Review for DOON by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Doon Copyright © 2013 by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
How do you like your fairy tales? Sappy, weak, predictable, slow-moving and stale? That’s kind of the question I had to ask myself when I started reading Doon. Not because the story was anywhere near these descriptors, but because it was all I expected it to be. I know, I know…I was wrong for making such a sad assumption. But what else did I have to draw from? They say a book shouldn’t be judged by its cover and I am guilty as charged, slap the cuffs on me officer. I stared at the beautiful woman on the cover of Doon and took in a deep sigh, knowing that I would not be interested for long. But thank God I was completely wrong.
After just a few short pages, I found myself lost in the world of Doon. Doon tells the story of two girls named Veronica and Mackenna (the story is told through their perspectives) who travel to Europe to on a vacation and are mysteriously swept into the land of Doon. Once there, Veronica (who I feel it the star of the book, even though perspectives shift with chapters) finds herself face to face with a beau named Jamie (who is set to wed another girl and become King of Doon) who she has been seeing in the real world.
Carey and Lorie deliver on the details in this book. The land is described in a rich detail that never seems to get too heavy and the shift between the girls seems natural, with witty conversations that flesh out each one of their personalities. The land of Doon may be beautiful, but it soon grows quite ugly as the girls are accused of being witches; related to an evil one that has haunted the land for years. With the threat of death looming over their shoulders, Veronica and Mackeena must secure a way home, all the while attempting to find true love. I won’t spoil you with the ending (that was phenomenal) but I know that Doon will satisfy even the most skeptical of wonderland/fairy tale readers. I for one, was more than pleased and enjoyed it immensely. I give this Young Adult fantasy a magical, wand waving 4 out of 5 stars.
Doon officially releases on hardcover and ebook August 20th 2013.
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