Book Review | Destined for Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

Destined for Doon (#2) by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Published by: Blink on September 2nd, 2014
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Magic
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

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Synopsis: The second book in the popular new Doon YA series that takes on a classic story, Brigadoon, and spins it in a new way to give readers a fresh, modern experience.

In this sequel to Doon, Kenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake-choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. Worse, she’s received proof she and Duncan are meant to be, along with torturous visions of the prince she left behind. So when Duncan shows up and informs Kenna that Doon needs her, she doesn’t need to think twice. But even if Kenna can save the enchanted kingdom, her happily ever after may still be in peril.

The Doon novels are a part of Blink, HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s new YA imprint that delivers empowering and heartening literature while maintaining a tradition of imaginative and impactful storytelling.

Review: I feel like I liked this one better than the first one to be honest. I got approved to read the fourth book Forever Doon on NetGalley so I am quickly reading the second and third books in the series. They are good if you want fast-paced reads and to immerse yourself in another world for a few hours. I admit that they are a little childish at times and had me rolling my eyes but I did enjoy this book.

What I liked:

  • Veronica grew up and became a much better character. I always wanted to read her POV chapters.
  • I feel like there was a lot more action in this one!
  • The cliffhanger definitely had me seeking out the next title in this series
  • As always the covers of these novels are stunning and draw the reader in
  • The Scottish dialogue felt realistic
  • There was better world building in this one than the previous

What I didn’t like:

  • Mackenna and her stupid musical/broadway references… if I read ‘Holy Hammerstein!’ one more time I may light the book on fire.
  • That instead of just referring to one another as best friends the book used bestie or BFF and it just seemed really lame
  • The narration still seemed childish but I am hoping that it matures a bit more in the third book
  • Some decisions are made really quickly and I think that they could have been drawn out or explained a little bit more

Rating: 3/5 stars!

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