Book Review | Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

Shades of Doon (#3) by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Published by: Blink on September 1st 2015
Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
Pages: 346
Format: eBook
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Synopsis: 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.

Review: This book has definitely been the best out of the series so far. I was wary continuing the series as the first novel felt a bit childish but it grew on me as the books went on. This one was written better and it got less cringy. However, I still have to read ‘Holy Hammerstein’ and since this was an eBook I could not like my book on fire like I said I would in my review for the second novel haha.

I read a review saying that this was a Christian YA novel and I totally can see that in certain parts of the book now…

What I liked about it:

  • Veronica’s character gets better with each book
  • How it takes place between the modern and Doon
  • Jamie… I mean he’s not Jamie Fraser fantastic but he’s a good filler
  • How the colouring of the cover changed with this book to incorporate evil

What I didn’t like about it:

  • It was basically a set up for the final book in the series
  • Mackenna is still awful
  • The cliffhangers come out of nowhere
  • Still childish narration but it is getting better in comparison to the previous two

Rating: 3.5/5 stars!

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1 Response to Book Review | Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

  1. I read the first book a year or so ago and I wanted to like it so much. Scotland, a magical realm, female friendship, swoony love interests… what's not to love? But it didn't take long for me to realize that it just wasn't for me. Even though the girls were supposed to be 18 years old I felt like I was reading about two pre-teens. And Mackenna drove me absolutely insane. I found her abrasive and if I heard “Holy Hammerstein” or “Sweet Baby Sondheim” one more time… ugh, so annoying. It was just overall too sweet/clean teen and (very) young YA for me. The books do have gorgeous covers, though! 🙂

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books


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