Finally after months of waiting, I was able to dive back into the world of Doon with the second in the wonderful and intriguing series by Cary Corp and Lorie Langdon, Destined for Doon. I was pleasantly surprised by the first book, so having the opportunity to get an advanced readers copy of this one? Don’t mind if I do.
In this sequel to Doon, Mackenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake in choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. To make everything worse, she’s received her Calling—proof she and Duncan are each other’s one true love—and it’s pure torment, especially when visions of the very alluring Scottish prince appear right before she goes on stage. So when Duncan tells her an ancient curse threatens to overtake Doon and the new queen and Kenna’s best friend, Veronica, needs her to return, Kenna doesn’t have to think twice. With darkness closing in on all sides, Kenna and Vee must battle a world of nightmares in order to protect the kingdom. But it will take the ultimate test of courage for Kenna to salvage her happily ever after.
This is such a fun series! It’s keeps my attention, even if meant for a younger audience, and is so creative. As I mentioned in my review of the first in the series, the second again has a great example of a healthy friendship between two girls; something that’s important for teenagers to have examples of – especially when television often portrays excessive drama as the norm for friendships.
Oh and this series likes to leave you on a cliff hanger! Not only did I triple check to make sure I was actually at the end because I really didn’t it want it to end (it was, so BOO to that), but I also scoured the internet for a description of the next in the series and you know what? Nothing. To which I once again say boo. I know the book is soon to be released, but people, I NEED TO KNOW! 😉 So be warned, once you reach that last page, you’ll definitely want the next book immediately!
Oh and I suggest reading the first one before diving into Destined for Doon. Not only will you have all the background information, I think you’ll enjoy it. So go ahead and buy both! Although, this one releases Sept 2nd, but that’s what pre-ordering is for 😉
Are you big fantasy fans? Have you had a chance to read anything about Doon yet?
(Thank you BlinkYA for the copy in exchange for my honest review)