While reading series is sometimes hard because you have to wait FOREVER for the next releases, the good ones always make it worth the wait! I was super excited to dive in the the third book of The Doon Series and of course now I can’t wait until next year to finish it off.
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.
Much like the other books in the series, these are entertaining, fun and this one (especially towards the latter part of the book), kept you on your toes and guessing just what would happen next. Again, I really love the friendship between Mackenna and Veronica. It think the authors do a fabulous job of portraying a needed and healthy friendship for young ladies and it’s my favorite part of the series.
Those cliffhangers! They know how to get you. I told myself before there would be a drastic cliffhanger, but then I ignored myself. 🙂 But denial didn’t help, so be warned, this one has a big time cliffhanger (much like the Destined for Doon)!
I thought this book also had a healthy balance of adventure and seeing the characters continue to develop, whether that be as a person, in friendships and relationships. It takes courage to let go of past hurts and move forward on the right path.
I’ve gone back and forth about including this final piece and I decided to go ahead and share it because I know there are many teens who love this series and I always preach being honest and real in reviews, so I’m going to play mom right quick with a heads up:
I understand this is geared toward a YA audience. I get what appeals to young adults and while I know the relationships in the story are deeper than physical attraction (especially since we’re three books in the series), I wasn’t a huge fan of how often the focus seemed to be on looks, the dire need of each other (while that can be romantic, it can easily become unhealthy) or the constant need to kiss. More than the other books, I thought this one pushed the boundaries. I am by no means opposed to having passion, I just noticed quite a bit more in this book. I think for me to take notice is saying something too.
I’m still most definitely looking forward to the conclusion though – even if I have to wait a year!
Have you seen Brigadoon or read this series?
(Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)