Saturday, October 11, 2014
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 book was exactly the sequel I had been hoping for! After the ending of Doon I was desperate to read this book and the wait seemed to take forever. I couldn't stop turning pages and had this book finished about six hours after I started it!
The characters were all as great as they'd been in the last book though they all were a bit too stubborn for their own good! I was glad that we not only got to see Duncan and McKenna's relationship but also Jaime and Veronica's. Both couples had their ups and downs and it was cool to watch them work through it all.
The curse was very interesting and also rather creepy! The authors did a great job with making it unique and vivid. Which is no surprise since the rest of the book is the same way! They really make you feel like you have been transported to Doon along with Kenna!
I enjoyed this book entirely, except that this book ended with an even bigger cliff-hanger than the last and I cannot wait for book three!
Meet the Authors
Carey Corp lives in the metropolitan Midwest with her loveable yet out-of-control family. Carey wrote her first book at the age of seven, and currently begins each morning consuming copious amounts of coffee while weaving stories that capture her exhaustive imagination. She harbors a voracious passion (in no consistent order) for mohawks, Italy, musical theater, chocolate, and Jane Austen. Carey's debut novel for teens, The Halo Chronicles: The Guardian, earned her national recognition as 2010 Golden Heart finalist for best young adult fiction and was recently featured at the 2012 RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago in YA Alley.
Lorie Langdon has over ten years of experience writing online and print advertising for a Fortune 500 company, and left her thriving corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now as a full-time author and stay-at-home mom, she spends her summers editing poolside while dodging automatic water-gun fire, and the rest of the year tucked into her cozy office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word and continue to build the young-adult-focused blog, HonestlyYA.
I received an ARC of this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.