Destined for Doon (Doon #2) by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

September 1, 2014     erinbook     Book review

Destined For Doon (Doon #2) by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Release Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Blink 
368 Pages
Received: From Publisher
Format: Hardcover


4 Nuts
Description: 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: Thank God, this book is leaps and bounds better than its predecessor! I can happily say that I enjoyed this book, so much so that I think I read the entire thing in a couple of hours. This book was very difficult to put down. While I don’t think this book is amazing, it’s definitely a better offering than the first book for a couple of reasons.
Mackenna is a much less annoying character in this book. That being said, I have a bone to pick with this girl. First, she doesn’t like books. Yeah, I don’t think we’d be friends. Also, she compared a beautiful library to a dungeon. Sorry, you’ve lost me. I’ll be over in the other room with Veronica, we’d have lots to talk about. Also, one of the major conflicts could be solved by this girl saying one or two sentences to a certain person. I have three words for you!
Scottish McHot Prince One (Jamie) and Two (Duncan) both get a bit more character development and become more than, well, Scottish and hot and princes. And hey, I’m all for hot Scottish accents and everything but it’s nice to see a bit of character distinction once in a while. It’s also nice to see that Veronica isn’t instantly great at her new job. I’ll leave that there because, you know, spoilers!
Plot-wise this book is much better put together. The conflict is much more engaging and less predictable. I appreciate the darker tone that this book took on. Although the ending of the last book got pretty dark, this one was full of darkness the whole way through. Bring on that darkness, I want it! If the ending of this book is anything to go by, the next book will continue on that darker path. And oh, that ending!
I was much happier with this book than the previous one and now I would recommend reading Doon, solely for the purpose of setting you up to read this one!
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4 responses to “Destined for Doon (Doon #2) by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

  1. The second book is out already and I haven't even read the first one! Oh my. It's been sitting in my Kindle for way too long! Well, at least I won't have to wait, unless this one ends in some form of cliffhanger or something. I'm glad this one exceeds the first. Those kinds of sequels are usually hard to find. 😛

    • Technically it just came out today, so you're not so far behind. 🙂 Ummm and yeah, cliffhanger. But isn't the wait part of the fun? Unless it takes forever and a half.

  2. Haven't read the first but the covers are so pretty — and two Scottish McHots??

    PS. Thanks for linking to Hot Off the Presses. I fixed the linky — it doesn't like link-ups that last more than 30 days — and manually added your link. Sorry about the bother 🙂

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