Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Destined for Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Source: I received a copy from the publisher to participate in the blog tour. The opinions expressed here are my own.

About Destined for Doon:
 In this sequel to the bestselling Doon, Mackenna realizes she made a horrible mistake–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 onstage. So when Duncan tells her an ancient curse threatens to overtake Doon and the new queen needs her help, Kenna doesn’t have to think twice. With darkness closing in on all sides, Kenna and Vee 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.

My Thoughts:
Somehow I managed to miss reading the first book in this series, Doon.  However it didn’t take me long to get into the book and realize what I had missed and must go back and read.  Since Brigadoon has always been a favorite musical of mine, and I’d read that this series was loosely based on it I knew I had to read it.  In this sequel we find Kenna back in her time living the life she wanted on the stage. However, her heart stayed in Doon along with Duncan, the man she lost her heart to, and whose heart she broke.  Imagine her surprise when she finds Duncan in her  dressing room one evening.  He has been sent by her friend, and now Queen of Doon, Vee. It is imperative he return to Doon with Kenna, as she is needed to help save the kingdom. As I read about the curse, I thought about one of my students a couple of years ago who wanted zombies added to everything.  I was thinking that even he would love this book  The setting is beautiful as are the characters.  I felt as if I was in a continuation of the musical, but many years later.  I loved how Kenna is still strong-headed and goes after what she wants.  Vee makes a wonderful and compassionate queen.  There was only one thing I didn’t like, the ending.. Although it was neatly tied up, it was left with a twist that will have me chomping at the bit as I wait for the next book.  This series is most definitely worth the wait.

About the Authors:

About Carey Corpe: 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 featured at the 2012 RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago in YA Alley. Read more at www.careycorp.blogspot.com

About Lorie Langdon: Lorie Langdon has wanted to write her own novels since she was a wee girl reading every Judy Blume book she could get her hands on. So a few years ago, she 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. Read more at www.lorielangdon.com 

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