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Doon #2

Destined for Doon

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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.

Common Core Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 and 11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5 and 11-12.5 Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6 and 11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).

368 pages, Hardcover

First published September 2, 2014

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Carey Corp

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I am the author of several young adult books, including the DOON series from BLINK/HarperCollins, inspired by Lerner & Loewe's Brigadoon, and co-written w/Lorie Langdon.

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111 reviews
January 26, 2015
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UPDATE: I've read it. I'd give the first half of the book 3 stars, and the second half 4, so it averages out to a 3.5 rating. Overall, I just didn't find Mackenna as compelling as a lead as Veronica, and downright whiny at times. However, the pace really picked up in the second half, and Mackenna definitely did some growing (but was still a tad annoying). We will have to see how the next one goes!
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189 reviews1,414 followers
July 14, 2015
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I received a free advanced reader's edition from the publisher BlinkYA and finished hardcover of this book from HarperCollins' program "Blogging For Books" in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

3.5 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). Full review to come. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT ENDING I CAN'T EVEN

My rating system: (I do use half stars.)
5 - I do not use the 5 star. Not because a book might not be worthy, but because a book is never perfect.
4 - I loved it! There weren't too many flaws, and I had no trouble getting through it. (A 4 star rating is the highest rating I've ever given a book.)
3 - I enjoyed the book, but there we're flaws that made me enjoy it less.
2 - I finished the book, but there were too many flaws for me to enjoy it.
1 - I could not finish the book, and I probably did not finish it....
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Author 16 books3,257 followers
July 14, 2014
In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I'm critique partners with Lorie and Carey, and I'm their biggest fan. :) Having said that, I loved returning to the kingdom of Doon in this second installment. I don't want to get too specific and spoil you, so I'll just say that there's plenty of romance and a new threat to the kingdom that the girls must work together to defeat. Also, look at that cover. Isn't it dreamy?
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125 reviews63 followers
April 13, 2015
GAHH WHERE DO I START... this book was beautiful!! The way that the characters have grown and developed since the first book is amazing! And I also really loved the plot in this book! I think that the Limbus is absolutely frightening and there were definitely some *shudder* worthy moments. :P
I might say I liked Doon *ever so slightly* more, but not because it was a "better book", simply because I enjoyed seeing the story start off and getting to know the characters for the first time. That being said, both books are absolutely phenomenal and I adore them both to pieces!

THAT ENDING! WHY?! JUST WHY?! It was all going so well and then... ugh! :P
Unlike with most second installments, I was glad that I was able to just jump right into this book and have it still feel like Doon; I appreciated that there weren't a thousand new characters brought in to make it confusing.

While I did really like the plot in this book, I'd say I would like more of a flowing plot throughout all four books, rather than one crisis in one book, defeated, a new crisis in the next book, defeated, etc. But I feel that there are still some unanswered questions and things that have happened in this book that will cause more of a flow in the books to come. But that's my only complaint. (if you even want to call it that :P)

If you haven't picked up this series yet, I would *highly* encourage you to do so!! Truly, this book series is unbelievable, it's clean, it's entertaining, it has characters you will want to root for- AND it takes place in Scotland. It's the package deal. :)
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Author 7 books1,888 followers
July 19, 2016
Buffy, Walking Dead, and Bring It On references, oh my! This second book in the Doon series was a blast and even better than the first. Since the stakes are getting higher, we have a lot less romance and more focus on the plot. There is more magic, tension, humor, and even zombies! Who knew?? Also, that cliffhanger ending! Not cool. I'm so excited to read Shades of Doon which will be released this Fall.

To see my full video review, click HERE.

FINAL VERDICT: 4.75 stars
Profile Image for Tracy Goeke.
205 reviews
August 31, 2014
If you remember where DOON left off, Vee’s got her happily ever after and Kenna’s gone off to her internship in Chicago…

…except Vee’s ending isn’t so happy after all. (I love how realistic this is.) Not only aren’t Vee and Jamie the perfect couple, but Vee’s also having problems with the citizens of Doon, some of whom don’t accept her—an outsider—as their queen.

…except Kenna’s stuck in Chicago while her Calling is in Doon. Kenna’s pretty sure she’s ruined both her life and Duncan’s by abandoning him on the bridge. And if she had any doubt, when Duncan shows up in Chicago, he’s distant and cold. He’s only come for her because Vee needs her help in Doon. He has to wear the other ring for the magic to open the way back to Doon, where the witch’s black petunias are spreading and people are disappearing.

While I love the plot (and all the subplots!) of this second Doon book, what I love even more is all the details that Carey and Lorie incorporated throughout. For starters, Kenna calls Doon’s new witch problem zombie fungus, which made me laugh the first time I read it and smile pretty much every time after that. Then there’s the fact that Kenna brings a Wicked umbrella with her to Doon, a huge, hilarious irony considering Doon’s citizens assumed she was in league with the witch the first time she was there. Also, Vee uses references and analogies to various books I’ve read (what girl doesn’t love Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?) and dances to music I love (Justin Timberlake, anyone?). And…well, I could just keep going.

The point is, I love DESTINED FOR DOON as much as I love DOON. As soon as I finished the second book, I wanted to read the third.
Profile Image for Carlie K.
145 reviews82 followers
February 21, 2015
4.5 stars.
This review is originally posted on my blog
The Bookish Girl

After saving Doon with her best friend, Veronica, in the first book, Mackenna returns to the real world and continues her dream. One night, the charming prince of Doon, Duncan, appears and tells her that her best friend has need of her. Despite her awkward state with Duncan, Mackenna goes back to the magic world of Doon, swears to aid her best friend to save Doon (again), and maybe mends her heart as well.

If you have read Doon, you would know that the first book ends at an impossible state. Dying to know where the love between Duncan and Mackenna goes, I ordered this book right after I finished the first book.

This book didn’t disappoint me at all. Starting from the first page, the love interest between Duncan and Mackenna already drew me in! It was very easy to get back into the world of Doon, and the characters were so easy to relate to.

Every girl yearns for a fairy tale of their own, a prince who loves them, and a place where they can call home. I think the best thing of this series is that it creates some of the best characters. We can see ourselves in Veronica and Mackenna, who struggle for love and fight for themselves and the people they love in their own ways. In them, we see courage. Through them, we learn how to be courageous.

Doon and Destined for Doon are no complicated stories. The plot is rather straightforward, but I kinda enjoy the simplicity. What I would love to see more is the world-building of Doon, for it’s a place I love and I want to learn more of it. And again, the book ends with a hint of another crisis. You would think after so many obstacles, Veronica and Mackenna deserve some peaceful time, but sadly, they don’t have any. I seriously couldn’t wait for the third book, Shades of Doon, to be out in September and immerse myself in the world of Doon (and meet my princes) again!

you can get Destined for Doon on Bookdepository
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Author 10 books64 followers
October 25, 2015
this was One hell of a ride and I loved Every turn of it!
that end!!!!! <333 and that cliffhanger...I nerd the 3rd book now!!!
Profile Image for April (Aprilius Maximus).
1,109 reviews6,574 followers
February 13, 2017
I NEED THE NEXT ONE NOWWWW. The only reason this one got half a star docked off is because one of the main characters was really frustrating throughout almost the entire book and so many problems would have been solved if they had just TALKED. But I love this world and everything about it and I can't wait to see where this will go! What a cliffhanger!
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337 reviews59 followers
August 25, 2021
This book was absolutely amazing....but.....the ending!! Why did it end like that? Why!!? I need Shades of Doon now!!!
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Author 76 books16.9k followers
August 23, 2014
I'm doing lots of 5 star reviews today! I read this book in...days (I got an ARC - author perk!). I loved the first book in this series, DOON, co-written by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon - for some reason Lorie's name doesn't appear in Goodreads. They also co-wrote this second book and there are two more planned for the series.

What I love most about these books are the characters - Veronica and MacKenna. Each has their own unique voice and problems, yet they help each other out without question. The first book is focused more on Veronica, but this second one features MacKenna.

The story's ending worked and wrapped up a number of issues. But the book's ending

For those who are interested, I'll be posting an interview with Carey and Lorie on my blog the week of September 1st (Destined for Doon comes out on September 2nd), and they are giving away a signed copy of DOON to a random commenter. My blog does hook up to Goodreads, so check my page that week.
Profile Image for Amanda.
163 reviews5 followers
July 2, 2014
Carey Corp and Lorie Landgon know how to enchant their readers and waste no time getting down to business in this sequel to Doon. By page ten of Destined for Doon I was fully engrossed in the new tale, one that would be following those I had wished to hear more from in the first installment, Mackenna and Duncan.

The writing is once again beautiful, blossoming the kingdom of Doon into an examination of relationships, true love, and what hope and belief in one's self really means.

The overall format continues to follow an alternating point of view between Veronica and Mackenna. At first, these two characters seem to have similar voices (which only explains why they must best friends) but if you read closely you will see that while they share a similar, undeniable spirit, they differ vastly in personality.

At the end of Doon, Vee and Kenna have gone separate ways to follow their hearts. In Destined for Doon we see them reunite, but it's not smooth sailing. This is where Ms. Corp and Ms. Langdon do what they do best - angst. The magical world across the bridge has been plagued. Not only is there an evil witch out to destroy the kingdom Vee has come to love with something I can only describe as The Rot, they are at odds with the Princes in their lives over things such as respect and destiny.

The magic in this book isn't overpowering, it's easy and caters to someone who still wants to be anchored down to reality in their literature. Still, I found this book to feature more elements of it, alongside heavier emotions of romance, than we first experienced in Doon. All around, the bar has been raised for these two authors and what the future holds for Vee, Mackenna, Jamie, Duncan and the rest of this amazing cast of characters.

I would have given this a full five stars in young adult fantasy romance, if not for the references to modern/musical culture. I understand that is a large part of the motivation for this tale and who Kenna is as a person, but I feel it will quickly date the story and narrow its pool of potential readers. I also felt it needed Doon - this sequel is not a stand alone narrative.

I admire Ms. Corp and Ms. Langdon's ability to share a new world with their readers and would recommend this to anyone looking for a little fantasy in their young adult romance.... and whom might happen to enjoy torturing themselves in the oh-so-good-lovers-angst kind of way.

**I received an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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511 reviews118 followers
September 24, 2014
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.

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)

Originally posted at http://booksandbeverages.org/2014/08/...
Profile Image for Carolina Carriço.
543 reviews576 followers
April 8, 2015
I preferred the first book to this one, and I say that without any doubt. The small thing I can say I loved more was the fact that in this book we had more Duncan. And even with everything that made me want to pull out my hair throughout this book, I still love that boy and he's my favorite.

But all the lack of communication in this book made me so mad! Sometimes I wanted to gag both Kenna and Duncan and then only one would talk at a time. And they would talk without lies and without half truths. That way I could have been a much happier girl a lot sooner. Even if it didn't happen right in the beginning, it could have happened somewhere in the middle. But no.... the authors just made everyone suffer through the whole book.

Anyway, I still adored the world and the little magical aspects to it. All the folklore legends and Scots culture. I wish we had even more of that.

I loved the marriage and I still think those two are a beautiful couple. I wasn't a big fan of either Emily or Ana I don't trust them. Then Sofia...I think she isn't developed enough for the importance the authors tried to gave her. And I'm not sure if they forgot on purpose or if they are saving it for the future books but we never heard again of her missing soul mate. To me it sounds important.

That end...holy shit. I think it has something to do with the amulet. I think Vee stealing something from the witch's cottage was a terrible idea. But...the blurb from the next book spoils it all. So I don't think that big of a deal.
Profile Image for Meg - A Bookish Affair.
2,445 reviews203 followers
October 9, 2014
"Destined for Doon" is the second book in the Doon YA series. It's a fantasy that surrounds two normal, everyday teens, Vee and Kenna, who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Vee is the new queen of Doon who faces a populace who isn't quite ready to trust their new outsider leader. Kenna is working hard at a theater internship when she is summoned back to Doon to help Vee confront a new danger. This book was a lot of fun and although it is the second book in a series, it stands well on its own. I do want to go back and read the first book in the series though!

The book is told from the alternating perspectives of Vee and Kenna, which I thought really worked well with the story. Sometimes I think that it can be really difficult to read a book with more than one narrator because they can be easily confused but in this case, each girl had a very unique voice and personality. I really liked both of them. I also really liked their love interests in the story (who both happen to be denizens of Doon with fantastic Scottish brogues: a true bonus in my book).

I also liked the adventure element in this book. Vee knows that she needs Kenna's help in order to save Doon (how awesome is it that they don't have to rely on the guys' help in order to save the kingdom???). The book kept me turning the pages quickly! Overall, I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys adventure stories with a magical bend to them!
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Author 1 book28 followers
February 7, 2017
First Read (October 26-30, 2014): Every now and then, a book grabs you and holds you hostage every waking moment until you finish it.

This is one of those books.

Which I should've seen coming because I fell in love in Doon, Jamie MacCrae, and Veronica from day one too.

What I didn't expect was to love Destined for Doon, Duncan MacCrae, and Kenna more. I'm personally a little more like Veronica with her particular insecurities and literature love. But seeing Kenna's vulnerabilities and Duncan's gun-shy behavior hit me straight in the gut. I needed to see them get their happily ever after, despite past mistakes and current mistakes and, likely, future mistakes. And wow.... What a resolution. That declaration of Duncan's at the end? Sigh. Swoon. This Prince has stolen my heart. For good.

But he's not the only one. I love the friendship between Veronica and MacKenna. I love the teamwork between all four of them. The girls are strong individually. But when the four work together, the Kingdom is at its strongest and I'm hoping we see more of that in the rest of the series. So glad to find a YA series that values interdependence as a strength.

I only have one beef .... What kind of ending is that?!!!!!!!! Write quickly ladies, write quickly.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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29 reviews20 followers
December 7, 2014
For the love of Lerner and Loewe! I am usually wary of second books in series as they often are shadowed by their predecessor but this one didn't let me down.

I flew threw this book in less than a day and literally couldn't put it down. I felt as though I was under the witch's spell as I continued to read on. This book was a great continuation of the first! And seeing Kenna's story made the plot thicken even more. I still clung to the story at the end of every chapter just as I did in the first book. To stop myself from putting any spoilers in this review I will stop here.

Now if I can just preoccupy myself until the next book is released. I mean, that ending of Destined for Doon was BRUTAL. And I am making it a plan to find hardcopies of these books as I have only read them on my kindle. Overall I cannot say enough good things about these books!

I plan on creating a video review of the two books so I will add an update. I recommend this book (of course). But definitely read the first book!
Profile Image for The Fearless Reader.
196 reviews23 followers
April 8, 2015
I love love LOVE THIS BOOK! Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon was so amazing! I loved how this one focused more on Mackenna's perspective and not Veronica's as much, but we did still get some Jamie and Veronica action throughout the book. I also enjoyed see Mackenna accept her destiny and fight form her heart, and also figuring out how to save Doon at the same time, before it's too late. I liked Corp's and Langdon's creative writing styles, and also their ability to keep readers on the edge of their seats! But the one thing I didn't like was that epilogue, are Corp and Langdon trying to kill me! I'm drowning in my own feels over here! I need Shades of Doon in my hands now! I need answers!
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195 reviews16 followers
February 18, 2023
Does this even need a review? The awesomeness of this book can't ever be adequately portrayed, no matter how impassioned or sophisticated a review its given. So just go ahead and read it. You won't be disappointed.
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148 reviews
January 13, 2016
This can't be happening!
I have to wait months for the bext book?! To understand what the heck happended at the end?! NOOOO
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447 reviews9 followers
April 12, 2021
There is something about a contemporary that travels back in time. Maybe its allure first begins with the popular Gene Kelly musical Brigadoon (the loose inspiration for this) or maybe it’s just the idea that we might revisit these bygone eras. This co-authored series is the sequel to last summer’s inventive novel Doon and it continues the adventures of McKenna Reid and her best friend, Veronica.

STORY: Nearly a year later, McKenna is living in Chicago to pursue her dream of a career on stage, and she has regrets. What if the boy she left behind, not to mention real-life royalty, Duncan, is her true love? It's been 12 months for her, but for everyone else, it’s merely been three months and now Doon requires McKenna's return, and Veronica needs her best friend. The kingdom is coming under attack by forces that evil witches rule. With her new Calling as the Queen , Veronica is only able to fight the battle so far by herself; her best chance to win is with McKenna by her side. Trouble is, McKenna left Doon with broken hearts in her rearview and it’s impossible not to let personal infractions complicate everything.

Destined for Doon, by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon | Book Review

Readers have been eager to return to the land of Doon will be delighted with this sequel. One of the things that makes this book work so well is the modern vs. old fashioned battle for center stage. One thing I’m a stickler for (from a non-historian standpoint) are books that are “historical” only to dismiss historical elements. This rule goes out the window because what it does is espouse a very contemporary world with historical Scotland. It's comedic to read the contemporary references; everything from iPods (there's a sweet music scene between Veronica and Jamie) and funny quips (the McKenna saving the world in a gown line makes me smile). Also, as a bonus, may I just say, pretty much any book that works in a Pushing Daisies reference has my heart.  

The best thing about this YA novel is actually the friendship. Veronica and McKenna are two different girls, yet they’re the real kind of best friends. Despite their differences of opinion or beliefs, in their loyalty, they always find a way to work around their squabbles. This element alone makes the series worth tying, especially if you haven’t read many good friendship books. I will say it’s pretty important to read the first book prior to this. I read Doon last summer and do get lost here a few times. This is because of the many references to past events, though as things progress I do remember the “bigger picture” story. On the flip side, the characters move forward, and further develop, it’s just the plot that gets a little stuck. 

In the end, this book is a solid summer read. It’s quick and for those who may not like it, it doesn’t push Christianity (I wish the role of the Protector to be more prevalent). The romance is a tad too much on the physical focus, but then, I’ll give this a pass considering its age range. This sequel also gives us more insight into what makes McKenna tick. Only as a little warning, this ending? Yep, it’ll leave you going, “Now what??” 

Content: there is some minor innuendo and a few description kissing scenes.

Sincere thanks to the publisher for providing a complimentary ARC copy of this book for reviewing purposes.
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57 reviews
November 4, 2014
I didn't fall in love with the first book in this series, so I was hesitant to accept this one to review. However, after reading glowing reviews of the sequel, I decided to give the series another try. I'm happy to say I enjoyed this one so much better than the first! The story follows protagonist Mackenna Reid and her best friend, Veronica, as they try to fight against the curse threatening the enchanted land of Doon. Geared for a young adult audience, this is a fun and engaging story with fantastic characters and an enjoyable setting.

Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed the characters. At the beginning, I found it hard to distinguish between Kenna and Vee's voices because they sounded so similar as they alternated chapter POVs. Soon, though, I learned to search for Kenna's musical theater references (which musical theater enthusiasts, like me, will love!). I also adored reading about Kenna and Vee's friendship; it's so rare in YA books to read about true best friend relationships.

I also enjoyed the setting of Doon, with modern delicacies ranging from Italian food to Maxi dresses. The storyworld is so unique from other fantasy novels, yet it's pretty realistic, even with magic involved. Another crucial aspect of the storyworld is the theme of the Protector and His Will, which the authors intended to symbolize God and His plan for everyone. While I respect the authors' intentions of this allegory, I didn't think the spiritual message was very effective, although I recognize that the authors wanted to market the book to more secular readers.

Overall, I thought this was a light and fun read. Despite the ominous mood due to the looming curse, the writers weave hope and joy throughout the story. I also thought the prose itself improved since the first book. I recommend this to all YA readers, especially teen girls who love clean fantasy or romance books.

Thanks to the publisher and Book Look Bloggers for a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
Profile Image for Olivia (LivTheBookNerd).
654 reviews118 followers
June 19, 2016
Hey guys!

I'm so sorry this is up so late! School has been killer! Anyway! I really actually liked this book! DESTINED FOR DOON is the sequel of DOON and it follows Kenna & Duncan a few months after Kenna had left Doon to pursue her acting career. Duncan goes to New York to get Kenna to come back to Doon. Doon is being attacked and Kenna and Veronica have to work together to save the kingdom.

Now, when I finished Doon I was desperate to read the next book. Doon left you off with a cliffhanger that leaves you desperate for more. Carey & Lorie's characters are very loveable and I see myself in them in some ways. The characters are constantly wrestling with their feelings, fighting their head and fighting their hearts. I sooo ship Duncan and Kenna, but I felt like that if they had talked it out the whole drama could have been avoided. Kenna was really annoying in the first half of the book, but I feel like the second half made up for it because her character really grew and I really loved the romance between her and Duncan. I haven't decided if I like #Jeronica or #Denna more....Maybe Shades Of Doon will help me decide...

The plot is pretty straight forward and obvious, but there are little details that Carey & Lorie add that just add to the magic of the story. I love the world that they're creating and I'm really excited to pick up Shades Of Doon and continue Kenna & Duncan and Veronica & Jamie's stories. I've fallen in love with their love and I've fallen in love with Doon. I can't wait to dive back into Doon!

I hope you guys are picking up these books, because they are so worth it! I absolutely love them and I think you guys will too!

My Review of Doon: {click here!}

My Favorite Character: Duncan
My Least Favorite Character: the witch

CHECK OUT MY BLOG @ www.livthebooknerd.blogspot.com !!!
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46 reviews3 followers
August 15, 2015


HOLY HAMMERSTEIN! (that book reference though ;)




I DONT THINK ILL BE OKAY BECAUSE THE THIRD BOOK COMES OUT AT SEPTEMBER FIRST AND MY PATIENCE ISNT THE STRONGEST. (but hey at least i just have to wait about a two weeks till the release date!)


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267 reviews21 followers
May 17, 2016

I feel like I liked this one better than the first one to be honest. I got approved to read the fourth book Forever Doon on NetGalley so I am quickly reading the second and third books in the series. They are good if you want fast-paced reads and to immerse yourself in another world for a few hours. I admit that they are a little childish at times and had me rolling my eyes but I did enjoy this book.

What I liked:
•Veronica grew up and became a much better character. I always wanted to read her POV chapters.
•I feel like there was a lot more action in this one!
•The cliffhanger definitely had me seeking out the next title in this series
•As always the covers of these novels are stunning and draw the reader in
•The Scottish dialogue felt realistic
•There was better world building in this one than the previous

What I didn't like:
•Mackenna and her stupid musical/broadway references... if I read 'Holy Hammerstein!' one more time I may light the book on fire.
•That instead of just referring to one another as best friends the book used bestie or BFF and it just seemed really lame
•The narration still seemed childish but I am hoping that it matures a bit more in the third book
•Some decisions are made really quickly and I think that they could have been drawn out or explained a little bit more
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5,262 reviews195 followers
October 8, 2014
I have not read the first book in this series, Doon. I got a chance to review the second book, Destined for Doon and even though I have not read the first book, I could not pass up the chance to see what this series was all about. So glad that I did. I had no problems jumping right into this book. The magical world of Doon was great. I have a wish to some day visit Ireland and Scotland so this book was right up my alley.

Despite having not read the first book I still felt the strong connection between Kenna and Duncan. Also, the feelings with Veronica and Jamie. The world that the authors built of Doon was great. I instantly was transported to this world. Another thing that I liked was that Veronica was still a normal girl even though she was queen. She was relatable. Actually all of the characters were relatable. The ending has left me in a cliff hanger and I can't wait to read book three. For now, I will just have to go back and read book one.
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230 reviews32 followers
June 20, 2016
I really really like this series! The magic of friendship is back in full swing. Veronica struggles with her new position as Queen among her questioning subjects. Her relationship with Jamie has changed and the two of them try to let each other take charge of their own leadership roles. Duncan is sent by Veronica to go into the real world to get Mackenna because she needs her help as a new force threatens to take over Doon. Still broken hearted by Mackenna Duncan successfully brings her back. The story is full of friendship, working out relationships ( with their lovers lol), and forgiveness. And of course you can expect a lot of movie, music, and theater references to the modern world. It's a fun, light,and quick read with some really deep themes in it.
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