Monday, September 1, 2014
#REVIEW: Destined for Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Series: Doon #2
Author: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Published Date: Sept 2, 2014
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Purchase: Amazon | Zondervan
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: In this sequel to Doon, Mackenna Reid 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 on stage. So when Duncan tells her an ancient curse threatens to overtake Doon and the new queen 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.
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
At the end of the previous book, Doon, I was devastated. MacKenna and Duncan, who were so obviously destined for each other, separated through MacKenna's absolutely foolish martyr-complexed act of leaving Duncan behind in Doon while she gallivanted back to Chicago to pursue an acting career.Now, a year later, after numerous visions of Duncan, and realising that her life will never be complete without Duncan, and suddenly he shows up.
I absolutely loved the previous book in this series, and I had high hopes for this one. The authors surpassed all of my expectations and more. From the beginning, the story was action packed and drove me to read more and more. The heartbreak and hope between Kenna and Duncan was so palpable, I nearly started crying numerous times, wanting to simultaneously slap, scream at, and hug both of them.
Don't think that Veronica and Jamie got away without some romantic issues of their own. And of course, the ending had its own special cliffhanger. Was it a better cliffhanger than the previous book's? I'm not sure, but the quality of storytelling by the authors is so good that I can't wait for the next one.