Monday, October 6, 2014

Destined for Doon by Laurie Langdon and Carey Corp


Destined for Doon
by Laurie Langdon and Carey Corp

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Just released: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Blink
Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Romance, YA
Hardback: 352 pages
Rating: 5

Doon series:
Destined for Doon
Book 3 - 2015
Book 4 - 2016

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.

Zombie sighting:
Zombies! I'd had an irrational fear of them since Vee and I snuck into an r-rated movie when we were twelve — at my insistence, of course.
-chapter 2, page 29

My two-bits:

Wonderful blend of adventure and romance with a fairy tale like vibe.

I am reading backwards. I have not read book one and now have it on my tbr pile as I really enjoyed falling into this world and want to know more.

I was taken at the start with the character, Duncan and his swoon-inducing Scottish accent.

side note: I have become biased after reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (waaaay back when). I fell in love with Scotland (have yet to visit there) and things related.

Being the second in the series, the story goes into what happens after the happily ever after comes about - as one of the characters from book one is now a Queen and has nabbed her Prince Charming.

What made this story fun to read was that there were two spunky female protagonists to follow along. Both with equally interesting personalities, love interests and story lines.

Loved the banter between both sets of couples and found myself chuckling here and there throughout the read.

About 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.
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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, Honestly YA.
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* review copy courtesy of Fall Reading Challenge 2014. @booksparks #FRC2014

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