January 26, 2016

Doon (Doon #1) by @LorieLangdon @careycorp @BlinkYABooks #Reread

Published By: Zondervan
Release Date: August 20th 2013
Genres:  Fantasy, Romance, Parallel Universe 
Pages: 368
Source: Purchased
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Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.

But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.

Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

DOON is loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, with permission from the ALan Jay Lerner Estate and the Frederick Loewe Foundation. Follow the journey at http://www.DoonSeries.com

~Destiny awaits!

Carey Corp wrote her first book, a brilliant retelling of Star Wars, at the prodigious age of seven. Since then, her love affair of reinvention has continued to run amuck. Writing both literary fiction and stories for young adults, she 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. Her debut novel for teens, The Halo Chronicles: The Guardian, earned her national recognition as 2010 Golden Heart finalist for best young adult fiction. Coming August 20, 2013: Doon (book 1 of the DOON series), a young adult novel loosely based on the concept of the musical Brigadoon, used with permission from the Alan Jay Lerner Estate & the Frederick Loewe Foundation, and co-written with Lorie Langdon. 
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A few years ago, Lorie Langdon left her thriving corporate career with a Fortune 500 company 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. Her co-written four-book series, DOON, a YA reimagining of the Scottish legend of Brigadoon, will release beginning in August 2013 from Zondervan/Harper Collins. 
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I remember reading this book for the first time wondering if I was going to love it or hate it.  And I have to say that I fell in love with this book early on.  This was everything I was looking for in a story. Romance, danger, secrets, everything!  Being able to come back to this favorite story really made my week and I really can't wait for someone to pick this up for a tv show or movie!  This is Outlander for the teen crowd!  

So what did I love about this re-read? 

I loved how the story started out in our world with Veronica pretty much having the worst day of her life.  Then being swept up and taken to Scotland thanks to her bff. 

There the story takes an even better turn while the girls find out about Kenna's Aunt and then get swept away to a magical kingdom where romance, danger, magic, and more await them!  

Im so excited to be able to meet these two authors on the 30th!  

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Parallel Dimensions, Romance, Danger, Mystery, and more! 

I loved this book. Like a lot. It could be borderline obsessive...in a good way. At first, I was iffy about the two POVs but holy cow. If there was an example to do it correctly, this book is it!! I love love love the good guys (even thought I wanted to punch Jamie so many times). The world Carey and Lorie created was beautiful and I want to live there now. I'm so glad I have books 2 and 3 on hand. I need to know what happens!!

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