“Doon” is a Delight!

51dZxBlfoML__SS300_Veronica and McKenna are about to have the summer of their lives in the cottage McKenna inherited in Scotland, but Veronica is worried that she is losing her grasp on reality. Why is the gorgeous, kilted young man she keeps seeing invisible to anyone else? When a pair of ancient rings and a letter from McKenna’s aunt tests their faith in things unseen, they find they both have been catapulted into a land different from anything they imagined. Is this magical kingdom of Doon the beautiful place it appears or have they been trapped in something much darker than they ever imagined?
I’m often suspicious of remakes or derivations on an established story but Corp and Langdon give “Doon” such a fresh take and feel that there is nothing warmed-over about it. “Doon” is to “Brigadoon” what “Hook” was to “Peter Pan.” Fresh, nicely written, and well-conceived, “Doon” is an excellent read for fantasy fan of high school age and up. (There’s a level of kissing and flirting that might make parents of middle graders concerned.) The heroine’s tell the story from alternating perspectives which works reasonably well and there is plenty of dramatic tension in both the plot and the love story. “Doon” ends on a note that is primed for a sequel and I, for one, will be waiting eagerly!
This book was provided to me by the publisher for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!

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