Saturday, October 29, 2016

Review : Forever Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Publication dateAugust 2, 2016
Pages: 384
Source: ARC

The Story:
With the witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica has no choice but to put her grief aside and prepare her remaining followers for the impending battle against the false queen and her forces. But while on a covert mission to steal a powerful elixir from the castle, Veronica discovers her true love may actually be alive, and fighting a battle of his own.
With the Brig o’ Doon destroyed and the portal fragmented, Doon’s forces are not only divided, but also isolated in different dimensions. With the help of a storyteller as ancient as the witch herself, Kenna and Duncan learn they must rebuild the bridge to have any chance of crossing back into Doon with their ragtag army. But when Mackenna insists on fighting as well, Duncan soon realizes the only way he can ensure her safety is to turn her into a cold-hearted killer.
For Vee, Jamie, Kenna, and Duncan, saving their kingdom while keeping their lives intact will take a miracle.


One-word ReviewMEH

Reading Tune
 Outlander - Main Title Theme by Bear McCreary ft. Raya Yarbrough

Opening Line:

I collapsed to my knees in the wet sand, staring at the vast, empty expanse of beach without a mountain in sight.

My Review

To be honest, I thought the Doon series ended on a low note. I was bored with 
Forever Doon and it took me about a month to finish. . . Which was so disappointing since I enjoyed the previous books.

The plot of Forever Doon was basically the same as the previous novels in the series. Destroy the evil wannabe queen. Keep True Love alive. Keep Doon "on the map." Doon, a kingdom Veronica has to get back from the evil witch and her minions.

The pacing of 
Forever Doon was too slow for me. The story was drawn on. There wasn't enough BAM! for my buck. Corp and Langdon's writing dynamic was pretty much the same as the pervious books the storyline just slow. What I enjoyed most about the writing this book was the alternative chapters including Jamie and Duncan's point of view as well. I was not sure how it was going to play, if the authors were going to botch the Prince Charmings', male point of view . . . But I am glad to say it was what I enjoyed most about Forever Doon.

All in all, I was disappointed with 
Forever Doon but I am glad I didn't DNF it. Nevertheless, there were definitely positives about the story -- reading Jamie and Duncan's point of views, the character growth, Evil did not prevail, the Happily Ever After. While the series did not end on a cliff-note, I would have appreciated a more definitive ending for Kenna and Duncan. Nevertheless, the character growth of Veronica and McKenna was topnotch and it has been my pleasure to watch them grow throughout the series.

Meet the Authors:

 NY Times & USA Today Best-selling author, 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 and more recently made the N Times Best-seller list. Coming Sept, 2015:Shades of Doon (book 3 of the 4 book Doon series), a young adult series 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.

Lorie Langdon is one half of the author team that writes the best-selling DOON series, a YA re-imagining of Brigadoon!, published by Blink/HarperCollins. She has longed to write her own novels since she was a wee girl reading every Judy Blume book she could get her hands on. So a few years ago, she 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 days tucked into her cozy office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word.

Lorie’s first solo novel, GILT HOLLOW, a YA romantic thriller, releases September 2016!

*** Check out the Doon series' website for more information: HERE 

Happy Reading!


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