Shades of Doon
Authors: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Book Series: Doon, #3
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Synopsis: After cheating death, Veronica Welling is determined to savor every moment in her idyllic kingdom with both her true love and best friend by her side at last. At the same time, Mackenna Reid is enthusiastically building her new life and a theater with her prince. But just as their dreams of happiness are within reach, the world Vee and Kenna have chosen is ripped away, leaving them to face their most horrific challenge yet—their old lives.
Thrust out of Doon, the best friends are confronted with tormentors from their past and no way to return to their adopted land. When the MacCrae brothers rush to their rescue, the girls’ situation turns from nightmare to modern-day fairy tale. But their happiness could be short lived: unbeknownst to them, someone in their closest circle is aiding the witch of Doon in her bid to destroy the kingdom once and for all.
The Doon series is an interesting series that relies heavily on fantasy…and I loved that about the previous two books, so when I saw that that there was going to be a third book in the series, I was naturally really excited for it. Since the first two books were pretty good, I had a feeling this one would be, as well, but then again, I have been let down by sequels in the past, so it was hard to tell.
But Shades of Doon, along with that beautiful cover, is an excellent addition to the series. I always have a hard time reviewing sequels because I don’t want to give too much away from the book, in case others haven’t read the other books in the series, so plot aside, let’s talk about some other factors from the book.
The characters are still amazing, and it was so much fun returning back to them after so long. They pick up with their well developed personalities and relationships, and entering back into the world to have a chance to get reacquainted with the characters was really great.
The world building, as it was in the previous novels, was delightful – and while a lot of this novel takes place outside of the world of Doon, it is still a great read. There are so many new things to read about and explore with the characters, and in my opinion, it makes the book even more awesome. The authors really have a great thing going with this series, and I really look forward to reading the fourth novel!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review.