Book Review: Doon (Doon #1)

Posted July 29, 2015 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Doon (Doon #1)Title: Doon (Doon, #1)
Author: Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon
Publisher: Zondervan
Published: August 20th 2013
Pages: 368


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

~Destiny awaits!

My Review

I’m literally in love with this world. This book has officially made me fall in love with Scotland. The characters were funny and charming and the story itself was just amazing.

I think it’s pretty expected at this point, but I also have a new book boyfriend and his name is Jamie Machotstuff MacCrae.


Okay, now I’ll actually review this thing. Well, I’ll try to. Now this Jamie gif above is distracting me as I type.

he's so pretty i wanna cry

I read this book in one sitting while in the car on a 12 hour ride home from the beach. It wasn’t a hard read, that’s for sure. I finished it on the first half of the car ride and spent the second half praying for wifi so I could download the second book to my Kindle asap. Spoiler alert: I didn’t get to read it yet and I’m having Jamie withdrawals.

There really wasn’t much in this book that annoyed me, although I have to admit, Vee and Jamie’s relationship got on my nerves a few times. It was mostly just little things and the annoyance passed quickly, not enough to get me to put it down. I think that it was because the whole hot and cold relationship was so obvious at first, and then all of a sudden it was gone and it felt a little like instalove for a moment there. But it all evened out in the end and turned out perfectly.

feels so many feels

But in all honesty, to put it short and sweet, this is one of the best books I’ve read so far this summer. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. I have to see what happens!

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading and happy reading!

My Rating

Four pumpkin cats