Shades of Doon

Shades of Doon

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 143 x 209 x 31mm | 407g
  • Blink
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0310742358
  • 9780310742357
  • 258,913

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Praise for the Doon Series "... this retelling of Brigadoon is a dessert bar of YA romance awesomeness."- USA Today * USA Today * Praise for the Doon Series "... those looking for a bit of escapism will find this book to be an enjoyable read." - School Library Journal * School Library Journal * Praise for the Doon Series "... musical-theater fans will rejoice to see two heroines so well versed in their world, who drop references to many well-loved Broadway productions as they stumble their way through a medieval village, out of the mists and out of time." - Booklist * Booklist * What could be worse than Vee and Mackenna having to battle the forces of evil inside the magical kingdom of Doon? Being cast out, of course. The BFFs are face-to-face with their former lives as it appears that they and their princes have been exiled from Doon, and no amount of musical theater or popular culture has prepared them for hunky Scottish rogues inside a modern-day Cabela's. Between fealty ceremonies to draw out traitors, promises of handfasting, and more, readers will thrill to the drama and intrigue of this latest installment in the Dooniverse.--Howerton, Erin Downey Copyright 2015 Booklist
From Booklist, Copyright American Library Association. Used with permission. * Booklist * Veronica and best friend McKenna reside in the medieval kingdom of Doon after being called from the modern world by the Protector. Veronica, now queen of Doon, has met her true love in Prince Jamie and is happy to remain in the magical world, yet she constantly questions her ability to rule the kingdom as she struggles with poor self-image resulting from her life in the modern world. McKenna who has met her true love in Duncan, Jamie's younger brother, struggles with her choice to remain in Doon because she misses the success she has experienced in her world's musical theater and the future she might have had. Meanwhile, the evil witch, Adelaide, repeatedly attempts to permanently remove the two best friends from the kingdom so she can take her place on the throne. A fierce confrontation ensues, forcing Queen Veronica to make decisions that could alter her and Doon's future. Alternating chapters of the female protagonists' first-person points of view immerse readers into the narrative. Good versus evil is adeptly explored in this installment of the 'Doon' series (Blink). VERDICT Not a stand-alone, this book will appeal to fans of the series, romance, and the Brigadoon musical.-Susan Harris, Ridgeway High School, TN Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. * School Library Journal *
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About Carey Corp

Carey Corp lives in the metropolitan Midwest with her loveable yet out-of-control family. Carey wrote her first book at the age of seven, and currently 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. Carey's debut novel for teens, The Halo Chronicles: The Guardian, earned her national recognition as 2010 Golden Heart finalist for best young adult fiction and was recently featured at the 2012 RT Booklovers Convention in Chicago in YA Alley.

Lorie Langdon is one half of the author team behind the bestselling Doon series. A few years ago, she left her thriving corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now as a full-time author, she spends her days tucked into her cozy office, Havanese puppy by her side, working to translate her effusive imagination into the written word. For more information, or just to say hi, visit
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2,050 ratings
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4 32% (655)
3 18% (379)
2 4% (81)
1 1% (16)
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