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.
Scottish countryside holds other plans.
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.
I have been in a such a weird reading mood. But a couple of weeks ago I was
getting out the bath and into my tartan PJs (I love everything tartan) and this
book just called to me. I was in the mood for YA Scottish read and this fit the
bill. I feel a little torn on my feelings on this one though. While, I did
really enjoy it and fell in love with the setting and the two main male
characters, I struggled with the female characters. To me Doon is a filler
read. A book that doesn't need a lot of brain power just a perfect read to get
lost in. And believe me, you will.
follows best friends Vee and Kenna. The plan was to spend the summer in
Scotland and have a Scottish adventure. They just didn’t count on just how much
of a Scottish adventure they were about to have when they are transported into
Doon.A Mysterious Scottish Kingdom,
with castles and princes and a dark danger that could destroy this beautiful
Kingdom and all those who live there.
things first. I have never ever seen Brig O Doon. I know it's a musical and
then turned in a movie but I have no idea if this is actually like it or not. I
just know it's inspired by that. I have, of course, heard of the actual Brig O
Doon that is over the River Doon in Ayr and it's a stunning place. So I fully
understand the draw to the story and the setting.
mentioned above I really struggled with our two main characters. Vee has had a
hard life growing up, her father ran out on her and her mother? Is a complete
waste of space. When Vee started having visions of a kilted boy she was drawn
to him. She just knew he was real. Most people would think they were losing
their freaking marbles but Vee just knew. Kenna has big dreams of being an
actress, she doesn't believe in anything magical until she finds herself in
Doon. Her constant threatre references during the book were so annoying and
the two friends always seemed to refer to each other as "best
friends" like ok we get it!! They are besties. Now move on.
I have no issues with liking Jamie and Duncan. Swoon!!! Two Scottish Princes.
Jamie is set to be future ruler of Doon, he is a lot more harder and doesn't seem to show his
feelings as easily, which I understand. He has a Kingdom to look after. Duncan
though, he is more down to earth and wears his heart on his sleeve. One thing I
would have wanted more of, was really getting the accents right. Some words were
changed to make it seem more Scottish but it could have been done so much better to
really get that proper Scottish feel. I understand why they didn't because us
Scots are quite hard to understand but I just think if they really wanted to
make seem authentic then spelling the words how we Scots actually talk would
have been just perfect.
have to admit Jamie? I totally picture Jamie from Outlander. I couldn't help.
The name Jamie and Scottish and that's the picture in my heard. Not a bad picture
to think about though eh?? Yummy Yummy. Who doesn't love a good looking
Scotsman in a kilt.
setting for Doon is just perfection. It's stunning and captivating and I guess
it is what people who don't stay in Scotland would picture it to be like. Castles
and green! I stay in the suburbs so it's not like that. However, go into the
countryside and it's green. So so green and beautiful and Doon really captures
that. There is something truly magical about Scotland (apart from the weather
recommend Doon if you are looking for something light and fun with a little
danger thrown into the mix. Go on, who doesn't want to be drooling of a two
Scottish Princes in Kilts. :)
And just for you pleasure here are some yummy men in kilts :)