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Shades of Doon ~ Review

Shades of Doon
A Doon Novel 3
By Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Shades of Doon opens with Veronica recovered from the illness that left her seemingly on death's door at the conclusion of Destined for Doon.  But Vee's illness and recovery had no known cause or trigger.  But a mystery illness is not the least of their worries especially when something pulls them away from Doon.  Can Vee and Kenna find their way back to the kingdom they have come to love?

But during their absence an ancient, hidden evil is about to make its presence known and there may be no way to stop an evil that has found a foothold within the kingdom.  Who can be trusted to help in the battle that is coming?

I have to admit I love the Doon series - I think the way it is tied to Brigadoon just adds to the mystic of the story.  This is Brigadoon for a new generation.  A land displaced from time that individuals from the outside world are called to one has to love the idea.  But all is not perfect - the ancient threat that resulted in Doon's displacement is still alive and still seeks to control the land.

This is a classic good verses evil story.  What would one sacrifice to save what one most cares about? Would one make a deal with"evil" to protect the life of a loved one?  For a kingdom?  Or would following the path of good out way the cost of selling one's soul?  What would you choose?  This is the choice now facing Vee as Queen of Doon.  Will she sacrifice the kingdom, her life for Jamie, the prince she loves?  Or for Kenna? 

If you like exciting keep-you-up-all-night-reading you need to read Shades of Doon!  If you haven't read the first two books it is an absolute must to read them first as this is not a standalone book.  And really why come into a story at the halfway point?  This book is geared towards the teen / YA reader but adult readers who love a touch of fantasy and romance will enjoy this book, this series.

I was provided a copy of this book through the BookLook blogger program in exchange for my honest review.

About the Book:
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.