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 http://www.DoonSeries.com
This was a great concept. Mackenna and Veronica are going to spend their summer in Scotland. They both want to get away and Scotland is the perfect escape. Not surprisingly, after they get there, they are transported to a mystical land that it is up to them to save. There are princes and both girls feel like they are living in a fairy tale. It turns out things may not be as they seem and they may be in more than they had anticipated.
The author does a good job making the girls feel like teenagers and making their strong friendship be a main part of the story. I also liked the building of the magical world. I thought the story was going to be a little creepy but it was a good story. It isn't like the girls just accept everything at face value but they react much as I'd guess anyone would. There is an overtone of God throughout but not oppressive and there are questions left unanswered.
I rate this a 4/5. It was a good book and I can't wait for more from this author.
Many thanks for the publisher for the review copy of this book (via booksneeze). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.