Forever Doon

27779008Author: Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

Series: Doon

Published by Blink

Genre: YA, Romance

Pages: 384

“With the witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica has no choice but to put her grief aside and prepare her remaining followers for the impending battle against the false Queen and her forces. But while on a covert mission to steal a powerful elixir from the castle, Veronica discovers her true love may actually be alive and fighting a battle of his own.

With the Brig o’ Doon destroyed and the portal fragmented, Doon’s forces are not only divided but also isolated in different dimensions. With the help of a storyteller as ancient as the witch herself, Kenna and Duncan learn they must rebuild the bridge to have any chance of crossing back into Doon with their ragtag army. But when Mackenna insists on fighting as well, Duncan soon realizes the only way he can ensure her safety is to turn her into a cold-hearted killer.

For Vee, Jamie, Kenna, and Duncan, saving their kingdom while keeping their lives intact will take a miracle.” -Goodreads

Review:

My poor heart.
The series is up. It has ended. This amazing series which such adventure and love. This series has been a crazy ride. Up and down and all around. I am sad to see the series end.
This book was difficult to read at first because of the sadness I had when I knew this series was ending. I eventually got over it and threw myself into this wonderful world Carey and Lorie created. The story had a ton of ups and downs. It was a huge rollercoaster. I mean they jumped from one issue to the next so quickly. It didn’t seem like the other stories. The problems went by so quickly like the solution basically fell into the characters lap after a few minutes of contemplation. I liked the way the story went but I feel like some more suspense and explanation would have helped. Especially in the ending.
This book was always interesting always kept me wanting more. I rarely had any dull moments. I was captivated by every action scene, torn apart by every emotional scene, and thrilled at every suspenseful scene. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. The authors made this book hard to read. They put all the characters under tremendous challenges that made my heart break. Luckily they pulled through and somehow overcame many challenges that I would have just fell over and cried if put in their place.
The characters were extremely annoying in this book. I am just going, to be honest. Veronica, I feel like was the only one who didn’t bug me with her decisions. Jaime was also not as annoying as Mackenna and Duncan. They just really irked me. Their relationship was falling apart but it would have been an easy fix. I mean they could have just talked to each other. And then they just dragged it on and on and on. I mean come on, it was ridiculous. I am not saying I am an expert in relationships but I feel like they would have talked about their issues way before they did. They irritated me with how annoying they were. Jaime and Veronica were strong as ever I believed. They really balanced each other out. They supported each other. They influenced each other to be stronger and fight better. They honor each other’s strengths and help each other with their weaknesses. I love them too as a couple. Mackenna and Duncan are amazing too but they just need to communicate.
It was kind of depressing honestly. Lots of death and lots of heartbreak which don’t get me wrong are important in stories for motivation or to create emotion but the Doon series for me was a good empowerment series. I didn’t really think some of the unnecessary deaths were needed. The other books didn’t have so much destruction which gave this book a little more depressing feel to it. Also they, all four of the main characters, go through some serious trials which aren’t bad but I felt like the authors just decided to shove so much down into the characters and developed these sides you never saw until the last book. I think the authors could have spread some of the behaviors that were exhibited into other books. It just seemed so sudden.
Other than that the book was fantastic. I loved the growth from each character as we went through the book. It was a pretty quick fluid read. I was never confused once which I believe is very important in stories. The finale was a great book even with the flaws. Carey and Lorie were amazing and I love that they took me through such an incredible journey.

Star Rating: 4

The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is where every Friday you turn to page 56 in a book or 56% on your e-reader and then post a line or lines that intrigue you. It is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

My book for this week is The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon.

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The line from the 56th page that I am picking is:

“Would-Be Casanova Shakes Cute Girls Hand, Offers Her Home Loan with Reasonable interest Rate”

This is super funny. It is when Natasha and Daniel first meet and he is wearing a suit and shakes her hand when they introduce themselves. He gives himself this newspaper headline because he is ridiculing himself over his awkward greeting.

Read this book. I don’t care if you don’t want to. READ IT. It will change your life I swear it. That is all the promo I will be doing for this book. But seriously read it.

Guys go participate in the Friday 56 and go leave your link down below cause I want to check them out!

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly Hop hosted by Billy @ Ramblings Of A Coffee Addicted Writer. Every week there is a new question/prompt to write about.

This weeks question is:

When you start reading a novel, do you prefer to be plunged right into the action, or do you prefer a slower, more descriptive introduction to the plot and characters?

This is such a hard question. I don’t really know honestly. I think a little of both. I love being introduced to the character but if you wait to long the story can get quite boring but if you plunge to fast into the action I feel very lost and not like I can feel for the characters as much. I think when you develop the characters people can be more involved in the story because they are involved with characters. You get to relate to a character which can give a personal feeling into the novel. You can hate a character where all you want is that character to have all bad things happen to it. You can also develop an interest into the book. If you dont have an interest in the character I dont know how you are gonna have have an interest in the book. I cant like characters if I dont know them and I cant give a good review about a book if it is terribly negative about the characters. Characters are a major part of the story so you need to develop them.

That being said, plot is a major part of the story. You cant have a slow drawn out plot. I usually critique novels for slow pacing in the beginning. I dont like when I am 100 pages in and I am still learning new things about the character. But I also dont like being ten pages in and being thrown into someone else being thrown into a time passage without really knowing who the character is and only how their mom is (#shade). Slow stories and no character development is not all right. I have to have both of these things so the answer to this question is that I need them both. With out both or only having one you will get at least .5 less stars than you would if you did have both. If you dont develop the characters and you never plunged me right into the plot until page 300 then well you have no book you just have a really long exposition.

I hope that made sense. I guess my answer would be leaning towards more character development but it has to have action within 300 pages or at least some rising conflict and interesting things happening.

What do you guys think? What do you guys prefer more?

Harry Potter Moment of the Week

“Harry Potter Moment of the Week was created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts and is hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote or memory  from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!”

This weeks question is:

Which books would you recommend to Sirius?

Well, this question is impossible. I don’t really know if I could. I don’t even know what kind of stuff he likes. I am guessing something really bright and happy or something really dark and scary. I think dark and scary would be the way to go. So going down the dark and mysterious route, I think I would recommend the Comoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith. I can see Sirius getting into these books. These books in the series are:

The Cuckoos Calling

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The Silkworm

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The Career of Evil

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Hopefully more soon.

You know what I just realized. I just recommended a J.K Rowling book to a J.K Rowling character. I feel like I have now done this tag wrong. That is it she wrote the series for Sirius I bet so he can read them.

Anyways I hope that is the right book for Sirius. I feel like her likes a wide assortment o books. If you did a HP moment of the week leave your link down below so I can check it out. Thanks for reading.

Leave your answer to the question down below!!!

March 2017 TBR

I am so ready for this month. The books I plan on reading are ones I have been wanting to read for a really, really, really long, long time. I am not gonna waste time chit chatting but instead am going to jump right into it.

Books on my TBR:

These next two books I am currently reading and I didn’t finish in February but one is because it is a school book and the other because I was procrastinating reading the other books.

Forever Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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These are the books I plan on reading this month and I am only choosing two so it is much easier to meet the goal. I have wanted to read these for months now so I am excited to have these on my list.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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I think that is it for my blog today. I want to know what everyone plans to read this month and if these books are good in the comments below so go comments. Thank you for reading. Look out for my reviews of these books.

What books are you reading? Do you have the same books on your TBR?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. You post what you read last week what you are currently reading and what is up next.

I am super excited to be participating. I have decided that I want to post almost every day so I am participating in all the meme’s I can do. I thought this one was going to be super fun so let’s give it a whirl!

What I read last week:

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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I am linking my review to them one the titles but the rest in this post will have their Goodreads.

What I am reading currently:

Forever Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon

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What I am reading next:

I actually don’t know yet. I will pick between these two:

A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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I liked this little tag/meme thing. It was fun and easy and quick which with schools and everything else I need really quick posts to do.

Bookish Book Lover Tag

I was not tagged by anyone but Beth from Reading Every Night did this tag and I thought it looked fun.

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Rules:

  • Use the original banner.
  • Answer the questions!
  • Use lots of book covers.
  • Tag your friends.

What book are you currently reading?

The Fever Code by James Dashner and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. technically I haven’t started Crown of Midnight yet but I am planning on starting tonight or tomorrow. The Fever Code I am enjoying. I kind of want to be finished with the MazeRunner series so I am kind of rushing through the story but I really like it so far.

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What’s the last book you finished?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. This story was fan-freakin-tastic. I loved it immensely. I am slowly writing my review for it but as soon as I get it up I will link it here. This was a fantastic read and I saw why so many people were freaking out about it. i cannot wait to read the others.

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Favorite book you read this year?

How can I choose? Probably Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne or The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. I Love love LOVED these books. I could rant for hours about these books but you should just go read my reviews of them. To read my review of The Sun is Also a Star click here. And for HP & the Cursed Child click here.

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What genre have you read most this year?

I think Contemporary novels are what I have read mostly. These are a few of the contemporary (I think) books I read this year.

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What genre have you read least this year?

Honestly, I have no clue what I have read least but I guess I read one memoir type book so nonfiction and tried to read others but I didn’t like the others. The one non-fiction book I read was Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates. It was amazing and opened my eyes to a lot of things about sexism. I think everyone all genders should read this story. The things people wrote in the book and the statistics shown really open your eyes to so many problems.

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What genre do you want to read more of?

I want to read more fantasy books. this year I have mostly read contemporary novels or classic novels in school and I have just finished Throne of Glass so I want to read those books and then more stories by Maas and other fantasy authors.


How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?

My goal of books was originally 50 but then I lowered it to 30 half way through the year because at that point I had only read like 5 books because of how busy I was with school. I am currently at 35 books this year.


What’s the last book you bought?

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I ordered it like three days ago and as I said in my Book Buy of the Month of December, I love to spend money. I bought it because I want to read Wayfarer when it gets out and they both sound totally awesome. I am super excited for it to come in the mail.


What book are you saving up to buy next?

Can I say all of them? No, I’m just kidding but today in Target I saw Illuminae and Gemina by Anna Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and OH  MY GOSH THEIR COVERS WERE AMAZING. I like instantly fell in love and i would have bought them but I am gonna check out Half Price Books for them any cheaper. They were so beautiful and the top of my TBR list.

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How many books did you check out last library visit?

I only checked out one book and that was The Fever Code by James Dashner which is my current read from up above. I usually only check out one or two.

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What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

I cannot wait to read the Illuminae or Gemina by Anna Kaufman and Jay Kristoff as I said two questions ago. I also cannot wait to read Passenger and Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken. I also can’t wait to start the Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas which I will start reading as soon as I am done with this post.

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What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?

A series I would recommend to everyone is the Harry Potter series. I mean duh. But other than HP I would recommend the Throne of Glass series to anyone. It is really great. I am having a great time reading them so far.

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Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?

I am hoping JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith write more because I absolutely love her. She has written my favorite series and she has written under Roberts name a fabulous mystery series, the Comoran Strike novels, which I am DYING for more. I also want JK Rowling to write more because I love how she writes and I would love for more Wizarding World stuff.


A few books your heart adores?


What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

I don’t really have an answer to this one. I know Wayfarer is the last of the series for Passenger but I haven’t read Passenger so I don’t know if I will be upset over it’s ending. Also, the sixth Throne of Glass book is coming and that sucks cause I am really liking this series so far.


What books are on your wish-list?

So many books

This is just a few:

This list goes on for miles so I am not going to bore you with any more of that list.


My Tags:

My “tags” are anyone reading this that wants to do it. I really enjoyed this and I want anyone to do this and comment the link to your post answering these questions. Thanks for reading this.