Book 4, A Doon Novel
Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
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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.
Forever Doon is the fourth book in the Doon series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon. As such, I don’t suggest reading this review until after you have read the previous books in the series because it contains spoilers.
The zombie fungus is back, and it is worse than ever. Half the Doonians get stuck in the modern world, including Kenna and Duncan; Jamie has reportedly been executed by the witch, who has taken over the castle; and Vee and her followers are gathering an army deep in the forest. Heartache and chaos abound.
Forever Doon is a wonderful conclusion to the Doon series. It ties all of the loose ends together in a spectacularly beautiful ending. At the end of book three or the beginning of this one, Jamie was executed, but something went wrong and he survived, unbeknownst to his friends. It was difficult to see Vee and Jamie suffer the way they did because of this, but their ultimately sweet reunion was worth it. I loved seeing both couples grow closer through all of their troubles, for they were better for it. Vee and Kenna also grew closer in a way one would not expect but that worked splendidly to the benefit of the novel. The ending was absolutely beautiful!
There were a couple of thing that did not make sense. Mainly, the callings from all over the world and the calling between Vee and Kenna. Those were miracles that had never happened before in the story world. They benefited the plot, but the calling between Veen and Kenna especially seemed as though it could have been a cop-out of the authors instead of finding a better to their solution. It was a cool idea, but it seemed almost forced.
Overall, I enjoyed Forever Doon as a great conclusion to the series. I would recommend the series (reading them in order, of course) to readers of YA romantic fantasy.
I received this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own.