Read my review of “Doon”, the first book in the series here.
This post will contain spoilers for the first book in the series.
By Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Published September 2014 by Blink
In this sequel to Doon, Kenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake-choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. Worse, she’s received proof she and Duncan are meant to be, along with torturous visions of the prince she left behind. So when Duncan shows up and informs Kenna that Doon needs her, she doesn’t need to think twice. But even if Kenna can save the enchanted kingdom, her happily ever after may still be in peril.
I was interested in reading the second book because I knew that it would be more MacKenna heavy than the first book which was a little more Veronica focused. Unfortunately, more MacKenna couldn’t liven this one up for me. The biggest problem was that the antagonist in this book was a plant. Seriously. An evil fungus plant that is growing and zombifying things. I kept waiting for the resurgence of the witch, and that sort of but not really happened. It felt like the big showdown in the first book was so confusing, but the showdown in this one was a little lackluster and was over in a minute.
Veronica as queen was just irritating with her power struggle with her boyfriend and ex-king Jamie. I guess I don’t remember really how that worked in the last book, but I just wanted her to make him king again, because an American teenage girl running a kingdom that she doesn’t know is just plain silly.
I won’t even talk about the constant musical references that MacKenna makes.
Mostly it just felt like a lot of worrying about boys and growing fungus, and not too much happened in between.
This book finished on a cliffhanger, and I probably won’t worry about seeking out the next one as much as I tried to get a review copy of this one. It wasn’t horrible, it was just a bit of a drag to get through.