“Doon” is written by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon, and published by Blink, a young adult division of Zondervan.
This story is about two modern-day teenagers who are swept into the fantasy land of Doon in Scotland. They have a mystic journal that could destroy the kingdom of Doon if they are not careful. Inside the kingdom, the girls meet two boys, and must find a way to save the kingdom.
This book is supposedly written for the teen audience. I received this book and was going to give it to my tween sister. Thankfully, I flipped through it to see if it was appropriate after reading some other reviews, before allowing her to read it. In a short amount of time, I found upwards of three swear words, printed out in the text’s dialogue of the teenage characters, plus your general “so-and-so swore under his breath”. There was also an almost “love scene” (as in beyond the constant kissing) that I found very inappropriate for the age group. Grouped with the whole mystic, dark magic, and witches in the setting, this did not at all make for an enjoyable read.
Thank you to Book Sneeze and Blink (Zondervan) for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review.