How awesome is that book trailer? I am obsessed with it!
This book was hard for me to give a solid rating for. I ended up deciding on rating it a 4 out of 5. I really loved the plot of this book. The Scotland setting was so whimsical and beautiful. I was completely entranced with the setting. I could clearly picture Doon in my head, and now I want to visit the kingdom! Carey and Lorie made me feel like I was in a different world, and it made me addicted to this book. I couldn't stop thinking about this book after I finished. I was completely hooked by the plot and setting.
The storyline of this book was just wonderful. However, this book did take me a little bit of time to get into it. The opening chapters just seemed awkward and unbelievable. I was glad with the quick change of setting after the first few chapters. Some of the dialogue seemed childish and some of the scenarios were a bit too cliche. Certain things were repeated multiple times throughout the book, which was quite annoying at times. I also found that some of things that existed in Doon just seemed too perfect. Since this was a fantasy novel, I eventually learned to accept that aspect of the book.
Another issue I had with this book was that a lot of the storylines felt rushed. The romance in this book was really cute, but it just felt a little bit like instant love. However, the couples did have some really cute moments that I adored. Jamie and Duncan were so swoon worthy in this book. I wanted to marry both of them! Carey and Lorie definitely made it easy to fall in love with both of the men in this book. I could easily ignore the instant love, because I am a sucker for romance.
Overall, this was a really fun and cute. I absolutely adored the setting and plot of this book. The romance was adorable as well! I definitely recommend this to annoying who likes YA fantasy novels with some romance. I would also recommend this book to anyone who dreams of traveling to Scotland like I do! I cannot wait to dive into the sequel in this series.
4 / 5 Fangs