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.
I originally requested a copy of this book to review it and see if it might be something my 10 year-old niece Ella would enjoy. Somehow I ended up with two copies of the book, so I gave her one to read right away. It took her a few weeks before she picked up the book, but when she did, it was so much more than she expected. I decided to let her write this review because of a text my sister sent me: Ella: I finished Forever Doom last night, and I feel like a part of my life is missing.
Here’s what Ella has to say about Forever Doon:
What was your favorite part?
My favorite part was when Vee found Jamie. I liked it because I kind of like a little bit of gory.
What did you like the most about the book?
All of the suspense of what was going to happen next! It was viewing the people through their eyes – each chapter was called Makenna, Vee, Jamie – I saw their points-of-view.It was really suspenseful. I just want to read book after book after book.
I thought it was actually really pretty funny (remember – she’s 10). Sometimes Duncan and Makenna didn’t quite get along, but I liked it.
If you could talk to the author’s right now, what would you tell them?
I would tell them to write another book because they’re just awesome, and it’s an awesome book!
For comparison, what are some of your other favorite books?
Right now I’m reading the Wide Awake series by E.D. Baker.
What’s your favorite book? If you were on a desert island, which one book would you bring with you?
Any Doon book.
I had to include that because I think that’s what really matters. Technically Forever Doon isn’t exquisite, but it tells a good story and it – obviously – captures its audience. This is a YA book, and my niece is at the young end of the YA spectrum. She so loved this book that she’s already asked for the other three books – immediately. I don’t know that much else matters. These authors did exactly what they set out to do – they gained a faithful fan forever.
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.