My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.
Veronica hasn’t had an easy life, but it hasn’t been enough for her to go crazy… she doesn’t think. But how else can she explain the voice she keeps hearing, a boy with a Scottish brogue asking her to come to him? She’s seen him too – in the school parking lot, around town – all kinds of places where a good looking guy in a kilt really doesn’t belong.
So when her best friend MacKenna offers to take her along to Scotland to investigate the cottage she inherited from her grandmother, Veronica jumps at the chance. There she learns about the legend of the bridge of Doon, a mysterious portal that supposedly opens up once every hundred years, admitting those who hear the call into the kingdom of Doon.
When a heavy fog turns them around one night the girls end up crossing the bridge, and find themselves in a world they don’t belong in – except, maybe the do. The older prince is the boy Veronica has been seeing, and the younger brother has eyes only for MacKenna. But the fairy tale world has a dark side too – one with witches and curses, and a prophecy that seems to point to the friends being the ones who will bring about the end of the kingdom.