Exclusive DOON interview with Vee and Mackenna + Giveaway!
By Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Published on August 20, 2013
Published by Zondervan
Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.
But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.
Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.
Today we are super excited to have two lovely ladies joining us! We want to welcome Vee and Mackenna from the book Doon!
You are both heading to Scotland- have you been there before Veronica?Vee: This will be the first time I’ve ever been out of the country. I can’t wait to try everything Scotland has to offer…oat porridge, kippers, I might even try haggis. Well, maybe not the haggis. Fried sheep guts sounds disgusting.
How about you Mackenna- you took many trips to Scotland as a girl. Is it a place you look forward to visiting?
Kenna: Oh I think haggis is in my bestie’s future! I totally see a dare coming on. *winks* When I was growing up, Scotland was this magical fairyland. Now it’s magical in a different way—I’m talking hotties in kilts and legal drinking. Right, Vee? *pauses*Uh Vee, do you think you could take the ear buds out and join us? *hums opening notes of “Be Our Guest.”*Vee: Oh, sorry. *grins* In my defense, I only had one ear bud in. I was totally listening.So, what music has you so engrossed, Veronica?Kenna: Probably the latest 1D tune of the week. *smirks *Vee: *Swats Kenna* Oh stop. Actually, I’ll listen to anything that gets me moving…from classical to rap. But the song I’m kinda obsessed with right now is THE WAY by Ariana Grande. *Lifts arms and dances in chair*Kenna, you seem to have different taste in music. What gets you moving?Kenna: I try not to move, as a general rule. But if I have to, it’s probably to something by Sondheim or Marvin Hamlisch.Kenna & Vee: *in unison* Or Les Mis.Kenna: Jinx you owe me a coconut-pineapple-mango, no-whip smoothie!Vee: *rolls eyes* You just have a crush on that guy who played Marius in the Ball State production of Les Mis.Kenna: He had a nice set of lungs.That brings up a fun question…if you could ask any celebrity to Prom who would it be and why?Kenna: Reeve Carney, a.k.a Spider-Man as in Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. He’s ridiculously gorgeous, has an amazing voice and the boy is straight! FYI—he’s also my answer to who I would spend the end of the world with.Vee: I would take Liam Hemsworth, or maybe his brother, Thor to be my body guard…Kenna: Take both!Why’s that, Vee?Vee: I had kind of a nasty break up recently. Let’s just say I’m not the most popular person in my class right now.Kenna: What about the lead singer from that band we saw at the state fair…Boys Like Girls? You should totally take him, too!Vee: Oh yeah! Martin Johnson...his voice makes me swoon!Speaking of swoon…will you be looking for romance in Scotland? A summer fling perhaps?Kenna: Vee is!Vee: Um. No.Kenna: Come on Vee, cute Scottish boys in Kilts. What’s not to like?Vee: Next question, please.Okay then, let’s keep it hypothetical. A curse destines you to spend eternity as a movie villain, which villain would you be?Vee: The Evil Queen in Snow White. I love the show ONCE UPON A TIME and the character of Regina fascinates me!Kenna: The witch from INTO THE WOODS—she’s got tons of amazing songs!!! What? It’s a valid answer. The movie comes out Christmas 2014.
Your fairy godmother shows up and offers to turn you into a Disney princess. Which one would you choose?Vee: Kenna would have to be Ariel from THE LITTLE MERMAID. She’s got the hair and the beautiful voice!Kenna: Maybe I want to be Merida from BRAVE. Just kidding! I would totally be Ariel. I would kill that role. *chuckles* Vee would be Aurora from SLEEPING BEAUTY because of—Vee: Prince Philip!! Of course! I forgot what a crush I had on him when we were kids. The sword and the horse, charging to the rescue… *sigh*If you were an animal, what would you be and why?Kenna: I would be a cat or a lion, if you get my musical drift. *wiggles eyebrows*Vee: An Eagle because they’re powerful and majestic, and totally free.And for the hardest question of the day.....if you were stuck on a deserted island what three things would you want with you?Kenna: My bestie, The Best Broadway Songs Ever (4th Edition), and Reeve Carney!Vee: My loaded MP3 player with solar batteries, my books and my BFF, Kenna!
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