{Blog Tour} Review: “Coexist (Keegan’s Chronicles #1)” by Julia Crane

Coexist (Keegan's Chronicles #1)Coexist by Julia Crane

Paperback, 210 pages
Published June 19th 2011 by Valknut Press
Review Copy: Provided by Author
Purchase: Amazon Barnes & Noble
 
Description From Goodreads:
 
Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends–she’s an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans. In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan’s brother Thaddeus told her Rourk’s name because his visions warned him she’d need Rourk’s protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves.Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan’s side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known. An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan’s family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle…without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?

 
My Review:
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

What drew my interest to “Coexist” was the cover, first and foremost, followed by the fact that the story was about elves. I’d yet to read a young adult novel about elves and figured, why not? So I downloaded the book for my Kindle, unsure of what to expect, but interested in learning more about Keegan. It took me a few months to read “Coexist” (I finally took the time to read it after signing up for the blog tour via A Tale of Many Reviews), and while it wasn’t my favorite book this year, I did enjoy it.

One of the most interesting parts of the story was the idea of elves having a chosen – someone meant for them, someone they are not supposed to meet until both individuals turn eighteen. What’s interesting, though, is that Keegan knows her chosen’s name already, although they’ve yet to meet formally.

He, Rourk, spends his time watching her, unable to resist her pull whenever she thinks of him. Rourk watches Keegan closely, unaware of her name, but aware that soon enough, she would be his. But when Keegan finally meets Rourk and learns he is her chosen – she feels nothing for him. There’s no connection, no longing, nothing. Which seems to be setting the story up for a love triangle – especially given the final line – I’m not big into love triangles, but I am curious as to where Crane will be taking the story from here.

Crane has crafted an intriguing world within “Coexist” that’ll easily pull you in. I enjoyed reading about Keegan and Rourk and will be continuing on with the rest of the series.

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Posted on December 28, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Interesting thoughts. Glad you’ll continue with the series. 🙂

  2. Since it’s a promotional tour, I figured I’d point out what I enjoyed most and the chosen concept really interested me. Thanks for hosting another wonderful tour! 🙂

  3. Thank you for participating in the tour, and also for taking time to read and review Coexist 🙂

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