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

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Title - Coexist (Keegan's Chronicles #1)
Author - Julia Crane
Genre - Paranormal
Date published  - June 19th 2011
Publisher -   Valknut Press
Format - Paperback
Pages -210
Author's website -
Rating - 2 out of 5
"There has to be something more in this world than what the average eye sees!"

Keegan is a sixtien years old elf! Now I know you will start thinking of Santa and Christmas, but it's not that kind of elf. These elves are more human-like elves, maybe a bit shorter than an average human and with a bit sharpened ears, but overall very similar to humans.
Keegan is gifted, her mother is a healer, her brother is a seer, and her father is the chosen one, the one that will lead elves in the great battle that is supposed to come.
Keegan's brother Thaddeus, saw that Keegan will be married to Rourk and he is mighty good in predicting! But Keegan's life is suddenly shaken by finding out there's a great war going, and she must find out how to use and control her gift.
A war is been going on since the beginning of time, but this has been shield from the eyes of humans"

Ok, I must admit this sounds amazing and even poetic, so even got me thinking of the symbolism..a war is indeed going on, evil and good fight every day since the beginning of time. Evil and good in the human nature!

However, I experienced some difficulties reading this book. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying it's a bad book, however I must say it's not actually my cup of tea. It was challenging I admit, so far in my "history" of reading I have never came up with elves (except the ones in Santa's stories), so I really didn't know what to expect. Though I guess, this may disappoint the author if she reads my review, but I have to stay honest, book about elves is just not my kind of read.
But, before judging me (I hope you won't) I really gave this book a fair chance, yet I didn't like it that much.
So you see, besides "my" problem with elves, whom I found really less interesting than vampires lets say, I had some major problem with understand the main character Keegan. I really didn't like her, I simply couldn't get into her "psychology" and understand her. She's a modern elf, with a Facebook and Tumblr account, ok I get that..but I really didn't "feel" her personality.
There's a war going, yet I didn't feel the dynamics. I loved the fact that there are lots of dialogues, and the book is really easy to read, however, I am giving it 2 diamonds, and truly hope I will enjoy the sequel more.
My deepest gratitude to R2R from PNR&UFF group on Goodreads and the author for generously giving me a copy of this book. 

My rating


  1. Nikki said...:

    I have never read a paranormal book about elves before. Thank you for your honest review. I think I will give it a read out of curiousity x

  1. Ananda said...:

    First time for me too:) However, it's really not my kind of book. It was an easy read, but disappointed me. However, if you find the book, check it out.It was an interesting experience:) At least, you'll meet some elves:) x

  1. Kara said...:

    as long as you're honest, that all that matters :) good job on this review and sorry you didn't enjoy it, but at least you gave it your best effort! leaving your comfort zone to read free books is part of blogging and you're doing well, my friend :)

  1. Ananda said...:

    Thanks Kara for your lovely and supportive comment:) Means a lot to me! Yes, I have to stay honest, no point of writing reviews if not honest. But I gave this book a fair chance, read it for the beginning to the end. It was an easy read, but not for me:) Have a fabulous weekend girl:) x

  1. Julia Crane said...:

    Thank you for taking the time to read and review Coexist. I greatly appreciate the services that book bloggers offer to authors. I know it's impossible for everyone to enjoy every book :) R2R is a great program!

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