Coexist: Keegan´s Chronicles by Julia Crane BOOK REVIEW

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 340 KB
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Valknut Press (June 10, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
About the Author:
Julia crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan's Chronicles. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. Although she's spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.
Amazon Synopsis: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
I´m going to try a different approach on this review cause truly I’m not quite sure if I liked the book or not.
1.       All the Characters are believable well balanced and can stand out on their own.
2.       The plot is really really good.
3.       The book keeps a steady rhythm.
4.       The main couple is really cute and endearing.
5.       The Elf world depicted on the book is very interesting.
6.       It left me curious as to where the story is going.
1.       The way the main conflict on the story got solved seemed too easy.
2.       Some of the characters lacked of background.
3.       The twist at the end of the story left me feeling unsettled.
4.       I was left with lots of unanswered questions.
As you guys can see there are a lot more of pros. than cons. To this story, I´m not saying is a bad book, I’m just saying that it left me conflicted but curious at the same time.
I adored Rourk and the whole premise of having a chosen one, which you know no matter what will make you happy, is attractive to say the least. At the same time I felt Rourk was being tortured practically the whole book and when he found solace he was tortured once again; but then again that could be a mayor plot from the author and maybe just maybe she´s planning some grand outcome for him.
I can´t say a thing about Donald, cause I don´t know a thing about him, see what I mean with the background missing on some chars.? But I guess those things are going to be clarified on the next book, which I’ll def. be buying.
Keegan I loved, she is cute and funny and normal, well as normal as an Elf living among humans can be. She has a loving family and an endless support system with family and friends.
I really enjoyed the Narrative of the book it was an easy and relaxing read.
All in all I liked the book I just wasn´t trapped by it, but I’ll be checking for the next one on the series, that´s for sure.

1 comment:

  1. I have read it recently and I enjoyed it a lot. I wasn't expecting much at first but when I started reading, I just can't stop. It just sucked me in and before knew it, I had finished the entire book. I need to get the second book now. :)