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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  2,996 ratings  ·  374 reviews
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'...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 19th 2011 by Valknut Press (first published June 10th 2011)
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Midu Hadi
Nov 15, 2011 Midu Hadi rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young adult fans
I received this book to read and review from the Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics!
My thoughts:
Keegan..I had so many problems with her. She was too-everything. Perfect and good at it all. The only thing she sucked at was gym at school but she got better at that too, after her training started. She was a shallow love sick teenager and I tried hard to like her but couldn't.
I liked Thaddeus' character much more. He was an awkward kid trying to shoulder the responsibility of being in a...more
Anagha
Jun 30, 2012 Anagha rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nobody!
Shelves: posted
I'm glad Coexist was only 150 pages; I was about to get a headache reading this horrifically insipid novel. Note: there are spoilers in this review.

Plot: There was no point to this story: Keegan spent 80 pages talking about her perfect, spoiled life, then spent 30 pages talking about her and Rourk's insta-love. Oh hey, this doesn't look long enough to be a novel, so let's throw in 40 pages about a random, rushed war that again succeeded to focus on Keegan. Sure, there was a tiny twist slipped in...more
Maghon Thomas
Ok, I really liked this book, and as always thanks to read-2-review for giving it to me and introducing it to me... I really like Keegan, and her family. This book has a different few on the elven community and how life works for them. I REALLY like Rourk, and I really do hope that things work out this way! I've already purchased book 2 cuz now I HAVE to know what's going to happen!!! I like that there are more supernaturals than originally thought by Keegan (everyone seems to be something) and...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 06, 2011 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: R2R
Shelves: reviewed
I received this book from Read 2 Review.

This book was nearly 5 stars for me. I really like it. From the first page, I was drawn into the story and felt invested into it. Other than Tolkien, I haven’t really read about elves, so that was nice. The mythology was great. The story line was believable. I really felt for Keegan.

So why not five stars? Somewhere a little after halfway through, I felt cheated with Keegan and her beau. (view spoiler)...more
Michelle Leu
I downloaded this book because it was free on Amazon, where it had some decent reviews, and I generally enjoy the genre.

You know that saying about getting what you pay for? Yeah. Coexist just replaced Sherrilyn Kenyon's Fantasy Lover as the worst book I've ever read — and given how much I hated Fantasy Lover, that's really saying something.

The quality of writing is exceptionally poor. Spelling and editing mistakes abound. I especially liked a scene in which a purple wall "complimented" a green...more
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Richard looked over at Rourk. "You better get used to this son. It takes two or three times longer to get anywhere with her when she has a camera in her hand." Looking amused, Rourk said, "I would wait forever for her."


Coexist…I have been sitting here for hours just wondering what on earth I am going to write for this review..well here goes nothing..

Keegan looks like a normal teenage girl, a very beautiful girl, but still normal..what her friends don’t know though..is she’s an elf..lets get this...more
Karla(Book Addict)
Apr 08, 2013 Karla(Book Addict) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Karla(Book Addict) by: R2R Event
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Alexia Purdy
Coexist by Julia Crane was a great, fast and light read. The story centers around a girl named Keegan, who is an elf. In a world where magical beings integrate well in human society, she has grown up a privileged and happy teenager. Her only care in the world is shopping for parties and hanging with friends. Yet an imminent battle between light and dark elves has escalated, with Keegan’s family in the very center of it all.

Most of the story is spent following Keegan around, having fun with her f...more
Ananda
"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 th...more
Casey B.
I was very disappointed in this book. I was excited about it, truly I was. But my excitement was pretty much beaten with a metal rod, doused in water then tasered. Oh and set on fire.

First off, Keegan. I could not stand this girl. She was immature and whiny. But everyone worshipped her despite her selfishness and the rude way she treated every single person that she came into contact with. But of course she had to be good at everything anyway which apparently came with being an elf. I, for one,...more
Lisa
Have to tell ya, this book wasn't super riveting. I had a number of problems with it. First of all, the perspective changed way too often...sometimes in the middle of a paragraph! I'd be reading Keegan's thoughts and then - bam! - I'd be reading Rourk's thoughts or her dad's thoughts. It was confusing. Also, Keegan drove me nuts! She was completely self-centered, and obsessed with little more than shopping and clothes. I felt nothing for her. I hated all the brand name dropping (Facebook, Tumblr...more
Sandra "Jeanz"
Keegan is sixteen and is trying to keep a big secret from her friends....she is an elf and is descended from a long line of elves that live secretly among humans.
In elfin society mates are predetermined, however they are not allowed to meet until the are eighteen. against this tradition Keegan's brother Thaddeus has told her the name of her future mate. Thaddeus has visions and sees that Keegan will need the protection of Rourk her mate in the forthcoming war between the dark and the light elves...more
Fathima
ELF MYTHS BUSTED !!! That's the first impression that crossed my mind when i started reading this novel . And i'm sooo happy i did !!

Cover-Speak : I really liked this cover . Its sweet and simple not to mention its kinda cute . For me it basically spoke of how the different kinds of mythical creature's in this book have easily blend in with the human kind . Also the light that is shown emitting on Keegan's path is of a very great significance in this story .

Things i liked about this book :

1) R...more
D.
The first thing that came to my mind, in the middle of this book is I bet every teenage girl would fall in love with this book. I would definitely say this would be an ideal present for Christmas! Beautiful covers for each book and the ideal story you actually want younger teens to read!

The Author builds a great story line. With believable characters, that are loving and adorable. Julia Crane has created a world of Elves and other creatures, blended them into the modern days and made a perfect...more
Craig Hansen
Coexist, the first novel in a planned series, and an outright first novel ever by Julia Crane, is a paranormal romance with an Irish flair. It's a tale of elves and love and destiny, the struggle between light and dark, and the consequences of war. And yes, part of the novel - a very important part, by the way - does take place in Ireland, though the main setting is the US.

The main characters Coexist is concerned with are Keegan, a sixteen-year-old elf, and her intended mate, Rourk, who's a bit...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
"An elfin child on the side of light will be born with the gift of sight. Light and dark shall meet, and it is unknown who will defeat. Eldest son of a warrior great, it is this child who will determine the elfin fate." ~ The Book of Elfin Prophecy.

Keegan could never understand the secrecy of the lives of those in her family and why she remained in the dark until quite recently. She was an elf and so was her entire family. They made efforts to dwell among the human race, unknown to them as was p...more
Rachel at theJeepDiva
This book was a fun read. I enjoyed reading the story even though there was a few parts that I didn’t like as much. I will read the next books in the series because I have to know what happens. I give this one 4 stars.

The Plot – The plot was well thought out and executed. I enjoyed the twists and turns in the story. The author was able to draw me into the book and then hook me in to stay to the end. I have to say the ending with Keegan surprised me. I wasn’t expecting that but I do want to find...more
LaDawn
I like the general idea of this book, but it needs some major re-writing. Switching perspectives from sentence to sentence drove me crazy. Keegan drove me crazy; she was way too spoiled to be appealing. And her parents! Really? Take away the credit card, make her earn some of her own money,do something! An d I know that teenagers are often obsessed with shopping and clothes, (at least the beautiful,shallow ones like depicted in this book), but spare me, as a reader, the endless details of all th...more
Lisa
Let me start by saying this is a novel I feel falls into the YA Category, and is a story that will touch the heart of any teenager who has felt drawn to another, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, we have all been there at one point or another, and felt the awkward emotions of our teen years. We have all felt drawn to someone or some thing at some point in our lives, and it was an unmistakable urge.

Keegan is an instantly likable character, and on some level, she is someone we can all...more
Melissa
I have to give this story props for originality and keeping me interested even with all the flaws. This review will contain spoilers as I can see no other way of explaining what was wrong with this book without giving a little away. I will try to be careful. The first problem with this book was all the different points of view. A really good author can write about everything going on without putting you in everyone's heads and having to spell everything out for you. This author felt like she had...more
Bonnie Lamer
Keegan is a typical sixteen year old girl who loves to shop, hang out with friends, and date the cute boys from school. She also happens to be an elf. Keeping her true identity a secret, she enjoys life to the fullest and waits in happy anticipation for the day that she’ll meet the one chosen to be her mate.
Rourk is a warrior through and through. His mind is focused and he knows his importance in elfin society. But every time Keegan thinks his name, he is irresistibly drawn to her. Keeping his i...more
Lisa Markson
This was my first ebook that I have ever read and was glad that I chose Julia Crane. I loved how she built the backgrounds of all her characters. Living as a supernatural couldn't be easy but living in a world of mortals where you must keep it all a secret makes it tougher plus being a teenager. Elves have a predestined soul mate that is already choosen for them but the thing is that they don't or not supposed to know who it is till each of them both reach 18 years old. But due to a war brewing...more
Bree Brown
Ugh, this book. I loved it, I really did, I absorbed the story but the rush of emotions I felt by time I reached the end make me hesitant to read the second book. Not that I will just chuck the series, that would never happen but I am certainly going to need to put a few books between the two in hopes of wrapping my mind around everything that happened in this book.

That said, Coexist is a brilliantly written book centered around Keegan and her elven family. It is a young adult paranormal romance...more
Ellen
I really enjoyed this book. It is probably one of my favorite YAs that I've read in a long time and I've read some really good ones lately. I loved the characters, I loved the story line and I loved the ending! When I first started this, I wondered why the author would have a battle in the first of what looks to be a series of books. By the end, I understood and loved her reasoning! I would recommend this book to anyone and would tell you to bump it to the top of your TBR list. I cannot wait to...more
Jill
You know the kind of book where everything is leading up to this huge dramatic epic scene that will take your breath away, maybe have some major twists, even tears? This is that kind of book. Tons of build-up. The problem is that the big fireworks show is more like a wet sparkler, or one of those stick things they give you at the firework stand to light your real fireworks with. I think they are called duds.

But, it does't mean the book is bad. It has quite a few redeeming qualities about it. I l...more
BookLoversLife
Liked it but found Keegan a bit annoying at times. Some of the things confused me too.
SPOILER ALERT


Her friends werent human yet everyone else knew but her!!!
The battle ended in such a fast and bizarre way as well.

a few others things bugged me too but over all I enjoyed the book.
Hannah
Coexist was a quick fun read and the characters were wonderful. I loved the world especially how it showed mythical creatures acting like normal teenagers. The plot line was interesting and unique. I will definitely be following this series.
Elle
4.5 stars
page turner
amazing details
cliffhanger ending
left me wanting to read the 2nd book
free kindle book
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
OMG...I need the next book...I need it right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING BOOOK !!!! :DDD

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Julia crane is the author of the Keegan’s Chronicles, IFICS. 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.

http://juliacrane.com
More about Julia Crane...
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“Rourk didn’t even know her name, but he knew he’d never seen anyone so magnificent in his life. Her wavy hair glistened in the sunlight. She had a delicate, round face with large, blue-green eyes and full lips. With her cheeks flushed from the cold fall air, she reminded him of a porcelain doll. He knew that her looks deceived; her bold, daring eyes gave her away. She constantly observed her surroundings. Rourk smiled to himself; soon they would be together.” 2 likes
“Keegan had never realized how absolute silence could be in the minutes before dawn. Maybe because the expectation of battle filled the air, not even birds sang.” 2 likes
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