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A girl with a second chance. A boy with a terrible secret. When the truth is revealed, Lauren's world comes crashing down.

For once, seventeen year old lauren's life is going right. She's attending the college of her dreams, has what appears to be the perfect boyfriend, and is surrounded by her childhood friends.

But her boyfriend, Tristan, grows more possessive by the day,
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Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published October 26th 2012 by Valknut Press, LLC (first published October 1st 2012)
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Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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SOOOOOOO GOOD omg ...amazing!!! Julia Crane has blown me away once again with Lauren! (: Full review VERY soon!
Allison
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lauren will be my fifth Julia Crane book in less than a month’s time. Lauren is a spin-off book from her highly acclaimed “Keegan’s Chronicles” books. But don’t let that stop you from reading Lauren, because it by all means can also be read as a standalone book.
Julia Crane’s work is incredibly engaging and unique. When I read her books, I can always see clear images in my head of the characters, scenery, and even feel the emotions the characters are feeling. Julia Crane has a way to pull you in
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Heather andrews
Apr 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked the book but I didn't love it, Lauren didn't stand out as much as Anna and Keegan and Rourk do to me it's just I'm not sure why. I loved her as a character thought her totally stupid and ignoring certain things especially Calvron when he was just being a good friend and trying to protect her, "You're different since you're been with Tristen," he started carefully. "I don't think he's good for you. You used to always be the one to make everyone around you smile - the life of the party. Wh ...more
Theresea Wasson
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars. Let me start by saying that this is a spin off from the Keegan Chronicles, so if you haven't read them, you might want to as characters from them are referenced many times, but this can also be read as a stand alone. Lauren is a light fairy living in the human world. The love of her life is Tristan who is a dark fairy. He's lately become extremely possessive and temperamental. He also tries to get her to "bend the rules" occasionally. Little does she know, he has plans for her that ...more
Heather Adkins
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's so easy for a woman to look past the signs that a man she loves isn't good for her, and that's what happens to Lauren.

Tristan is cute and absolutely adores her, but sometimes his behavior is...weird. But he treats her like she's a princess, so Lauren brushes off everything that should warn her to run away screaming. He's obsessed with her fairy power, and she's about to find out why.

Lauren is the story of a girl who leaves home for college and loses herself in the process. It takes all of h
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Claudine
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the first Julia Crane novel I've read, and I have to admit, I'm impressed. I love the cover, and was drawn to the book by the cover alone. Upon reading it I totally felt for Lauren's character as well as her friends. I mean who hasn't been in either of those positions in their lives. I liked the pace of the book and the fact that it wasn't predictable. I would definitely recommend to friends!
Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
Firstly let me tell you, when I saw this cover I was drooling. Simply gorgeous. I want to marry it, and have its babies.

I have heard amazing things about Ms Crane���s books but finally got a spare moment and just had to read this immediately. It starts off with a bang! Seventeen year old Lauren is having a BAD day! Everything that can go wrong, does. *giggle* We have all felt like that! That first chapter just pulled me in. I needed to know more about Tristan, this boyfriend that completed her a
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Jodie
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: love-love-love
Firstly let me tell you, when I saw this cover I was drooling. Simply gorgeous. I want to marry it, and have its babies.

I have heard amazing things about Ms Crane’s books but finally got a spare moment and just had to read this immediately. It starts off with a bang! Seventeen year old Lauren is having a BAD day! Everything that can go wrong, does. *giggle* We have all felt like that! That first chapter just pulled me in. I needed to know more about Tristan, this boyfriend that completed her and
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Mrs. Potter
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lauren will be my fifth Julia Crane book in less than a month’s time. Lauren is a spin-off book from her highly acclaimed “Keegan’s Chronicles” books. But don’t let that stop you from reading Lauren, because it by all means can also be read as a standalone book.
Julia Crane’s work is incredibly engaging and unique. When I read her books, I can always see clear images in my head of the characters, scenery, and even feel the emotions the characters are feeling. Julia Crane has a way to pull you in
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Seregon
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
When your friends are telling you a guy is bad news, listen. When your health is failing and your grades are slipping, ditch the guy no matter how hot he is.

If you've read Keegan's Chronicles, you'll recognize Lauren as one of Keegan's closest friends. If not, it's OK. This can be read as a stand alone.

Lauren's boyfriend is a dark elf, and even though the warning signs are there, she ignores him because when he's nice and sweet, he couldn't possibly be better. But that's where the danger in ab
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Katiria
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-books
OMGoodnessssssss I love Lauren it was so awesome I thought that Lauren was the fourth book of the spin-off of the Keegan's Chronicles but I just found out when I was reading the beginning of the book that it is the fifth book of the spin-off lol but Lauren was a great read! I was hooked from the very beginning poor poor Lauren how did she not see the warning signs that her boyfriend Tristan was not a good guy that he was a total madmen he was only using her for her powers she did see a few warni ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I absolutely loved this book! I wasn't really expecting to be able to follow it because it is a spin -off to the Keegan's Chronicles which I haven't read so I was expecting to be confused while reading Lauren but I can honestly say that you do not have to have read the Keegan's Chronicles to read Lauren! I loved the plot as it was interesting and it had me hooked! I gasped like a million times at the last half of the book! Lauren was of course the main character and I loved her! She was so easy ...more
Courtney Robichaux
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Poor Lauren! She was one of my favorite characters in the Keegan Chronicles and it was very hard for me to see her so sad and losing that happiness she had before meeting Tristen.

What a heartbreaking relationship. Tristen was charismatic and treated her so well at times that she ignored the clues that hinted at the manipulative, brainwashing, violent psychopath that he truly was. Too often people ignore those clues. He "loves" her so he wouldn't hurt her right?! WRONG. He's possessive, evil and
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Sandra O'Dare
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved the book but hated how weak Lauren was through most of it (all because of a guy lol). When she finally cottoned on to what was going on and came in to her own, started embracing her gift I loved her. But as with the Anna book there are unanswered questions in this book. What are the green alien looking creatures? Is the shadow that was in the room with the dead green creature the same Shadow from Anna's book? And most importantly will there be more books lol. I need a book for Thaddeus now ...more
Cogito_ergo_sum
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book had an interesting idea behind plot, and that's probably the only thing I liked about it. I felt like the magical characters popping up all over the place was overcompensating for the fact that The characters, I felt, were underdeveloped.

One of the other reasons I didn't enjoy this was that the main character ignored many signs right up until the end. This didn't sit well with me.
--edit: I did not know that this story was a spin-off from Julia Crane's other series... However, this is
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Nancy Steinle gummel
This story is a spinoff of the Keegan Chronicles. It grabs your attention right away as Lauren has bad luck trying to get to class as she adjusts to college life and a demanding boyfriend. See her friends as they try to warn her about her boyfriend, Tristen. She has to learn the hard way. Her friends rally to help her and Lauren gets unexpected help from an unlikely source. See whether they can avert some terrorists. The book leaves you craving for the next installment.
Kristin Campbell
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really thrilling book. This has been on my to-read list for forever. I hated Tristen from the beginning. He was a really complicated character. It was really hard to believe anything he said, though, I think, in a way, he believed it.
Galen was awesome.

The ending was a little fast and I wish it was more drawn out. The alternate universe thing was intriguing and I hope there is more of it in the other books.
Kelli
Meh. I didn't really connect to this story. It felt like the author just looked up every cliche about an abusive relationship and applied it to Lauren and Tristen's relationship. She really just came across as dumb. The Galen thing at the end was kind of nice, but it was too little too late to redeem Lauren in my eyes. The other main characters are back, and they were fine, I just really hated Lauren in this book.

3.5/5 Stars
Delaine
Mar 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I don't agree that this is a book that could be read as a stand alone.. It is actually a spin-off from "Keegan's Chronicles"...or something like that.
Being someone that hasn't read the original series, I felt like I was missing a lot of back story about the characters.
I also feel some of the characters were underdeveloped...not really spoken about, no insight into them given.

All that being said, I did enjoy the book to an extent.
Thumbs up, Crane.
Td
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lauren (Keegan's Chronicles Spin Off) by Julia Crane
4 1/2 stars

Lauren so often has put on a brave front, but has plenty of self doubt and hidden fears about her worth and abilities. She is manipulated and taken advantage of for a while before she really learns to stand up for herself. I enjoyed this story, and watching her grown and learn to stand on her own inner strength. This was a really good continuation with all the familiar characters from the original series!
Vichy
I understand this is a side story of an established series. A bunch of teens, childbirth friends, who everyone possesses a power, as elves or witches or faries or shifters. So the background is an interesting one. But to base a novel on the stupidity or lack of awareness or brainlessness of the heroine, that is the fairy Lauren, wasn't a wise one.
Nelta
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Picked up "Lauren" because it was free and was not disappointed...Dark faeries and light fairies, did I mention witches...Lauren and her friends help put a stop to the evil Tristan has planned...An enjoyable read! Love The Cover....
Jdm74aol.com
Sep 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Good

It was good. I read rather quickly. If you are looking for an easy read this is a good choice.
Wanda Hartzenberg
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-paranormal
Nice character building With nice twists and engaging story line.
A good read if you like the genre.
WaAr
Patricia
Was very frustrated with Lauren.
Jazzabella ~*~ Catherine~*~
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
3/4 stars undecided.
July Is The Shadow Out of Time The Haunted Reading Room
Reviewing for Free Book Dude; will post review here in future.
Cynthia Roman
Not that good the main character but storyline was good
Cindysalgado25gmail.com
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Not my usual but I can absolutely see myself reading more of her books. This was actually my first Julia Crane book and I think I'm in love.
Mary
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
review to come
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