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Coexist (Keegan’s Chronicles – 1) by Julia Crane

5 stars

(Excerpt 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?

Keegan is a 16 year old elf that lives among the humans. Her father is the leader of the battle between Light and Dark so he is insistent that she learns how to defend herself. Her brother Thaddeus has visions and has seen her die in the battle so he gives Keegan Rourk’s name. She just has to think it and he will find a way to get to her.

Thanddeus’s visions have also shown that the war between Light and Dark is going to happen in September in Ireland. So they go about constant training and transportation to Ireland. Thankfully Thaddeus’ vision has given them and edge but they will still need more if they are going to win.

I really liked this story. Keegan is a likable character, has a lot of similarities to regular teens but the elf abilities really enhance her. The idea of the chosen one is great and is a great pivot point for this story. I had to laugh when they were getting ready for the war and Keegan realized that there is more to her fellow students than she thinks.

I can’t wait to get the next book in the series, Conflicted, to see where the story goes from here. This is a great young adult fantasy story.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

To purchase Coexist or other books in the series be sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

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