Monday, March 19, 2012

Book Review: Coexist

Coexist (Keegan's Chronicles, #1)Coexist by Julia Crane

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Keegan is a 16 year old elf girl living among other creatures of light and dark undetected in the human world. She spends her time shopping, partying, taking pictures, and daydreaming of her chosen partner for life - even though she hasn't met him yet due to elf customs. She also has a little bother who just happens to see the future and foretells that on her birthday will be a battle between light and dark that could mean the end of Keegan's family and the entire light elf race and Keegan is a major part of how it will all turn out. 

Overall the story is cute. Very teen-agey in tone and is probably something that most Twilight fans would enjoy if they can get past some obvious similarities (including but not limited to the love interest that's handsome, brooding, and all consumed with their destined partner who just happens to constantly need their protection; the unique "gifts" among the elves like healing, invisibility, prophecy, etc.; the secluded home/fortress). My major complaints are about the teen-age drinking/partying that goes on and the materialistic tone of much of Keegan's life. Although written for teenagers I wouldn't recommend it to them based on this.

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