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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Coexist - Giveaway and Review

"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 part of being a light elf. If only her friends knew what she really was, but it went against the code of elves to consider revealing her true identity to them.

What she was constantly thinking about was her life mate that was chosen for her at birth. She found out his name from her brother, Thaddeus, who gift was being a seer. They were forbidden to meet until they both turned 18, and if they met before their chosen time, their elders implemented a punishment of an added year apart if the rules were disregarded.

It wasn't until a chance encounter with a dark elf at a street fair that caused Keegan's world to come crashing wide open and with it that she was the answer to the ancient prophecy concerning the war against dark and light elves for the past 2000 years. She would be the one who could save their people from extinction. So now the real training begins for Keegan, if she can only keep her mind from wandering to Rourk, the name of her life mate. Every time she thinks of his name, he feels compelled to find her wherever she is, but he can never reveal himself to her. He must wait until she turns 18 before he can show himself to her. For now, he remains tortured at the sound of his name in her thoughts.

In the novel Coexist by Julia Crane, I was immediately drawn into the world of the elves and their existence with the human race. They each have unique abilities that enable them to help the humans that they live amongst, from being able to see into the future, to moving objects, healing and being super strong. Being a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings series, I knew this young adult novel was sure to engage my interest and it did from the very first page.

The world that Julia Crane creates is magical and truly believable. The writing is geared to a young adult audience and keeps the story line moving along so as not to bore the reader with a lot of details that aren't necessary. There is also a unique chemistry that exists between Keegan and Rourk that draws you in and you want to know what their first meeting will be like and if they will break the code that keeps them apart. Truly this is a great book and can't wait to read the rest in Keegan's Chronicles series!

I received Coexist by Julia Crane compliments of Reading Addictions Blog Tours for my honest review and have to say if you love fantasy fiction with a touch of suspense and romance, then this is the perfect book for you! I would rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and like the way I could use this book even in a Christian Fantasy Fiction between the contrast of light and darkness at war. I look forward to many more books by this author in the future.

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Thank to the generous folks at Reading Addictions Book Tours, they are offering a giveaway copy of this book to one lucky follower of my blog. Here are your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this book, along with your email address. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Share this review with your friends, family, Facebook followers, bloggers, you name it. I think this makes for a great gift and a witnessing tool as well.

The giveaway will end on August 10th and I will notify the winner via email and post their information on my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart.


  1. If I have to be honest - I don't like fantasy now. I liked it when I was a child, but today I prefer realistic books.
    But why am I here? I visited Your blog because it seems to me very interesting and beautifull. In my country (Poland) there isn't so many Christian books - most of them I can only read by Internet as e-books. So it is nice to me read some reviews in native language.
    Sorry if my English isn't good enough.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to host me on the blog tour and for the wonderful review. Julia :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book because it sounds good. I am a follower and email subscriber. I live in the USA.

  4. Because... I love Fantasy, I love elves, I loved Coexist, I'd love to have a physical copy, I love this shining and gorgeous cover!!! =) That are some reasons. Thanks!

    Lissette_125 at hotmail dot com

  5. I just finished reading the book and I love it! I love paranormal and I also love romance books. Combined together is just epic. :) Will be reading the second book next! :)


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