Consider this writing task. Write a young adult novel with a cast of young girls and the occasional hunky guy. Have them live in a modern computer world, interacting with each other on Facebook. Oh, and don’t forget to include an elf war.
How would you do that? I’d give Julia Crane a call. She’s got more experience with this than the rest of us and she does an amazing thing: she makes it believable.
Coexist starts with Keegan, an teenage elf and her family who are, not surprisingly, also elves. Elves have their mates chosen for them and she’s thinking about him, whoever he is. But elves coexist with normal humans, beings without the powers of elves. And thus the story begins.
Crane weaves a tale of Keegan’s balancing act between living the life of a human teenager while hiding her elfen heritage, her destiny, and her brother’s destiny, which is to have a role in resolving the impending elven war between the light and dark elves.
I’d like to tell you more but that wouldn’t be fair, would it? If you enjoy young adult fantasy, get this book. Read it. You won’t be disappointed.