Apr 20, 2021
Coexist
Posted by Anna Tan

Jane Hays has been told all her life that it s dangerous to be out in the forest past sundown At fifteen, she s quite sure that it s all old wives tales yet, why does her village bar the gates every night Why do they even have gates When she is caught in an unexpected rainstorm on her way home, Jane ignores all the warnings and seeks shelter in a cottage in the middJane Hays has been told all her life that it s dangerous to be out in the forest past sundown At fifteen, she s quite sure that it s all old wives tales yet, why does her village bar the gates every night Why do they even have gates When she is caught in an unexpected rainstorm on her way home, Jane ignores all the warnings and seeks shelter in a cottage in the middle of the forest Soon, she is caught up in a world of magic and beauty and in the storm of the Fairy Queen s wrath.The Fairy Queen is out for blood There have been intruders human intruders in her domain and she will stop at nothing to find them and kill them After all, it is only fair She is only seeking retribution for the death that humans leave in their wake But Jane isn t all that she seems to be And the events of the night aren t as innocent as they appear A tale of magic, fairy creatures and family, Coexist is a novella for the young and the young at heart.

  • Title: Coexist
  • Author: Anna Tan
  • ISBN: 9781311080165
  • Page: 254
  • Format: ebook
  • Coexist Jane Hays has been told all her life that it s dangerous to be out in the forest past sundown At fifteen she s quite sure that it s all old wives tales yet why does her village bar the gates every n

    Dianne

    Fairy tales, we ve all heard them, read them and know they happen in a magical land filled with creatures who may or may not look like us They all have one thing in common, they are magical, they have good people and very bad people and there is conflict that must be resolved for a happy ending.Welcome to Anna Tan s world, where the title tells its own story Coexist is a sweet tale with a hidden lesson in there, filled with centaurs, sprites, humans, elves and an ogre or two, as well as so many [...]


    Clare O'Beara

    A lot of chopping and changing in this short fantasy It s set in Britain varying from the 1800s to 1900s with no explanation And a character has to find Baba Yaga, who is a Central European myth, not a British one Expect adlets half human, half dog dryads, centaurs and elves, with to come All because a girl was late getting home from picking herbs The humans in the tale seemed to be only reacting, not changing anything nor themselves, and everything or everyone else seemed to want to follow a p [...]


    Georgia Tumbleweed

    Loved this Story I found this story to be a wounderfull telling about how we humans should never give up stories about magic and the Otherworldly beings.


    Agnes Ong

    Coexist is a story of 15 year old Jane Hays who is lost and stranded in a forest after dark She soon discovers the truth behind the old wives tales about the forest In her quest to find her way back home, she uncovers the mystery behind her true identity.Anna s novella reminds me of Stardust by Neil Gaiman It filled me with wonder as I read about the many amazing and mythical fairy and magical creatures which fantasy genre lovers will be familiar with She managed to cleverly use these many chara [...]


    Ann Shannon

    Anna Tan s tale Coexist was a step away from my usual reads A young adult fantasy novel, it drew me in from the beginning I ll admit that at first I had trouble following the story, but I attribute this to my lack of experience with the fantasy genre because once I caught on I was drawn in and mesmerized by her story I read this in a single sitting while I was waiting for my daughter to finish up work, it took me a little under three hours but I am a fast reader I loved the fact that Tan draws o [...]


    Patricia Lynne

    I read this on the author s blog during the A to Z Challenge it s an amazing fantasy with unique characters and a few shout out to JRR Tolkien it s been fleshed out, but that also made it a little choppy feeling.


    Susan Lee

    An enjoyable read with an interesting Narnia ish magical realm You can read my honest review here sholee 2016 02 mpov co


    Nancy

    This was a good book how ever I do wish the author had done to make it interesting I look forward to reading of this author s work.


    Robyn Gaye-Murphy

    Coexist by Anna Tan is a lovely fairytale about many different species all trying to live as best they can but not trying very hard or even knowing how to get along until one young girl Jane goes into the woods searching for herbs to make her unwell mother s medicine and then wanted to return home but had to shelter overnight from the rain She found a house in the forest, empty but with a fire warmly glowing She settled there comfortably and met the owner when he returned home himself out of the [...]


    Jennifer Hernandez

    There was a lot of imagination in this book, but it felt disjointed If you don t make sure to read the chapter headers you can get lost pretty quick because it jumps between decades at the drop of a hat There isn t really a chance to get into any one character since it constantly switches points of view But it was creative.


    Patricia

    This was an amazing reading I though I knew where the story was going when I started reading it, but I had no idea So much happens in the tale, there are many interesting characters and there is this enchanted feeling that makes me smile.


    MJ Smitherino

    The writing is fantastic It kept me engaged and turning the pages I did not understand why the dates are important or significant Did not feel as though that added much to the story The characters are good characters, and the story was interesting enough to get me to power through it in a day.Basically, a really well written fairy tale, if a bit predictable.


    LuAnn

    Review to post on April 1.


    Anna Tan



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