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Posted November 25, 2012
I have read all of Ms. Crane’s book sand this one is another wonderful well written book. It only took me a day to read this; it is enjoyable and reads smoothly. The characters are wonderful and I am glad I picked up Lauren. I can't wait to read more by this wonderful author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 19, 2012
Another great book by Julia Crane! I absolutely adored Keegan's Chronicle's. When the series was over, I was a bit sad. Ms. Crane found a wonderful way for the characters to live on! This is the second book she has written from the perspective of one of Keegan's friends after her adventures are over. Though the crazy adventures were over for Keegan, they appear to be just beginning for her friends! I really enjoyed reading about Lauren and getting to know her character better. It was great to see the gang back together in this book, expanding on some of the original story lines. If you are like me, it is a pretty quick read! I started this book Friday night and finished Saturday morning. I look forward to any future spinoffs!! Oh, and just a quick note, it is not necessary to have to have read Keegan's Chronicles to read Lauren. There are references, but nothing that would make you feel as if you were missing out on something major plot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 6, 2012
My Review of "Lauren":
Lauren will be my fifth Julia Crane book in less than a month's time. Lauren is a spin-off book from her highly acclaimed "Keegan's Chronicles" books. But don't let that stop you from reading Lauren, because it by all means can also be read as a standalone book.
Julia Crane's work is incredibly engaging and unique. When I read her books, I can always see clear images in my head of the characters, scenery, and even feel the emotions the characters are feeling. Julia Crane has a way to pull you into a book and make you feel like you are watching a movie.
I read Lauren in one sitting, as I did to some of her other books; I could not put it down. Hours later I am still thinking about Lauren because it is that good. I can say it is hands down my favorite book of Crane's, and that is saying something because I have a slight obsession with "Keegan's Chronicles".
Lauren is easy to relate to as a young 17 year old girl going off to college trying to find her place in the world. Lauren has paranormal abilities, but feels insecure about her powers especially around her very magical friends. I hate when reviews give away too much of the story, and I feel like I am about to if I keep writing, so I will just sum it up. Lauren is a story of insecurity, how to fight your way out of it, and come out stronger in the end.
This book is also about friendship, love, loss, betrayal, and most of all loyalty.
For "Keegan's Chronicles" fans, you will be so delighted with a lot of the characters having a larger role in Lauren. As I said before Lauren can be and, in my eyes is, also a standalone book. I highly recommend reading Lauren because it is one of those books that leaves you thinking and wanting more.