My take on things:
Maggie hasn't had an easy year and I felt for her I really did. However when I first started reading about her I thought that I was going to have to spend an entire novel reading about a whiney and withdrawn character. I am so glad I kept reading because even though she seems that way to start, she doesn't finish that way. Her and Caleb (<---*SWOON*) make a great match and I am happy that Shelly created such an unusual bond and NO love triangle. Being as young as they both are they have a very strong and quick development of their "abilities". Their devotion to each other is something that in a way we all hope to find at some time in our lives but in another sense it is just overwhelming.
Once Maggie and Caleb are imprinted that is it! There is no one else for either of them and although it is endearing, it can be fustrating as well. I did expect her to accept what was going on with grace. They ARE imprinted but I also kinda expected her to be a little more demanding for details when she found out what was happening. Then as all great books go with great love comes great problems!!! The withdrawl is probably the hardest of those problems but enemy clans are as well. Before I knew what was happening I felt like the book was set on repeat... Love, release, danger/withdrawl, safety and love... It just went on like that for a bit and I really was starting to feel the need to move forward. Then I thought here we go again and was surprised to be thrust forward into something bigger.
The love that their relationship brings out is something that I really appreciated. Maggie's bad year was for many reasons, one being her Dads zombie ways. Once Caleb
walks into falls onto Maggie's life it's like everything snaps into attention. His family treats her as their own and her own father snaps to attention. There is so much love you can't help but feel a part of it all. Their abilities are amazing and something I wish I had at times :)
Caleb is not only swoon worthy but close to full out drool worthy!! Personally just thinking about the boy makes me drift off into swoon world. Rather than not being you typical 19 year old boy he is all you could want and more. Maggie is a very lucky girl!
The Final say:
I have to hand it to her, Shelly Crane really knows how to create a world and bring it to life! There was not a single character that I couldn't invision. Did not matter if they played a large/small role, were good or bad or you just met them on one page. They were all clear as day! I would pick up any of her books just for that reason. A book with clear characters makes all the difference and rather than what I felt was one rutt this book is wonderful! I give it a solid 4 stars :)