Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Significance by Shelly Crane


Goodreads Description:                                                                      Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating, barely, and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has. Then she meets Caleb. She saves his life and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing but she is supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally. They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive. Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him. Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?
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first started reading about her I thought that I was going to have to spend an entire novel reading about a whiney and withdrawn character.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. 
  The Underwhelming:
 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 Gratifying:
  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 :)
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  1. Yay!! Your second review!! Your movin' right along :) Never herd of the book to be honest but i will have to check it out. Especially if you give it 4 Stars! Another Great Review!

  2. I loved this book. I haven't had the chance to check out the second one yet, but I plan to and I hope I enjoy it as much as I did this one. It was incredibly intense and I couldn't put it down. Shelly Crane is an awesome writer. Seriously talented! So glad that I lucked up on this book on Amazon.


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