Sunday, 1 January 2012

A Review for Significance (Significance #1) by Shelly Crane

Posted by Donna
Published Date: June 12th, 2011
Finished Date: December 28th, 2011
Source: For Review from Author
Format: Kindle
Pages: 330
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The Blurb from Goodreads: 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?

The Review: "Because you are my significant, my soul mate. And I'm yours."  

Shelly Crane sure does know how to make a girl happy and boy am I a happy girl because I’ve finally read this novel. I had wanted to read it for ages but you know how review books always take priority. Thankfully though, I got it for review and started it straight away and seriously and I mean seriously,Significance is one of them novels that will take your breath away from the moment you start reading it because it’s fast paced, intense and completely touching. Butterflies will fly in your stomach and sparks will lead straight to your heart and leave you completely in love with this story.

Maggie and Caleb are such a fantastic couple, I love them. I wasn’t expected their journey to start pretty much straight away but it does and I loved every minute of it. It’s very intense and everything happens so fast but not once did I feel it felt forced or unnatural. When they shake hands, there are joined as one and become each other’s soul mate, their significant. They both see flashes of their life in the future of what’s to come and of course with Maggie being completely unaware of Aces, I think she handles everything very well and is very brave. Caleb already knows what is expected when meeting your soul mate because of his families past, but he gives Maggie the time to get to know him and take things at her pace. When becoming each other’s significant, they can get wrapped up in each other and move to fast but I loved that the author gave us enough time for them to act like a normal couple and actually try and get to know one another before all the craziness starts. Both Maggie and Caleb have the same qualities and I loved how they were and acted around each other and also had many touching scenes they had as a couple. You could really feel what they felt, the confusion, the happiness, the sadness but out of everything they were hopeful and determined to make it through the hard times that this novel bought them.

The storyline itself is exciting, dangerous and thrilling. I loved getting to explore all the Caleb’s family; the Jacobson’s gifts and how they each met their significant. And of course, I can’t forget the Watson’s. All in all they are a dangerous clan that act out because of their jealously over what the Jacobson’s have and they don’t. I really enjoyed watching their story told and I’ll look forward to watch comes next.

Overall, Shelly Crane has done an amazing job bringing soul mates and people will special gifts together in a touching and loving way. I’d highly recommend this series to fans of Joss Stirling ‘Finding Sky’ because I know you will love it just as much as me.

A huge thank you to Shelly Crane for providing me with a copy of this book for review.

4 comments:

Giselle said...

Oh wow this sounds wonderful. And did you notice it has the same cover as Onyx (Obsidian, #2)!? I love the sounds of this one though it seems to be right up my alley with great characters and a sweet romance!

Giselle
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Book Passion for Life said...

Ha! Giselle it is them! They are one famous couple...people are using them everywhere. lol. You should try this book though, it was awesome and book two is even better! Thanks for stopping by. ~ Donna

Jodie Lane said...

Oh I love this cover and think this sounds awesome =)

Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Reading the part of the imprint just scares me away from this book. I'm glad you enjoyed it and your review makes the book sound amazing, but I just can't seem to get into things like that. I may look into this one in the future, the dangerous and thrilling line does interest me a bit. Great review!