Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Significance series books 1-3 by Shelly Crane

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?

Where to purchase Significance

 In the sequel to Significance, Maggie learns much more about all the strange things that have happened to her and has to face many new ones. She learns something about herself, that she is something that the clans have been waiting for. She rebels against it but, ultimately must face it for her new family's sake and maybe even her life. Bish went from being her biggest supporter to her biggest pain in the butt and Kyle's intentions to attract her interest may not be so innocent. Caleb and Maggie face many new obstacles together as a couple and on their own. They fight to work through them but will one that should be a good thing be too much for Maggie to handle? Will she become who she has to be to save the ones she loves or will she crumble under the pressure as this epic love story continues.

Where to buy Accordance
In the third installment of the Significance series, we begin with Maggie and Caleb in the clutches of a new enemy; the Virtuoso council. Not only do they have to deal with the consequences of taking the lives of the Watsons and the council attempting to take Maggie away to keep their precious Visionary safe, but they must deal with Marla as well. All are determined to undermind, control and use Caleb and Maggie's rare gifts for their own uses, some wish to destroy them entirely. Then Maggie's father and Bish are threatened but the council forbids the presense of humans. Peter and the family fight and stand beside them every step of the way to save Maggie's father, to keep Caleb and Maggie together when the corrupted council is so set on keeping them apart and to stop Marla and whatever she has up her sleeve. Then Maggie has the shock of her life when she discovers something about her real father. It may change everything for everyone. Stay tuned as the story continues.

Where to buy Defiance
Barnes and Noble 
 Shelly Crane
YA author of the paranormal series Significance, Collide and Devour. I'm also a mom to two boys and a wife to the best guy ever. Throw in a love for candy corn and paperbacks and you get me.

Check out Shelly's website for more info about this series as well as others that she has written.  You can also find her on:

Kathryn's Review
Significance, Accordance, Defiance
I found this series about 2 months ago and with obligations just couldn't get to it yet... So, as I have gotten caught up with those obligations and started to look through the books I wanted to read, I saw Significance and knew I had to read it now... I have been wanting to read it for a while, every time I opened up my kindle and saw the beautiful cover screaming "READ ME"...
Soooo, now it was going to be...I have begun the Significance series...
There has been a lot of great reviews out there for Significance, Accordance, and Defiance and I just knew I was going to enjoy them too... BUT... I didn't just enjoy these books...I fell in love with them!!!  Had to read them back to back, completely immersed in each one, JUST TOTALLY ENTHRALLED!!
I mean, I just couldn't put them down... And when I absolutely had to put it down, all I could think about was how quick could I get back to these books... They plagued my mind and even writing this I am consumed with the world Shelly Crane created with the Significance series.
So what makes them so fantastic to me???  You are immediately drawn in...Right from the first page in Significance when we meet our heroine Maggie.  She is graduating and not sure about her future, we learn about her dysfunctional family and how it has caused such heartache for her, and how an ex-boyfriend that she just can't seem to let go of rattles her world.... But, graduation night she decides to change and then one fated meeting with Caleb and the world that Maggie knew was turned upside down!! And this topsy-turvy roller coaster ride that you are thrust upon takes you through all the emotions, trials, revenge, passion, and overall suspense that is wrapped up in the life of Maggie and Caleb.  I mean, it grabs you by the shirt collar and pulls you in making sure you that are so caught up in this tale of sweet romance that everything happening around you is just mute point... Because this story is ALL you need and it fills you completely...
I thoroughly LOVED getting to know Maggie and Caleb.. GAWD... I would love to have a relationship like theirs... So powerful, strong, connected, and passionate... And it is not just these two... All the characters are phenomenally written.  You feel everything, you want to be a part of that great family, and since you LOVE this family, you even get totally pissed off when the rival clan does their evil detrimental schemes. 
I CANNOT wait for Independence to be released and see the conclusion to this great series... I know it will be superb yet all the while I will be so sad to say goodbye to these interesting and fantastic characters!!
I highly suggest that you pick this series up... Shelly Crane is a magnificent writer and this series provides everything you could hope for... Suspense, intrigue, snarky humor, great relationships, action, and a love story that you will hold special in your heart...
Run out now and pick it up... You will not regret it!!!


If you can't get enough of these FABULOUS books and need something to tide you over til Independence is released, check this out:
 A Three Chapter Novella from Caleb's POV, located here 
or free on Smashwords

And finally....a look in to the conclusion of the Significance series with: 

In the fourth and final installment, Maggie and Caleb must tie up all the loose ends of their lives and make a way to be together completely on their own. With everything that happened with Bish and Maggie's father, she's almost reluctant to move on and move out. And now she must figure out all of this...stuff...with Haddock. But of course, nothing can stay simple for the Jacobsons. Enemies who were thought to be dissolved have decided to not go down so easily. And old flames come calling for more than just Maggie. Caleb is torn between leading his family and personal wants. Maggie is torn between Caleb and being the leader of their people. But neither will let what they need most to be pushed to the wayside. They are determined to make it all work, design a plan toward destiny, and make everything right again for themselves and their family.            
And then there's a wedding...
Expected Soft Release Date : End of the year, 2012 

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