Significance is the first novel in the Significance series written by Shelly Crane.
Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who’s had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but 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’s supposed to be on her way to a date with his cousin. 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?
Okay, so right of the bat I loved this book simply because it’s a paranormal romance about something new, which is pretty hard to do now-a-days. Shelly invents this race called “Aces”, which are part human, part….mystical. They look, talk, act just like a human, but they have one tiny difference, they have abilities. Now, before your imagination runs wild, let me explain. When Aces imprint (its what they call finding their one true mate, and every Ace has one) the couple Ascends (gains their ability), it is only through the ascension that they receive their abilities, and they only get one each. The cool part? Every ability is different and no two Aces will have the same ability. So legit points to Shelly Crane for coming up with that. Really, I applaud you for it.
Now, to talk about the actual story line. Right from the start, we are introduced to a super yummy yet really awkward love triangle between Maggie, Caleb (here mate/soul mate/lover/super hot boy toy) and Kyle (Caleb’s cousin who has been in love with her for forever….see how it’s super awkward?). Maggie and Caleb meet in an unconventional way, with Maggie just barely saving Caleb from being run over by a truck crossing the road. It was fate from then. They imprint and immediately Kyle starts to loathe it. When things spiral out of control with a rival clan, we find out just what Caleb is willing to do to protect the girl he’s fallen madly in love with, but will fate be on their side? I won’t give that giant spoilers away.
This book is the type of book you read until you finish and then go onto buying the whole series. I rate this 9.5 out of 10. It was AMAZING!!
- Significance by Shelly Crane (indaherwoodbooks.wordpress.com)