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All throughout the series everything has been coming to a point and this is it. The Watsons aren't finished yet, they were punished because of their bad morals but they haven't learned their lesson and come back for revenge and just like before there are going to be problems, fights and plotting. All the while Maggie's old human life and her Ace life are about to crash.
People from Maggie's past come to make things more difficult than they already were and the Aces need their Visionary because they still need guidance to do things a different way. Independence really was a perfect ending to the story.
I only had a couple of complaints, one was that one character started to pick up traits of another character and I didn't like that and I wish the final book would have been longer, however it did end great so I guess I can't complain. I was so invested in this series and the story that I would not have just settled for anything.
I will miss Caleb and Maggie so much and I am not lying when I say that I am getting teary-eyed just writing this review. I love the characters so much and I would have love to have more books that followed Maggie and Caleb. But I don't think I will be to broken-hearted because the Significance series continues with another group of people who my favorite characters know, I can't wait to read Undeniably Chosen and it's gonna be good.
First off, I really enjoy Shelly Crane's books for a couple of reasons; she does not write detailed sex, her characters are fully fleshed out, the relationships between her characters are real and enjoyable, and she creates real problems not fake I'm hiding secrets from you problems. That being said, this is my favorite series by Shelly, although her Stealing Grace duo takes a close second.
I loved all of these characters. I will admit that while I loved the first person POV in the first 3 books in this one I wished that I could have walked with the other significants for a little while also. This book encompasses the wedding, starting college, defeating Marcus, and Maggie trying to figure out how to balance the human world with the Ace one.
I thought it was very well done, but a little anti-climactic. For those that love Maggie and Caleb, it was so wonderful to get to enjoy their happy ending for a little while with them.
I have to add that I thought Maggie was right to forgive Beck for being horrible but I think it was time to end that friendship; a true friend doesn't walk away being totally self-centered and then apologize and start doing the same thing all over again: The book needed a little more editing, so if the occasional missed word, wrong word, etc bothers you, you might want to pass on this one.
I thought the book was beautiful and wonderful and I am so sad to see the Jacobsons go. If you love a good romance without detailed sex, please please start this series and enjoy Shelly Crane's other books. This series will make you smile, laugh, cry, and rant. Ultimately, it will give you that warm fuzzy feeling that all good romances do and it will leave you smiling at the end of the day.
Why didn't I give it 5 stars? The book needed more editing. Other than that, I loved it! Would I buy it again? Will I be reading more by this author? Most Definitely! I loved how this series was about two people finding each other and finding out who they are and what their destiny is within the world they live in.
Independence was a perfect finale to Maggie and Caleb's journey. I admit it was jarring at first, but once I got used to his voice I loved seeing this world through his perspective.
Marcus is still causing trouble. Caleb is torn between doing what is right for his family and what is right for himself.
Maggie must stop Marcus and protect her people. You get to This is the last book in the Significance Series which the first book 'Significance' is being made into a movie as I write this.
You get to hear from Caleb in this book. If you know Maggie and Caleb, then you know they have to make everything right for themselves and everyone else. This book made me feel every emotion! All I can say is get out the Kleenex. You know you have written an amazing book when the reader feels everything you are trying to convey on paper. It was a great ending to a fabulous series. If you are hungry for more then I suggest the Collide Series by this author.
I loved it even more than this one and I know it will be made into a movie someday. Apr 05, Varsha rated it really liked it Shelves: Gosh I'm really excited and cant wait for this last book!! Its so sad to see the Significance series come to an end. I've been a huge Shelly Crane fan ever since i read the first book. Independence mainly focused on the romance and there wasn't much action but I'm certainly not complaining.
It made me so happy to see how things turned out in the end. Not just for Caleb and Maggie but everyone else too. Caleb and Maggie hav Ohh Caleb and Maggie have definitely matured and the chemistry between them was amazing as always. And Caleb, my can this guy get any better?
He's passionate, caring, selfless, charming, chivalrous, and sweet. Now who wouldn't want a guy like that? Too bad he isn't real: I loved the epilogue. I'm pretty sure I'll be re reading this series. I'm so glad that this was my first book this year. Thank you Shelly, for writing such a fantastic series and sharing it with us. Jan 24, Karitsa rated it it was amazing. I read it in one night like the others. I never knew I could be effected by books so much! My husband is now reading the start of this series, he picked up my kindle right at the end of independence to see what it was about and started reading out the parts in a lovey voice as if to pay me out..
Until he started reading about all the shit that goes down on that beach. He reads all types of books and found himself asking me what happened next. He isn't to fond of the romance part but loves the action that goes down and said its an easy read that he is embarrassed to admit he has become slightly addicted too ; I'm still coming down from the high of this book, reality is hitting me and this was one of those books that had me appreciating the real meaning of awesome writing and a great story line.
May 12, Brittany Risko rated it it was amazing. I still thought this book was cute. I didn't really think it picked up until toward the end. Most of it was just everyone kissing which got super annoying.
I thought this was a great ending to Maggie and Caleb's story. I loved that the epilogue showed them 2 years from then and then again 5 years. It was exciting to see Maggie's life align by having both Jim re-read: It was exciting to see Maggie's life align by having both Jim and Haddock as her fathers.
I thought it was great when Maggie finally got the chance to tell off her mom, but I really just wanted her to get rid of her, she was such an awful woman. I cannot wait for this book!!!! I am pulling out my hair with anxious desperation for this book to come out!! I don't even know if that makes sense but oh my word I want this book!!!! Jan 18, Jacqueline's Reads added it Shelves: The series is done!!!!! Well for Maggie and Caleb.
What a great way to round out everything. View all 3 comments. Mar 10, Laura's Book Addiction rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved it but sad to see the series end!!! Oct 18, Ciera rated it really liked it Shelves: Cute ending to the series! I'm glad things were all tied up nicely. Jan 22, Chris Kuhn rated it it was amazing. I'm still thinking about the satisfying conclusion of this four-part series. This will be an incredibly difficult book to review without giving away anything, but I am so determined not to spoil for other readers that I will find a way Crane certainly got a little impri Aah.
Crane certainly got a little imprint-happy in book 3 as so many new pairings join Maggie and Caleb on their paths of life-long love but the little minor detail of happiness seems to keep eluding the two young sweethearts at every turn since a certain envious family does NOT intend for theirs to be a long life filled with happiness.
I enjoyed Crane's farewell to their stories - she takes the reader on a rollercoaster journey. Each moment we feel comfortable It's time for a new monkeywrench to be hurled at us. At one point in the story, I had deja vu and was back just a few chapters away from the ending of J. But I didn't throw my book at the actual end of that book, nor did I here. In both cases, the plot and character resolution felt right. Over the course of all four books, you definitely lose some characters along the way in some fashion or another and for some of them, I say good riddens.
In others, you are quite saddened to see them go and shocked when it happens. But so many new characters are introduced and many of these newer ones explored more in the fourth and final book, that it more than makes up for those lost.
Thankfully though, Crane focuses most of her attention on our two lovebirds who are truly the most endearing in the series and she even allows us to peek in on Caleb's mind in this book with alternating chapters in his voice as opposed to all first-person Maggie as the other three books are written. Okay, now I owe a little apology to Ms. I judged you harshly on some scenes in the last book that in my mind should have been a little more steamy and sensual and were not truly portrayed as such.
Similarly, I had a negative reaction to another intimate scene very pivotal in the couple's relationship which takes place in this book, and it finally dawned on me. This is a Young Adult novel, Chris. I'm fairly certain that as I was swept up in the story and its characters, that I lost sight of that fact and that is a real compliment to the author that it didn't feel like it was written for a younger age group.
But the fact is - it is a YA series and I know it sounds simple enough to digest but you must remember I've been reading one adult contemporary romance novel after another, sometimes sprinkling in a little Tiffany Reisz "tough love" and Olivia Cunning "rock erotica" for good measure and just to throw off my system completely, the occasional HARRY POTTER novel as I slowly get through that series.
I may just not be cut out to appreciate the YA genre anymore without having unrealistic expectations of the level of intimacy I might want or expect in any romance novel. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a total perv. In fact, as I'm writing my own romance novel I'm finding quite the opposite.
I'm a little more restrained than I expected to be and I'm working to loosen up a little bit But I fear I've been tainted to truly appreciate the much more subtle approach to romance that books like this series from Shelly Crane offers.
I humbly say. I'm sorry, Ms. Crane, for misjudging the book for its lack of heat or sensuality in moments when I felt it called for just a little bit more.
Though I in no way was suggesting an all out orgy or anything of the sort, perhaps that little extra MMMPH that I felt would have been natural to include was just not appropriate for these novels, and that is my fault for not realizing it and not your fault for not writing it.
This is a fascinating series and while I feel its bookends, book 1 and 4, are superior to the two in the middle, I expect that you'll be just as hungry to read them one after another as I was, reading them all over a five-day period.
Just learn from my mistake and go in with fair expectations given the target audience which may not be you. And you too will fall in love with Caleb and want to be Maggie Masters when you grow up. And I can really say that I'm one of the biggest fan. I'm one of the biggest, shameless stalker of Ms.
Crane because of this series. I'm so proud of this story I could just scream and not just cuz it's new year! I love how Maggie and Caleb grew.. Albeit, it wasn't as eventful as I thought it would be, it's still sweet and definitely satisfying. I know that Marcus is just plain human and it would've been soooo easy to defeat the guy, but hey, the had to have a bad guy eh? I'm just glad that things worked for the better. Bish and Jen didn't die, Kyle and Lynn had their own love story even though Kyle was still a jerk at times.
Even Maggie's dad had his own love life. I kinda wish that Beck didn't have to be such a selfish brat and Maggie's mom didn't have to be such an insecure, thieving loser What's important is that Maggie and Caleb were finally married and everyone lived happily! Somehow, while reading this book I bet that it's really what they feel for each other.
This is even more surreal than when I read Ms. I wish that more series are made like this. Great job, Ms. It was worth the wait. Maggie and Caleb are headed back home from London to help out a friend who has recently become the latest victim of Marcus and his sick idea of revenge.
Maggie just wants a normal life again and to marry Caleb, her Significant. In order to get all that dreams of she must stop Marcus and protect her new and recently expanded family. But will a vision from the past become reality and destroy their future? Will Maggie risk it a Maggie and Caleb are headed back home from London to help out a friend who has recently become the latest victim of Marcus and his sick idea of revenge.
Will Maggie risk it all to save her family? Just over a year ago I started this amazing journey reading Shelly's books. This series is definitely one I will cherish forever; along with its characters and this unique world Crane has created. And knowing it is coming to an end is breaking my heart. Only one word can truly sum up this series: On the bright side we do have the movie to look forward to.
Maggie…my sweet, precious Maggie. How you have grown over the course of the series.
From the shy, sweet girl we met in Significance to the fiercely devoted woman you now are in Independence. Crane you struck gold when you gave us these characters. Yes, I will not forget Caleb. How can I? I do believe that he is even more swoony than in the previous books. I mean come on people…we get his vows to Maggie…his adorable-beyond-anything-I-can-think-of vision!! It was all too much. I died of a swoon overload.
That dude seriously knows how to make a woman weak in the knees. Now where is my Caleb darn you? If you are expecting a Guns-a-Blazing, full of action story to knock out this series then I will say you will be sadly disappointed. Not a lot of action happens in this one.
But you know what? I was so happy with the way Crane told their story. Even more happy with how it ended. It could not have been more perfect. I was smitten as a kitten with every single word, thought, and feeling Crane poured into her book. It was absolute perfection. Have the tissues close by, they are a must. Oh my goodness, you will need them. And that is not even counting the ones you will need for the epilogue. Would I recommend this story?
Most definitely. Who would I recommend this story to? Anyone who is head over heels in love with a fabulous romance; a romance that beats out any other stories out there.
If I had the time I would be rereading this series again. Alas, there is only one of me and there are more books to read. Read it people. Mar 12, Anna rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So I'm sure I will get backlash from Shelly Crane fans, but this is my honest review. I felt that this book was just chapter after chapter of Caleb and Maggie cooing over each other. It got annoying.
I get it, they love each other. Must I be reminded every page? I've been reading the series, I won't forget they are in love. The whole Marcus scenario was boring and he barely seemed like a threat.
The whole climax, if you could call it that, was anticlimactic and felt like they just had to flick h So I'm sure I will get backlash from Shelly Crane fans, but this is my honest review.
The whole climax, if you could call it that, was anticlimactic and felt like they just had to flick him to get rid of him. Then, after marrying at seventeen, Maggie gets pregnant at 19?
I guess it's fine since she managed to find a guy who is loaded. She could hire a nanny while she goes to school. Piece of cake. I do feel that Ms. Crane has original ideas and I always love the first book or two in her series, but she can't end a series. Everything just ends way too perfectly that its not like a happily ever after. Ilimitado Editora: Habilitado X-Ray: Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes.
Compra verificada. Accordance was the book I was waiting for in this series. While the first book took us through Maggie's journey in becoming an Ace and her working her way through her love for Caleb, this book kicked up the action and we finally understand the importance of Maggie and what it means for the entire Ace community.
Accordance picks up right where, significance left off. Of course Maggie stress free vacation is anything but stress free. Bish is not happy and continues to be suspicious of everything and Kyle is still causing trouble for Maggie and Caleb.
While in California, Maggie finally learns her true purpose, she has been selected to be The Visionary for the Aces and to fix what went wrong with clan's. The reason imprinting has stopped is because the Ace's were using their gifts for personal gain instead of helping the people around them. However, this new revelation overwhelms Maggie and she begins to rebel against her new life. She feels it's all to much to handle and that she will not be able to complete her destiny.
As Maggie begins to grapple with her new life, her growing love for Caleb and the dangers from the Waterson, she will need her family and friends support more than ever. As one enemy is defeated a new one rises from the ashes, bent on destroying Maggie and the entire Jacobson clan. When the Waterson's attack, it becomes clear to Maggie that her new gift will bring danger from all sides.
Not only will clans rise up, but the council might not be in favor of the new rules the universe is requiring of the Aces'. I thought the first book went over the top explaining how Maggie is a virgin and so is every other Ace around but this book was so much worse. Also, Caleb was an absolute beta hero. He constantly lets people walk all over him. The majority of the time they go from acting like preteens to acting like old wizened people Why not make sure you do not recreate the scene that they saw; obviously other people can avoid their fates by talking to Maggie?
It reveals the growing longing that she and Caleb have for each other, and not just in the physical sense. My favorite thing about this story is the developing familial feelings produced in Maggie for the Jacobson family.